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Access Framingham Announces New Studio; Members Elect 3 to Board of Directors

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 9:06 pm on September 23, 2014

Framingham, MA - At Access Framingham's Annual Meeting on Monday evening, (September 22, 2014), attendees heard about the successes of the past year, including a record number of new local productions spotlighting the community, challenges to come for Framingham public access television station and training center, and a very exciting bit of news.

4 Verson Street to be new home to new Community Media Center. (Image obtained from Google Maps StreetView Image archive).

4 Vernon Street in Framingham Centre to house new Community Media Center. (Click image for Google Maps/ StreetView of area).

President Bill Rabkin announced that Access Framingham will move to a new location near Framingham Centre Common, thanks to a new agreement with Gordon Real Estate, owners of the property at 4 Vernon Street which will house this new Community Media Center for Framingham.  Design work is now underway for the new studio facility, and construction will take place in the coming weeks.

Since 2006, when Framingham Public Access Corporation was formed, the Town’s public access studio has been housed in “temporary” facilities at the rear of the Fuller Middle School.

Bill McColgan, Executive Director of Access Framingham, says the organization has greatly appreciated the partnership with the Framingham Public Schools over the years. “We look forward to more ways to collaborate in the future, but we did need to find a permanent home where a state-of-the-art studio could be created.  Working with Jim and Peter Gordon, Access Framingham has now found that home.”

Upon completion of the new facility, Access Framingham will ...[read more]


FPAC-TV Unveils New Name and Logo

Filed under: Technology by News Staff at 9:01 pm on September 19, 2011
Access Framingham (logo)

FPAC-TV rebrands itself as ''Access Framingham'' and will use new logo (above) and new website address: www.accessfram.tv

FRAMINGHAM, MA - At Monday night's Annual Meeting of Framingham Public Access Corporation, FPAC members heard about the successes of the past year and challenges to come for Framingham's Community Media Center. Then the board and staff added a surprise announcement.

Beginning this week, FPAC will operate with a new name and logo, one that FPAC officials believe will reflect the organization's mission to engage, serve, and enrich the community by developing programming by and for the people of Framingham, providing educational opportunities, and facilitating the exchange of information through traditional and new media.

The new name for the five-year-old organization will be "Access Framingham".

Access Framingham will remain committed to the promise of ...[read more]


FPAC-TV to Run "Democracy Now!" News

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 11:40 pm on July 29, 2011
FPAC-TV to begin airing Democracy Now! news

FPAC-TV to begin telecasting "Democracy Now!" news weekday mornings starting August 2011.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - In a press release, Bill McColgan, (Executive Director of Framingham Public Access), announced FPAC-TV will begin carrying the daily, independent, award-winning news program, "Democracy Now!"

According to McColgan, FPAC-TV received a "very large number of requests" from Framingham residents to have the show broadcast on the town's public access station.

The show is scheduled to air weekdays (Monday through Friday) at 8:00 a.m. beginning the first week of August.

The program, which offers "a perspective not seen in U.S.corporate-sponsored [news] media" is hosted by ...[read more]


New FPAC-TV Show: The Framingham Beat

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 11:48 am on June 5, 2011
The Framingham Beat - new FPAC-TV show

The Framingham Beat is a news magazine format television show produced at FPAC-TV.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Since taking the helm at Framingham Public Access TV, (FPAC-TV), Bill McColgan has brought several new programs to the station.

This month, FPAC-TV introduces a new show called 'The Framingham Beat'.

Using a news magazine format, McColgan acts as commentator setting up the stories which are shot at locations throughout Framingham.

In the first episode, videos from the Earth Day celebration on the Centre Common, from a Cultural Council awards banquet, and interviews on a day when radio station Mix 104.1 broadcast live from J&M Diner on Old Connecticut Path -- along with other local interest stories.

The show runs on Framingham Public Access channels, (RCN 3, Comcast 9 and Verizon 43), or can be viewed online at ...[read more]


Keefe Tech Students Interning at FPAC-TV

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 4:25 pm on May 31, 2011
Keefe Tech / FPAC-TV Interns

Joseph P. Keefe Technical School juniors Brad Naugler of Holliston and Daniel Coelho, Matt Rivers, and Hugo DeAlmeida of Framingham are serving as video production interns at Framingham Public Access Corporation (FPAC).

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Four Joseph P. Keefe Technical School juniors are learning Video Production skills through hands-on experience at their internships at Framingham Public Access Corporation (FPAC).

The internship opportunities were coordinated by FPAC Executive Director Bill McColgan, Keefe Tech Superintendent-Director James Lynch, and School Committee member and FPAC Board of Directors member John Kahn. "We sat down and discussed creating a community partnership between our organizations," said McColgan. "We thought that creating these internship opportunities were a great first step."

Daniel Coelho, Hugo DeAlmeida, and Matt Rivers of Framingham and Brad Naugler of Holliston were chosen as student interns by Keefe Administrators based on recommendations from their teachers.

Keefe Tech School Admissions Counselor Faith Chrisom facilitated the internship schedules, arranging for the students to work in teams of ...[read more]


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