Welcome to Grafton Community Television
Studio Hours: Mon - Thurs 10AM-10PM & Fri 10AM-6PM - Closed 1PM-2PM
296 Providence Road, South Grafton, Massachusetts 01560
GCTV@GraftonTV.org - (508) 839-2983
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!
Grafton Community Television Hosts October 21st State Ballot Question Forum
Grafton Community Television will host a discussion forum highlighting the four state ballot questions at November's Massachusetts election ."Grafton Update with Jim Gallagher - The Massachusetts Ballot Question Forum" will be held at 8:00 PM on Friday, October 21st in Conference Room A at theGrafton Municipal Center. Guests will be State Senator Michael Moore and State Representative David Muradian, who will discuss the impact of this year's four ballot initiatives.A studio audience will be invited to participate by asking their questions as time permits. The forum will be broadcast live on GCTV - Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 and will also be streamed live on GCTV's Video on Demand system.
Grafton Community Television Airs Economic Development Assessment Meeting
Grafton Community Television will rebroadcast a Grafton economic development self-assessment meeting held at the Community Barn on Thursday, September 29th. Grafton business owners, town and regional officials and members of the town's Economic Development Commission were in attendance to provide input for the community participation phase for a study conducted by staff of Northeastern University's Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. The goal of the study is to create a practical set of tools for town government to better position itself to attract industry, private investment, a sustainable tax base and high quality good-paying jobs. The meeting broadcast will be shown on GCTV's Government Channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 and will also be available for playback on GCTV's Video on Demand system. For broadcast times, check out our Program Schedules page.
Fall Town Meeting Warrant Hearings To Air On Grafton Community Television
Grafton Community Television will capture for rebroadcast the Finance Committee's town meeting warrant review hearings. 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 17th. The meeting broadcasts will be shown on GCTV's Government Channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33 and will also be available for playback on our Video On Demand page.
Grafton Community Television Airs Information Video on Sutton-Grafton Solar Challenge
Still wondering if a solar energy system is right for your home? A new fifteen minute information video produced by Grafton Community Television's Bob DeToma may provide the answers. The program explains The Sutton Grafton Solar Challenge, which is sponsored by the towns of Sutton and Grafton to encourage the adoption of solar power. The program is currently playing on GCTV's Government Channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33, and on Sutton Community Television. It is also availableon GCTV's Video on Demand servicel under the heading "What's New."
Proposed Library Expansion Update On Grafton Community Television's Minute By Minute - September Edition
An update on the proposed Grafton Public Library expansion will be the subject of the September edition of Grafton Community Television's "Grafton Minute By Minute" program
set to air on Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34. GCTV's Bob DeToma interviews Grafton Public Library Director Beth Gallaway who discusses hiring an architect for the library expansion
and applying for the State of Massachusetts grant.September's "Minute by Minute" also features an interview with Doug McAllister who has raised over $800,000 for Multiple Sclerosis research by participating in
Bike MS rides. For Grafton Minute By Minute broadcast times, check out our Program Schedules page.
Grafton Community Television Recaps Grafton's National Night Out
Grafton Community Television brought its cameras to Grafton's 2016 National Night Out celebration on August 2nd at the Grafton Police Station on Providence Road. GCTV's Bill Robidoux took video footage and Jim Gallagher interviewed town personalities at this community block party event. The celebration, sponsored by the Grafton Police Department, will be recapped in a program capturing the sights and sounds of what is annually one of the larger outdoor public events held in Grafton. The 2016 National Night Out Review Program will air on GCTV Charter Channel 191 / Verizon Channel 34 on the following schedule: Monday at 2:00 PM; Wednesday at 2:00 PM and 9:30 PM; Thursday at 9:00 PM; Saturday at 6:30 PM and Sunday at 9:00 PM. The program is also currently available for viewing on Grafton Community Television's Video On Demand.
State Consumer Affairs Official Interviewed On Grafton Community Television
Greg White, Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel of the State's Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation visited the studios of Grafton Community Television on Friday, July 15th. He sat down with GCTV's Bob DeToma for a wide ranging interview about identity theft, homeowner scams and senior citizen scams and the ways that the Consumer Affairs office is helping to keep Massachusetts citizens safe.
Grafton Common Concerts To Air On Grafton Community Television
Grafton Community Television will have its cameras at the Grafton Common over the next seven Wednesday evenings filming the 2016 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 on the following schedule: Monday at 2:00 PM; Wednesday at 2:00 PM and 9:30 PM; Thursday at 9:00 PM; Saturday at 6:30 PM and Sunday at 9:00 PM. Bands scheduled for the 2016 Concert series include July 13th - The Brass Connection, July 20th - Gopherbroke, July 27th Beatles For SaleAugust 3rd - Macey and Hart, August 10th - The Buzztones Rhythm Review, August 17th - Big Chief, and August 24th Claflin Hill Symphony Summer Winds.
Grafton Community Television's Government Channel Expands Programming
Grafton Community Television continues to expand programming on its Government Channel - Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33. The most recent addition are meetings of the town's Charter Review Committee. Grafton is governed by a Home Rule Charter and under its provisions: "At least once in every ten years, in each year ending in a six, a special committee shall be appointed by the town moderator for the purpose of reviewing this charter and to make a report, with recommendations, to the town meeting concerning any proposed amendments which said committee may determine to be necessary or desirable."The members of the Charter Review Committee, appointed by Town Moderator Ray Mead, are Richard McCarthy, Don Clark, Bob DeToma, Tim Mcinerney, Darryl Rynning, Mark Haddad, and Dennis Perron.
Grafton Community Television To Rebroadcast Grafton High School Graduation
Grafton Community Television's Bill Robidoux will be at the Hanover Theater in Worcester on Friday evening, June 3rd to videotape the 2016 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 8th. Check the program schedule at http://graftontv.org/current/ProgramSchedules/GCTVProgramSchedules-3.html for specific broadcast times.
"Grafton Works" Series Highlights Local Business Owners
"Grafton Works" is a new series highlighting local Grafton business owners. These are short (4 to 9 minute) video segments that feature Grafton Community Television's Bob DeToma visiting business locations in Grafton. The ongoing video series is done in cooperation with Town Administrator Tim McInerney and showcases the Town's economic development efforts."Grafton Works" can be viewed on the Grafton Community Television's YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/GraftonCommunityTV and on GCTV's Video On Demand Service at GCTV's web site under the heading "Grafton Works."
Annual Town Meeting To Be Rebroadcast On Grafton Community Television
Grafton Community Television will air a rebroadcast of the May 9th Annual Town Meeting. The Town Meeting, recorded by GCTV Public Access Assistants Bill Robidoux and Richard Schultze, will be broadcast on GCTV's Government access channel Charter Channel 192 / Verizon Channel 33. The program will also be available for viewing on GCTV's Video On Demand.
Grafton Community Television's Studio Location Not Affected By Charter Business Office Move
Grafton residents are advised that when the Charter Communications business office moves to its new location at Perkins Farm Marketplace in Worcester during the Week of February 21st, Grafton Community Television's studio and office will continue to be located at 296 Providence Road in South Grafton. (the former Finn's Pharmacy building). Bob DeToma, Chairman of Grafton's Cable Television Oversight Committee, noted, "Grafton Community Television's cable access operation and staff continue to provide services at the same familiar location we've been at for the past 25 years. Charter Communications move to their new Worcester location will have absolutely no effect on the local programming and public access services brought to you on our three channels."