Inside MCM with Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager and Producer at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). Her “Inside MCM” blog is designed to give Montgomery County residents a behind the scenes look at what is happening and coming up at Montgomery Community Media. You can also stay connected with MCM by following our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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MCM, CCM, MCTV, Rockville 11 Receive NATOA Awards

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The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) honored the winners of the 30th Annual Government Programming Awards (GPA) on Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California. The NATOA awards program honors excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. According to a news release, […]

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Acclaimed Tollywood Directors Tour MCM (PHOTOS)

Merlyn Reineke, executive director of Montgomery Community Media (MCM), recently led a tour of the Rockville-based television station for some visiting executives from India. Tollywood producer and director Tammareddy Bharadwaj and acclaimed director V.N. Aditya visited the station this week. They were accompanied by MCM board member Kiran Meegada. During the studio tour, Reineke gave […]

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MCM Board Focuses on Fundraising (PHOTOS)

The Montgomery Community Television (MCT) Board of Directors held a board retreat about development on June 27th. At the retreat, the board discussed the fundraising, development and philanthropic goals and strategies for this fiscal year. Board members Shiree Skinner and Beth Suarez, both members of the Association for Fundraising Professionals, conducted the fundraising training for […]

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MCM Board Chair Jeffrey Slavin Appears on Comcast's Newsmakers (VIDEO)

Jeffrey Slavin, board chair of Montgomery Community Media, recently was interviewed on Comcast’s Newsmakers. Mayor Slavin talked about MCM’s programming, classes, website and the upcoming event for Vietnam Veterans at the Universities at Shady Grove. You can watch the Newsmakers episode, below: Slavin, for those who don’t know, is also the mayor of the Town […]

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A Salute to Montgomery County's Vietnam Veterans (VIDEO)

Several of the Public, Education and Government (PEG) television stations in Montgomery County are working on a program entitled, “Honor and Gratitude: A Salute to Montgomery County’s Vietnam Veterans.” This is an event that will take place on Oct. 24th at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. Montgomery Community Media (MCM) is proud to […]

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Meet the Authors of "Dragons Love Tacos" (VIDEO)

I spent a good portion of the weekend covering the Gaithersburg Book Festival (GBF) and it’s an assignment I enjoy because of the extraordinary people I get to meet at this popular literary event. At the authors’ reception on Friday night at Asbury Methodist Village, I met the author and illustrator of a popular children’s […]

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Delta Alumnae Foundation Grant to MCM (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Delta Alumnae Foundation, Inc. recently awarded a grant to Montgomery Community Media for the television station’s “Send a Kid to Camp and Give a Kid a Chance” program. The award was presented at the foundation’s annual meeting at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Below are some photos from the meeting:    

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Ingleside Residents Attend Backpack Journalists Screening Party at MCM (PHOTOS)

UPDATED There was a great turnout for the spring break Backpack Journalism screening party at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) on April 10. For one week, the seven teens in the Backpack Journalism program learned about story composition, shooting and editing. As part of the spring break project, the young journalists interviewed seniors at Ingleside at […]

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Did You See the Drone Shot? (VIDEO)

In just two weeks, Montgomery Community Media will celebrate a “Day in the Life of Montgomery County.” Our celebration takes place on April 22nd – that’s Earth Day – and we are promoting the event in order to inspire and encourage others to join us as we try to capture the diversity of our county […]

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Calling All Photographers (VIDEO)

Save the date: Montgomery Community Media celebrates the third annual, “A Day in the Life of Montgomery County” on April 22nd. That’s Earth Day! You can join the fun by taking a photo of your day in Montgomery County and sending it to us at You can also tweet photos @MyMCMedia #DITL. We will […]

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