Avon Lake Community Television – Recipient of the 2021 Philo Festival of Media Arts Awards


Avon Lake Community Television (ALC-TV) is an award-winning public television channel.

On August 13, the Alliance for Community Media – Central States Region announced the recipients of the 2021 Philo Media Award.

Of more than 160 entries submitted by Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, Avon Lake Community Television won three awards, according to a press release.

These and other shows can be viewed at www.AvonLake.org/Digital-Media.

Avon Lake Community Television, Production Coordinator Stephanie Biggers, was named winner in “Comedy / Humor” for “Running with Scissors: Avon Lake Ribbon Cuttings,” the statement said.

This video features Mayor Greg Zilka and Director of Economic Development Ted Esborn as they walk through town to cut the ribbon at the eight new businesses / retail locations that opened or relocated between March and June 2020.

Lucas Hricko, production assistant at Avon Lake Community Television, has been named the “Community Event General” winner for “The Haunted Trails at Weiss Park,” the statement said.

This is the second year in a row that Hricko has won an award for his production, featuring the Avon Lake Halloween event, the statement said.

Avon Lake Public Producer Traci McBride was named a winner in “Interview / Talk Show” for her “Indelible Impression with TeeMcBee” program featuring Biggers editing.

In this winning episode, McBride chats with Force of Habit author Tamsin Astor, PhD., About his book and the benefits of building better habits.

Each year, the Alliance For Community Media Central States Region recognizes the best community programming with a regional video competition, the Philo Festival Of Media Arts Video Competition.

Named after Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of the first receiver tube for television transmissions, the Philos recognize the efforts of modern day pioneers who work to promote the use of media in the community, the statement said.

Avon Lake Community Television is a department of the Town of Avon Lake and consists of two channels: Government Access and Public Access.

Avon Lake Community Television Government Access Channel provides a means to communicate government activities, issues, legislation, events and meetings, the statement said.

Through recorded and live productions and a computerized bulletin board, the staffed station strives to keep the citizens of Avon Lake aware, informed and active at the local, regional and national levels of government, the statement said.

Avon Lake Community Television Public Access Channel provides an “open forum” television format for all Avon Lake citizens, groups, organizations, clubs and businesses to produce non-commercial news programming .

Its staff provide training to city residents and business owners on the handling and operation of cameras and editing equipment.

The public channel broadcasts programming produced by residents, businesses or groups of Avon Lake.


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