Spiritual/Inspirational Hometown Video Award (L-R) Mayor Bob Walkup, Suzette Howe- National Day of Prayer, Linda Leatherman- Pima County Faith Based Office, Lisa Horner- Access Tucson Training Manager
Known as the “Emmy” of Public Access and Community Media channels, the Hometown Video Awards were presented by the Alliance for Community Media in Washington, D.C. on July 9, 2008. Tucson Mayor Robert E. Walkup presented the awards to two Access Tucson producers and to Access Tucson and its organizational partner, the National Day of Prayer Committee of Pima County, during the September, 3, 2008 City Council Meeting.
This year there were 1100 entries for the Hometown Awards. The ACM promotes excellence in local broadcasting and maximum public access to the airwaves.
The Black Man Clay Show--Music Video Award
Two-year member/producer of Access Tucson, Eric Heithaus and his wife, Amy rock. Their 30-minute Black Man Clay Show won a Hometown Award for the best music video.
Also a guitarist and a composer, Eric has known lead vocalist, flutist and co-composer Black Man Clay for 20 years. Videotaping every Black Man Clay Show band performance for two years, Heithaus brought the group into Studio A and also taped them performing around Tucson.
Heithaus says he couldn’t have done it with out the services of Access Tucson members: videographer Mark Jordan, lighting director Emily Belleranti and photographer Kathleen Dreier. He also praises the excellent training and technical advice from the staff at Access Tucson and says he willingly gives back to Access Tucson by operating audio on Local Matters and other projects.
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Best Music Video Award (L-R) Vicki Evans- Access Tucson Outreach Manager, Eric Heithaus- Producer, Mark Jordan- Videographer, Jim Thomas- Access Tucson Production Manager, Lisa Horner- Training Manager
National Day of Prayer—Spiritual/Inspirational Award
Congress established an annual day of prayer in 1952 and in 2006 Access Tucson was asked by the Pima County Faith Based Office and the local National Day of Prayer Committee to cover and televise the city-wide event held at Reid Park.
This program also won the WAVE award in the same category at the Alliance for Community Media Western region Conference held in Ventura, California on October 27, 2007.
For more information go to National Day of Prayer website.
The Flying Circus Club---Access Promo Program Award
Best Public Access Promo (L-R) Joe Cox- Producer, Jim Thomas- Access Tucson Production Manager
The Flying Circus Club producer, 17-year old Joe Cox describes his show as “presenting different types of comedy including British, American and unconventional humor.” Joe shows clips form YouTube that “people don’t see on broadcast TV”.
Coming up on The Flying Circus Club will be on-air talent shows. Joe has taken Studio Production, Digital Field Production, Anchor desk and Intro to Access Production and is a regular volunteer on Access Tucson remote productions.
Check out the Flying Circus Club
Friday at 10pm Cox/120 digital & Comcast/72
Sunday at 12pm Cox/99 and Comcast/74
Or watch on line at Access Tucson