MACOMB CABLE NETWORK

The Macomb Cable Network (MCN) is a shared service of the City of Mount Clemens and the Mount Clemens Community Schools. Cable Television was first offered in Mount Clemens in the late 1980’s. The community was faced with the issue of possibly having to create multiple television stations to host the Public, Education and Government (PEG) channels. It was agreed between the City and School District that one, Community Access Cable Television Station, would be created and the financing of the station would be shared by both entities. This community station would be located in the high school and would offer educational programs for students and adults.

Cable Access Channels

Government Access Programming

Comcast (channel 5), WOW! (channel 10), AT&T U-Verse (channel 99)

Content on the Government Access channel is provided by a variety of content creators. Programming must be provided free of charge and cannot contain paid advertisements or promote for-profit ventures. Program contents are delivered on DVD and by video server. Community Calendar content is created in and delivered via CastNet by Alpha Video and the Digital Display Group, Inc.
 

Educational Access Programming

Comcast (channel 20), WOW! (channel 15)

All content on the Educational Access channel is the creation of, and property of, the Mount Clemens Community Schools. Content consists of originally created Window Media File videos, PowerPoint presentations, Photo slideshows, Microsoft Word documents and Adobe PDF files.  Content is delivered through the District’s MediaCast by Inventive Technology.
 

Public Access Programming

Comcast (channel 22), WOW! (channel 18)
 
All content on the Public Access channel is the property of Classic Arts Showcase. Classic Arts Showcase is a free cable television program designed to bring the classic arts experience to the largest audience possible by providing video clips of the arts in hopes that we may tempt you, the viewer, to go out and feast from the buffet of arts available in your community. C.A.S. programming is brought to you by The Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation.
For a complete description, please visit: www.ClassicArtsShowcase.org 
Content is delivered via a KU-Band satellite signal.

Awards and Recognitions

Mount Clemens Public Library and Macomb Cable Network (MCN) are pleased to announce that they have been selected as the winner of the 2016 State History Award in the media category for their jointly-created local history video series, A Minute of Your Time.

A Minute of Your Time presents local history topics in a one-minute format.  The series currently includes 41 episodes on a variety of local history topics, and airs during segments of MCN’s award-winning Bath City Beat program on local access cable channels across Macomb County.  The episodes are also available online from Bath City Beat’s YouTube channel.

Staff and student producers at MCN create the episodes from scripts and source materials drawn from the historical collections of Mount Clemens Public Library.  Several local civic leaders have also participated in the project by lending their voices to the narration of some of the segments.

External LinkView All Videos in the Series
PDF DocumentEpisode Guide

The Historical Society of Michigan presents State History Awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the appreciation and understanding of Michigan history. The awards recognize the excellence of achievement  in the collection, preservation, and/or promotion of state and local history in a variety of categories, and are the highest recognition presented by the state’s official historical society and oldest cultural organization.

Bath City Beat

Bath City Beat (BCB) features stories about people and organizations that make a difference in our community. It highlights the many great events that happen in Downtown Mount Clemens and in our neighborhoods.  Of course, Bath City Beat features funny sketches too!

On the air since 2001, Bath City Beat has produced over 250 episodes, has promoted more than 800 organizations and nearly 1000 original stories and segments.  We received a $2,500 award from the Michigan Sports Broadcasters Association, were featured on WWJ NewsRadio 950's "Making the Grade," and twice visited WDIV Channel 4 for facility tours, job-shadowing and internship opportunities.

Our reporters have won state and national awards from Business Professionals of America, Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Michigan Army National Guard,
the Orchard Lake Student Film Festival and Michigan Area Computer Users in Learning.

BCB has also been the subject of several articles from: Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation, C&G News, Macomb NOW! Magazine, Michigan Area Computer Users in Learning, Michigan Education Association, The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, School Video News and The Macomb Daily.

Bath City Beat can be seen locally in several communities including: Mount Clemens, Bruce Twp., Clinton Twp., Harrison Twp., Macomb Twp., Richmond, Romeo, Shelby Twp., Sterling Heights, Utica, Warren and Washington Twp.

Archived stories and segments can be found online at www.youtube.com/mcnbcb
our page is updated regularly.

You can follow us on Facebook at Bath City Beat

If you have any story ideas for Bath City Beat, or are interested in working on the show, contact the show's producer, Darin Roberts at 586/461-3756, or email the show at BathCityBeat@Gmail.com

2015 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards

External LinkDigital Media Experience: 2nd Place

2014 Orchard Lake Student Film Festival

News Category:
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place

2013 Michigan High School & College Broadcast Awards

External LinkNews Feature / Magazine Program: 1st Place

2012 Orchard Lake Student Film Festival

News Category:
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place

2010 Michigan High School & College Broadcast Awards

News Feature:
Honorable Mention

Media Studies I

Exploring Adobe Photoshop

Students will explore Adobe Photoshop CS6, the industry-standard imaging software. Topics covered include: the Workspace, Layers, Selection Tools, Text, Color Techniques and Photo Retouching.

After completing Media Studies I, students will be prepared for positions with the school newspaper, the yearbook, school-store marketing and a national competition in computer graphics.

PDF DocumentSyllabus for Media Studies I

Media Studies Production

Bather Babble

The best high school news show on the planet!

Bather Babble is the morning announcement program for Mount Clemens High School.  It is the product of the Media Studies Production class, part of the Media Studies course offerings provided to the school district by Macomb Cable Network staff.

Students rotate through each of the crew positions available on a television show. They act as the director, news anchors, sports reporters, do weather reports, are the technical directors, floor directors, camera operators, audio technician and run the teleprompter.

Bather Babble airs LIVE each day at 8:13 a.m. on Comcast Channel 5, Wide Open West Channel 10, AT&T Channel 99 and closed-circuit throughout the district via the MediaCast video system.  Bather Babble repeats throughout the day on the District Channel: Comcast Channel 20 and Wide Open West Channel 15.

If you have an announcement you would like read on our show, place it in our folder in the Main Office, or you can E-Mail the show directly at BatherBabble@gmail.com.

Course Syllabus

PDF DocumentSyllabus for Media Production Course

Additional Course Materials