Become a Member

become a member

About Memberships

When you become a member of the Community Media Center (CMC) you have the opportunity to inform, connect, engage and inspire your friends and neighbors throughout Carroll County.

At the CMC we provide members with the tools, training and access they need to create quality local television. Through their work, members can spread the word about an issue that is important to our community, highlight the unique qualities of our region or share the rich history of our county.

When you become a Patron Member you get access to training and equipment and you agree to follow the rules and procedures laid out in our Patron Member Handbook.  The Handbook covers topics regarding program content, ownership, clearances, distribution and equipment and other important topics.


Why Become A Member?

CMC Members have access to a 2000 sq. foot, state-of-the-art television studio, professional video equipment program editing suites, assistance from experienced production staff.

Members can grow their skills by participating in one of our television production training programs, workshops, networking events or volunteer opportunities.

Who Can Join?

  • CMC Membership is open to residents and non-profit organizations of Carroll County, as well as Maryland non-profit organizations that serve Carroll County.

  • CMC memberships are for one year. Dues are paid directly to the CMC to offset costs of the services provided, use of the facility, liability insurance and other essential costs.

  • Memberships are available for individuals and organizations. A range of options are available depending on your interests and goals.

Benefits of Membership

  • Individual Membership (Adult) $40
    Senior 55+/ Students Discount $25 

    • Includes free registration to basic production certification courses.

    • Discount rate for advanced certification courses.

    • As a CMC member produce local programming.
      Air programs on Channel 19.

    • Ability to use/reserve production equipment. (Camera/light kit)

    • Ability to use/reserve CMC Production Studio, and editing facilities.

    • Professional assistance from CMC production staff.

    • Subscription to CMC email newsletter.

    • Invitation to CMC workshops and networking events.

    • Notification of volunteer opportunities.

  • Family Membership $50 

    • Same benefits as Individual membership for 2 members of the same household.

  • Organizational/Non-Profit Membership $150 (Up to 5 individuals)

    • Same benefits as Individual membership plus:

    • Your (self-produced) public service announcements air on Channel 19 at no charge.

    • Member listing in our annual report.

    • Unlimited bulletin board announcements per year including picture, logo and up to 30 words.