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The CAT’s Meow: Updates from WestfordCAT


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WESTFORD — WestfordCAT is pleased to announce that Ryan Cozzens, Emily Yunes and Stephanie McElligott have joined the team.

Ryan Cozzens, Production Technician

Ryan graduated from Nashoba Valley Technical High School in 2017 from the TV Media / Theatre Arts program. Prior to the pandemic, he was a long-term volunteer at WestfordCAT keeping up on his video production skills. Ryan is attending Mt. Wachusett Community College working on an associate’s degree in Media Arts Technology. You can reach Ryan by email at: rcozzens@westfordcat.org

Emily Yunes, Youth Program Coordinator

Emily is a New Hampshire native. After graduating from Umass Lowell in 2017, she began her career in Manchester, New Hampshire, working for educational nonprofits. Emily will complete her master’s degree in Youth Development from Michigan State University in Fall 2022. You can reach Emily by email at: eyunes@westfordcat.org

Stephanie McElligott, Marketing Outreach Coordinator

A Westford resident for over 20 years, Stephanie is looking forward to bringing her marketing and fundraising experience to help WestfordCAT in its outreach efforts to the local community. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and has a background in marketing and public relations, nonprofit fundraising and event planning. When not at the station, Stephanie and her husband Steve are busy with their three children and their rescue dog Emmy. You can reach Stephanie by email at: smcelligott@westfordcat.org

Membership Drive

It’s time to renew your membership dues for 2023! Your dues open the doors to our podcast and tv studios, technical assistance and training and distribution. We’ll help you become a content creator! When you become a member, you also help us grow our youth programming including: internships, sports coverage, field trips and school vacation media training programs.

Join or renew your members by October 17 for a free photo session in the studio (pets, kids, headshots, holiday card photo…we’ll take a nice photo with great lighting.) Support for our programming comes from our viewers and folks like you that value community news, government meeting coverage and educational programs for life-long learners.

Upcoming Event Dates:

Thursday, October 13 – Dine-for-a-Cause a WCAT Fundraiser at Bamboo Fine Asian Cuisine, 1 Lan Drive Westford. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to WestfordCAT. Support for our programming comes from people like you…who like to enjoy a night out!


WestfordCAT is eagerly planning our online holiday auction event, Celebrating 15 Years Connecting Westford Residents. You may remember our 2021 event and some of the exciting auction items we offered, as well as a chance to have your photo taken with Santa at our Westford studio! Last year’s event raised over $3,000 – 100% of this money went directly to support our programs.

Plans are well underway for this year’s auction event, which will be held online from December 4-11 following pictures with Santa on December 3. All proceeds from this event will support our youth programming. We hope your business will consider supporting this year’s event, such as:

  • Sponsor the event for $100 (includes your organization’s logo on our website and free Santa photo)
  • Auction item donation such as gift basket, gift certificate, etc.
  • Donation to WCAT in any amount

For over 15 years, WestfordCAT has been providing public access resources to help the local community create and watch programs of local interest. As the dedicated public, education, and government (PEG) access provider for the town of Westford, WCAT offers a full range of on-location TV and podcast studio recording equipment and training, three channels for 24-hour programming, and a website that includes our video-on-demand library of archived events. We also offer youth programming, such as weeklong summer video camps, scout tours, middle and high school field trips, and more.

We look forward to your support of this exciting event. Please visit our event website at
www.westfordcat.org./auction for more information.

Photos with Santa on Saturday, December 3 from 11am – 1pm.

Other ways you can support WestfordCAT

Electronics and more collection at WestfordCAT is available Mon-Fri with a donation. Call 978-692-7152 and let us know you’re coming to drop-off old electronics, appliances, cables, batteries and more… https://westfordcat.org/support-us/e-waste-collection/

Apparel store for WestfordCAT and Westford branded apparel.

Support Westford Community Access Television Inc when you shop at smile.amazon.com. They’ll donate to your favorite charitable organization, at no cost to you.

Local journalism is vital to our communities. As other publications shift focus toward regional journalism, WestfordCAT continues to provide high-quality hyperlocal reporting to our town, free for everyone to read. So  we have a small favor to ask. Every contribution, no matter how big or small, helps us sustain our journalism and keep our community informed. Please consider supporting WestfordCAT for as little as $1 on PayPal.