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296 Providence Road, South Grafton, Massachusetts 01560
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Welcome to GraftonTV.org, the web home for Grafton Community Television, providing Public, Government and Education Access Television for Grafton,MA!

Grafton Community Television, Public Access, can be seen on Charter Communications Cable Channel 191 and on Verizon Cable Channel 34, Grafton Government Television, Government Access, can be seen on Charter Communications Cable Channel 192 and on Verizon Cable Channel 33, and Grafton Education Television, Education Access, can be seen on Charter Communications Cable Channel 194 and on Verizon Cable Channel 32. Please visit our Program Descriptions page to find out more about our Public Access programs, or visit our Program Schedules page to find out when a specific program is playing on any of the 3 Access Channels.

Click the links above to check out our Real-Time Live Streaming or Video On Demand for Grafton Community Television!

 


GCTV NEWS...


Grafton TV Participates In Grafton Celebrates the Holidays

It's that time of the year again! Grafton Communiy Television will open it's Studio on 296 Providence Road in South Grafton for the annual Grafton Celebrates the Holidays event on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. GCTV is Frosty Stop #25, and visitors are welcome to stop by the studio starting at 12:00 pm to tour the Studio and create their own personal holiday greeting or military message in front of GCTV's green screen! Just bring in your own USB flash drive and we will record your greeting or messages so that you can share it with family and friends during the holidays. Light refreshments will be served. It's also a great opportunity to learn about Producer training opportunites at GCTV. It will be a busy day, so please allow for some extra time when you arrive. Holiday greetings and messages should be a maximum of 3 minutes to allow adeqate processing time. We look forward to seeing you!

 


 

Blazis Safaris Visits Antarctica On Grafton Community Television

Grafton Community Television is heading as far south as one can go. A new edition of Blazis Safari takes us on a visit to the southern-most continent - Antarctica.
The nature series, produced by GCTV certified producer Helen Blazis, along with her husband Mark, takes us on an hour long high definition visit to the wildlife of Antarctica - with hosts being hundreds of penguins and seals. "Blazis Safari - Antarctica" can be seen on Grafton Community Television Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 at 12:00 Noon on Saturdays.It is also available on Grafton Community Television's Video on Demand Services at http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/show/2765?channel=1

 


Lion's Club Haunted Hayride Airs On Grafton Community Television


Once again Grafton Community Television was invited to attend and GCTV's Bob DeToma captured video highlights. These can be seen on GCTV's Video on Demand Service
at: http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/show/2819?channel=1. The 2016 Haunted Woods Hayride will also be shown on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule:
Wednesday at 7:00 PM, Thursday at 6:30 PM, Friday at 6:30 PM, Saturday at 6:30 PM, and Sunday at 4:00 PM

 


Town Meeting Rebroadcasts On Grafton Community Television

Grafton Community Television will provide a rebroadcast of the fall town meeting on GCTV's government access channel Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33.Starting Wednesday, October 18th, and for the next two weeks, the rebroadcast schedule will be as follows: Wednesdays at 3:30 PM, Friday's at 8:00 AM, Saturdays at 8:30 PM, and Sundays at 11:00 AM. The meeting will also be available on GCTV's Video on Demand service http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/?channel=2

 


October 16th Town Meeting - Live Broadcast On Grafton Community Television

Grafton Community Television will provide a live broadcast of the Monday, October 16th Annual Town Meeting on GCTV's government access channel Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33.The town meeting, held in the High School Auditorium, starts at 7:30 PM. In addition to the live broadcast, it will be recorded for rebroadcast by GCTV personnel.The meeting will also be available on GCTV's Video on Demand link http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/?channel=2

 


Mosquito Borne Illness Concerns Are The Topic On Grafton Community Television

Concerns about West Nile Virus and mosquito borne illnesses is the topic of a Grafton Community Television interview with Dr. Michael Hirsh of the Worcester Division of Public Health and the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance. Grafton Community Television's Bob DeToma conducted the "Grafton Minute By Minute" interview with Dr. Hirsh at the Grafton Municipal Center. Grafton is a member community of the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance. The 21 minute interview with Dr. Hirsh is available at GCTV'S You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=3VYTiWXGuas and on the Grafton Board of Public Health web site: https://www.grafton-ma.gov/board-health

 


 

Guide For October Town Meeting On Grafton Community Television

Ready to attend the Grafton Town Meeting on Monday, October 16th? Grafton Community Television has produced a program that discusses all of the warrant articles on the October Town Meeting.
Town Administrator Tim McInerney and Assistant Town Administrator Rebecca Meekins are featured in this program that details the Town Meeting Warrant and what Grafton voters will be asked to consider in October.
The "Town Meeting Warrant Review" is a 40 minute program that is currently playing on GCTV's government channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33. The program can also be seen on GCTV's Video on Demand service at: http://grafton.cablecast.tv/Cablecast/public-site/index.html#/show/2720?channel=2

 


Fall Town Meeting Warrant Hearings To Air On Grafton Community Television

Grafton Community Television will capture for rebroadcast the Grafton Finance Committee's warrant review hearings for the Fall town meeting. The public hearings are held each year at the Grafton Municipal Center prior to the Town Meeting, which is scheduled this year for Monday, October 16th. The meeting broadcasts will be available on Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 and also for playback on GCTV's Video on Demand system, http://graftontv.org/current/VoD.html The Finance Committee Town Meeting Warrant Public Hearings are set for 7:00 PM at the Grafton Municipal Center, Room F on Wednesday, September 27th and Thursday, September 28th.

 


New GCTV Producer Jack Kelley, Veteran's Agent Justin Sousa Spotlighted on Grafton Community Television's Minute By Minute - September Edition

A profile of Grafton Community Television's newest video producer Jack Kelley is featured in the September edition of "Grafton Minute By Minute."The program airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34. GCTV's Bob DeToma interviewed Jack Kelley, a graduate of Grafton High School who will be taking business and film studies at Quinsigamond College in the fall. He has produced several episodes of a new show: "Grafton Movie Theater" and a second show: "Sports Update."The September edition of "Grafton Minute by Minute" also includes an in-studio interview with Justin Sousa, Veteran's Services Director who covers the Central Massachusetts Veterans Services District comprised of the four towns of Westborough, Grafton, Shrewsbury and Northborough. Sousa started this position on July 17. For Grafton Minute By Minute show times, check out our Program Schedules page.

 


Grafton Community Television Celebrates 100th Episode of Bissell Family's "Rubber Duck Theater"

Grafton Community Television celebrates another cable access milestone during August. GCTV producers Cindy Bissell, along with program hosts husband Richard Bissell and son Aaron Bissell have reached the 100th episode of their cable access show "Rubber Duck Theater."
"Rubber Duck Theater" debuted on August 1st, 2011. Cindy, Richard and Aaron Bissell are certified access producers for Grafton Community Television. The program, featuring the Bissells with recurring guest Nicholas Nicklebee, is primarily billed as a half hour movie review show, but it includes a variety of topics including family travels and themed conventions. The Bissell family reached episode #50 in January, 2014 and episode #75 in November 6, 2015. The 100th episode features a one hour special that will run on Grafton Community Television during the month of September. The show airs on Grafton Community Television's Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following weekly schedule: Tuesdays at 11:00 PM, Friday at 10:00 PM, Saturday at 10:00 PM and Sunday at 7:00 PM.

 


Town Issues Request For Proposals For Design Services For Proposed Grafton Community Television Headquarters

The Town of Grafton has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for architectural design and engineering services for renovation of the former Grafton Police Station at 26 Providence Road for a proposed headquarters building for the Grafton Community Television studio and offices.Currently located in a commercial building at 296 Providence Road, GCTV has been considering a move to the former police station for several years. In 2016 the Town contracted with BH + A architects to conduct a feasibility study of the building, but it was determined that the cost estimate was too expensive. The Grafton Cable Oversight Committee has made several modifications to this plan over the past 12 months, which are expected to significantly reduce the cost of the building's conversion. Based on these changes proposed by the committee, the RFP seeks to hire the services of an architect and engineering team to design all aspects of the project and to furnish construction documents for bidding and to provide contract administration.

 


Grafton Community Television's "Ask The Geezers" Live Thursday, August 3rd From The Historic Grafton Common

Grafton Community Television's "Ask The Geezers" program heads out on the road with a "LIVE" broadcast from the historic Grafton Common on Thursday evening, August 3rd at the special air time of 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.GCTV and Charter Communications have teamed up to make this live broadcast possible using the facilities of Charter's mobile access van for the second year. The program features hosts Rick Schultze, Jim Gallagher and Bob DeToma and is directed by long time GCTV producer Bill Robidoux.Special guests scheduled are State Senator Michael Moore, Library Director Beth Gallaway, George Peterson, "Lucky" Theoharis from Pepperoni Express, Jay Hunter of Hunter's Grille and Tap at the Grafton Inn and Carol Dauphinais of the Grafton Country Store.The public is cordially invited to attend this live broadcast, and are encouraged to bring blankets and portable seats for your comfort.In inviting everyone to the the August 3rd broadcast, GCTV producer Rick Schutze noted, " We're looking forward to a great evening on the Common, a good time will be had by all."

 


Grafton Community Television At August 1st Grafton National Night Out

Grafton Community Television will bring its cameras to Grafton's 2017 National Night Out celebration on August 1st at the Grafton Police Station on Providence Road.
Again this year, GCTV's Jim Gallagher will interview town personalities at this community block party event, scheduled for 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Sponsored by the Grafton Police Department, National Night Out will then be recapped in a program capturing the sights and sounds of what has annually become one of the larger outdoor public events held in Grafton. The 2017 National Night Out Review Program will air on GCTV Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34. Check the GCTV program schedule for broadcast times at www.GraftonTV.org.

 


Grafton Community Television's Minute By Minute - July Edition

Summer-time safety is highlighted in the July edition of Grafton Community Television's "Grafton Minute By Minute."
The program airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34. GCTV's Bob DeToma interviewed Joseph Raultinaitis, a public affairs specialist with the Food and Drug Administration, who presented a variety of safety tips forsummertime vacations.The July edition of "Grafton Minute by Minute" also includes an in-studio interview with Terri Turgeon, formerly 10 year member of the Grafton School Committee. For Grafton Minute By Minute broadcast times, check out our Program Schedules page.

 


Concerts On The Common To Air On Grafton Community Television

Grafton Community Television will have its cameras at the historic Grafton Common over the next seven Wednesday evenings for the 2017 series of Concerts on the Common. The concerts, produced by GCTV access assistant Bill Robidoux, will be shown on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34. Schedules for all of the concert programs on Grafton Community Television can be found on the GCTV web site http://graftontv.org/.

 


Lion's Club July 3rd Concert Set For Rebroadcast on Grafton Community Television

The 37th annual Grafton Lions Club Concert on the Common will be rebroadcast on Grafton Community Television - Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34.
This year's concert, to be held at 7:30 PM on Monday evening, July 3rd features the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra from Milford, Massachusetts. Financial support for the concert comes from the Town of Grafton and also the sponsorship of the Homefield Credit Union. The concert will be captured by GCTV's Bob DeToma and will be shown on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on a daily basis. Check GCTV's Program Schedule for confirmation of times.

 


Town Recreation Programs Spotlighted on Grafton Community Television's Minute By Minute - June Edition

Town sponsored recreation programs for the summer are detailed in the June edition of Grafton Community Television's "Grafton Minute By Minute."
The program airs on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34. GCTV's Bob DeToma interviewed with Grafton Recreation Director Jenn Anderson who highlighted the summer recreation programs at Silver Lake Beach, concerts on the Grafton Common, the Farmers Market,and summer recreational camps. The June edition of "Grafton Minute by Minute" also includes an in-studio interview with Beth Galloway, Director of the Grafton Public Library, updating the continuing process of the next steps in the ongoing library expansion project. For Grafton Minute By Minute showtimes, visit our Program Schedules Page.

 


Grafton Community Television To Rebroadcast Grafton High School Graduation

Grafton Community Television's Bill Robidoux and Richard Schultze will be at the Hanover Theater in Worcester on Friday evening, June 2nd to videotape
the 2017 Grafton High School graduation ceremonies. The graduation will not be televised live but will be rebroadcast on the GCTV's Educational Channel - Charter Channel 13 / Verizon Channel 32 - everyday beginning on Wednesday, June 7th. For graduation broadcast times, check out our Program Schedules page.

 


Grafton Community Television Introduces New Video Replay Features

Grafton Community Television has activated a new cablecast server system. Known as "Tightrope," this replay system was authorized by the Grafton Cable Oversight Committee in response
to several reliability problems due to the age of the previous system.The new system features several enhanced features for GCTV patrons. For the first time, live streaming of all three GCTV channels, (public access, government and educational channels) is available.
Finding programs on the Video on Demand system is much easier with a large, colorful web interface. Residents may also for the first time see the GCTV bulletin board on the web site and mobile devices.

 


More GCTV Events...


Check back often for recaps and pictures from all the events and happenings at GCTV! Here are links to more of our past events:

2010/2011 New Year's Eve Extravaganza- 12/31/10-1/1/11