WHCA’s mission is to inform, enlighten and entertain cable television viewers in Whitman and Hanson through the provision of training in television production, production facilities and cablecast time to volunteers and producers.
WHCA currently operates Public Access channel 9 which airs in both Whitman & Hanson. Each town has its own Government Access channels; Hanson is channel 6 and Whitman is channel 12. Educational Access for Whitman and Hanson is available on channel 98.
Unless otherwise stated, the content of programs on WHCA’s public access channel (channel 9) is solely the responsibility of the producer(s) and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of WHCA’s Board of Directors or staff. All programming on WHCA’s channels is also non-commercial.
Residents of Whitman or Hanson who are interested in participating in community television production are urged to contact WHCA to sign up for free TV production training. Residents with existing skills in TV production may qualify for a waiver of training. WHCA provides certain other services, such as free Bulletin Board announcements on topics of interest to viewers.
The WHCA staff consists of:
- Eric Dresser, Executive Director
- Kevin Tocci, Access Operation Coordinator
- Ryan Tully, Studio Production Technician
- Carol Ann Brewster, Staff Producer
- Paul Watson, Staff Producer
- Amy Broderick, Administrative Assistant
WHCA is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of residents from both Whitman & Hanson. A vacant seat will be filled by a resident from the same town as the previous Director. The WHCA Board of Directors meets monthly, usually on the third Thursday of each month. As a 501c(3) WHCA submits various annual reports to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These reports are posted on the respective department’s page but can be accessed here.
The current Directors and Officers of WHCA are:
- Arlene Dias, Hanson – President
- David Beauvais, Hanson – Vice President
- Darren Herlihy, Whitman – Treasurer
- Marcus Linn, Hanson – Clerk
Members of the Whitman or Hanson community who are interested in volunteer leadership opportunities such as WHCA’s Board of Directors are urged to reach out to WHCA’s Executive Director to indicate their interest. This can be done by telephone at (781) 447-4175 or by sending an email to Director@WHCAtv.org.