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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]


The Infractions Funky Music Fills the Common

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 8:54 pm on July 1, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Infractions packed the house in a July 1st, 2011 performance at the Framingham "Concerts on the Green".

Due to rain last week, this was the first night a band played this year in the free summer concert series that's been running on the Framingham Centre Common every year since 1996.

The Infractions "Play That Funky Music"

This was also the first time a new stage, built by students from Keefe Tech was used.

Aside from the music, the crowd was also treated to ...[read more]


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]


FPAC Going Global with VOD

Filed under: Technology by News Staff at 2:12 pm on September 6, 2009

(Contributed by Greg Martin, FPAC Production Technician)

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- It has been a busy time lately for FPAC TV programming. We have many new specials, public service announcements (PSAs), and a lot of exciting new series shows. We’re stronger and better than ever before, and as always offering the most unique, fresh, and sometimes controversial programming you’re likely to see in Framingham.

In related news, FPAC is in the process of purchasing and installing a Video-On-Demand (VOD) server from Tightrope Media. You may ask, “What does this mean for Framingham television?”

Until now, FPAC’s fine programming was available only to the residents of Framingham. At FPAC, we felt that we were depriving the rest of the planet’s 5 billion inhabitants of the educational, funny, and unique programming that we show here, unavailable anywhere else. With the addition of this server, FPAC shows will be available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

The Cablecast SX VOD server makes our content available for viewing on demand over the Internet, to anyone, at any time. When a digital file arrives at FPAC, we will automatically transcode it for viewing and podcasting and then make the file available though the FPAC website.

FPAC will become global in reach, offering viewers up to 30,000 hours of programming at the click of a mouse. Viewers can receive automatic notifications of new content via RSS feeds, and can download programming to and iPod, iPhone, or similar mobile device for viewing on the go. So get ready, Framingham, for some international exposure!


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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