Kettering Holiday at Home Parade Celebrates 30 Years of Television on MVCC
The Labor Day event, which began in 1959, MVCC started broadcasting the parade in 1992
On Monday, September 5th at 10:00am, there’s only one channel you will need to turn to for the best sights and sounds of community spirit and excitement: GATV Channel 6. That’s because the Miami Valley Communications Council (MVCC) will be broadcasting the City of Kettering’s Holiday at Home parade for its 30th year, rain or shine.
Community groups, public safety staff and vehicles, marching bands, and school teams – all that and more will participate in the approximately 90-minute event, which will be both live on the channel and streaming live at www.mvcc.net. This year’s theme will be “Dog Days of Summer.”
This broadcast is made possible in part by the generous contributions of many MVCC volunteers who help in all aspects of the video production. Volunteers set up equipment, operate cameras, manage audio, and will even direct the parade.
Community parades are an integral part of MVCC’s broadcasting history. This year, in addition to Kettering’s 30th year on air, Centerville’s parade aired its 37th year, Miamisburg recorded its 30th year, Oakwood its 29th, and the City of Springboro will celebrate 30 years in November.
For more information on the Kettering Holiday at Home, visit www.holidayathome.org
You can check out last year's parade here: Kettering Holiday At Home Parade 2021 (mvcc.video)
Miami Valley Communications Council is a municipal communications and technology organization representing the eight member cities of Centerville, Germantown, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Springboro and West Carrollton. The council also has affiliate agreements with other Miami Valley cities. MVCC was formed in 1975 as a council of governments to monitor, regulate, and administer common cable television franchise agreements, manage the operation of the council's cable access television channels, and develop and implement intergovernmental projects designed to strengthen communications between member cities and their citizens. A policy-making body consisting of delegates representing member cities governs the council.
MVCC is funded through franchise fees paid by the cable service provider. Franchise fees are rent that the cable company pays for placing its wires over or under the public rights-of-way (streets.) MVCC uses these franchise fees to support its community access television activities, cooperative intergovernmental projects, and to explore new and changing technologies that will benefit member communities. The council, in turn, provides many services to our communities at little or no cost.