The MVCC Podcast with Centerville Communications Director Kate Bostdorff
Want to hear what’s happening at your access television station? Tune in to The MVCC Podcast, for news, previews, and interviews with content creators here in the Miami Valley.
In the April episode, host Richard Diaz is joined by Centerville Communications Director Kate Bostdorff to talk about how the City of Centerville – and its many community partners – are leaders in local media.
Along the way, learn about the value of gavel-to-gavel council meetings, the work involved in live parades, and volunteers making a big impact on how Centerville and MVCC share local stories for viewers.
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.