Summer Newsletter 2018








Why Attend an  Open House?

  • Learn how you can strengthen your presence in Wakefield
  • Enter a chance to win the Summer Movie Basket (to the right – Tom Stapleton with basket)
  • Have some light refreshments from Laurie’s 909
  • Meet some WCAT Board of Directors, Staff and Crew in an informal setting

When is it? Wednesday, May 23 4:30-6:30 p.m.

RSVP is nice but come on anyway!

Missed the Open House?

Make an appointment!



  • The Room to Write – Colleen Getty interviews area authors. Six filmed so far and more on the way
  • Talk of the Town – Kathy Healey and high school students produce this talk show in the “living room” studio at WCAT.
  • Around the Town with Lily features Lily Duval interviewing a variety of local” celebrities”. Lily films her fifth episode in May.



Mass Access is the umbrella organization for community access TV in Massachusetts and serves as a resource for stations. WCAT staff attended workshops including programming best practices, social media marketing, google analytics, multiple generations in the workplace, podcasting, sponsorship and underwriting, interns and short term workers plus toured production vehicles.


WCAT – Summer is Movie Time!

WCAT is hosting Movies by the Lake Quannapowitt by bandstand for the 4th year! Each movie begins at “nightfall” when it’s dark enough to SEE the movie! Nightfall varies from the beginning of the summer to the end and is also impacted by cloud cover, humidity and bubbles. Come as early as you’d like to get a good spot on the grass! Each movie has themed activity before the movie – such as a visit and photo ops from Wakefield Police cruiser and officers on…wait for it…Men in Black.


Major movie sponsors make it all possible and we were fortunate to pin them down early this year. Each movie starts with a short welcome on screen from the sponsor!

Dates (Thursdays) Movies Sponsors (Thank you!!)
June 28 (rain July 5) Men in Black  Rebirth Body Transformation Center
July 13 (rain July 19) Moana The Savings Bank
July 27 (rain Aug. 2) Jaws Wakefield Rotary Club
Aug. 10 (rain Aug. 16) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Century 21 & Guaranteed Rate
Aug. 23 (rain Aug. 24) Wonder Woman The Savings Bank



WCAT Camera Crew Make it Happen!

WCAT relies on a great camera crew – filming Studio A government meetings, town meetings at the Galvin, town festivals and ceremonies. You name it. They are there. In 2016, crew members filmed 70 hours, in 2017 – 321 hours and so far, in 2018, they have filmed 178 hours. Crew members also “run sound” or “do switching” in the control room. Interested in joining the volunteer crew? Let us know!


WCAT Summer Internship

This summer WCAT is offering 1-2 un-paid internships to college students. The internship will be custom designed to fit the student’s interest and skills – such as marketing, camera crew, and/or production. Contact Barbara for information.

Barbara.Worley@WCAT.TV or 781-224-0300.



WCAT – Available for Rental

Did you know that you can rent the studio? Recently the Rendon Group of Northeast Boston rented Studio A. They are a member of the Mass Production Coalition and find WCAT’s facilities to be perfect for their occasional production need. Contact WCAT for details on renting Studio A.



WCAT mid-summer membership

Membership runs from January 1 to December 31 however – starting July 1, rates can be pro-rated on request. Some of the member benefits include opportunity to produce your own show, access to video-production expertise, PSA development, on-location shoots, community bulletin board, Facebook postings, and use of the conference room.


WCAT seeks to expand member and volunteer engagement in covering community happenings and interesting ideas


Established in 1991, WCAT is Wakefield’s trusted community media partner. To learn more about WCAT or to discuss membership or video opportunities, contact Tom Stapleton, Executive Director at or 781-224-0300.



Wakefield’s Public Access Channels:


Public Access

Public Educational Government

(high school)

Verizon 40 41 42
Comcast 3 15 22
RCN 3 15 13

Note that WCAT and WHSTV are independent of each other.



Gloria Mezikofsky and grandson Ethan prepare fancy pretzels and meatballs on Glo’s Eatery. It was pretty much Ethan’s show with Gloria’s help. January 2018.


Thank you to our Platinum Members:

Melrose Wakefield Healthcare (formerly Hallmark Health)

and The Savings Bank

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