WPAA-TV was notified this week that it has won, the Overall Excellence award, the highest award presented by the Alliance For Community Media to access organizations. The award recognizes Community TV Stations for their overall operational activities and programming efforts. There are approximately 2,200 Community TV stations nationwide and about 3,000 festival entries. Since operating budget range from 10,000 to 1 Million plus annually based on population served, this award is given based upon station size. WPAA-TV falls into the 'small station' category of under $300,000.
Susan Huizenga the volunteer Executive Director says "This recognition acknowledges that we are doing what is expected, representing a diversity of voices from a local perspective. It is always great to be recognized from peers who know the mission. Locally being discovered and valued is still one person at a time."