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FPAC TV Names New Executive Director

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 11:41 am on July 23, 2010
PHOTO - Bill McColgan, FPAC-TV Executive Director

Bill McColgan, FPAC-TV Executive Director

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham Public Access Corporation has chosen Bill McColgan to lead Framingham's non-profit public access cable station. McColgan brings over twenty years of broadcast journalism and management experience to FPAC. "I'm very excited by the potential for FPAC to be an outstanding resource to the Town of Framingham," says McColgan. "At a time when most media are not able to devote a lot of resources to localism and covering the community, our role has never been more important. We give the community a voice and a way to communicate."

A graduate of Stanford University with a BA in Communication and International Relations, McColgan earned an MBA from Boston College. His previous positions include Director of Programming Development and Executive Producer for ...[read more]


Watch "TV" Online Instead of Cable

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 2:02 pm on July 13, 2010
1960's tv show - The Outer Limits - intro screen

Watch full episodes of t.v. shows online!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - When Community Cabelvision first setup shop in Framingham it expanded our access to audio/video information -- beyond channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 27, 38, 44 and 56.. (and the few fuzzy stations we could pick up from Providence, RI and other regional broadcast areas if you got the rabbit ears just right and the weather was clear).

Today we have three companies in Framingham, (Comcast, Verizon and RCN), all selling us more high-def, high-speed, high-priced t.v. programming than anyone could ever possibly consume -- and a lot of it is bundled junk.

You have options.  You can pull the plug on cable t.v. and watch an amazing amount of news, weather, sports, music videos and even ...[read more]


Framingham Cable "Deals"

Filed under: Technology by Randy Harris at 9:53 pm on May 14, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Ever since Community Cablevision came to town in the 1970's, one-by-one, most people took down the rabbit ears or roof-top antennae and ran coaxial cable into their homes instead.

1979 - Framingham Community Cablevision logo

Framingham Community Cablevision, logo, (1979).

Today there are several options available to Framingham residents in regard to how they obtain "tv signal".

Choices range from using a digital converter box connected to those old rabbit ears or aerial antennae, by "cable", by satellite -- or a popular choice lately: foregoing traditional formal television programming and watching news, entertainment and other forms of video on an internet connected device.

Cable providers have long realized that improvements in speed and quality of online video transmission would make people less dependent on traditional television as a media source and today cable tv is usually bundled into some form of broadband cable access.

Framingham's cable t.v., internet and residential phone needs are served primarily by three companies;  Comcast, RCN and ...[read more]


Peace Vigil on Cable TV

Filed under: Politics by Deb Cleveland at 10:23 pm on August 29, 2005

FRAMINGHAM,MA - A raw tape of the candlelight peace vigil held Wednesday evening, August 17th on the Framingham Centre Common will be shown on Framingham's local cable station.

"Framingham Vigil 8-17-05" will be airing on Comcast Channel 9:

  • Saturday, August 27 at 7pm
  • Sunday, August 28 at 4am, 1pm & 7:30pm
  • Monday, August 29 at 1:30am & 10 am
  • Tuesday, August 30 at 8pm
  • Wednesday, August 31 at 2am, 10am & 6:30pm
  • Thursday, September 1 at 4am, Noon & 8pm
  • Friday, September 2 at 5:30am, 11:30am & 10:30pm

The program is unedited, and 30 minutes long.

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Framingham Election Programming on Channel 9

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 9:11 pm on March 28, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The updated schedule for Framingham election programming on Comcast channel 9 is as follows:

Monday, March 28

  • 12:00 pm - FIMBY Candidates Debate
  • 2:00 pm - League of Women Voters Candidates Debate
  • 7:00 pm - Jim Pillsbury Show LIVE (candidates)

Tuesday, March 29

  • 10:00 am - Jim Pillsbury Show (replay)
  • 7:30 pm - LWV Candidates Debate
  • 10:00-midnight - Political Roundtable - Candidates
  • 12:30 am - LWV Candidates Debate
  • 3:00-6:00 am - Political Roundtable - Candidates

Wednesday, March 30

  • 9:00 am - LWV Candidates Debate
  • noon-3:00 pm - Political Roundtable - Candidates

Thursday, March 31

  • noon - FIMBY Candidates Debate

Friday, April 1

  • 1:30 pm - Community Connections Candidates Forum
  • 4:00 pm - FIMBY Candidates Debate

Saturday, April 2

  • 3:30 pm - FIMBY Candidates Debate
  • 5:30 pm - LWV Candidates Debate
  • 8:00 pm - Political Roundtable - Candidates
  • Midnight - LWV Candidates Debate
  • 5:30 am - FIMBY Candidates Debate

Sunday, April 3

  • 8:00 am - Political Roundtable - Candidates
  • 11:00 am - FIMBY Candidates Debate
  • 1:00 pm - LWV Candidates Debate
  • 3:00 pm - Community Connections Candidates Forum
  • 8:00-10:00 pm - Political Roundtable - Candidates
  • 11:00 pm - Political Roundtable - Candidates
  • 2:00-5:00 am - Political Roundtable - Candidates

Monday, April 4

  • 11:30 am - Political Roundtable - Candidates
  • 12:30 pm - FIMBY Candidates Debate
  • 2:30 pm - Community Connections Candidates Forum
  • 6:00 pm - Political Roundtable - Candidates
  • 7:00 pm - Jim Pillsbury Show LIVE
  • 10:00 pm - LWV Candidates Debate
  • Midnight - Jim Pillsbury show (replay)
  • 4:00 am - LWV Candidates Debate

Tuesday, April 5 (ELECTION DAY!)

  • 10:00 am - Jim Pillsbury Show (replay)
  • 11:30 am - LWV Candidates Debate

RCN channel 3 will be showing FIMBY at 2 PM and League of Women Voters at 4 PM daily until the election.

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