In This Issue
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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 
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Public Awareness Weekend 2021
As the uncertainty of COVID still lurks around, we have decided to host Public Awareness Weekend a little different for 2021. We will be pre-recording all of our segments throughout February and airing them on March 26 & 27 to ensure PAW goes on this year! If you know any nonprofits who would be interested in participating, please have them email Allison at for more information. As we schedule studio time, we will send out a request for volunteers. 
Volunteer Opportunities  

Happy New Year! We have a lot of volunteer opportunities coming up as we prepare for Public Awareness Weekend. If you would like to volunteer to help with our prerecorded segments, please let Allison know as we are limiting the number of people in the studio to meet COVID restrictions. We are looking for volunteers for the following days:

Wednesday, January 13 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, January 14 at 2 p.m.
Monday, January 18 at 10 a.m.
Monday, January 18 at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, January 19 at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, January 20 at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, January 20 at 2 p.m.
Monday, January 25 at 9 a.m.
Monday, January 25 at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, January 26 at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, January 27 at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, January 27 at 2 p.m. 
Thursday, January 28 at 10 a.m.

Each filming should be around 30 minutes. Please contact Allison with questions. There will be more filming times coming in February.
Dr. Schneiderman 
It is with great sadness that we let you know Dr. Marc Schneiderman passed away at the end of December. He was a long time member of the MCA-TV family and we will all miss him greatly. Dr. Schneiderman hosted the award-winning show The Dr. is in for many years at the station. 

Due to the pandemic, the viewing time and location are not known yet. As soon as we find out more information, we will let you know. We will miss Dr. Schneiderman around the MCA-TV studio. 
Volunteer Spotlight 
Rosanne Robinson   

Q. Give us a brief description of yourself. 

Being a child of the 60s, TV and radio always intrigued me! I always wanted to be the one to hold the mic and talk to  people. My work history is varied, but one of my favorite jobs was working at a radio station. I loved all of it, production, writing, on-air. I am now retired from working outside the home and volunteering at MCA is my fun thing to do.

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

I believe I have been doing this 3 years now.

Q. What inspired you to take the production classes? 

When I worked at RMU in the Academic Media Center, some of the students volunteered here.  I was intrigued to learn Moon Twp. Had a TV station. After I retired, I happened to learn that there was a training class to learn to run cameras. I signed up immediately. 

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

Being able to work as part of a crew to bring informative programming to the community. Whether it is running camera, directing, monitoring audio, or doing the time cards, I enjoy it all!

Q. What shows do you volunteer on at MCA-TV?

It varies.  Senior Workout, Yinz Brewing, Moon Landings, Ink Shrink, Estate Planning with Michele Conti, PAW Weekend, Fourth of July, Half Hour-Full Moon, MVFD Virtual Gun Bash Wow! I cannot believe that many shows! One of the great things about volunteering is learning about new topics and meeting the people that are part of the shows.
Q. Do you have any other shows you'd like to work on in the future?

It would be fun to do a home how-to show, basic around the home things. Minor repairs, cooking, and baking.
COVID-19 Update 

As we continue to navigate through these uncertain times, we are open to film at MCA-TV. We welcome all producers to schedule shows and new producers to start programs. 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 sanitizers available so everyone can wash their hands frequently. Also, 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 premises 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. 

Film Festival 2021 

The MCA-TV Film Festival returns in May, marking its 10th year for the competition. MCA-TV invites local filmmakers to test their creativity for a chance to win! Films will be judged on: originality, creativity, strength of plot, story structure, characters, cinematography, direction, entertainment value, dialogue (character interaction), and overall quality. All submissions will be broke down into feature length and short film categories. Last year, thanks to monetary donations from generous sponsors, MCA-TV awarded more than $3,500 in prizes.
Enter your original film before the May 14, 2021 deadline and watch the event live on MCA-TV on Saturday, May 29. Films will be judged by a panel of film experts from the Pittsburgh Area. You do not have to be a Moon Township resident to participate. For more information, visit MCA-TV.ORG.
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 or call 412.269.1191 and schedule a time to come in and we will go over things with you again! 

Don't forget, you can also reserve the equipment to practice 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! 

Also, our next production classes are scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 13 if you know anyone who would be interested in signing up. 
MCA-TV Instagram & Facebook
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! 

And remember to "like" Moon Community Access on Facebook as well to stay up-to-date on information and happenings! 
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

MCA-TV Staff

Allison Ford
Director MCA-TV/ Communications

Morgan Torchia 
MCA-TV Production Assistant