CATS Receives Six Awards for Programming

News Release Date: 
Oct 13 2010
For Immediate Release

Bloomington, IN--Community Access Television Services (CATS) has garnered six first-place awards for excellence in non-commercial cable programming from the Alliance for Community Media--Central States Region's Philo Competition. The Philo awards recognize programs from several CATS production areas--CATS Week, a weekly news summary of city and county government meetings; the promotional video for Monroe County Public Library's 2010 Summer Reading Program; and live coverage of the 2009 Lotus World Music Festival.

"It's gratifying to receive so many first-place awards in the Philo competition," said CATS manager Michael White. "The hard work of the CATS crew would not have been possible, nor recognized, without the steadfast funding support of the City of Bloomington, Monroe County Government and Monroe County Public Library."

CATS Awards:

  • CATS Week, a collaboration with WFHB produced by Martin O'Neill, first place for Professional Newscast-Government Access  and for Professional Political Awareness
  • 2010 Summer Reading Program: Make A Splash, produced by Zac Canale and Adam Jessup, first place for Professional Children's Programming and for Professional Promotional Video
  • 2009 Lotus World Music Festival, produced by Jason Radke, first place for Professional Live Programming
  • 2009 Lotus World Music Festival: Vishten, produced by Jason Radke, first place for Professional Performing Arts

CATS, a department of Monroe County Public Library, offers five public, educational, and governmental channels (Comcast channels 3, 7, 12, 14, and 96) and civic webcasts of government meetings to residents. More information about the many services of CATS is available at 812-349-3111, or on the Web at

Margaret Harter, Community Relations Coordinator, 812-349-3057
Michael B. White, Manager, CATS, 812-349-3111