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For programming schedules and more information on MCA-TV, visit www.mca-tv.org.
DVD's and BluRay disks can be made of any show we air at $20/DVD and $40/BluRay. Call the studio to purchase yours today!
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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 AEastham@moontwp.us 
to reserve a camera. 

Fall Production Classes

MCA-TV relies on volunteers like you to film, produce, and host our productions. Do you have friends who would also be interested in volunteering at MCA? These classes are open to residents of any community.
 
The training course is a series of four hands-on classes providing the basics of camera operation, lighting, audio, and editing. Successful completion of the course provides the opportunity to be an official MCA-TV volunteer, ready and able to assist with any MCA-TV production.
 
Classes run from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Wednesdays for four weeks beginning Wednesday, October 14 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 aeastham@moontwp.us or call 412.269.1191. Space is limited.
COVID-19 Guidelines 
As we monitor the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, we are open at MCA-TV! We have had a few shows in the studio already and a lot more coming! 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. 
Greater Pittsburgh Community Media Awards 2020 
It's time for the Fourth Annual Greater Pittsburgh Community Media Awards! There will be a virtual ceremony on October 20th from 7-8 p.m.
 
Join us as we celebrate the spirit of community media with an awards ceremony. The event is sponsored by SSB Bank. WTAE TV personality Andrew Stockey will be our guest MC for the evening. This year's event will be virtual and will be simulcast on TV, the web, and Apple TV, ROKU, and Fire TV.
 
The awards event will honor the unsung heroes of media who use local media to educate, inspire, and enlighten area audiences. The awardees are some of the finest local television producers in the area. Each awardee is dedicated to the noncommercial use of media for the public good. The ceremony will honor the spirit and principles of community media including free speech, localism, and equal access.
 
PCTV, MCA-TV, and BPTV have a combined record of 97 years of service to the community.
 
This virtual event will be free to watch on PCTV Comcast 21 and Verizon 47, MCA-TV Comcast 14 and Verizon 35, BPTV Comcast 7 and Verizon 32, PCTV's website at: https://www.pctv21.org, and Apple TV, ROKU, and Fire TV on the PCTV app.
 
We want to recognize all of our nominees for their outstanding work at the station in 2020! We appreciate all you do to make MCA-TV what it is! 
  
Our nominees were:
 
Arts
-Ink Shrink 
 
Series
-The Dr. is in

Community
-Moon Landings
 
Entertainment
-Inside the Humidor / Yinz Brewin' Crossover 

Health & Lifestyle
-La Mia Cucina 
 
Public Affairs
-Government Review April 2020 
 
Religious & Spiritual
-Cornerstone Christian Fellowship

Sports
-RMU Men's Hockey vs Mercyhurst 
 
Talk Show
-Get Involved 

We want to take this time to congratulate our winners! Moon Landings, La Mia Cucina, and RMU Hockey! Thank you again to everyone for your hard work and dedication to MCA-TV! 
New Assistant Director Profile
Morgan Torchia    


Morgan is the new Assistant Director for MCA-TV. She grew up in Rennerdale right outside of Oakdale Pennsylvania and attended Robert Morris University where she majored in Television and Video Production and minored in Photography in 2018. She started working part time for MCA-TV while still in school until her senior year and returned in December of this year. Her hobbies include photography, baking, spending as much time outside as possible. Morgan is very excited to continue to be a part of MCA-TV. Stop by and see Morgan today! 

Filming Outside the Studio 
Do you have an idea for a show outside of 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 garden show features 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 aeastham@moontwp.us 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! 

Need a Refresher 
Do you have an idea for a show, or has it been a while since you have used one of our cameras and you would like some practice? You can contact MCA-TV Director Allison Ford at aeastham@moontwp.us or call 412.269.1191 and reserve a camera to practice or learn more at home anytime! 
MCA-TV Instagram 
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 aeastham@moontwp.us 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
412-269-1191

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
aeastham@moontwp.us

Morgan Torchia 
MCA-TV Production Assistant