First Annual Speak Up! Somerville Telethon

Somerville Media Center is excited to invite you to the First Annual Speak Up! Somerville Telethon on Sunday June 10th from 10am-10pm. SMC celebrates local talent, diversity and community as part of our Speak Up Somerville! Telethon to raise funds for preserving community media!

This one-day event will feature community performers and leaders, our dedicated producers and volunteers as well as SMC members, staff and other supporters who will be on the air asking for donations to support the station. The 12-hour Telethon will be filled with a variety of activity and entertainment (more details to come). The Telethon also kicks-off SMC’s yearlong fundraising initiative “The Speak Up Somerville! SMC Fund”.
Our fundraiser will help support the following main areas:
  1. Youth Media Scholarships
  2. Increase the accessibility of our programming to people of all backgrounds
  3. Community Journalism Efforts
With a commitment to creativity, technology and social change, Somerville Media Center makes media production possible for everyone. We provide skills, equipment, inspiration and we amplify local voices on our various community media channels.
Viewers can watch the Speak Up! Somerville Telethon Live on Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV) Cable Channel 3 (RCN and Comcast), VilleTV Channel 613 (RCN), livestream on our website and listen at Community members are also invited to come to our studio at 90 Union Square to watch events live and participate in the fun. We hope the telethon will reach a large audience of viewers who may not yet be aware of all that Somerville Media Center and community media has to offer. For more information, please contact Erica Jones, Membership & Outreach Director at 617-628-8826 or

LIVE WATCH PARTY Aeronaut Brewing Company
There will also be neighborhood Telethon Viewing party at Aeronaut Brewery between 3:30pm and 7:00pm!
Donations received through The Speak Up! Somerville Fund will be used to support our year-round free and low-cost vital media education activities. For over 30 years, one of SMC’s core missions is to teach Somerville residents and groups how to use media and production equipment to make their own radio and TV programs. Want to Donate Now? Please visit our website:
Check out the PERFORMER LINEUP below:
Weather Updates with WEATHER IS HAPPENING
Juliet Cooking Demo
NINA Pop Singer
Essential Oils 101 with Veracious Healing
Storytime with Drag Kings, Queens and Friends
Colin Killick
Dave Ortega Live Drawing
Boston Free Radio live set with Donnie Steubins
Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band
Blues music with Gay H. Sheldon
Edward Glen
Wildflower Trio
Tarot Cards Reading with Michael McAfee
Alecia Jean Orsini Lebeda of Women in Film and Video: New England
Turntable noise set by David Padula
RESPOND Inc.- Working to End Domestic Violence
Live music, with loopers by Quisol
BFR live set w/ Vid the Visionary
Chiptunes with Karbia Yuan
Guitar Mysteriousness with The Mystery
Short films from Weird Local Film Festival
Juliet Cooking Demo #2
Red Shaydez
DIWHY The Show LIVE set
Somerville Quiz show with Stephanie Hirsch and BOA
Fashion Designer Lydia Kwigala
Acapella Singers: Jojo and friends
Fallon’s Daily Toast
LIVE set with Heavy Leather Topless Dance Party
Susan Allen
Dutch Tulips
Comedy with Nick Ortolani
Parts and Crafts and Fixer Fair #4
Mariah The Boston Medium
Dj Lunamariposa
@Holy Crow/Witchpunk Collective
Sketch comedy troupe: Floodward
Hip Hop set with Jaron Lewin-Berlin
Nadira Jamal
Holy Crow
Hot Molasses
The Villens Den