Friday December 3rd, A Night to Celebrate!
Mark your calendar and think
PARTY! MTN will be hosting our annual celebration right here at
the MTN Studios. The night's festivities are to celebrate our MTN
community and also to pay a well deserved tribute to our friend and
co-worker, Chief Engineer, Jim Derks. We'll be doing a live show at the
event from 7:30pm to 8pm. Come and share some of your good energy with
Jim and your fellow MTN patrons. We'll be sure to remind you!
Meet Alex...Americorp Member at Work
Maybe you have seen Alexandra
(better known as Alex) Betzler around MTN. If you haven’t seen or heard
her yet, you will, because she is MTN’s new Americorps Member. She is serving in the youth department, helping the South High Voices students and other youth producers.
Alex, a recent graduate of Macalester College, is doing a year of
service at MTN through the Community Technology Empowerment Project, a
local branch of Americorps that places members at community technology
and youth media centers. Alex, an artist, writer and filmmaker, will use
her talents to help youth at MTN make public service announcements,
documentaries, studio shows and other kinds of television. She will also
be coordinating our youth media camps, coming up next summer.
She stepped up to the plate very quickly, filling in admirably when her
supervisor, John Akre, had to take a sudden leave. So if you see her in
the hall or in an edit system, say hello to Alex and welcome her to
A Different View of the Mid-term Elections
MTN will be broadcasting coverage of
the national midterm elections from the Freespeech network. The coverage
will be on channel 17. Free Speech TV
will offer a combination of news and views from writers, reporters and
viewers on the crucial mid-term elections. And, on election night
itself, (November 2nd), FSTV will lead a team of progressive and
independent media entities to bring you six hours of live coverage. MTN
will be presenting the live coverage from 7pm until the daily
re-broadcast of Democracy Now! at 10pm. We hope that you will enjoy this
coverage and we will be able to offer more programming of this kind in
Maybe you're outside of Minneapolis
and you want to catch one of our live shows. Well, now we have available
for your viewing pleasure MTN Studios LIVESTREAM! The channel alternates between 16 and 17 when the stream is not airing live programming. We hope to catch you watching!
MTN Has A Webstream!
To all of the folks who showed out to our Producer's Happy Hour. We thought the turnout was swell and the MPLS.tv folks were not only full of information and character, they look great on the Producer Happy Hour show! We hope to bring you another happy hour in the coming quarter of the year!
Special Thank You...
REMEMBER: Someone YOU Know Could Take the FREE MTN Orientation
Upcoming dates for the orientation:
October 27th, November 9th, and November 17th. The orientation
begins at 7pm promptly and there is no pre-registration required. Come
on down, send someone, come as a GROUP and learn what MTN is all about!