Murfreesboro’s CityTV continues to be recognized nationally for quality government television programming. Murfreesboro’s government-oriented television station received several national awards during the 31st annual Government Programming Awards presented by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA https://www.natoa.org/). The winners were announced during a gala Thursday, September 22, 2016, in Austin, Texas.

The awards program honors excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies.

Murfreesboro’s CityTV brought home the Second Place award in NATOA’s category for “Use of Social Media” besting Third Place tie finishers, San Diego County, California and Montgomery, Maryland. All three finished behind First Place winner Seattle, Washington’s “Seattle Channel Social Media.” CityTV utilizes Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to engage citizens. For more information, visit https://www.natoa.org/web/site_issue/issue_detail/28.

NATO received more than 850 entries, up 7 percent from the previous year, submitted by local governments across the country.

“Our GPA winners demonstrate unparalleled creativity and commitment to keeping communities informed, entertained and connected,” commented NATOA President Jodie Miller. “We congratulate these winners for actively supporting community programming’s role in building strong, engaged communities.”

“The CityTV team has won numerous awards over the years and continues to work hard to represent the City of Murfreesboro in a professional and elite manner,” said Communications Director Alan Bozeman. “This recognition by NATOA and 3CMA again this year is not small accomplishment considering the caliber of competition. I am very proud of this team.”

NATOA also recognized CityTV with an Honorable Mention in the category of Interview/Talk Show for “In the City”—CityTV’s monthly video magazine show produced by Steve Burris. CityTV also earned an Honorable Mention in the Library category for “It’s Mattie Time,” produced by Michael Nevills in conjunction with Linebaugh Public Library.

Nevills also earned an Award of Excellence at the 2016 Savvy Awards in San Antonio, Texas on Sept. 8, 2016, for a Public Service Announcement (PSA) promoting the ‘Park Smart’ campaign. The PSA finished third behind San Antonio, TX and Denton, TX in the TV and Video category. For more information on the Savvy winners, visit http://www.3cma.org/DocumentCenter/View/3436. The Savvy Awards are presented by 3CMA, (www.3cma.org) the City-County & Marketing Association, which has awarded excellence in strategic marketing and communications in government for 28 years.

A national trade association based in Alexandria, Virginia, NATOA represents local government jurisdictions and consortiums, including elected and appointed officials and staff, who oversee communications and cable television franchising.

CityTV can be viewed on Comcast cable channel 3, AT&T’s U-Verse channel 99, YouTube and the City website.

For City News online, visit www.Murfreesborotn.gov


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