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.
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.
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
Digital Media Experience: 2nd Place
2014 Orchard Lake Student Film Festival
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
2013 Michigan High School & College Broadcast Awards
News Feature / Magazine Program: 1st Place
2012 Orchard Lake Student Film Festival
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
2010 Michigan High School & College Broadcast Awards
Cable Access Channels
Government Access Programming
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. All programs and message board content is delivered digitally through the Nexus HD system, by Leightronix, Inc.
Educational Access Programming
Comcast (channel 20), WOW! (channel 15)
Public Access Programming
For a complete description, please visit: www.ClassicArtsShowcase.org
Content is delivered via a KU-Band satellite signal.
Digital Production & Broadcasting
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.
Digital Media Studies
Students will use "point of emphasis" techniques to create and enhance images, as well as info graphics. Students will learn restoration techniques as well.
After completing, students will be eligible for Digital Media Studies II, where students will have an "authentic audience." Students will be paired with teachers and community members to create digital assets.
Both courses utilize free and paid apps and programs.