San Bernardino’s government access channel receives nine industry awards
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (June 23, 2011) – The Economic Development Agency of San Bernardino, the city’s redevelopment agency, is pleased to announce that Inland Empire Media Group (IEMG) recently received nine Star Awards from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), State of California and Nevada Chapter (SCAN). The awards were presented at SCAN NATOA’s annual spring conference held on June 2.
The Star Awards recognize excellence in government TV programming. Each year, hundreds of government TV stations and public access centers from California, Nevada and Arizona compete in 21 categories for honors.
“Our media group staff has done an excellent job in producing high-quality, interesting programs this past year,” said Emil Marzullo, Economic Development Agency interim executive director. “We are extremely pleased that among the hundreds of cities to participate, our station was recognized in nine of 21 categories.”
IEMG’s governmental access channel took home nine awards: four 1st place awards; four 2nd place awards and one 3rd place award. IEMG won first place awards in the following categories:
- Overall Excellence (Mid-range budget)
- Community Event (Route 66 2010 Highlights)
- Magazine (Access Rewind)
- PSA (Route 66 Rendezvous Commercial)
IEMG consists of three channels, a government access, a public access and an upcoming educational channel. The station is operated by the economic development agency and airs programs that highlight the city and various community events. For more information, visit www.iemediagroup.com.
About the Economic Development Agency of San Bernardino
The Economic Development Agency of San Bernardino is a focused, diversified organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of San Bernardino by creating jobs, eliminating physical and social blight, supporting culture and the arts, developing a balanced mix of quality housing, along with attracting and assisting businesses both independent and through public-private partnerships. For more information, visit www.sbrda.org.