merlyn reineke

February 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Tribute to the Career of Late MCM CEO Merlyn Reineke

Montgomery Community Media (MCM) celebrated the career and contributions of our former Chief Executive Officer, Merlyn Reineke who died unexpectedly Dec. 22. The tribute was streamed live and included speeches by Mike Wassenaar, Nancy Poole, Donna Keating, Jimmy Albert, Nannette Hobson, Jeffrey Slavin, and Vernon Ricks. The program for the tribute may be viewed, here. […]

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February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Montgomery County

In addition to National Frozen Yogurt Day #FroYo, here’s five things to know today, Feb. 6., in Montgomery County: 1. Livestream of Tribute: Montgomery Community Media (MCM) will celebrate the career and contributions of our former Chief Executive Officer, Merlyn Reineke who died unexpectedly Dec. 22. Watch the livestream, here. 2. Student Mental Health Forum: Students, […]

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December 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCM Board Chairman Slavin Issues Statement in Wake of Reineke’s Death

Montgomery Community Media mourns the tragic loss of our leader and friend, Chief Executive Officer Merlyn Reineke. Inexplicably, Merlyn took his own life last night for reasons that were deeply personal. We knew Merlyn as a charming diplomat who managed to move MCM into the modern age of media with distinctive vision and acumen. For […]

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December 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

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MCM CEO Merlyn Reineke Dies

Montgomery Community Media Chief Executive Officer Merlyn Reineke died Friday in a death that is being considered a suicide, MCM Chief Operating Officer Nannette Hobson said. “This news is shocking for us all and we are still trying to process this tragedy. We have many questions and few answers at this point,” Hobson said. Reineke […]

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November 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery Community Media Recognizes Volunteers at the Annual Monty Awards (VIDEO)

It was a night to celebrate dozens of volunteers for their hard work in creating stories that matter to the community. Since a great deal of the content on Montgomery Community Media’s website and television channels come from the volunteers who dedicate thousands of hours each year toward content creation, MCM staff honored their hard […]

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July 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Mooers guests include Fred Evans, Amy Fier, Tufail Ahmad, and Merlyn Reineke. Mooers and the panel discuss the public schools with Fred Evans, two programs offered by EveryMind with Amy Fier, the community service work Montgomery County Muslim Foundation does with Tufail Ahmad. Montgomery Community Media’s Chief Executive Officer […]

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June 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

A Night to Shine: Montgomery Community Media Hosts Inaugural EPIC Awards (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

It was night to shine for local content creators and media industry experts. Dozens gathered at the Fillmore Music Center in Silver Spring Thursday evening for Montgomery Community Media’s first annual Excellence in Programming and Innovative Content (EPIC) Awards to highlight and honor those who are at the forefront of creating innovative multimedia content on […]

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June 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

At the EPIC Awards, A Conversation About the Value of Community Media (VIDEO)

Montgomery Community Media’s inaugural EPIC Awards brought out major players in our community, as the event honored seven people who have contributed excellent programming and innovative content. With the demise of traditional media, community media is more important now than ever, because enterprises like MCM help inform our communities, and as County Executive Ike Leggett […]

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June 15, 2017 | Staff Writer


The first annual EPIC (Excellence in Programming and Innovative Content) Awards ceremony took place on the evening of June 8, at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. These awards recognize the creators of outstanding and innovative multimedia content distributed on broadcast or broadband platforms. The mission of the EPIC Awards is to strengthen our community of […]

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June 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Laura Rowles Receives EPIC Award for Her Blog, “Your Success is Our Business” (VIDEO)

Montgomery Community Media’s CEO Merlyn Reineke presented Laura Rowles with the 2017 Monty’s Choice EPIC Award for her blog, “Your Success is Our Business.” This award was presented to “members who best exemplify MCM’s mission.” Watch Rowles receive the award in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: PREVIOUS POSTS Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Receives EPIC Award […]

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