Show your support!Written by admin on July 12th, 2012
By Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director, WCCA TV 13 – “The People’s Channel”
The city’s Cable Advisory Committee will be conducting a Public
Ascertainment Hearing on Wednesday, July 25, at 6 PM at the Worcester Senior Center.
PLEASE make every effort to attend. It is important to have WCCA Board, Volunteer members, staff, and supporters there that evening.
The CITY Administration needs to hear from YOU.
Let the City know your need to see this public access station continue
with a capacity to meet and sustain the needs of this community and
community programming, the free to low cost training, the continuation
of youth programming, and of course the thousands of hours of culturally
and socially diverse programs that YOU present and create. No other
station or channel reflects YOUR interest as much as WCCA TV does. It
takes a state of the art facility, staff support, tehcnology and
resources to do that.
WCCA TV gives you access to produce and present and share your voice
directly on television. YOUR place to LEARN( TV production and
distribution), CREATE ( Produce and present full fledged television
programing seen on channel 13), and CONNECT ( with our community on
cable and online-around the world).
So far, after surveying and polling most of you, WCCA’s has determined
priority needs to help us best present YOUR voice are as follows. PLEASE
ASK OUR CITY COUNCIL, MAYOR, CITY MANAGER, and the CABLE ADVISORY to
work to ensure the following bullets for your convenience:
The People want to see a long term, ten or more year cable franchise
contract included for WCCA TV.
The People want to see assurances from the City Manager that cable
franchise license will include increased Capital grant for WCCA,
which is needed in order to make appropriate studio and facility repairs
The people want assurances that the city will increase the percentage of
funding allocated to WCCA public access. TV BY THE PEOPLE should be a
priority, to ensure WCCA can expand it’s staff to meet increased request
for events and program coverage throughout our community. (REMEMBER THIS
IS NOT TAX MONEY FROM THE GENERAL FUND. It comes from the CABLE
COMPANY/CARRIER as a set aside for Public access.)
The people want to see the city’s cable franchise carry conditions which
will allow WCCA TV to distribute it’s content throughout the cable
carrier system, beyond Worcester’s borders on it’s own designated
channel managed by the station.
If you can not attend on July 25th, please send us a letter expressing
your support. We will be sure to forward it to the city.
Write to: WCCA TV 415 Main , ST. Worcester, MA 01608
WCCA TV is YOUR voice we can not continue with YOU.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly at
508-755-1880 ext. 11
Thank you for your support.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of WCCA TV 13
Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director
WCCA TV 13, “The People’s Channel”
415 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608