Moon Community Access Television is the public, educational and government access television station owned and operated by the Township of Moon. Moon Township is one of the few Western Pennsylvania municipalities to give township residents the opportunity to produce original television programs.
For more than 25 years, MCA-TV has aired locally-produced programming designed to keep Moon Township residents tuned in to their community. In turn, Moon Township residents also play an active part in MCA-TV’s programming lineup.
As a public access television station, MCA-TV is designed to give residents the opportunity to communicate via television. MCA-TV airs a full lineup of locally-produced programs, all of which are produced by Moon Township residents with the help of volunteers from any community.
MCA-TV airs locally on Comcast channel 14 and Verizon FiOS channel 35, and reaches more than 20,000 households in Moon Township and surrounding communities. The station is primarily funded by the cable television franchise fees that cable carriers Comcast and Verizon pay to Moon Township each year. The franchise agreements for each cable provider can be found here: Moon Comcast Franchise Agreement Final 5-4-11.pdf" or Version_ Agmt 11-16-07.pdfVerizon (PDF).
As a volunteer-driven television station, MCA-TV relies on community members to produce, tape and star in its locally-produced programming. Whether you prefer to work behind the scenes or on-camera, MCA-TV has a role for you.
That’s what makes you the key to MCA-TV.
Our goal is to provide interns with hands-on experience in a variety of television production scenarios. At the end of this internship, interns will have an improved working knowledge of video production and television production facilities, and will even have finished videos to add to their reel. MCA-TV interns are trained on our gear as they assist in production and television operations. This may include using the studio (studio cameras, lighting, and teleprompter), control room (switcher, character generator, audio mixer), field cameras, tripods, wireless microphones and Avid/Adobe editing suites. Once trained, interns assist MCA-TV volunteer members in the production of their specific programs. Interns will also be responsible for shooting, editing and producing original content for the station. Interns will learn state of the art server based broadcasting technologies and field production equipment and be an integral part of MCA-TV team. Those interested in community technology, broadcast engineering, and community media who are looking for real world experience in a dynamic organization are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Allison Eastham, MCA-TV Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1700 Beaver Grade Rd. Suite 140 Moon Township, PA 15108.
Moon Township is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated intern to assist with multi-platform communications for Moon Township and its cable television station Moon Community Access Television. This intern will report to the Communications Director. This internship is unpaid, for course credit and requires at least 10 hours a week.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Ashley Bureau, Communications Director at email@example.com or 1700 Beaver Grade Rd. Suite 140 Moon Township, PA 15108.
Tune in for two remarkable new citizen-produced shows airing on MCA-TV this April. The MCA-TV studio is premiering An Evening with Sally Brooks on Sunday, April 19th at 4:00 pm. The latest show by MCA-TV Community Producer Earl Edwards highlights Sally Brooks as she takes a walk down memory lane and shares some of her stories. Moon Community Access Television (MCA-TV) also debuts the series premiere of Veterans Tell Their Stories on Wednesday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m. The series by MCA-TV Community Producer Beth Feather highlights numerous veterans and their stories from their services. This is all made possible by the Veterans Breakfast Club and the Veterans Voices of Pittsburgh contributions.
Tune in to Moon Community Access Television (MCA-TV) on Sunday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m. for the premiere of La Mia Strada: My Road. This documentary by Producer Michael Angelo DiLauro highlights his personal perspective on ethnicity and culture as it links ancient and contemporary Italian culture with its Italian-American counterpart.
Over a period of years, the filmmaker has conducted dozens of interviews, explored historical sites, sifted through archaeological artifacts, dug through family photographs, and immersed himself in the music, poetry, and oral histories of the Abruzzi, Molise and Puglia regions. La Mia Strada links the ancient and contemporary history of families divided by an ocean, yet united by an indelible genetic bond.
Tune in to Moon Community Access Television (MCA-TV) on Tuesday, April 7 at 8:30 p.m. for the premiere of We Built This City: How the Allegheny Conference Remade Pittsburgh. This film by Producer Michael Angelo DiLauro highlights the commemorative 70th anniversary of the Alleghany Conference on Community Development in Pittsburgh and their strives to make Pittsburgh America’s most livable city.
This documentary of the Alleghany Conference on Community Development tells the story of the evolution, the successes, and the struggles that made Pittsburgh the vibrant city it is today. By telling this story with photos, videos, and interviews with key participants, the film is able to present an engaging story of how a public-private partnership is continuously working to improve Pittsburgh.---------------------------------
Moon Community Access Television is proud to announce the premier of “Inside the Humidor”, April 7th at 10:00PM. Inside the Humidor is hosted by Josh Egal owner of the Smoke Stack in Moon Township. Josh is joined by cigar aficionados Ed Brandyberry and Josh Mills as they discuss everything about cigars.
The premier episode, Josh and his experts talk about types of cigars, ring size, length and types of tobacco. Join Josh, Josh, and Ed on Tuesdays and Thursday evening at 10:00PM on MCA-TV for “Inside the Humidor”View all news articles here