West Hartford Community Television receives National Excellence Award
West Hartford Community Television (WHC-TV) is the winner of the Alliance for Community Media 2012 Overall Excellence Award for Public Educational, and Government (PEG) Access in the category for centers with budgets under $300,000. WHC-TV was recognized as best in the nation during the Hometown Media Awards on Wednesday, August 1st as part of the Alliance for Community Media Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, IL.
The Hometown Media Awards is local cable’s largest video awards competition designed to honor and promote creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge commercial television formats and move viewers to experience television in a different way.
“We’re so pleased that the Alliance for Community Media has recognized the hard work, dedication and creativity of our staff, producers, volunteers, members and board,” said Roger Goldbeck, President of the WHC-TV Board of Directors.
Awardees are selected from more than 1,000 entrants representing more than 3,000 PEG access television stations and cities from across the nation. In 2009, WHC-TV was recognized for overall excellence in the Northeast Region.
“It is gratifying to see our innovative approach to keeping residents connected via our channels, website, and social media received national recognition,” said Jennifer Evans, WHC-TV’s Executive Director. “It’s a tribute to this wonderfully engaged community and our talented team that we were selected for this prestigious award. I am especially proud of the work of our grass roots Be The Media Journalism project and the way we responded to the needs of our community during the two storms last fall.”
“Alliance for Community Media congratulates the winners of the 2012 Hometown Media Awards, and we look forward to honoring them throughout the ACM Conference,” said ACM Executive Director Sylvia Strobel. “This year’s Hometown Media Awards winners showcase the depth and diversity of relevant local programming.”