The City of Murfreesboro’s Communications Department, home to Murfreesboro CityTV, received 11 national awards during the 27th annual Government Television Programming Awards presented by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.
The city’s television programming can be viewed on Comcast cable channel 3, AT&T’s U-Verse channel 99, YouTube, and the city website.
The winners were announced during a gala event on Sept. 29 in New Orleans.
Murfreesboro CityTV brought home two third place awards for Telling the Story produced by Marcus Delaney in the category for Interview/Talk Show and Habitat House 100 produced by John Padgett in the category for Community Awareness.
Honorable mentions were received for CityTV Bulletin Boards created by Alan Bozeman in the category for Video Text Bulletin Boards, Were Here produced by Michael Nevills in the category for Promotional Video Campaign and Public Service Announcement, In the City produced by Steve Burris in the category for News Series, Adult Day Services by John Padgett in the category for Seniors, Murfreesboro Tourism produced by John Padgett in the category for Promotion of a City, 200: The Story of Murfreesboro produced by Michael Nevills in the category for Documentary Event Coverage, South Maney Avenue Study Area produced by Steve Burris in the category for Public Education, and Destination Rutherford produced by Steve Burris in the category for Community Awareness.
“This recognition would not have been possible without the ongoing support and vision of the City Council, City Administration, and the Murfreesboro Cable Television Commission” commented Communications Director Alan Bozeman. “We are proud of the entire staff for these accolades.”
“Our government television programming award winners continue to demonstrate excellence in local government programming and we are thrilled to honor and celebrate their achievements,” commented NATOA President Joanne Hovis. “We congratulate these winners for actively supporting local government television programming’s role in building stronger, more connected communities.”
For the 66 award categories, NATOA received over 650 entries from local governments across the country and Canada.
NATOA promotes community interests in communications. A national trade association based in Alexandria, VA, NATOA represents local government jurisdictions and consortiums, including elected and appointed officials and staff, who oversee communications and cable television franchising.