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MediaCom NewsLeaders at MCTA

MCTA was pleased to host Mediacom’s “Newsleaders” Program, taping in our offices in April. These video clips will be available soon on the MCTA web site. Included in the productions were Representative Mary Still, Representative Mike Bernskoetter, Representative Stephen Webber, Senator Bill Stouffer, Representative Jay Barnes, Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, Attorney General Chris Koster, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

 
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Senator Wright-Jones at Top Chef Event

Charter sponsored BRAVO’s Top Chef tour in St. Louis recently. Senator
Robin Wright-Jones was selected as a celebrity judge for the Chef’testants
cooking competition. Top Chef alumni for the St. Louis stop featured Season
4’s Nikki Cascone and Season 6’s Hector Santiago.

Comcast Cares Day is April 30

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What: Comcast Cares Day 2011
When: Saturday, April 30th from 8:30—11:00 am
Where: Raytown High School, 6019 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO

Every year on Comcast Cares Day, we bring together tens of thousands of Comcast employees, their families and friends to make a positive impact in neighborhoods across the country.

On April 30th, Comcast Cares Day projects, spanning 39 states and the District of Columbia, will include rehabilitating public parks, planting sustainable food gardens, cleaning up schools such as Raytown High School and more.

This year Comcast is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Comcast Cares Day, which has since grown to become one of the largest single-day corporate volunteer efforts in the country. With last year’s effort included, Comcast employees, families and friends have now volunteered at more than 2,900 projects and delivered more than 1.7 million hours of service.

Comcast will have a video camera and crew at our 2011 Comcast Cares Day project to allow our public officials to tape a public service announcement in support of community involvement and volunteering your time and talents to the community.

Cable ONE Service Area has StudentCam Winner

Renita Wilkerson, a junior at Webb City High School, was an Honorable Mention winner in C-SPAN’s 2011 StudentCam documentary competition with her document entitled “Cyberbullying.”

C-Span received more than one thousand entries from forty states and narrowed it down to seventy-five winners. Of the overall entries, 6 were from Cable ONE service areas, including Ms. Wilkerson.

The complete list of winners and videos can now be found on the StudentCam website.

Click here to view the Renita Wilkerson’s Video.

The 2012 StudentCam contest launches in September, 2011. Visit the StudentCam.org web site for more details about next year’s contest.

April is Dig Safely Month

In order to raise citizen awareness, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon proclaimed April “Dig Safely Month” in the state of Missouri.

Kicking off the campaign, Chuck Simino and other business and telecommunications leaders invited to attend a ceremony in Governor Nixon’s office on March 15.   Praising the work already done by the Missouri One-Call System, Governor Nixon stressed the need to continue protecting  the state’s underground telecommunications and utility infrastructure.

Missouri law requires that a locate request be placed before beginning any excavation (homeowners, that means trees, shrubs, and flowers!).  Placing a locate request is free and easy! Call 1-800-DIG-RITE (800-344-7483) or 811 or start an internet ticket at online at www.mo1call.com.

The utilities should respond to your request within 3 working days by:

  • Marking the approximate location of their facilities or
  • Notifying you that they have no facilities in your dig site area.

After the utility companies respond, you can then proceed with your excavation…safely!

MCTA Scores With Cable Day

Cable Day 2011 was a huge success!

Held on January 11th at the State Capitol, Cable Day continues to be a highlight for everyone who works in the Missouri State Capitol building.

Charter Communications and Mediacom production crews taped public service announcements and Outlook Missouri, with more than 90% participation from our legislators.

The evening’s reception was highlighted by the appearance of Jack Clark, former St. Louis Cardinal great, who signed autographs for more than 3 hours. Kudos go out to Tyler Leach, from Fox Sports Midwest for sponsoring Mr. Clark!

The even proved the perfect time for superb networking and relationship building with many of the freshmen legislators.

MCTA also extends a huge thank you to the Missouri General Assembly members and House and Senate Leadership for providing time for the programs. We also thank the State House Maintenance crew for their help in setting up the taping areas and, of course, the MCTA member cable companies.

We are already looking forward to our 2012 event! Click Here to See Photos from our 2011 Event!

Jill Jensen & Jack Clark at Cable Day

Jill Jensen, who heads the Investigative Team and special report for Kansas City’s NBC Action News, will be at MCTA’s Cable Day at the Capitol on January 11. Jensen will be conducting the “Outlook Missouri” program interviews of all statewide office holders, House and Senate leadership, and major committee chairs.

MCTA also thanks FOX Sports for bringing former St. Louis Cardinal, Jack Clark, to Cable Day at the Capitol. Clark will be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures with legislators and staff.

Save the Date

Cable Day at the Capitol  will be January 11, 2011, at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri.

The MCTA entourage will meet with legislators in support of the cable television industry.

Please plan to attend this important event.

Charlotte McClure Honored in New York

On October 4, 2010, Charlotte McClure, General Manager of Cable ONE in Joplin, was awarded Cable Fax magazine’s Independent System Executive Of the Year.

Charlotte attended a luncheon at the Grand Hyatt in New York City that featured other winners including Tom Might, CEO of Cable ONE.

This was Charlotte’s first trip to New York and she and her husband Don spent a few extra days sightseeing. While Charlotte enjoyed visiting New York, she says
she prefers living right here in the “Show-Me” State of Missouri.

MCTA congratulates Charlotte on her achievement and we’re glad to welcome you back home!

Golf Tournament Wrap-Up


A total of 164 golfers took to the links at the annual MCTA Bill Mullen Memorial Golf Tournament at Lake Forest Country Club, Lake Saint Louis, on June 12. Twenty-four Missouri cable industry celebrities were on hand, as well.

Rain claimed the day when both the a.m. & p.m. flights were called after completing just one hole each.

The participants then gathered at the club house, where operators, programmers, and vendors networked and forged business and personal relationships. The silent auction and raffle were held, with many purchasing or winning donated premium items such as a Garman GPS, Blackberry phone, baseball and football tickets, superb wines and cigars, and HBO leather jackets, among other things.

A dinner at Bristol’s the evening prior to the golf event offered an opportunity for 42 major sponsors and volunteers to meet and socialize.

Tim Easley, with Inspiration Networks, received special recognition during the dinner/awards ceremony. Easley has been the catalyst in making the golf tournament better each year. He had served on and chaired the golf committee for many years. His unceasing efforts have been instrumental in making the event the success it is today. Hats off and a big thanks to Tim!

Our 2011 Bill Mullen Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 21, 2011…so mark those calendars!