City Council Meeting: SCVTV Board Member Mike Mazzetti Honored for Decades of Volunteer Service
The Santa Clarita City Council members recognized longtime SCVTV, the city of Santa Clarita and local school volunteer Mike Mazzetti during Tuesday’s City council meeting. This video was played during the award recognition.
As stated by Councilmember Laurene Weste, “When the city decided to live-stream the Saugus Strong vigil so the entire community could participate, we called on SCVTV because we knew Mike Mazzetti would be able to handle the technical side of things. Mike is a professional Hollywood sound engineer who has donated his time and talents to make SCVTV operable for the last quarter-century, and he has been a vital component of our communications network for almost the entire time we’ve been a city. He worked with Adele Macpherson to set up the city’s first emergency communications network right before the 1994 Northridge earthquake. I can’t imagine how we’d have handled the earthquake without it. From setting up sound systems for the Cowboy Festival to teaching audio and video production skills to school kids at the SCVTV studio, Mike has always been there for us.”
“I first met Mike Mazzetti in 1995, we were introduced through a mutual friend and that was the beginning of what was to become a 25-year friendship. Since that time, Mike has truly been involved in almost every aspect of the Saugus High School Band and Colorguard program. His contributions have ranged from the installation of an entire audio sound system for the band room at school to recording competition performance accompaniments for the Colorguard.
“We first met Mike Mazetti back in the ’90s when we ventured down to SCVTV to get a studio tour and see if we could do a Placerita TV show there. Most people were afraid of the jr. high kids coming into the studio, but not Mike. He embraced our presence and worked with the kids and taught them all about TV production.
“I met Mike around 1992. I was the City’s new Emergency Coordinator, Mike, Jim & Brad came in to talk about their involvement in Amateur Radio communications. and the Ham Radio Club, and how they could help the city. The rest is history.
“When the City of Santa Clarita decided to create its own public access studio a few decades ago, Mike M. was everywhere. He helped spec out initial equipment and assisted with the grueling task of installation. When it came to offsite endeavors such as Live city council election coverage, Mike gave tirelessly of his time and expertise to make sure a multi-camera system would provide a professional show for the city viewers. I cannot count the number of times Mike made himself and his expertise available to the city at no charge. He truly believes in public access television and helped make it a reality for the residents of Santa Clarita. On a personal note, he is probably the nicest person I have ever met. I am truly grateful for Mike.”
“Mike has been instrumental in not only the construction of the studio here at Saugus, he continually helps fix and update the equipment we have and use to produce our daily show. The students and I owe Mike a great debt of gratitude. His experience is invaluable.