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2016 Save the Dates

The Michigan Chapter (MI-ACM) and National Alliance for Community Media (ACM) offer many events to help generate ideas and network with like minded people! Here is a list of a few community media events held at a national, regional and state level. We hope to see you there.


New Board Appointed by Members!

We have a new board for the 2016-18 term! Many thanks to Ron Beacom for being the election chair and tallying the votes!! Here is the list of our new board:

President, Alysha Schlundt-Bodien             

Vice-President, Milward Beaudry                           

Secretary, Ashley Berens                              

Treasurer, Beth Mitchell                                

At-Large, Deborah Guthrie, Ian Locke & Ted Diedrich                                     

Congratulations to all our new board members! I look forward to working with each and everyone of you!!

2015 Station Tour Recap

The 2015 Fall Station Tour was jam packed and tons of fun! We saw everything from creative DIY solutions to gear that will be for sale soon! Huge thanks to Dan Goodell from Saginaw Valley State University for showing us his impressive LED studio and audio booth.

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Many thanks to the whole crew at MCTV Network; Ron Beacom, Matt Richardson, Billie Bethune, interns and Midland Library for providing lunch and showing use their ProMax server, new cablecast room and production trailer (that will be updated in a few weeks and the old one will be on sale!).

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Special thanks to Aaron Jones from Central Michigan University for giving us an inside look at CMU’s Broadcast & Fine Arts programs and an in-depth look at their playback system Just Play by Tools On Air. Congratulations to MHTV for winning Michigan Association of Broadcasters Station of the Year award 14 years in a row!

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Round of applause to Carey Hammel from MACTV Network in Mount Pleasant (a consortium of 11 surrounding villages and towns) for getting creative in his studio to build some cheap DIY solutions, showing off his EVO server and creating so many wonderful programs with limited staff!

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Shout outs to Billie Sue Oliver from Midland Public Schools for being our chauffeur around town and Brewer Jeff from the Tap Room who gave us an informative and engaging brewery town!

Brewery Tour 2015
Mount Pleasant Brewery Tour

If you have any suggestion on stations and/or studios you wish to tour please email Thank you to everyone who came out and especially the station for making this possible!

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Station Tour Group Photo (missing UpNorth Media Center)

Fall Station Tour Reminder!

RSVP today for the annual Fall Station Tour! This years tour will head north on Friday, September 25, 2015. Starting at Saginaw Valley State University, then heading to Midland Community TV, Central Michigan University & MACTV Network. Afterwards, we will have a special brewery tour at the Tap Room operated by Mountain Town Brewery in Mount Pleasant, MI. This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. See flyer for more details. RSVP to

Station Tour FlyerWe hope to see you, staff, board/comission members and volunteers at the event!