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WCCA TV mission is to EMPOWER Y O U ! More than SOCIAL MEDIA or having someone video tape you.

WCCA TV mission is to EMPOWER Y O U through charitable Community Media !

While there are new and inexpensive ways to produce video, Public Access television facilities still allow people to produce video in a higher quality and shown to a very broad local audience or a targeted audience.

While you can put a video out on YouTube, the chances of it being seen by significant numbers of people is still very small. Commercial platforms ( social media or otherwise ) place their own profit before your interest, they can be intrusive and they are not truly free speech. They often express rights to censor, delete and or terminate post or video. to suit their own bottom line.

WCCA TV provides access it is commercial free, and it is truly PARTICIPATORY MEDIA at it’s highest. All ages, and people of all backgrounds, are welcomed and encouraged to join in the creative fun of building community through electronic media. There are still some financial obstacles to producing video. Although the technology to produce a decent quality video has increase significantly over the years, there are still many people that simply do not have access to the cameras to shoot the video, or to the computers to edit the video, or to the internet to upload the content.

Many Public Access media or television facilities, such as WCCA TV, also provide technology training and media literacy programs to help new producers make quality video productions and to discern most effective messaging. Sometimes these productions are later shown on other channels, such as PBS, or picked up on other platforms supplemental to Public access presentations. This renders a higher benefit to our participants that may not be available to others. Numerous public access volunteer producers and interns often go on to careers in video production, become media specialist, or simply enjoy the creativity of physically networking in a creative collaborative space with other like minded creators. Also WCCA TV curates community media productions as the video art of our time, as historical and cultural artifacts. WCCA is non-commercial (a charitable 501(c)(3))and dedicated to a mission that is inclusive, participatory, free speech ( free from political whim, or corporate retribution ), and to empower the Citizens of our City and beyond.

WCCA TV is “The PEOPLE’s CHANNEL”

WCCA TV is THE place to LEARN, CREATE, and CONNECT like NO other.
Become a member or help support us today.
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WCCA TV NEWS and INFORMATION ROUND UP: October 6, 2015

MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV
For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

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On the local election front

A WCCA TV camera was there and it might be fun to watch this and form your own opinion ( soon to be aired on WCCA TV and at wccatv.com :
http://www.telegram.com/article/20151005/NEWS/151009470

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NEW VOICES AWARDs Singing Competition produced by WCCA TV is casting for the 2015 edition. Singers between the ages of 14 and 19 are encouraged to register for televised auditions which will be held on November 5th, 2015. Contact joseph@wccatv.com today.

Also
Our friends at the RADAR announce their competition:
There are only 25 days left for young musicians under the age of 21 to enter The New England RADAR Award presented by Pavoh and The New England Music Awards (NEMA) at a special event in February 2016! This year will bring new prizes and even better gigs!

RADAR Award Submission Form

Singing is good for you and as you may remember from WCCA TV’s New Voices 2014 Worcester area has many talented young singers.

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Smile today is a good day if you want it to be.
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WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: October 1, 2015

MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV
For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

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Happy October Everyone !

WCCA TV is TV BY FOR and OF The PEOPLE. It is your place to Learn, Create and Connect . Empower yourself with WCCA TV classes and workshops and community access television and media programs for ALL ages.
For a hint of Worcester’s diversity and to what a public access regional leader is all about visit http://www.wccatv.com/video and see for your self. We are ALL ABOUT ACCESS. Make your own show, be a guest on our “easy access programs”. Ask about our membership programs for youth, individuals, and businesses and organizations. It’s all happening at WCCA TV. Contact Mauro at 508-755-1880 to learn more. We hope you enjoy our Community news TV and blog programs. Look for WCCA COMMUNITY NEWS on cable and on line, and also our WCCA TV News and Information Round Up on our website at wccatv.com

Enjoy our beautiful New England Fall Season. See you on WCCA TV “The People’s Channel”
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ON-DEMAND Video issues
Once in a rare while we find downloading on-demand video may not work as good as we’d like. WCCA’s IT Technician John Simakauskas shared his insight on this matter with us.

“There are times when the equipment at the Internet Archive, where the WCCA videos are archived, are overwhelmed with requests that causes a video to be momentarily unavailable.
There are times when the equipment at the Internet Archive is offline for repair/enhancement. This can also result in a video being unavailable for a brief period. Should a video be unavailable for viewing, wait a few minutes and try again. Occasionally you may need to wait for more than a few minutes while the equipment is being repaired.”

Thank you John and to our viewers we thank you for your patience and for watching and supporting WCCA TV.
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Senator Harriette Chandler discusses so called SMART METERS on her show BEACON HIL CHATT seen and produced at WCCA TV. A very informative and interesting topic.
The video is on the WCCA website at http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/beaconhillchat149
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WCCA TV Voter EDUCATION Series continues:
Candidate Forum September 16, 2015

This programs was recorded buy WCCA TV and has been posted on the WCCA website at
http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/CANDIDATEFORUM2015

Candidate Forum Councilor At – Large Candidate Forum shot on September 16, 2015
Community Development & Neighborhood Revitalization Presented by the Initiative for Engaged Citizenship, Worcester NAACP, and Worcester Common Ground. TUNE INTO WCCA TV for the best in unbiased voter education programming.
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LIFE REMEMBRANCE Concert by SALISBURY SINGERS

Worcester’s SALISBURY SINGERS will be performing it’s upcoming Life and Remembrance performance on Saturday, November 7th at 7:30pm at Salem Covenant Church

*Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 – 7:30 pm*
*Salem Covenant Church, 215 E. Mountain St., Worcester, MA*

John Rutter – *The Gift of Life: Six Canticles of Creation*
Dan Forrest –* Requiem For The Living*
Those who love the music of John Rutter will want to hear Rutter’s newest
large work, *The Gift of Life*. Salisbury Singers will give this work, a
glorious celebration of life, one of the first performances in New England.
In his *Requiem for the Living*, American composer Dan Forrest portrays
light, peace, and rest – for both the deceased and the living. These two
works, composed in the 21st century, are major additions to the choral
repertoire, and will inspire with sounds both thrilling and ethereal.

*Tickets: $25 adults; $20 seniors*
*Children under 12 $10 at the door*
*College Students: $5 at the door with WOO card*

Purchase tickets at www.salisburysingers.org
or
call 508.799.3848

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WCCA TV’s CANDIDATE OPEN MIC

CANDIDATE OPEN MIC at WCCA TV
On October 14th WCCA TV invites ALL candidates for City Council and School committee to attend our Candidate OPEN MIC. Candidates will appear on a first come first serve basis and given up to 5 min to speak freely about their platform. WCCA CANDIDATE OPEN MIC STARTS AT 5:30 PM.
CANDIDATE OPEN MIC is a part of WCCA TV’s Voter Education Project. This event will be televised on WCCA TV 194 and on wccatv.com streaming live and on-demand.
For further information contact Mauro DePasquale at 508-755-1880 or email him at mauro@wccatv.com and be sure to leave your contact information.
WCCA TV is a free speech venue opened to all and is a regional public access leader that stands for media democracy, media literacy and creative innovation.

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CANDIDATE OPEN MIC ( Oct. 14, 5:30-7:30 )

INVITING ALL CANDIDATES FOR CITY COUNCIL and SCHOOL COMMITTEE:
WCCA TV CANDIDATE OPEN MIC

WCCA TV invites ALL candidates for City Council and School committee to attend our Candidate OPEN MIC on OCTOBER 14, 2015. Candidates will appear on a first come first serve basis and given up to 5 min to speak freely about their platform. WCCA CANDIDATE OPEN MIC STARTS AT 5:30 PM.

CANDIDATE OPEN MIC is a part of WCCA TV’s Voter Education Project.

For further information contact Mauro DePasquale at 508-755-1880 or email him at mauro@wccatv.com

This program is a part of WCCA TV Voter Education Programming. BE SURE YOU VOTE on NOV. 3rd.

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WCCA NEWS and INFORMATION ROUND UP: August 15, 2015

MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV
For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated
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Try to make this fabulous event TODAY at Mechanics Hall Hosted by the Massachusetts Preservation Society.
http://www.mapreservationconference.org/

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ACE’s 2015 Annual Meeting
http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=4a05ec8c0bda4fb24e82ebca2&id=647dfc545d&e=a4578b3f6f
Our 2015 Annual Meeting will take place on
Wednesday, August 26th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
in the Saxe Room at the Worcester Public Library
(http://acechildren.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4a05ec8c0bda4fb24e82ebca2&id=8a747d7083&e=a4578b3f6f)

The meeting is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.
We encourage everyone to attend, hear about our past year.

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For Immediate Release: 8/13/15
Media Contact: John Hill, 508-799-1175

City, partners to outline Union Hill Revitalization Initiative
Projects already under way to improve, stabilize neighborhoods

Worcester, MA – The City of Worcester’s Union Hill Neighborhood Revitalization
Initiative is already helping to make the city’s Union Hill neighborhood a safer and
more attractive place to live. Local and state officials as well as representatives
from the Oak Hill Community Development Corporation, Habitat for Humanity, and
Worcester Academy will gather on Monday, August 17 to discuss the comprehensive
strategy, its progress and goals.

WHAT: Press conference to discuss the revitalization initiatives that are planned,
programmed, and/or currently underway on Union Hill

WHEN: 3:30 p.m., Monday, August 17

WHERE: Worcester Academy Alumni House, 51 Providence Street, Worcester

The ceremony will include a brief walk up the street to view the progress of current
projects.

Through the federal Community Development Block Grant program, the City of Worcester
in investing $4 million towards a plan that includes improvements in: public health
and safety, housing and code enforcement, and street and sidewalk. Projects include
housing rehabs, new sidewalks, road resurfacing, and school health partnerships.

The efforts are the result of cooperation among multiple City of Worcester’s
multiple departments and divisions, in collaboration with the Oak Hill Community
Development Corporation, Habitat for Humanity, Worcester Academy, the U.S. Housing
and Urban Development Department (HUD), and community residents.

John F. Hill
Communications Specialist

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CAR WASH and LEMONADE STAND
From MT. Carmel Parish in support of their youth education classes CYC.
End of Summer Celebration – Car Wash and Lemonade Stand – Sunday, September 20th
from 8:30 – 12:30 p.m. We are looking for donations of baked goods for our Lemonade
Stand

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Have a great weekend everyone !

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More from today’s SOAPBOX. THANKS FOR MAKING WCCA TV’s SOAPBOX YOUR FAVORITE Program

SOAPBOX is seen on WCCA TV cable channel 194 and all around the world at wccatv.com
LEARN CREATE CONNECT at WCCA TV “The People’s Channel” Worcester, MA

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WCCA TV 13 to cable/webcast “Candidate Profile: City Council”

soapbox3a-1WCCA TV 13 to cable/webcast “Candidate Profile: City Council”

WCCA TV 13 presents “ Candidate Profile 2013:City Council “ as a part of the station’s continuing Voter Education Programming. This series is hosted by the station’s Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale.

Presented in three parts the program will feature interviews with participating Candidates for Worcester’s City Council.

Part One with candidates:
Sarai Rivera, Bill Eddy, Jennithan Cortes, Michael Gaffney, Bill Coleman, Konnie Lukes, and William Feegbeh , will air on Friday, August 2 & 16 at 9:30pm and stream live on line at wccatv.com

Part Two with candidates:
Tony Economou, Morris Bergman, Phil Palmieri, Peter Kush, Gary Rosen, and Mesfin Beshir
will air on Fridays, August 9 & 23 and stream live on line at wccatv.com

Part Three with candidate Chris Rich will air on August 2 and 16 and stream live on line at wccatv.com

These episodes can be seen on WCCA TV cable channel 13 on Worcester’s cable system, and also simulcasts on WCCA’s website and also on demand at Here

WCCA TV is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Community Public Access Institution for media democracy and creative innovation.

For further information contact: Mauro DePasquale, WCCA TV 508-755-1880 or mauro@wccatv.com

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William P (Bill) Durkan REST IN PEACE +

WCCA TV 13 lost a dear friend, partner and co-producer/host of TV 13’s “SENIOR SPEAK” a TV show BY, FOR and OF, Seniors.

Read Obituary

On Behalf of all of us at WCCA TV we pray you rest in peace and may God Bless your soul and comfort your family through their loss. You are loved and will be missed.

http://www.callahanfay.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2080749&fh_id=11638
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HELP US KEEP YOU EMPOWERED it’s Easy, Fun, and Feels Good

Not many realize how systemically the effectiveness WCCA TV has in our community, in our city.
Everyday at this Community Anchor Institution you can find Interns and Volunteers creating.
Creating Video, TV productions, building sets, recording audio, writing news stories, editing, experimenting with lighting, interviewing, learning important career and social skills, and experiencing the joy of team work.

BUT THAT IS NOT ALL.

WCCA is a community center a hub in downtown Worcester serving as a vital outreach resource for hundreds of non-profits, a diversity of individuals, businesses, artist, event promoters, community journalist, crafts-persons, all sorts of advocates, educators, media and video buffs, and more.

All contributing to a free flow of news, views and opinions, fresh ideas, and information. NO OTHER TV channel reflects the interest of the people of Worcester as WCCA TV 13. NO OTHER TV channel empowers the people of Worcester like WCCA TV 13

Volunteers are not just experiencing what I mentioned above. They are building local and social bridges, helping others outreach, while they themselves LEARN CREATE and CONNECT. That is what WCCA TV public access is about.

It’s easy to protect YOUR ABILITY TO ACCESS WCCA TV 13’s year around Educational workshops, youth media programs, community productions, and PUBLIC ELECTRONIC FORUM on a NON_DISCRIMINATORY basis . Please express your support for WCCA TV to our city Councilors, and City Manager. Urge them to ensure this vital Community Anchor Institution for democratic media and creative innovation will continue to serve and empower our people for the next ten years and beyond. WCCA TV 13 is YOUR STATION. TV BY, FOR, and OF, the PEOPLE.

Write to: City Manager Michael O’Brien City Hall, 455 Main Street, Worcester MA. Email Mayor Petty at PettyJM@worcesterma.gov
or you are welcomed to write to us. Email: mauro [ @ ] wccatv [ . ] com

Help us keep YOU empowered !

THE WCCA TV 13 SEE THE DIFFERENCE

1. Our mission is centered upon empowering those who reside, study or work in Worcester and beyond.
2. Since 1986, WCCA TV continues to be a COMMUNITY ANCHOR INSTITUTION for MEDIA DEMOCRACY and CREATIVE INNOVATION. WCCA is a 501(c)(3) Charitable organization. Our life line funding does not come from City tax coffers, we are funded through the Cable Franchise License provisions. This is money which is derived from the cable company’s gross annual revenues. WCCA TV is a well recognized as a regional leader in the North East.
3.WCCA TV is TV, BY, FOR and OF the PEOPLE. Not only do we serve as a cable and web channel presenting local originated, community produced video content, WCCA is systemically connected throughout our city, as it facilitates a free flow of LOCAL news and information connecting people, organizations, business, and all aspects of our urban environment.
4.WCCA serves as a school of communications technology and hands on learning. Our partners come from throughout our City and include numerous organizations, public and private, individuals and groups. WCCA continually builds bridges as the PLACE TO: LEARN, CREATE, and CONNECT. Every day we are connecting viewers to local information events, news, and resources they can use to their own benefit. Everyday our members are actively producing, in their own voices, creating and sharing content, personal interest, views, opinions, organizational messages, events, arts and culture, Ethnic heritage, religious beliefs, and educational information.
5. Our partners include: colleges; businesses; individuals; municipalities; Federal and State Officials; Health and Wellness Communities; youth organizations; private and public educational institutions; local artist and musicians; students; Religious groups; activist; social service networks; other charitable institutions; and more.
6.WCCA TV has pioneered cutting edge digital communications as it places it in the hands of the people.
7.Access to WCCA TV facilities, studios, equipment, and programming is available on a NON-DISCRIMINATORY basis.
8.The vast majority of the programs seen on WCCA TV 13 and also on wccatv.com, are created by citizens like you.
9.WCCA offers many affordable educational and learning programs, classes, workshops, and internships, covering the scope of TV production and TV journalism . For more information contact the station.
10.WCCA TV operations, policies and procedures, and facility management relies strongly upon the voice of the people, it’s members. We conduct regular surveys, membership[ meeting, and community media needs assessments.
11.WCCA TV is: public access/community media center; a place for easy, fun and creative innovation, a place that supports economic and community development; a place to play and enjoy experiential learning; a place where you can participate in educational activities; a community hub, adding life to the center of our down town.
12.To learn more about WCCA visit our website or simply call us or walk in.
13. YOU MATTER TO WCCA. WCCA TV is YOUR VISION TELEVISION.
Share your vision with us today. Take advantage of the strategic benefits at WCCA TV designed to EMPOWER YOU.

We count on your support. Stand tall with us as we work to renew our commitment to serve and empower all in our community for the next ten years.
Thank you