VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: WCTV Seeks Camera Operators & Announcers For WHS Spring Sports

The below announcement was submitted by Shaun Neville, Executive Director of Wilmington Community Television (WCTV):

WILMINGTON, MA — This weekend will be your chance to tune into WCTV and see some of the best programming that community media has to offer in Massachusetts.

Last month, the Mass Creator Awards handed out 15 trophies to community media professionals and volunteers, recognizing outstanding achievement in categories ranging from civic engagement and documentary to sports and music.

WCTV had two nominees in the awards (Ryan Malyar and Renee Marcou), but no winners.

This Saturday at 12PM and 7PM on WCTV (Comcast 9 / Verizon 37), WCTV will re-air the event in its entirety. The first half of the hour-long program includes the Mass Access annual meeting. Mass Access is a statewide advocacy group that supports community media. Their meeting includes speeches on the current state of the industry as well as awards for lawmakers who support our cause.

After the event wraps up, WCTV will air the full videos of the winning entries. The videos include a comedy program from Nantucket TV, a documentary on the Peabody Court System, an informational program on ticks and much more.

All of these videos were chosen by judges for their storytelling, creativity and audio-visual expertise. I personally always find it helpful to see what sort of programming is coming from other parts of the state (and to see how WCTV stacks up in certain categories). I hope some of these program are of interest to local viewers.

If you don’t want to wait, all of these videos can be seen right now at masscreatorawards.com.  That website has links not only to the winners, but also the nominees in each category.


The winter sports season is coming to a close at Wilmington High School and here at WCTV.

Our Wildcat TV crews have been out since December covering basketball, hockey, wrestling, swimming and track. Our goal is to cover every team at least once. You can find all the events on our Wildcat TV YouTube page or by going to wctv.org/wildcat.  We feature the latest Wildcat programming every Friday and Sunday nights at 7PM on WCTV.

The biggest success story of the season is the Girls Basketball team, which will head to the playoffs next week after capturing a league title for only the third time in school history. Be sure to check out a studio program featuring the players and Coach Jessica Robinson. Wildcat play-by-play announcer Jim Boyle arranged the interviews and hosted the program.  Over the course of 30 minutes, you’ll learn about the players, their favorite moments from the season and even what bothers them about WCTV’s broadcast of the game (it’s all in good fun.)

Interested in being a part of the spring sports crew? We’re always looking for camera operators or play-by-play announcers. Contact Marty McCue atmarty@wctv.orgto sign up for coverage of lacrosse, baseball or softball.  There’s never any time commitment and no experience is necessary.

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