Spectrum Channel 1022 and the Alliance High School Media Arts students received five Philo awards from the Central States Region of the Alliance for Community Media.
Educational and community television stations and schools from Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Kentucky submit over 200 entries in 24 different categories each year. A team of 38 judges from community stations and teachers from schools judge the videos. Due to the current times, the plaques and awards will be given out at a virtual ceremony in October.
“We are proud of our staff and students for the work they produce and competitions are a great way to gauge our programming qualities and learn from other videographers and programs,” said Kyle Schwarz, director for Channel 1022.
Alliance received awards:
Children’s Programming - Professional Winner for Around Town: Professor Culpeper. The Spectrum Channel 1022 staff received this award.
Community Event - Non-professional winner for Alliance high School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction. The Spectrum Channel 1022 staff and the AHS Media Arts students received this award.
Performing Arts - Finalist for (TIE) Strings Rock: A Mark Wood Experience. The Spectrum Channel 1022 staff and the AHS Media Arts students received this award.
Religious/Spiritual/Inspirational - Non-professional division winner for Business Buzz: Selene Stone. The Spectrum Channel 1022 staff received this award.
Sports-Live Programming - Non-professional division winner for Alliance High School vs Salem High School Live Football Game. The Spectrum Channel 1022 staff and the AHS Media Arts students received this award.
The awards and annual festival is named for Philo T. Farnsworth, the father of modern television. Philo was born Aug. 19, 1906, on a farm near Beaver City, Utah. As a youth in 1922, Farnsworth first revealed his scientific ideas for an all-electric television system. He later established an electronics laboratory in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he succeeded in turning his dreams into reality by inventing the first receiving tube for television transmissions.
Spectrum Channel 1022 and the AHS Media Arts students take part in the festival each year.