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League of Wisconsin Municipalities and Former Fitchburg FACTv Director Receive Top 2017 Honors from Wisconsin Community Media


Wisconsin Community Media is honoring the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and Bonny Lundy, former director of the City of Fitchburg’s community television center with its top two 2017 honors.  The awards will be presented during the Best of the Midwest Media Fest Banquet and Show in Milwaukee on April 6.

Bonny LundyThe League of Wisconsin Municipalities has been chosen as the 2017 Friend of Access in recognition of the league’s long-time support and recent groundbreaking collaboration with WCM that is bringing local issues to television through the league’s show, The Local Perspective. Bonny Lundy, who retired in 2013, is being inducted into the WCM Hall of Fame for her more than 30 years in the field of community television and work on the state level.

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WCM Announces Best of the Midwest Media Fest Award-Winners


Announcing the 2017 Best of the Midwest Media Fest award winners! Award-winning producers and their shows will be honored at the Best of the Midwest Media Fest Banquet and Show at the Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront on Thursday evening, April 6.  The event begins at 5:00 p. m. with a reception and is open to the public.  Purchase Tickets Here!

Shows that win are recognized with one of three awards.  From the top they are “Excellence,” “Achievement,” and “Merit.”  Of the 181 entrants this year, the judges awarded 34 Excellence Awards, 60 Achievement Awards, and 51 Merit Awards.   Ten programs were named “Best in Show” in either the professional or amateur level of seven broad categories. 

The fest is also recognizing the public access television series, Pleaz Take Da Stage, with a “Significant Community Program Award.”  The Milwaukee public access television center, Mata Community Media, is honoring amateur community producer, Miz Shemmi Gyeez, to recognize the impact she has made with the long-running series.  “Ms. Gyeez goes into the community and seeks out talented individuals in the hope of inspiring them with the attention the show provides.  She gives them an insight into what is possible when they take advantage of their opportunities,” said Ma Vue, Program Coordinator.   

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Nearly 40 media centers enter the Media Fest!

Best of the MidWest Media Fest


WCM is pleased to announce that the Best of the Midwest Media Fest has attracted a record number of media centers --38!. The number of entries remained steady. WCM is so excited by the participation of so many media centers that we're posting the logos of every center that entered the fest below! If you click on a logo, you'll go straight to the center's website or Facebook page.

 

The Spring Conference and Media Fest Banquet and Show are coming! Soon the staff and community media producers from these centers will have an opportunity to get together at the annual WCM Spring Conference and Media Fest -- a conference we're tentatively calling "The Producer's Conference" due to its emphasis on video production, innovative distribution, and collaborations.  Mark your calendars! The conference is April 6 and 7 in Milwaukee.  The Media Fest Banquet and Show will be Thursday evening, April 6. More on the event soon. If you're an Exhibitor, Exhibitor Registration is now open

For now, ENJOY learning about these great media centers!!! Thanks everyone!

Burnsville Community TV  City of Ames Logo  City of Hartford Logo Madison City Channel Logo 
Dakota DePere TV Duluth TV - PACTTV East Peoria Community TV Logo
Elk Grove TV Fitchburg FACTv Iowa Cith Channel 14 Janesville JATV
Kenosha Media Logo Lake Mills TV Logo Marshfield TV Logo Merrill Productions Logo
Milwaukee MATA TV  Monona Community Media Logo Mt. Horeb Trollway TV CCX Media Logo
Oshkosh Media Logo Rice Lake TV Logo River Falls Community TV Logo River West Radio Logo
Sheboygan WSCS Logo WSTO TV - Stoughton Sun Prairie Media Center Logo Tremplo County TV
Urbana Public Television UW-Whitewater TV Mount Prospect TV Watertown TV
 Wausau Public Access Whitewater TV Logo McFarland WMCF TV Logo West Bend Community TV
Wisconsin Rapids Community Media Logo  WYOU - Madison    
 
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Cities begin monthly show on the issues
 

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Significant Community Program
Viewers Voice showcases local and national entertainers for more than 25 years

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Three media access centers collaborate to cover state high school rugby tourney

The Oregon-Stoughton High School Rugby Club struggles for the ball in this photograph from the state tournament held in Cottage Grove.
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UW-Whitewater broadcast students learn football and the craft of live television production

Pregame with Connor Moore and Adam Reed.
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Significant Community Program

“Mock Crash” helps students tell the story behind preventable accidents

Merrill Area High School student actors in the show, Mock Crash

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WCM recognizes Olin Fimreite’s lifelong dedication to Trempealeau County

Olin Fimreite interviewing Northwoods Brew Pub founder and owner Jerry Bechard
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Nystrom & Markwardt: Providing information accurately and from reliable sources

Dean Markwardt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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