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NCTV’s Café Community named finalist for best live program

NCTV’s program, “Café Community” has been named a finalist for a Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) award sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media, Western Region. The show, which ended a two and a half year run in September 2011, is up for “Best Live Program.”

This is the third year in a row that Café Community has received WAVE recognition, says Cheryl Noble, the show’s producer and host.

“Café Community has won five awards in three years in the categories of Best Talk Show, Best Newsmagazine, Best Instructional Program and Best Live,” she said. “The show I entered this year happen to be our final farewell, so this year’s award is particularly sentimental.”

Café Community was a live weekly show featuring three guest speakers in a ½-hour program. The program looked at our local non-profits and resources that offered ways to survive the recession and make our community a better place to live. The show went on hiatus while NCTV got moved and settled into its new location in the Nevada City Tech Center.

“I had the good fortune of having an incredible and talented crew who were dedicated to the message of the program and also loved the thrill doing live TV. It’s not for everyone! The finalist award acknowledges the work that our team did, and they deserve it.”

Crew members were Cecilia Shampay, director, Bruce Carter, technical assistance, Paul Shampay, floor manager and camera, Tony Stewart and Raichael Jennings, camera, and Josh Unitt, sound. The annual WAVE Awards are part of the annual conference put on by Alliance for Community Media/Western Region, which is held the end of October. The mission of Alliance for Community Media is “promoting civic engagement through community media,” according to ACM’s website. Members include local television stations plus public education and government (PEG) access organizations. The western region consists of six states.

NCTV, Nevada County’s local access television, is available on Comcast 11and Suddenlink 16 and on the Internet. The local government channel can be seen on Comcast 17 and Suddenlink 17. Programming is also streamed live via the station website at http://www.nevadacountytv.org. Past programs are available to watch “on demand.”

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