GHS-TV Students Claim Trio of National Media Awards

Germantown High School's award-winning television studio just earned a few more pieces of hardware to add to its already unprecedented collection. The Alliance for Community Media named GHS-TV's student programming best in the nation for Newscast, Seniors programming and Government Profile at the annual Hometown Media Awards.

The Alliance for Community Media is a national organization representing over 1,000 community access stations. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of access broadcasting. Television stations from across the nation submit programs for consideration in the competition.

The three wins give GHS-TV a total of 149 Hometown awards, more than any other station in the US. Leading the way this year was GHS-TV's student newscast, Wake Up, Germantown!Mentors, hosted by Tracey Speake, won in the Seniors category and Spotlight on Germantown picked up a win for Government Profile.

Established in 1982, GHS-TV is a community television station operated by the students of Germantown High School. GHS-TV is seen online at ghstv.org and its programming airs in the Memphis area on Comcast C19 and throughout the region on ION Media. GHS-TV serves as a model facility that continues to produce original programming, inform citizens and educate young people interested in telecommunications careers. It has been named the nation’s best access station an unprecedented 11 times by the Alliance for Community Media. Its students have won 44 regional “Student Emmys” and 2 national “Student Emmys.” For more information on GHS-TV visit ghstv.org. You can follow GHS-TV on Facebook and Twitter (@ghstv).

Allison Long is the executive producer for GHS-TV.  Ted Beasley is the senior producer. Bobby Ramsay serves as the studio supervisor. Matt Sloan is the SCS videographer. Ashleigh Williams and Catie Broadwater are supervising producers. Catherine Cohen is the business manager.