QATV offered each candidate appearing on the September 2017 Preliminary Election ballot an opportunity to produce a 5-minute message for the voters. The following, appearing in ballot order, are the candidates who produced a message.  Messages for each candidate can also be viewed at

Quincy Access Television will hold its annual fall Open House on Thursday, September 7th from 6pm to 8pm at our studio located at 88 Washington Street in Quincy Center.  The public is welcomed to tour the facility, learn about public access television and get information on how to become a member at QATV.  Open house visitors will also get a behind-the-scenes look at how a show is produced and an opportunity to meet the “stars” of current QATV programs.  All visitors will be entered into a free drawing for a GoPro Hero5 Black camera and a 1-year QATV membership.

QATV’s fall semester will begin on Thursday, September 14th with an “Orientation to Community TV” to be held at 6:30pm.  The orientation session, a requirement for all new members, will provide an overview of QATV policies, a tour of the facility and information about courses offerings.  A six-week Studio Production class will begin on Tuesday, September 19th.  Participants will learn the basics of how to produce a studio show, incuding pre-production elements, audio, graphics, directing and more.  Portable Production & Editing will begin on Thursday, September 21st. Camera movement, tripod tips, and how to edit footage (using Final Cut Pro X software) will be covered in the six-week course.

For more information about QATV’s Open House, or to register for upcoming classes, please call 617-376-1440.

Stories include the annual Harvey's Salt Water Fishing Club Veterans Outing, Flag Day celebration hi-lights, Merrymount's 4th of July parade and awards from QATV's 20th anniversary evening.

Mayor Thomas Koch, the Quincy Police Department and Quincy Access Television, have partnered to produce a series of Public Service Announcements addressing both driver and pedestrian safety issues across the City.  The videos, by Quincy Police Officer Paul Coughlin, can be viewed at

Beginning July 5th, QATV's hours of operation will follow a summer schedule until Tuesday, September 5th.  Hours of operation will be 10am-6pm, Monday-Thursday and 10am-5pm on Friday.

For more information, please call 617-376-1440.

In observance of Independence Day, Quincy Access Television will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th.

For more information, please call 617-376-1440.

Effective June 22, 2017, QATV Government Access programming will move to Channel 9.  All programming currently seen on QATV-11, including City Council meetings, City View w/ Mayor Thomas Koch, DPW Updates, FYI: Quincy Health Department and more, will be seen on Channel 9.  Comcast notified QATV of this channel change and the June 22, 2017 effective date.  For more information, or questions about the change to Channel 9, please call QATV at 617-376-1440.

Quincy Access Television Channel 8 will cover the graduation ceremonies of each high school. The following are the days and times when you can tune in to Channel 8, and enjoy another look at the 2017 graduation ceremonies.

North Quincy High School:
LIVE: Monday, June 12th, 6pm
Monday, June 12th, 9pm
Wednesday, June 14th, 7:30pm
Friday, June 16th, 6pm
Saturday, June 17th, 12pm
Sunday, June 18th, 6pm
Monday, June 19th, 8pm
Thursday, June 22rd, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 24th, 8:30pm
Sunday, June 25th, 12pm

Quincy High School:
LIVE: Tuesday, June 13th, 6pm
Tuesday, June 13th, 9pm
Thursday, June 15th, 7:30pm
Friday, June 16th, 8pm
Saturday, June 17th, 2pm
Sunday, June 18th, 8pm
Wednesday, June 21st, 7:30pm
Thursday, June 22nd, 9:30pm
Saturday, June 24th, 6:30pm
Sunday, June 25th, 2pm

Watch QATV-8 for live coverage of the 66th annual Quincy Flag Day Parade on Saturday, June 10th beginning at 7:15pm.  QATV's Bette Campbell and Joe Catalano will anchor coverage of the nation's oldest Flag Day Parade from QATV's vantage point outside Adams Field.

QATV will replay the parade, including the patriotic ceremony and fireworks display, the following week.  For more information, please call 617-376-1440.

In observance of Memorial Day, QATV will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017.  QATV will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th and conduct normal business hours for the remainder of the week.



The Quincy DPW reminds residents that trash pick up will be delayed the week of May 29th due to Memorial Day.

John Sullivan of the Quincy DPW talks about the Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day to be held on June 3rd.

Norfolk County Sheriff Michael Bellotti and Cheryl Bambery discuss the Are You Okay program offered by the Sheriff's Office.

The Quincy DPW reminds residents that trash and recycling collection will be a day late the week of April 16th due to the Patriots Day holiday.