Siskiyou Media Council
The Siskiyou Media Council (SMC) is excited to announce the opening of our new office/filming studio centrally located in Siskiyou County, in the city of Weed! As proud host to both YCTV Channel 4 and MCTV Channel 15, the SMC is committed to serving the community by upgrading our programming with HD transmissions, by adding viewable access to both channels on our website, and by revising our content to provide more of what people want to watch: local news and sports, community interviews, educational programs, as well as up-to-date emergency and transportation information. We are also proud to be expanding our viewing public through posts to our YouTube channel, and Facebook page.
Regular Board Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of the month. Please check out the “Meetings” page under “Board of Directors” for the meeting locations and times.
Board meetings start at 9am and generally last 2 hours. These meetings are open to the public. All public SMC records are available for inspection, by prior arrangement. Board meeting minutes are available on this website.
Siskiyou Media Council’s tax identification number is 68-0472204.
A brief history:
Public access cable channel Mountain Community Television 15 (MCTV15) was founded in 1998 by a group of south Siskiyou County residents dedicated to “encouraging and supporting the use of media for sharing thoughts, opinions and events by and for the people of Siskiyou County.” The earliest programs were broadcast live on the street with a camera and microphone dangling from Northland Cable’s system in Mount Shasta’s City Hall.
Over time, as the group acquired equipment and studio space, MCTV15 content began to feature both in-studio and field productions in addition to the government meetings broadcast from the cities of Mount Shasta, Weed, and Dunsmuir. MCTV15 was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 2002.
In 2007 the organization was restructured and renamed Siskiyou Media Council (SMC), with a broader vision that addressed emerging communication needs in Siskiyou County. Siskiyou Media Council continues to manage and operate MCTV15 on the south county’s Northland cable television system as one of its projects.