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May 2014 Courses

May 2nd,  4pm -  Producers Preview
May 7th, 3pm - Field Camera - Session 1 (NEW HD CAMERAS)
May 14th, 3pm - Final Cut Editing (NEW FINAL CUT PRO X)
May 23rd, 2pm - Studio Production
May 28th, 3pm - Field Camera - Session 2 (NEW HD CAMERAS)

Contact MCM-TV and plan to attend a Producer Preview session if you'd like to learn more about community television in McMinnville.  All courses can be adjusted to fit personal needs.  To register for classes contact David Johnson at (503) 434-1234 Ext 1, or email

Alien Daze Parade

The annual visit to McMinnville by alien beings is drawing near!  The Alien Costume Parade hits 3rd Street on Saturday, May 17th. MCM-TV will once again be televising this weirdly enjoyable community event.  Join earthling hosts Lynda Phillippi and Walter Haight as they call the action live on MCM channels.  MCM will again be looking for volunteers crew members.  If you'd like to help with the telecast, please shoot us an email.

Commissioner Candidate Forum

McMinnville's Senior Center was the place to be Wednesday evening to listen to Yamhill County Commission candidates.  The forum is sponsored by the Yamhill County Farm Bureau, Friends of Yamhill County, Willamette Valley Wineries Association and the Small Woodlands Association. If you couldn't be there, plan to catch the forum on MCM-TV this Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at noon.

Hometown Awards

There have been some pretty great examples of community TV programming on MCM recently.  So much so that we've decided to showcase McMinnville in the Alliance for Community Media's  2014 Hometown Media Awards contest.  This national competition highlights public, educational, and governmental programming across the United States. This Overall Excellence entry demonstrates the outstanding dedication and commitment to local programming made possible by our many dedicated producers, staff, and volunteers.  We thank each and every one of your for your contributions!

Studio Showcase

Last month, Mike & Elizabeth Santone invited dulcimer performer Bob Goldslick to sit in for a session in the MCM recording studio.  Bob is well known for his artistry in Oregon and Washington, including performances at Seattle's Pike Place market. Take some time to appreciate Bob's great music on Cultural Encounter here on MCM-TV.

Non-Profit Informational

The Yamhill County Historical Society staged its annual Farm Festival recently. This well attended event showcases the people, methods and history of Yamhill County agriculture from years past.  MCM-TV frequently televises local programs about the Historical Society including the Farm Festival thanks to Paul Weber, volunteer video producer for the Society. Check them out on the MCM YouTube channel.

Chicken Tractor Race

Recent newcomer to MCM Zach Geary created a terrific video to help bring awareness to the Chicken Tractor Races event featured during La Casa Verde's green community celebration.  His lighthearted promotion played on MCM-TV, was distributed on social media, and attracted attention in the local newspaper.  Zach's video production is a great example of how community media can be used to spread word about community events.  Is your group on MCM-TV?  Contact us to find out how your message can be seen on local television!