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Posted on: October 5, 2015

Pierce County Television takes home 17 awards at national banquet

Each year, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) holds an awards banquet to honor the best in government television programming. Pierce County TV (PCTV) took home 17 awards at the 2015 event, including two first-place finishes and a sweep of the Community Awareness category.

“At PCTV, we are proud of the high-quality programming we produce for the citizens of Pierce County and having that guiding vision rewarded at the national level gives us a real feeling of accomplishment,” said Dave Hinman, PCTV’s general manager. “Every member of this team comes in daily with an eye toward making better television than they did the day before, and it shows with this collection of Government Programming Awards.”

The categories and awards are:

Public/Community Meetings
Second Place, "Pierce County Council Meeting" PCTV, WA

Sports Programming
Third Place, "Behind the Scenes of the U.S. Open" PCTV, WA

Interview/Talk Show
Third Place, "Pierce County Talks" PCTV, WA

Public Education
First Place, "Pierce County News: Tourism Special" PCTV, WA
Second Place, "Agritourism: Connecting Farms, Food & Fun" PCTV, WA

Community Awareness
First Place, "Rainier Country" PCTV, WA
Second Place, "Agritourism: Connecting Farms, Food & Fun" PCTV, WA
Third Place, "South Sound 911: People and Technology" PCTV, WA

Government Access Station Web Site
Second Place, "Pierce County Television Web Site" PCTV, WA

Public Information Series
Third Place, "Meet the Farmer" PCTV, WA

News Series
Third Place, "Pierce County News" PCTV, WA

Public Affairs
Honorable Mention, "Convention & Visitor Bureau Annual Meeting" PCTV, WA

Ethnic Experience
Honorable Mention, "Chambers Bay History" PCTV, WA
Honorable Mention, "Fife Wedding Dresses Through The Decades" PCTV, WA

Documentary
Honorable Mention, "Wilkeson Coke Ovens" PCTV, WA

Magazine Format Series
Honorable Mention, "Rainier Country" PCTV, WA

Editing
Honorable Mention, "Chambers Bay History" PCTV, WA

PCTV is the government access channel for Pierce County and some of its cities and towns, under the direction of the Rainier Communications Commission. PCTV is available on channels 22/522HD on the Click! cable system, channel 22 on Comcast, and channel 20 on Rainier Connect. Programming is available on demand at www.piercecountytv.org and on the PCTV mobile app.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Dave Hinman, Pierce County TV General Manager
253-798-8710
[email protected]

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