What MCA-TV Volunteers Do

MCA-TV is offering FREE production classes to anyone interested. These one-on-one hands-on classes will teach you the basics of TV production from running a camera to producing your own show! MCA-TV’s free training classes are open to residents of any community. Upon completion, trainees are ready to assist with any MCA-TV production. Once trained, volunteers also have the opportunity to continue building their skills through advanced training opportunities. Classes are available on Wednesdays until 7 PM at the MCA-TV studio located at 1700 Beavergrade Road, Suite 140, Moon Township. To sign up, contact Matt Simkovic at msimkovic@moontwp.us or 412-269-1191.

Volunteers vs.
Community Producer

While MCA-TV welcomes residents of any community as technical volunteers, community producers must be Moon Township residents. To create a program to air on MCA-TV, a Moon Township resident must sign on as the Community Producer and be willing to actively participate in the program and take responsibility for its content. All shows produced by members of the public must have a Community Producer. For rules and regulations outlining the role of volunteers and community producers, please click here.

Producer Application
Show Proposal Form

How to
Become a Volunteer

Volunteers truly are the key to everything that goes on at MCA-TV. As a volunteer-driven television station, MCA-TV relies on volunteers to produce, edit and star in its locally-produced programs and is always looking for new volunteers and program ideas. If you have an interest in becoming part of this worthwhile community resource, please contact us at 412-269-1191 or mca-tv@moontwp.com.

Hear what some of our volunteers have to say about volunteering at MCA-TV:

“I have been producer and host of a fitness show since the start up of our station in 1985. Volunteers are a big key to the success of the station so please consider joining us for this great experience. I hope I have helped many people over the years no matter what their age or the shape/condition they are in and cannot attend classes. Be a volunteer and volunteer to be on my Senior Workout show!”
- Linda Francis, producer, “Senior Workout”

"After retiring from a career in radio, MCA-TV provided me a way to remain active in the media. It's fun learning about the technical and creative aspects of television while being able to enrich the community with thoughtful programs. Working with the incredible staff and my fellow volunteers makes for a great experience."
- John Robertson, volunteer since May, 2019

“I happened across MCA_TV while on a trip to the library, and thought that it might be a fun thing to do. I enjoy doing replays for moon football as well as volunteering on a variety of other shows. I have met a lot of interesting people along the way to having a award winning show. Stop in and make some new friends and have a little fun along the way. 8 year volunteer."
- Frank Magnotta, volunteer since 2011

“I started volunteering for MCA-TV right around the time my son finished film school, 2016. He got me interested in photography and film. I saw an ad in the local paper about a training course for volunteering at MCA-TV and signed up. I’ve been volunteering ever since. I worked on a few projects over the years, but at this point, I am focused mainly on a program I produce called “Get Involved” with Council Tom Baker. Tom’s infectious smile and kindness along with his giving back to the community message(Get Involved) is one of the main reasons I keep coming back to MCA-TV.

I enjoy the time I spend at MCA-TV. The staff there is always friendly and extremely helpful. It’s a great place to meet new people, work with other volunteers, learn something new and volunteer my time.”
- Mary Ceccarelli, volunteer since 2011

“I was always interested in filmmaking and movies, so I thought it would be a kind of low-pressure way to find people to match those interests. I think it’s a great way to be involved with the community and also to learn a lot.”
- Julie Huber, three-year volunteer

“The TV show has become somewhat of a “hobby,” allowing for another avenue of medical education for me and my audience. It’s been thoroughly enjoying.”
- Marc Schneiderman, producer, “The Doctor is In”