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Remember, after you complete the production classes, you can sign a camera out to practice filming so you feel ready for whatever opportunities arise! Just contact Allison at 
to reserve a camera. 

Production Classes are Back

MCA-TV relies on volunteers to film, produce, and star in our productions. If you know anyone who would be interested in volunteering, this is their opportunity to do so by signing up for our free quarterly production classes. These classes are open to residents of any community.
Classes run from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Wednesdays for four weeks beginning Wednesday, August 5 at the MCA-TV studio located at 1700 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 140, Moon Township, PA 15108. To register, contact MCA-TV Director Allison Ford at or call 412.269.1191. Space is limited.
The Studio is Open
We are open and can't wait to see you! We welcome producers to start scheduling again to film in the station and check out our new control room! Volunteers are welcome to set up a time to come check out the new control room as well! Please call or email to set up a time to come so we can ensure we do not have too many people in the studio at once.

All measures are being taken to practice social distancing between employees and volunteers in the studio. Specifically, it is recommended that you stay at least 6 feet away from others and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. There will be alcohol-based sanitizer available so everyone can wash their hands frequently. In addition, the public will be required to wear a mask before being granted admittance to the building and during their time at the studio (with the exception being the talent). Individuals who cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition may enter the premise and are not required to provide documentation. If you are sick, we ask that you stay home for the safety of everyone until you are better. 
As always, you are welcome to reserve equipment from the studio to film as well. Just email us to reserve the equipment so we can ensure it is ready for you. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we all work through this reopening process. Our highest priority is the health and well-being of everyone in the MCA-TV family and our community. We will continue to monitor the evolving situation and keep you updated as changes occur. 
Volunteer Spotlight
Frank Magnotta 

Q. Give us a brief description of yourself.

I am a retired structural designer that
likes to keep busy. I am active in the community with being the chairman of the MCA-TV advisory board and the Parks and Recreation board. I also film local school board meetings and supervisor meetings for viewing on MAG-TV. I also drive a school bus for Moon Area School District. I am currently a range safety officer at Keystone Shooting Center.

Q. How long have you been volunteering at MCA-TV?

I am not sure about this, but I think it's around 10 years.

Q. What do you enjoy most about volunteering at MCA-TV?

I enjoy meeting the new and interesting volunteers and guests that are on the shows that the station produces.

Q. Tell us about your show, Yinz Brewin'?

Yinz Brewing is a show about home brewing beer at home. We talk to home brewers about the steps and process to be able to make your own beer at home. There are also episodes where we go to brewers houses to film different processes and equipment.

Q. Where did you get the idea to produce Yinz Brewin'?

I got the idea when I overheard two guys at work talking about making beer and how he and his other buddy were doing a podcast tasting and discussing different beer styles and tastes. I approached them and asked if they would like to turn there podcast into a TV show.

Q. Do you have any other shows you'd like to create in the future?

No. I do not have any other shows planed right now, but I am always looking for new ideas because you never know when a new show idea will pop up.
The Options to Film are Unlimited
Do you have an idea for a show that just isn't possible to film in the studio? Then you are in luck! Once you complete the production classes, you are able to borrow equipment from the studio to film outside today! You can film anything from parades to cooking show to a car cruise or anything in between that interests you! 

If you have an idea for a new show and want to borrow equipment to film outside of the studio, contact the MCA-TV office today by email at to reserve equipment. 

Don't forget, you can also reserve the equipment to practice with at home so you can get familiar with using it outside of the studio. If you are interested, contact Allison today to find out more! 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities 
Are you looking for a place to beat the heat? Well we have the perfect answer! Come volunteer for one of our shows inside our nice cool studio! We are looking for volunteers for the following:

  • Wednesday, July 22 at 10 a.m. for Core Conditioning 
  • Tuesday, July 28 at 10 a.m. for Estate Planning with your Legal Concierge

Be on the lookout for more opportunities  to come! We will be filming Moon High School football home games and some Moon High School Varsity soccer (Boys and Girls) home games this year. As soon as we finalize what games we will be covering, we will post the schedule. If you are interested in volunteering for any or all of these games, contact Allison today for more information! 
MCA-TV Instagram 
You can now stay up-to-date on MCA-TV events and happenings through the new Instagram account! 

Be sure to "follow" MCATV14 to see updates on the the updated studio, volunteer opportunities, updates from our producers and hosts, and more! 
Through The Years 
Produce a New Show Today! 
Do you have an idea for a new show?  MCA-TV is always looking for new content!

Producing a show is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Pitch your show idea to Allison Ford
2. Schedule a production date
3. Watch your show on MCA-TV

The rules are pretty simple, any Moon resident can produce a show or non-residents can work with a community producer to sign off on their production and help gather volunteers!

What is a community producer, you ask?
A community producer is a Moon Township resident that has gone through our production course.

If you are not a community producer, we can help pair you up with one!  We currently have about 15 active community producers ready to help you get your show on the road!  The process is easy! Just contact Allison Ford at with information about your idea and you are on your way!
MCA-TV Studio Information
1700 Beaver Grade Road Suite 140
Moon Township, PA 15108

Studio Hours
Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

MCA-TV Staff

Allison Ford
Director MCA-TV/ Communications

Frank Vieira 
MCA-TV Assistant Director

Morgan Torchia 
MCA-TV Production Assistant