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About the Community Media Center

The Community Media Center is a 501c-3 non-profit organization serving the residents and nonprofits of Carroll County, Maryland.  We operate the county’s Public, Education, and Government Access Center.

The mission of Community Media Center is to provide Carroll County residents and organizations with services, tools, training and access to innovative digital technologies that engage, inform and connect them to their community.

What Does the CMC Do?

  • Operates two local cable channels serving all of Carroll County.

    • Channel 19 – Carroll County’s Public Access Channel featuring programs produced for, about and by residents of Carroll County.

    • Channel 23 – Provides coverage of municipal programs and meetings for eight county municipalities.

  • CMCHD - 1086 - Provides programming for Carroll County's shared HD cable television channel

  • Provides hands-on media production and technology workshops, and gives Carroll County residents access to emerging technologies and state-of-the-art media equipment as a means to produce their own programming.

Who Does the CMC Serve?

The Community Media Center serves the residents of Carroll County, Maryland. CMC strives to create programming by identifying under-served communities and soliciting input from community leaders, residents, and city and school representatives on community needs.

Who Runs the CMC?

The Board of Directors governs CMC and oversees the work of the Executive Director who supervises CMC staff and volunteers.

How is the CMC Funded?

The CMC receives funding from cable franchise fees for operational support. This state of the art facility is a result of local governments dedicating 2% of their franchise fees to support public access to local, government and educational content. In addition, we rely on donations from individuals, businesses and foundations to help us continue to offer workshops, create unique programming and  media programs. The CMC is a non-profit PEG (Public, Education, Government) organization with 501 (C) (3) status and all contributions are tax deductible.

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