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For Immediate Release: 9/20/2013

Montgomery Cable Programs Receive National Recognition

Several Montgomery County cable television programs were recently recognized with 2013 Government Programming Awards by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA).

Montgomery County cable shows “The Bottom Line – The Unseen Montgomery” and “Council in Brief Promo” earned third place in the Documentaries and Municipal Channel Promotion categories, respectively; and “openMontgomery” took third place in the Innovative use of Video category. In addition, the following programs earned Honorable Mentions in different award categories: “My Green Montgomery”; “Consumer Compass A Week in the Life of Investigator Doug Numbers”; “Community Connection”; “County Cable Montgomery”; “EMS Law PSA”; and “Parks Rec n Roll - DC Synchromasters.”

The NATOA awards program honors excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. This year, NATOA received more than 670 entries submitted by local governments across the country and Canada.

“Our GPA winners continue to demonstrate excellence in programming and we are thrilled to honor and celebrate their achievements,” said NATOA President Tony Perez. “We congratulate these winners for actively supporting community programming’s role in building stronger, more connected communities.”

Entries in the 67 categories cover a variety of programming including community events, documentaries, public affairs and public service, interview/talk shows, performing arts, sports, election coverage and children’ s issues.

For a complete list of all winners, please visit: http://www.natoa.org/2013/09/natoa-celebrates-2013-governme.html

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Release ID: 13-282
Media Contact: Donna Bigler 240-777-6507

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