Germantown High School Television (GHS-TV) has once again been named the nation’s top access station. The honor marks a grand total of 158 Hometown awards won since 1982. GHS-TV’s Overall Excellence award honors the access station with the best public, educational, and governmental programming for the 12th time.
The Alliance for Community Media presented GHS-TV with its Overall Excellence honor, as well as eight other first-place awards, at its annual Hometown Video Awards ceremony in Pasadena, CA on August 13. Although GHS-TV competes with stations that are fully operated by adults, the student-run station once again managed to walk away the big winner.
“Our students not only go to school, but they also run a television station during the year. They work hard and do an exceptional job”, says Executive Producer Allison Long, “It’s so nice when they are recognized on a local level, but for their efforts to be recognized on a national scale is incomparable”.
As well as being named the nation’s premiere access station, GHS-TV also took top honors for Entertainment Talk Show, Sports Coverage, and Live Format. In Entertainment Talk Show, GHS-TV won with its monthly talk shows Mentors and Inspiring Leaders. The win in Sports Coverage came thanks to the station’s Red Devil Postgame. Live Coverage of the 2010 Germantown Festival and GHS-TV Live Auction 2014 was honored for Live Format.
The Alliance for Community Media is a national organization representing over 1,000 community access stations. The annual Hometown Video Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of access broadcasting. Television stations from across the nation submit programs for consideration in the competition.
Established in 1982, GHS-TV serves as the community television station in the Memphis area that cablecasts over 700 hours of diverse programming twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week each month to cablecast viewers on Comcast Channel 19 and online at ghstv.org. GHS-TV serves as a model facility that continues to produce original programming, inform citizens, and educate young people interested in telecommunications careers.
Allison Long is the Executive Producer for GHS-TV. Ted Beasley served as the Studio Supervisor. Matt Sloan was the Supervising Videographer and Editor. Catie Broadwater and Ashleigh Williams are the Supervising Producers. Catherine Cohen is the Business Manager and Bob Ramsay serves as Broadcast Engineer. The 2014-2015 General Managers were Maclean Mayers and Sean Byrne.