THE CITY’s CABLE ADVISORY PUBLIC HEARING scheduled for July 25 has been canceled.
There will be NO hearing or meeting on that date relative to the city’s cable advisory committee.
We were informed of this by the City’s cable Division. If you have further questions, please contact the City Manager’s office.
Thank you for your attention and support.
WCCA TV 13, “The People’s Channel”
will start running in March and April on WCCA TV 13.
New episodes! New topics!
Check out our half-hour show, featuring ICT columnist Jack Hoffman, ICT editor/publisher/owner Rosalie Tirella and our ICT pals.
We’ll keep you posted, as to the days and times the show will air.
– R. Tirella
Soapbox Special Edition: To Run or Not To Run is now available on demand at http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/torunornottorun
This collaborative educational program, produced and presented as a public service, highlights important points of consideration which will be of value to anyone thinking about running for a local office. Panelists include: Worcester City Clerk David Rushford, educator Paul Lacava, former Worcester mayor and current host of the Levy Line, Jordan Levy. It is moderated by Mauro DePasquale, WCCA TV 13’s executive director.
“TO RUN OR NOT TO RUN” can be seen on WCCA TV public access/community television cable channel 13, in Worcester, and streaming in real time at http://www.wccatv.com on the following dates and times: Thursday, May 5th & 12th at 10 pm; Saturday, May 7th and 14th at 10 am; Sunday, May 8th and 15th at 8:30 pm. For further information contact Tracy Foley, programming, at 508-755-1880 ext. 10 or via email email@example.com _ .
Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director
WCCA TV 13, The People’s Channel
By Mauro DePasquale
Have you ever thought about running for public office but were unsure of the process or what it may take? Then this program is for you!
WCCA TV 13 Public Access/Community Television presents TO RUN OR NOT TO RUN: a Soapbox Special edition.
This collaborative educational program, produced and presented as a public service, highlights important points of consideration which will be of value to anyone thinking about running for a local office. Panelists include: Worcester City Clerk David Rushford, educator Paul Lacava, former Worcester mayor and current host of the Levy Line, Jordan Levy. It is moderated by me.
TO RUN OR NOT TO RUN can be seen on WCCA TV public access/ community television cable channel 13, in Worcester, and streaming in real time at http://www.wcctv.com on the following dates and times: Thursday, May 5th & 12th at 10 pm; Saturday, May 7th and 14th at 10 am; Sunday, May 8th and 15th at 8:30 pm.
This program will also be made available for on demand viewing at http://www.wccatv.com/video. For further information, please contact Tracy Foley, programming, at 508-755-1880 ext. 10 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mauro DePasquale is Executive Director of WCCA TV 13, “The People’s Channel” in downtown Worcester.
By Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director, WCCA TV-13
Not long ago, and it seems every now and then, the telecoms and cable companies lobby government to manipulate legislators to enhance their own ability to corner the market. For instance: Using misinformation by suggesting local cable franchise regulations curtail competition, when it doesn’t. Competition itself does not guarantee lower rates either (e.g. why is the cost of gas for your car going up when there is a gas station on nearly every block in some areas for example?). It is also simply a lie to say that public access TV or PEG centers cause rate hikes or that they depend on city tax money.
Companies like Verizon, l AT & T and others lobbied hard to eliminate “locally controlled” (City) franchise authority and locally determined regulations. Luckily for all of us, they were not successful in Massachusetts. For a few other states it’s an unfortunate, different story. By moving local franchise authority to state controlled, where they can perhaps take the local community input further away from the process. Claiming it would reduce rates when, over the long term, it would not. The only thing we would end up with, if such a case were successful, would be higher rates and no public access. I see no win there – unless you’re a CEO for one of those companies. Continue reading AT & T raises U-Verse TV rates. So much for those franchise reform laws! →
We have a slogan here at WCCA TV 13: “PUBLIC ACCESS is more than just TV, it’s a community resource.”
The PUBLIC ACCESS mission stands tall with the PEOPLE participating as THE message. PUBLIC ACCESS television is an empowering solution that is most needed today. Here is a brief list partly explaining why:
1.The product of Public Access cablecast and programming is powered by franchise provisions, community partnerships, and donations, and NOT tax dollars, while it is empowering our communities with a profound , tangible and quantifiable impact.
2.In exchange for the humble amount of franchise dollars, Public Access centers return millions of dollars of media services back, each year, into their communities Continue reading Holiday message from WCCA TV 13’s Mauro DePasquale →
WCCA TV 13, The People’s Channel, is hosting another Candidates Open Mic Night offering Free TV Time to candidates on Wednesday, October 27, from 6 pm to 8 pm (at the Main Street studio). Each recorded block will be played numerous times throughout the month, until the November election. For more information, please contact Mauro DePasquale, executive director, at 508-755-1880.