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Waubonsee Television Earns National Award

Waubonsee Community College’s Educational Television Production department recently earned the Overall Excellence in Educational Access Award from the Alliance for Community Media (ACM). The award, given in the category of educational stations with a budget of $300,000 or less, was part of ACM’s annual Hometown Media Awards competition.

Established in 1999 and operating out of Collins Hall on the Sugar Grove Campus, Waubonsee’s educational television channel runs a mix of nationally distributed and originally produced programming. A combination of staff, interns and students produce such shows as “On Track,” featuring interviews with and performances by local musicians, and “Down in Front,” a movie review show done in partnership with Goodrich Quality Theaters. They also bring community residents special live coverage of select Waubonsee events, including the college’s annual Veterans Day observance. 

“I believe this award demonstrates what can happen when the administration, faculty, staff and students work in collaboration to deliver meaningful content to the community,” said Educational Television/Video Production Manager Chris Klavinski. “Waubonsee is able to provide such content while also providing students with valuable learning experiences each and every day.”

The ACM represents more than 3,000 public, educational and governmental access organizations and community media centers throughout the country.