Channel 16 Receives Three Awards


Feb. 10, 2009
OPA 034/09

News Highlights  

  • Channel 16 named nation’s best government access station by the Alliance for Community Media.
  • This is the fifth time Channel 16 has won the award.
  • Two Channel 16 programs received awards from NATOA.

More Information 

Fairfax County Government’s Channel 16 was recently honored by the Alliance for Community Media as the best government access cable television station in the country in 2008. This is the fifth time that the county has received the award for Overall Excellence of Government Access channels in its division, with previous awards given in 1996, 1999, 2005 and 2006.

The award covers the entire spectrum of Channel 16 programming, including government meetings, public service announcements and informational programs about government services

The Alliance for Community Media is a nonprofit coalition of public, educational and government access cable stations that promote community communications and programs that are distributed on cable television access channels.

Channel 16 also was recognized by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) with two first place awards for “Check It Out,” produced in cooperation with the Fairfax County Public Library, and “Parks Plus,” produced in cooperation with the Fairfax County Park Authority.

NATOA is a national trade association that promotes community interests in communications.

Since 1986, Fairfax County Government Channel 16 has received more than 200 national awards.

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