2009.08.17 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
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UNO TV, KVNO Honored by Nebraska Broadcasters Association
Omaha - The Nebraska Broadcasters Association presented five awards – two Gold Awards, one Silver Award and two Bronze Awards – to UNO Television and Classical 90.7 KVNO at the 2009 convention and awards ceremony on Aug. 13 in La Vista. The two groups, housed in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), were honored as follows:
• Service to Community, Public Service Program or Program Series (Silver Award): “Consider This...” (UNO Television producers Michael Pacholski and Cathy Wyatt)
• Service to Community, Public Service Project or Program (Non-Broadcast) (Gold Award): “Omaha Kids Coalition” (UNO Television general manager Robert Franklin)
• Service to Business/Industry/Govt/Education (Bronze Award): “Inside Art” (UNO's TV II Production Class, under the direction of UNO Television executive producer, Gary Repair)
• Service to Children, Program or Program Series (Gold Award): “Hola Amigos! Hello Friends” (produced by OPS with assistance from UNO television producer, BJ Huchtemann)
• Broadcast News, Best In Depth or Investigative Story or Series (Bronze Award): "Street Children" (KVNO Producer-Production Coordinator, Josh Krohn)
"I am extremely proud of the professional and student staff at UNO Television and KVNO for recognition by the Nebraska Broadcasters Association on their outstanding video and audio productions," said Robert Franklin, director of media operations. "Our commitment to academic and broadcasting excellence remain high. These statewide awards underscore that commitment."
For more information, contact Robert Franklin at email@example.com or (402) 559-5866.
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