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Tiger Cubs Occupy WCCA TV 13 Studios. YOUTH MEDIA RULES at WCCA TV 13 !

Tiger Cubs from Brimfield Mass occupied WCCA TV 13 studios last night ( May 22,2013) to learn about TV production. The tour included hands on experience in our control room, and the Michael Bafaro Studio A.

WCCA TV Youth Coordinator Chelsea, talked about the many year round after school TV and Media production workshops and programs offer at WCCA TV 13, and I gave them a quick course on camera and how to operate our switcher.

One of the attending parents Elissa told us “The kids had a blast thank you”.

WCCA TV was delighted to extend our studio to the Cubs from Brimfield. Happy to hear they watch us on wccatv.com too.

WCCA TV 13 “The People’s Channel”, Worcester, MA


Problem fixed. Charter’s tech crew reported that a huge pile of snow melted over the cable vault where our node was located near City Hall. Once the City removed the snow and ice, the Tech went in to work their magic. By about 11:30 the channel seems to be running again. We commend the City and Charter’s Techs for their efforts in taking care of the problem.
Thank you everyone for your patience. TV 13 public access is thriving.
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Please note that there has been a cable outage at downtown Worcester. People may see only a freeze frame if they are watching TV 13. For some reason it’s seems to be only WCCA TV 13, “The People’s Channel” that is frozen.
WCCA TV’s equipment appears to working fine here on site, we have contacted Charter’s Tech, and they tell us a crew is working on. In the meantime, you can watch today’s programming streaming live on line at http://www.wccatv.com .

Now might also be a good time to write that letter of support of WCCA TV, address it to WCCA at 415 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 so we can be sure the City Council and City Manager receive it. Ask the City Manager to make assurances that WCCA TV will have the capacity to thrive for the next ten years, that everyone with cable and internet can view this community public access channel, and our funding for capital and operational expense can assure all the year round Educational workshops, youth media programs, community productions, and YOUR ABILITY TO ACCESS THIS PUBLIC ELECTRONIC FORUM will continue and grow seamlessly. WCCA TV 13 is YOUR STATION. TV BY, FOR, and OF, the PEOPLE.

Thanks for your understanding.

Mauro DePasquale, WCCA TV 13 “The People’s Channel”

WCCA TV 13, Worcester’s Community Anchor Instiution for MEDIA DEMOCRACY and CREATIVE INNOVATION. What was true then holds true today

What was true then is still true today
Thanks for supporting WCCA TV 13, a community anchor institution for media democracy and creative innovation over the decades since 1986.



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.
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

WCCA TV and Mauro DePasquale to Receive Action Heroes Award from WCAC

WCCA TV 13 and Mauro DePasquale have been selected to receive an Action Hero Award during the 6th annual Action Heroes Awards event held by the Worcester Community Action Council on May 16, 2012 at the Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester. Worcester Community Action Council is giving special recognition to hereos who have contributed to the agency through community outreach and advocacy.

Russian Icon Museum Topic of Beacon Hill Chat

This weekend the guest on Beacon Hill Chat with Senator Harriette Chandler will be Gordon Lankton of the Russian Icon Museum in Clinton, Massachusetts.  According to their website, the Museum of Russian Icons was founded in 2006 as a nonprofit educational institution by Massachusetts industrialist Gordon B. Lankton. Including more than 500 Russian icons and artifacts, the collection is the largest of its kind in North America, and one of the largest private collections outside Russia. Spanning six centuries, the collection includes important historical paintings dating from the earliest periods of icon “writing” to the present.  Beacon Hill Chat can be seen on WCCA TV Ch. 13 and WCCA TV Ch. 398 on Saturday, Feb. 4th at 3:30pm and Sunday, Feb. 5th at 4pm.  Congratulations to Senator Chandler on her recent promotion to Senate Majority Whip.

WCCA Is Media Sponsor for Miss Latina Worcester County, REC Famers Market, and Fathers Fest

WCCA TV 13  is a proud media sponsor of the REC Community Farmers Market at Main South YMCA 766 Main St. on Saturdays 10am-2pm. Grand opening is June 18. WIC and Senior Coupons, Cash, Credit Accepted. Food stamps half price. Veggies, fruits and more. 508-799-9139.


WCCA TV 13 is a proud media sponsor of Worcester Country Fathers and Family Network’s 10th Annual Fathers Fest on Saturday, June 18 from 12pm-4pm, rain or shine, at Institute Park in Worcester. Entertainment, activities, games, food, sports clinics, and more! A fun filled family day to celebrate fatherhood.

WCCA TV 13 is a proud media sponsor of the 2011 Miss Latina
Worcester County on Sat., June 25 at 5pm at the Hanover
Theatre in Worcester. #774-535-4161