OKEMOS - The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) has announced HOMTV as a 1st place national award winner in the 2019 Hometown Media Awards Competition.
For two years in a row, HOMTV has received the “Overall Excellence in Governmental Access” award from ACM in the $650,000 - $1,000,000 budget-based division. The Overall Excellence awards recognize access organizations for their overall operational activities and programming efforts.
HOMTV’s Overall Excellence submission included a combination of programs HOMTV staff and interns produce each year, offering a well-rounded viewing experience for Meridian Township residents. HOMTV strives to create original programs and provide live coverage that is relevant and engaging. Eight programs were selected for this year’s entry including: 2018 Ballot Meridian Live General Election Night Coverage, Live Coverage of Meridian Township’s Press Conference Regarding the 2004 Nassar Police Report, Open Line live call-in program episode on Marijuana in Michigan, Identifying Red Flag Behavior of Sexual Offenders and Meridian Township’s Criminal Sexual Conduct Initiatives Live Public Forum, Commemorating Black History in Meridian Special Feature, Meridian News Now, Senior Living on-location cooking segment and studio musical guest performance on HOM Entertainment.
“It means a tremendous amount to us to receive this national recognition for the second year in a row from such a highly regarded association. This award indicates the high quality of programming that HOMTV provides to area residents as well as the hard work and dedication our staff and interns put into the programming we produce,” said HOMTV Executive Producer Brandie Yates.
The Hometown Media Awards honors and promotes community media and local cable programs that are distributed on Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels. Awards are presented to the most creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats and move viewers to experience television in a different way.
The 2019 Hometown Media Awards Celebration will take place on July 11th in Portland, Oregon at ACM’s 2019 Annual Conference.