The MVCC Podcast #12 With Guest Gene Dakin
Gene Dakin is recognized for his thirty years of access television production and volunteering
Want to hear what’s happening at your local access television station? Tune in to The MVCC Podcast, for news, previews, and interviews with content creators here in the Miami Valley.
In the September episode, host Richard Diaz is joined by MVCC Hall of Fame producer Gene Dakin. Dakin discusses his thirty years of involvement with community access television that began in 1992, including the production of three television series. He also talks about volunteering with MVCC and the technology and staff he’s met throughout the three decades.
All that, plus information on the MVCC class schedule, on episode #12 exclusively on MVCC Channel 991.
The Miami Valley Communications Council operates four cable access channels with cable providers Spectrum TV and AT&T TV. Complete program schedule listings, as well as on-demand viewing, can be found at www.mvcc.video. MVCC was formed in 1975 as a council of governments representing the eight member cities of Centerville, Germantown, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Springboro, and West Carrollton.
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.