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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]


2012 Framingham Rotary Club Internet Auction Online Now!

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 1:37 am on November 20, 2012
41st Annual Framingham Rotary Auction - Nov. 19th through Dec. 5th, 2012.

The 41st Annual Framingham Rotary Auction will be held Nov. 19th - Dec. 5th, 2012. All items will be auctioned on the internet. See website for details.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Rotary Club is holding it's 41st Annual Auction now, (Nov. 19th), through 10:00pm December 5th 2012.

Unlike past auctions, the Framingham Rotary Auction is now held entirely online. You can bid on holiday gifts and help raise money for local charities at www.rotaryauction.com

Hundreds of items will be auctioned off including  sporting event tickets, electronics, jewelry, restaurant and store gift certificates, furniture & accessories, professional family photo portraits, and much more.

On December 4th and 5th at 7:30pm the Rotary Auction Promotion TV show airs on local public access t.v., (NOTE: this is not a "call in" bidding show, but you can bid on ...[read more]


Access Framingham (AF-TV) Open House November 10th

Filed under: Arts / Culture,Technology by News Staff at 12:45 am on October 26, 2012
Access Framingham (logo)

AF-TV, Public Access Television in Framingham, MA

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Access Framingham invites Framingham residents to an Open House from 1:00-5:00pm on Saturday, November 10th, 2012. All are welcome!

Access Framingham is located at the rear of the Fuller Middle School, at 31 Flagg Drive in Framingham, MA.

As part of the festivities, attendees can record a free DVD with holiday wishes for family and friends, and/or record a holiday greeting from your family to be telecast on AF-TV’s cable channels and website.

Food, Fun, Live TV, and More!

Stop in to meet the on air personalities and producers who entertain and inform you on the dozens of shows produced at AF-TV: shows like ...[read more]


Few Spots Still Available in Video Production Camp

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 12:49 pm on July 17, 2012
Access Framingham (logo)

AF-TV, Public Access T.V. in Framingham, MA

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Just a few spots still available in Video Production Camp at Access Framingham!

In August, AF-TV will offer a new Video Production Camp to young people ages 10-12. The dates are Monday, August 13th through Friday, August 17th, from 9:00am to 12:00 noon each day.

Campers will work together to develop and produce an original program. Every child will have a hands-on experience with studio cameras, microphones, control room switcher, graphics and audio. Students interested in video production, editing, and writing are strongly encouraged to participate. The final project will be played on Access Framingham TV and made available online on www.accessfram.tv

All participants will receive a DVD of the show. In order to ensure that each student gets individual attention and the maximum amount of hands-on experience, our class size is limited to 12 campers.

The cost of the one week workshop is $175.00, and includes a one-year AF-TV membership, which enables use of our studio facilities and certification, with parental supervision, to check out AF-TV production equipment to work on additional programming throughout the year.

For more information on the course please contact the AF-TV studio in Framingham at 508-875-5434, or by email at info@accessfram.tv.  Or fill out the Registration Form along with the Talent Release, and mail or return to Access Framingham.

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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]


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