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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Ten Videos You May Have Missed This Week

Here is a look back at 10 videos you may have missed this past week on the MyMCMedia website. 1. The Montgomery County Council at-large candidates forum took place at the studios of Montgomery Community Media (MCM) on Oct. 13. Early voting begins this week, Oct. 23 – 30. 2. The Montgomery County Executive candidates […]

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Remembering Frank Nelson (PHOTOS)

Montgomery Community Media is mourning the loss of Frank Nelson, a volunteer producer and the creator of FRESH TV, who passed away on Sept. 18. A Silver Spring resident, Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife of 30 years, Cheryl, and his daughters,  Nilaja Nelson of Georgia, Ifetayo Nelson of North Carolina, Tiffany Nelson and […]

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Busy Week at MCM (PHOTO)

It’s been a busy week at Montgomery Community Media. Our television station hosted the annual PEG-TV all hands meeting, announced the Picture the Fair photo contest winner, welcomed Community Engagement Specialist Aline Barros to the staff, and we are gearing up for the Nov. 4 General Election. Not to mention, our coverage of the Silver […]

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Lights, Camera, Action: GoPro Project (Video)

Montgomery Community Media has unveiled a new 40-second video to promote a Power to Give crowdfunding project to raise funds to buy GoPro Hero cameras for the television station’s training classes and programs. So, what is a GoPro Hero? It’s described as a small, wearable, mountable, portable, high performance and versatile camera that makes it […]

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Honoring Our Public Safety Heroes (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

For three years, I have been honored to cover the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s Public Safety awards ceremony. This is an annual event that takes place, traditionally, on the first day of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair at the Heritage building and it’s designed for the local business community to thank our county’s first responders […]

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PR Executive Steve Simon Headlines Small Business Event at MCM

A media consultant and public relations executive, Steve Simon headlines the upcoming Small Business University event at the television studios of Montgomery Community Media on August 21. Simon’s address will focus on the role of public relations when it comes to building a business’s brand. “The talk will focus on how any organization – large […]

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Meet Vincent Sarageno, Senior Production Technician and More

Vincent Sarageno was hired earlier this summer as Montgomery Community Media’s senior production technician and production operations coordinator. He began his new job at MCM just before the primary election in late June.  Before arriving at MCM, Sarageno worked in a variety of positions at other local and national television outlets. “I have done just […]

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MCM Named NATOA Award-Winning Finalist in Two Categories

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UPDATED Montgomery Community Media (MCM) has learned it is a 2014 national finalist in two, National Association of Telecommunication Officers and Advisors (NATOA) government programming award categories. The categories are for the “Use of Social Media” for MyMCMedia.org and “Event/Program Promotion (Operating Budget over $300,000)” for the My Favorite Teacher spot. “I’m proud of our award-winning […]

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Q & A: Author Sarah Pekkanen's Summer Book Recommendations

I find that I read more books in the summertime than any other time of the year. I recently asked one of my favorite authors, Sarah Pekkanen, who is a Montgomery County resident, to share her summer book list. Sonya: What are you reading right now? Sarah: “I just picked up Brene Brown‘s THE GIFTS […]

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What Are You Reading This Summer? Jud Ashman Shares His Summer Book List

There’s something special about reading in the summertime. Stashing a book in your pool or beach bag or even carrying one (and/or your e-reader) along on errands or travels becomes a cherished part of the routine at this time of the year. With that said, I want to know: “What are you reading this summer?” […]

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