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Mark Flynn, PR Coordinator
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City of Tampa Television Wins Two National Awards
Tampa, FL August 6, 2009 - City of Tampa Television (CTTV) recently won two first place Hometown Video Festival awards from the Alliance for Community Media (ACM). From the Corps, a high-energy, teen-oriented program, won in the Magazine Shows - Youth category. Ybor Flavors, a festive show that highlights the tradition, culture and activity in one of Tampa's most colorful neighborhoods, won in the Entertainment Talk Show category. The ACM is a nonprofit organization with national membership that represents over 1,000 public, education and government access stations, community media centers and their contributors.

Among its many stories, the From the Corps episode that was submitted featured Youth Environmental Services, Inc. (YES), a program designed to rehabilitate delinquent youth and prevent at-risk kids from entering the Juvenile Justice System. It also highlighted Personal Energy Transportation (PET) vehicles, hand-cranked transports that are made in Tampa and distributed charitably to disabled people worldwide. An in-studio interview featured a noted high school music teacher who discussed the importance of music education in our schools.

The episode of Ybor Flavors that won the Hometown award focused on the festivities preceding Super Bowl XLIII. It included a visit to the NFL Hall of Fame Alumni luncheon, a behind-the-scenes look at Fox Sports Network’s Best Damn Sports Show, and an appearance by NBC Today Show weatherman Al Roker.

Both shows can be seen on CTTV, Channel 15 on Verizon FiOS and Channel 615 on Bright House Networks. Replays of From the Corps can be seen on Sundays at 3 p.m., Mondays at 9:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:30 a.m.  Ybor Flavors is replayed on Sundays at 7 p.m., Mondays at 11 a.m., Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 p.m.

For additional information please contact City of Tampa Television Public Relations Coordinator Mark Flynn at (813) 274-7034 or mark.flynn@tampagov.net.

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