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California Music Channel (CMC) is an American music video broadcast television network based in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is one of the longest running local music video television stations in the world. CMC has been broadcasting music videos over the air in the Bay Area since 1982. CMC has grown from an hour-long program to two 24/7 stations with digital simulcast capabilities. The live broadcasts feature on-camera disc jockeys, audience participation, and contemporary music videos. It is owned by CMC Broadcasting Company, Inc. CMC is carried as a Digital Broadcast Network on ten Northern California television stations.

CMC is unlike all other music video offerings from national cable networks, video clip sites or wireless. CMC is truly radio with pictures. Like successful music radio, CMC is local and live. CALIFORNIA MUSIC CHANNEL serves viewers 24 hours a day with crystal clear digital video and Dolby Stereo audio on KTFL Channel 28.3 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose and on CMC-TV.com. The Station is also simulcast live weekday afternoons on KTSF San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose. KTSF is broadcast on channel 26 and it is carried on all Bay Area cable and satellite systems on cable channel 8 or 26. Recorded episodes are also available on Comcast Video on Demand throughout California. The radio analogy is proven. CMC is also available and popular on Tunein.

From an impressive list of advertising clients to broadcasting and recording industry insiders, the quoted descriptions above are frequently used when referring to the award winning music television services of CMC Broadcasting Company Incorporated. Named by Billboard Magazine as outstanding local music video station of the year for five consecutive years, CMC owns and operates one of the longest running local music video stations in America, CMC CALIFORNIA MUSIC CHANNEL.

Radio with Pictures

CMC Television is programmed like radio, but with pictures. Of course, it's really nothing new. Situation comedies, soaps, action, drama, news, sports, game and variety shows, indeed NBC, CBS, and ABC, all originated on radio. Just as radio turned to phonograph records when television and FM fragmented radio audiences; television, the internet, and wireless media turn to music. This is not music of old traditional TV variety or award shows. This is music video, motion picture records. Today, virtually every popular song is available in video. All major music companies, as well as independent producers solicit CMC to receive air play on this important promotional outlet. The vast CMC music video library exceeds 50,000 titles. CMC is unlike all other music video offerings from national cable networks, video clip sites or wireless services. CMC is truly radio with pictures. Like successful music radio, CMC is local, live, and free over the air. CALIFORNIA MUSIC CHANNEL serves viewers 24 hours a day with crystal clear digital video in widescreen 16x9 and Dolby Stereo audio on Nielsen rated CMC-TV San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose and on CMC-TV.com the CMC APP. CMC is broadcast on nine CMC-TV branded channels from Redding to Salinas with emphasis in the San Francisco Bay Area. CMC is seen in HD on all internet capable Flash, HDS, IOS devices including OTT apps Apple TV and Roku.. The Station is also simulcast live weekday afternoons in High Def and Dolby Stereo on KTSF-TV San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose. Recorded CMC episodes are also available on Comcast Xfinity Video on Demand throughout California. The radio analogy is actual and real. CMC is also a popular radio station, simulcast live 24x7, on Tunein. CMC’s radio connection extends to its DJ personalities Chuy Gomez, Gabby Diaz, Miss Kimmie, Mary Diaz, “Hoodrat” Miguel, and Leslie Stoval. All are professional San Francisco radio announcers with a combined experience of many years. CMC’s on camera DJs are the viewer’s friend. Announcers play host to the world’s most popular music videos, take requests, give away valuable prizes, and enthusiastically promote our client’s product. Excited viewers call the Station toll free. Happy winners are put on air live exclaiming their joy for CMC. Fans also call or email their song requests and dedications. Within seconds people hear themselves along with their favorite song and dedication on the air. CMC personalities are Bay Area residents delivering up to the minute information about the community they know and love.

The Beginning

CMC President and CEO, Richard Kurkjian founded CALIFORNIA MUSIC CHANNEL on August 31, 1981. Mr. Kurkjian is a 1978 graduate of University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business. While at UC Berkeley he volunteered as announcer, traffic manager, and salesman for the University’s radio station KALX. Subsequently he held account executive positions with KRE radio in Berkeley and KABL radio in San Francisco. CALIFORNIA MUSIC CHANNEL premiered on March 1, 1982. Since its initial broadcast, CMC has provided continuous and uninterrupted service.

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Music Video and So Much More

CMC incorporates the most positive attributes of a popular major market radio station with the inherent impact and power of television. CALIFORNIA MUSIC CHANNEL was only a vision in the summer of 1981. Six months later, it served 25,000 households on one cable channel in Oakland, California. Today the CMC family of music channels serve over two million television households via full power broadcast and cable coverage in the nation's sixth largest market and with nationwide reach on CMCTV.com. Tomorrow CMC will continue to be the survivor, innovator and successful leader in the exciting evolution of American broadcasting.