2002 Accessibility Awards
Contact: Richard Wilson, Cable Coordinator
WROK, City of Royal
Oak Government Access Cable TV
City of Royal Oak Cable TV Station WROK wins big at local
"Our success is everyone’s success…
When we get involved
with local TV we are all winners"
City of Royal Oak Cable Coordinator Richard Wilson.
On Thursday May 30th, The Community Media Network
hosted the 16th Annual Access Ability Awards at Meadow Brook Theater
located in Rochester Hills. Once again the City of Royal Oak was well
represented by its WROK staff. WROK took home ten awards this year including the
Outstanding Achievement award.
Production Coordinator David Kupczack won three "Access Ability
Awards" in the following categories; Artistic Expression (Artist
Spotlight), Performing Arts (City Beat), Music Video (2001
Woodward Dream Cruise).
Programming Coordinator Greg Walter won in the following
categories; Special Events (24th Annual Oak Apple Run), Live
Cablecast (Hockey Night in Royal Oak), Documentary (Chuck Harris a man
and his cars). In the educational sports division (High school
Cable Coordinator Richard Wilson also won three awards for his
entries in the following categories; Entertainment (Automotive
Confidential), Computer Graphics (Digital Smoke 2001). The entry
Digital Smoke 2001 was nominated and won the Outstanding Achievement
Producers in the 11-city consortium submit their programs and
compete in one of three divisions, Public, Educational or Municipal. Only the
judges may nominate candidates for the Outstanding Achievement Award. The Access
Ability Awards celebrates the best in local Municipal, Public and Educational
Cable TV programming
To date, this brings our tally of local and national awards to
approximately 70 since 1986
It should also be noted that several WROK volunteers also
brought home awards that evening. Tom Clark won for his production of the
2001 Rochester Christmas Parade, and Ken Bean and Deb Anderson won
Producers choice awards for their commitment to Public Access TV.
The ceremony was taped for later broadcast on the public access
channel 52 Comcast and 18 W.O.W. It’s scheduled to be run on Saturdays at 8pm
starting on June 15th. We invite you to watch the program and join us
as we celebrate our success and that of our many dedicated volunteers.
WROK is the City of Royal Oak’s Government Access Channel on
Comcast (Channel 55) and W.O.W. (channel 10) and is managed by Cable Access
Management Company. CAMCO’S staff has won more than 100 local and national