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The Burbank Channel Wins Two Golden Mike Awards

“Best News Public Affairs Program” & “Best Light Feature Reporting”

Post Date:01/30/2017 9:52 AM

BURBANK, Calif. (January 30, 2017) –The Burbank Channel (TBC), the City of Burbank’s government TV channel, garnered two Golden Mike Awards during the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California’s (RTNA) 67th annual awards ceremony in Universal City Saturday night (1/28).

The RTNA selected the City’s magazine-style show, Burbank On Demand, as Best News Public Affairs Program (Div. B) for 2016, the second time in three years the program has taken home a trophy in this category since its debut in April, 2013. The quarterly show features City of Burbank services and unique stories regarding people and places in the Media Capital of the World.

The award winning entry included stories on possible rolling blackouts due to the Porter Rancher natural gas leak, the numerous ways to play more thanks to the programs provided by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, a humorous look at how to prevent food waste, and the frequently updated information segment “What’s New in Burbank.”

The food waste story also earned a Golden Mike for Senior Video Production Associate Walter Lutz in the category for Best Light Feature Reporting. The average family throws away $1,500 worth of food each year wasting resources and shortening the life of landfills. Judges were impressed with Lutz’s light hearted approach to a serious subject that affects virtually the entire community.

Click the following links to watch all three Golden Mike winning entries:

“Burbank On Demand” Best News Public Affairs Show (Div. B) (Aired Summer, 2016)

“Food Waste Prevention” Best Light Feature Reporting (Div. B) (Aired Summer, 2016)

The Burbank Channel can be seen via Charter Cablevision on Channel 6 in Burbank and Channel 16 in Glendale; via AT&T U-verse on Channel 99; and via live streaming on the City’s website burbankca.gov.

Every story produced for Burbank On Demand can be seen online on the City of Burbank’s YouTube Channel.

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