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CELEBRATE COMMUNITY TELEVISION TONIGHT at BULL MANSION (Thursday June 14, 2018)

LOOKING FORWARD TO WCCA TV’s CELEBRATING COMMUNITY TELEVISION EVENT TONIGHT AT BULL MANSION 6:30 PM Members, 7:00 General Public. Lydia Fortune and Phil Nigro Performing, light food, cash bar. Join us in saying THANK YOU to our any volunteers and community producers. MEET THE STARS FROM YOUR BACKYARD ! TONIGHT !
WCCA Members FREE, Non-Members $1.00 or more donations accepted.

Public Access TV show, “The Garage with Steve Butler”, may go national!

Public Access TV show, “The Garage with Steve Butler”, may go national!

We at WCCA applaud and congratulate Steve. He placed a tremendous amount of effort into his amazing show, and, as in other public access shows, Public Access media centers helped ensure his vision and dream became a reality.

Do you remember the movie Wayne’s World? Wayne and Garth started a music television show out of their basement. It aired on their local community access television station. Eventually it grew in popularity and went national.

Well – That’s how The Garage with Steve Butler got its start.

He originally had the idea after he lost his job as director of the woodworking program at a major craft school. He thought he’d film himself working, with the hopes that someone like WCCA TV, would see it and air it.

Five years later his show has grown. It now airs regularly on more than 580 cable access channels, including WCCA TV on Saturdays at 12pm , across the states, and has created a wonderful community consisting of woodworkers, musicians and artists.

Now Steve has the opportunity to go national!

PBS stations across the nation have given him the opportunity to air the show – but it is expensive.

Please help Steve Butler keep this incredible community alive and keep the show in production by donating to his INDIEGOGO Project page.Once leaving the public access realm, productions become very very expensive for individuals. That is why PUBLIC ACCESS EXIST to give EVERYONE a chance in the media world.

WCCA TV Studio Closed today due to severe winter storm conditions 2/9/17

2/9/17
WCCA TV Studio and In Facility Activities Closed today due to severe winter storm conditions.

All Community Productions, Intern and Student classes and workshops,and volunteer activities are cancelled for today.

You can still watch all your favorite WCCA TV programs on Cable ch 194 or streaming at wccatv.com or our new Facebook live stream at WCCA TV now Streams on Facebook Too!!

Be safe

Thank you

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Be sure to watch us on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

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WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
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WCCA TV
The People’s Channel. Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

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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WCCA TV News Letter January – February 2017

WCCA TV Newsletter – January 2017

All Happening at WCCA TV

Testimonial by Bill Safer, Host of ‘Hidden Treasures’:

Many thanks to the WCCA TV staff and all the people who make this station fantastic! Another show done and I am at my 50th show! I get contacted, sometimes in person, about my show. People have given me a shout-out at CVS, supermarkets, and even in front of the studio! Since WCCA is worldwide on the internet, I have received questions from places like Iceland, Italy, China and many others. A gentleman in Florida was watching his computer TV and landed on WCCA and my show! Now we are pen-pals! Thanks again everyone, your work and dedication do not go unnoticed or unappreciated.

Most Sincerely,
Bill Safer

WCCA Special Presentations:

The WCCA TV ‘New Voices Awards – Singing and Poetry Competition’ is an exciting opportunity for youth in Worcester to showcase their singing as well as their poetry talent and skills. This year it was especially difficult for the judges to make their choice about who would win, because the talent was incredible!! See for yourself: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/NEWVOICESFINALE2016 . This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council. Thanks for watching and supporting WCCA TV, The People’s Channel!!

WCCA TV was recently invited to record the District Attorney and the Central Mass Opiod Task Force ‘Opiod Awarenss Forum’ at the Worcester Technical High School. It was a unique opportunity for Worcester public school parents to hear directly from public safety officials about current state and local efforts to combat the opiod epidemic and to get substance abuse and prevention information: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/OPIODAWARENESSFORUM

WCCA TV PROGRAMMING

Time for a coffee break and another episode of COFFEE WITH KONNIE. Join Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. Konnie has coffee with Charles Longeway, the author of the book “Worcester’s Forgotten Catacombs”: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE483

Should substitute teachers in Worcester get a pay raise? Watch this episode of ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members think about this issue: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE288 . In another episode, the guys make their predictions about what’s going to happen in Worcester in 2017: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE286

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a show that informs viewers of their civil rights. Host of the show, Ron Madnick, talks about U.S. Supreme Court Case: Detention and Torture of Muslim Prisoners in USA: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS249 . In another episode, Ron talks about the history of the separation of Church and State in the US: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS248

CONNECTING THE DOTS is a non-traditional legal program with emphasis on the attorney as a trusted advisor, with an interdisciplinary approach to solving life’s issues. Host of the program, Attorney Liz Myska, welcomesLindsey Silva, the Quality Improvement Nurse at Family Health Center of Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/connecting-the-dots/CONNECTINGTHEDOTS20

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER is a WCCA TV show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes Allison Chisolm, the author of ‘The Presiding Genius of the Place’; Alex Corrales from the Worcester Housing Authority’s ‘A Better Life’ Program; and Chantel Bethea from ‘Women in Action’: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER75

ACTIVATE WORCESTER, hosted by Ron Motta, shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron’s guests are Worcester City Councilor, Michael Gaffney, and his wife, Coreen: http://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER170

CLOSE TO HOME is a WCCA program about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind. Host of the show, Molly Finn, welcomes Anne Fox, the president of Mass Citizens For Life: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME488 . In another episode, Molly talks to Father Bill McCarthy: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME486

NUESTRA ESPERANZA is a Spanish-language religious program hosted by Lucy Tomey. This program has been airing on WCCA TV since 1990! Programación christiana de inspiración en Español, de mas larga duración en WCCA TV desde el año 1990, anfitriona y productora Lucy Tomey: http://www.wccatv.com/video/nuestra-esperanza/NUESTRA52_201701

HIDDEN TREASURES is a show that helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. Host Bill Safer welcomes Mark Alzapiedi back tho the show to talk about vintage toys: http://www.wccatv.com/video/hidden-treasures/HIDDENTREASURES49

IN THE HOUSE is a WCCA TV program that shows the viewers the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and housing issues. Host George Russell welcomes Amarildo Silva to explain how a kitchen remodel is done: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE18

VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. Your favorite host Tracy Foley has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s Playlist includes: AV Supersunshine/ Love NYD, Hotei/ Move It, Secret Friend/ Something’s Happening, My Silent Bravery / Warning Signs, Mako/ Wish You Back, Virginia to Vegas/ Lights Out, Matt Citron / Stay Down, The Album Leaf/ Between Waves, and more: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM919 . Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!

Spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music WITH VIDEO JAM COUNTRY, hosted by Tracy Foley. This show features: Blackberry Smoke/ Sunrise in Texas, Jeff Bates/ That Thing We Do, Stephanie Quayle/ Drinking with Dolly, Jesse Dayton/Possum Ran Over My Grave, Camille Rae/ But I Want You, Cody McCarver/ Rise Up, Mo Pitney/ Everywhere, Drew Baldridge/ Train: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam-country/VIDEOJAMCOUNTRY138 . Enjoy!!

BEN BEHIND THE SCENES is a half hour show of music videos, interviews, reviews, and short films. The show is produced by Ben Alotey, one of WCCA TV’s longest active producers. Tune into WCCA TV for another episode of this entertaining program: http://www.wccatv.com/video/ben-behind-the-scenes/BENBEHINDTHESCENES23

Tune into a new episode of SMART METERS. Featured in this episode: Canadian EMF activists raise issues about the 5G network and antenna installations; Suzanne Somers speaks against smart meters; Ali McGraw speaks against tower installations; Montgomery activists regarding Wifi in schools: http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/ABOUTSMARTMETERS67

SENIOR SPEAK is a WCCA program recorded at the Worcester Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed, and a good time is had by all: http://www.wccatv.com/video/senior-speak/SENIORSPEAK663. There is something for everyone on WCCA TV, now seen on cable Channel 194!

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!

Worcester Community Cable Access is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation administering public access cable television for Worcester, Massachusetts. Our mission is:

*To advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
*To provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
*To promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
*To promote communication through community use of media

WCCA TV, Channeling Community Since 1986!

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Be sure to watch us on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

Facebook/WCCA-TV-13-THE-PEOPLES-CHANNEL
Twitter: @WCCATV13
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WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
The People’s Channel. Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

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.

WCCA TV’s Monthly NEWS LETTER: October/November 2016

HAPPENING AT WCCA TV 194 and at wccatv.com “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL”

YOU’RE INVITED!!!
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This year we celebrate our 30th anniversary along with other achievements and events, including our annual FATHER MICHAEL BAFARO HUMANITARIAN AWARDS. This prestigious event will take place on November 17th at 6 pm, at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester. All proceeds of the event will provide support to our Youth Media Clubhouse, Arts and Cultural Programs, Training and Workshops, and to our iSMARTT Center Capital Campaign. Recipients of the awards are Mary DeFeudis, the Rotary Club of Worcester, Gordon Hargrove, and Dr. H. Martin Deranian.

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The event will feature great live music by the Bare Hill Band, delicious food, cash bar, and a silent auction! It’s going to be a lot of fun!! Come celebrate our 30th anniversary and the recipients of this year’s WCCA TV’s Father Michael Bafaro Humanitarian Awards! For tickets and more information, email Joseph at joseph@wccatv.com
2016 has been a great year for WCCA TV! Let’s celebrate we really hp[e all our friends and supporters join us. In doing so it will help us continue to serve and facilitate ALL the fine COMMUNITY programming seen ONLY on WCCA TV 194. We only make this special ask once a year. Contact Joseph here at WCCA TV get your ticket. It will be a rockin’ event !


WCCA TV Special Presentations

WCCA TV presents MEET THE RAILERS! Our intern and Railers HC fan, Jeremy Johnson, interviewed Eric Lindquist, the VP of Communications and Marketing for the Worcester Railers Hockey Club, at the WCCA TV studios to discuss the 2017 season and upcoming events for the team: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/MEETTHERAILERS2

The WCCA TV crew recently recorded the Worcester State University event ‘EMBRACING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION’. This presentation is posted on our website: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/WSUCIVICFORUM

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WCCA TV PROGRAMMING

BEACON HILL CHAT
is a talk show with interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. The program is hosted by Massachusetts State Senator Harriette Chandler. Senator Chandler welcomes Kent Russell from the Museum of Russian Icons: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT237 . In another episode, Senator Chandler welcomes Representative Hannah Kane: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT236

A sanction site for the homeless in Worcester? Tune into this episode of ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members think about it: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE275 . In another episode, guest host Walter Bird and panel members Gary Vecchio and Ray Mariano review the questions that will be on the Massachusetts ballot in November: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE277 . And what’s the big deal with all day parking at the Library Parking Lot? Watch and learn: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE276

Your coffee break is not complete without COFFE WITH KONNIE! Join host and City Councilor Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. Konnie has coffee with Carl Gentile: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE476 . In another episode Konnie goes to the library to chat with Geoffrey Dickinson, the Head Librarian: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE475

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a WCCA TV show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. Ron talks about November 2016 Voting in Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS240

A BRIDGE TO BETTER MENTAL HEALTH explores topics that reduce stigma and increase public awareness on matters related to mental health. Host Rebecca Lynch talks about Art and Wellness and how David Sebastian help bring them together: http://www.wccatv.com/video/a-bridge-to-better-mental-health/BRIDGE28_201610

HIDDEN TREASURES
is a program that helps you find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. Host of the show, Bill Safer, has an interesting conversation with Lyn Lincourt, the author of the book ‘Mansions Of Magnates: America In The Mad 20th Century’: http://www.wccatv.com/video/hidden-treasures/HIDDENTREASURES46

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER is a WCCA TV show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes three amazing guests to the show – Donna Mosher, Stephen Mita, and Cheryl Mita: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER68 . In another episode, Amy welcomes Ginny Wholley to talk about the power of mindfulness: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER69

CONNECTING THE DOTS is a non-traditional legal program with the emphasis on the attorney as a trusted advisor, with an interdisciplinary approach to solving life’s issues. Host of the show, Attorney Liz Myska, welcomes Thaddeus Thompson from the Tower Hill Botanical Garden: http://www.wccatv.com/video/connecting-the-dots/CONNECTINGTHEDOTS14

IN THE HOUSE is a WCCA TV show that helps viewers learn the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and housing issues. Host George Russell welcomes real attorney Steven Platten back to the show to chat about the process of buying a home: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE16

HEALTH MATTERS is a program by the Worcester District Medical Society with an emphasis on important health issues. Host Dr. James Broadhurst welcomes Dr. Mitchell Sokoloff to the show. The topic of discussion is Prostate Cancer: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-matters/HEALTHMATTERS166 . In another episode, the topic of discussion is November 2016 Ballot Question 4 ‘Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in Massachusetts’: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-matters/HEALTHMATTERS167 . If you want to learn about Emerging Infectious Disease, tune into this episode featuring Dr. Bruce Karlin and Dr. Douglas Waite: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-matters/HEALTHMATTERS169

VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. Your favorite host Worcester’s own Tracy Foley has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s playlist features: Sulan + Shepard/ Love Me Crazy, Matt Boroff/ What a Shame, K./ Disoriented, AV Super Sunshine/ Baby Goodbye, Protohype/ Lights On, Logan Lynn/ Go There When You Want to Be Loved, Fictionist/ Free Spirit, and more: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM9141 . Another episode features songs and an interview with ‘The Dead Daises’: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM914

BEN BEHIND THE SCENES is a show that features music videos, interviews, reviews, and short films. The show is hosted by Ben Allotey, one of the WCCA TV longest active producers. Tune into another episode of groovy music and pure entertainment: http://www.wccatv.com/video/ben-behind-the-scenes/BENBEHINDTHESCENES16

CLOSE TO HOME is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind, hosted by Molly Finn. Molly’s guest is CJ Doyle. Watch this episode to find out what they talk about: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME480

SENIOR SPEAK is a show for seniors and by seniors hosted by Edith Morgan and the gang at Worcester’s Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed and a good time is had by all: http://www.wccatv.com/video/senior-speak/SENIORSPEAK654 . Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, on Tuesdays at 2 PM. Stop by and be part of the show!

Tune into another episode of SMART METERS. Some of the topics featured are – Wireless Frequencies from smart meters cause nerve block; Astronomer Carl Sagan speaks about risks in science and technology decision-making; CeCe Doucette of Ashland questions candidates about protecting the public from radio frequency exposures: http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/ABOUTSMARTMETERS65

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT! WORCESTER’S OWN TELEVISION STATION.

NOTE to OUR PRODUCERS: Please submit your program news, metadata, and updates to tracy@wccatv.com by the 15th of each month to be entered here in our news letter.

Worcester Community Cable Access is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation administering public access cable television for Worcester, Massachusetts. Our mission is:

*To advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
*To provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
*To promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
*To promote communication through community use of media

WCCA TV, Channeling Community Since 1986!

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Be sure to watch us on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

Facebook/WCCA-TV-13-THE-PEOPLES-CHANNEL
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WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
The People’s Channel. Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

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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WCCA TV Newsletter: September 2016

WCCA TV Newsletter, September 2016

All Happening at WCCA TV

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This fall we celebrate our 30th Birthday please join us as we also take the opportunity to celebrate and present the Annual Reverend Michael Bafaro Humanitarian Awards. November 17. This year we celebrate in Gala fashion at the Beechwood Hotel. For tickets or for sponsorship information please contact joseph@wccatv.com . THis is WCCA TV’s annual fundraiser. We hope to see you there and thanks in advance for supporting our public access and education mission. AT WCCA TV YOU ARE THE MEDIA ! Slide1

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WCCA TV PRESENTS: NEW VOICES AWARDS 2016!! We’re looking for young SINGERS and young POETS for the New Voices Awards. We’ll be doing the televised singing competition in later October and November. This year we’re also looking for young poets’ poems, as we’re having a poetry competition as well as a singing competition!! Ages 14 – 21, sign up as soon as possible! Sign up and submission deadline is October 15, 2016, contact Joseph at 508-755-1880 ext.19 or joseph@wccatv.com

SOAPBOX, hosted by our Executive Director Mauro DePasquale, is all new in October. The show will feature Girls Inc., the Bull Mansion Restaurant in downtown Worcester, Worcester Center for Crafts, High Frequency Living, and Smart Meters. Soapbox airs on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm, Thursdays at 1 pm, Saturdays at 10:30 pm, and Sundays at 6:30 pm on WCCA TV, Channel 194. It also streams live online, on the same days and times, at www.wccatv.com .See past episodes anytime on our website by clicking Video on Demand. To be a guest on Soapbox, email Tracy at tracy@wccatv.org
Thanks for watching and supporting WCCA TV, The People’s Channel!!
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ELECTION SEASON:
WCCA TV has it’s annual voter education project on cue and ready to launch. Basically we rally our
volunteers and they produce debates, candidate profiles, issues
analysis, registration and polling information, or election night or
post-election results and analysis in partnership with us. Public Access
is doing all of it, with the exception of voter results in real time. Our
City Hall Government Channels does a great job with that. BE SURE YOU VOTE !

Look for Gary Rosen’s production of the Worcester’s 17th District Debates in October 2016


WCCA TV Special Presentations
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This summer at WCCA TV, we taught a group of aspiring video-makers about writing, producing, and editing their own videos. We had a blast creating our own short films and TV programs: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/VIDEOMAKERSCLUBHOUSE2016

WCCA TV was at Worcester’s ‘Out to Lunch Concert Series’ the summer of 2016.
The final concert of the season featured the jazz trio, Jazzed Up, at the Common Oval in Worcester. WCCA TV’s Joseph Townsend and our crew of interns were there to capture the band, the vendors, and the concert-goers, as they celebrated the end of a great concert season: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/OUTTOLUNCHJAZZEDUP

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WCCA TV PROGRAMMING

BEACON HILL CHAT is a program with interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the show State Senator Harriette Chandler welcomes Maria Vazquez, an advocate for Pathways For Change: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT234

ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE is a political and current issue program hosted by Gary Rosen. This week’s panel members are Gary Vecchio and Tom Quinn. The topic of discussion is the character of Worcester neighborhoods: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE273 . In another episode, the guys chat about money matters at Centro: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE272

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights. Host of the show Ron Madnick talks about Question 4 on The Ballot – Marijuana: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS237 . In another episode, Ron talks about Police Using Body Cameras: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS236

ACTIVATE WORCESTER, hosted by Ron Motta, is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron welcomes Ray Hanna back to the show: http://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER158

A BRIDGE TO BETTER MENTAL HEALTH explores topics that reduce stigma and increase public awareness on issues related to mental health. Host Lorie Martiska, Vice President of Advancement, interviews Noraishah, Thaw Ray Htoo and Baw Meh from the Worcester Refugee Assistance Project. The topic of discussion is Minority Mental Health – Children of Refugees Speak Out: http://www.wccatv.com/video/a-bridge-to-better-mental-health/BRIDGE27

WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show Tommy Colletta talks to Judy and Robert about the 2016 Columbus Day Parade: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH342

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER is a show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes to the show Ike McBride, a Youth Development Professional/Trainer: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREMOSHER67

CONNECTING THE DOTS is a non-traditional legal program with the emphasis on the attorney as a trusted advisor, with an interdisciplinary approach to solving life’s issues. Host of the show, Attorney Liz Myska, welcomes Peter Leasca, World War 2 Veteran: http://www.wccatv.com/video/connecting-the-dots/CONNECTINGTHEDOTS13

CLOSE TO HOME is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind, hosted by Molly Finn. Molly welcomes John Souza and Bishop Michael Flynn to talk about Holy Love: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME478

VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. Your favorite host Tracy Foley has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s playlist includes: Phil Wickman/ Your Love Awakens Me, Meresha/ Love Has Come,
AKA V/ Always Go Home, Clay Melton Band/ Home, Tavares Now/ Heaven 24, The Coathangers/ Down Down, and more: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM911

And for all our country music fans, here comes another episode of VIDEO JAM COUNTRY. Spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music with host Tracy Foley. Featured playlist: Tony McKee/ Lightning Bugs, Michael Tyler/ Crazy Last Night, Ruthie Collins/ Dear Dolly, Wayne Garner/ Voodoo Queen, American Young/ Be Here, Doug Lawler/ Most of it Left, Leslie Cours Mather/ We Are America, Ryan Daniel/ Feel Good Feelin, Steve Dorian/ Edge Of 18, April Kry/ Fireflies, Casey Donahew/ Kiss Me, Skye Claire/ Pawnshop: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam-country/VIDEOJAMCOUNTRY136 . Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!

BEN BEHIND THE SCENES is a show that features music videos, interviews, reviews, and short films. The show is hosted by Ben Allotey, one of the WCCA TV longest active producers. Tune into another episode of music and pure entertainment: http://www.wccatv.com/video/ben-behind-the-scenes/BENBEHINDTHESCENES14

STATIC FUSION is an alternative performance art and musical variety program produced with the facilities of WCCA TV. The show is put together by the creative genius of Jim Racicot and Uncle Allen. In this episode, Jim and Allen take us around kooky, quirky Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/static-fusion/STATICFUSION

SENIOR SPEAK is a show for seniors and by seniors hosted by Edith Morgan and the gang at Worcester’s Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed and a good time is had by all:http://www.wccatv.com/video/senior-speak/SENIORSPEAK650 . Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, on Tuesdays at 2 PM. Stop by and be part of the show!

Tune into another episode of SMART METERS. Dr. William Rea of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine discusses the issue of electromagnetic hypersensitivity, which has been associated with smart meter installations: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/ABOUTSMARTMETERS63

NUESTRA ESPERANZA is a Spanish-language religious program hosted by Lucy Tomey. The show has been airing on our channel since 1990! Programación christiana de inspiración en Español, de mas larga duración en WCCA TV desde el año 1990, anfitriona y productora Lucy Tomey: http://www.wccatv.com/video/nuestra-esperanza/NUESTRA42

A mile stone : Congratulations to Luz Silva and David Silva of El Joven celebrating their 15 year on WCCA TV. Thank you for all your great work. and God Bless you.

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!

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A fun summer break on the Common ( even in September )

WCCA Specials: Out To Lunch – Jazzed Up has been posted on the WCCA website at
http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/OUTTOLUNCHJAZZEDUP
WCCA TV was at Worcester’s ” Out to Lunch Concert Series” the summer of 2016.
The final concert of the season featured the jazz trio, Jazzed Up, at the Common Oval in Worcester, Mass. WCCA TV’s Joseph Townsend, and interns, were there to capture the band, the vendors, and the concert-goers as they celebrated the end of a great concert season.

WCCA TV morning activities are cancelled this morning due to severe ice and travel conditions. 2/16/16

2/16/16
WCCA TV morning volunteer, intern, community production, and educational activities are cancelled this morning due to severe ice and travel conditions. The facility will be opened today at 12:00 noon. For further info call 508-755-1880.
Be safe.

WCCA TV News and Information Roundup: December 22, 2015

ENJOY the holidays and BE SAFE. Look for great Holidays specials on WCCA TV ch. 194 and at wccatv.com

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WCCA TV VIDEO interfaces local talent with National and Regional Stars

This week Video Jam featured Renne Morin , Contestant from New Voices , WCCA TV’s local vocal award
show 2015 and Trinity Faith,Winner from New Voices , WCCA TV’s local vocal award show 2014

The link is: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM878

ARTISTS ALSO FEATURED ON VIDEO JAM 878
The Brinks/ Hide Your Love/ Sony Modern Baseball / Rock Bottom/ Run for
Cover
Rachele Lynae & Jaime O’Neal/ Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Kanisha K/ I’ll Be Home for Christmas/ Daddy Rock Ent.
Breathe Carolina feat KARRA/ Platinum Hearts/ Armada Tree
Rebecca Perl/ Ordinary/ Perl Jams

If your band has a video for VIDEO JAM’s consideration please submit it, along with a band bio, to “VIDEO JAM” c/o WCCA TV, 415 Main St., WOrcester, MA 01602. Materials are not returned.

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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

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