2018 WAVE Award Finalists

Congratulations to all the finalists for the 2018 WAVE Awards - honoring excellence in community programming from the Alliance for Community Media's West Region.  Register today to attend the 2018 WAVE Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 17, at the Embassy Suites Riverfront Promenade in Sacramento, California.

CATEGORY TITLE OF PROJECT Finalists
Accessibility-Abled Programming- Community Producer Abilities United Presents: Community Connections with Dr Temple Grandin Part 2 Andrea Throndson
     
Accessibility-Abled Programming- Professional Anaheim Accessibility Center Jeff Trujillo and Ron Roberson
     
Arts & Entertainment- Community Producer Bonita High Pop Show Fall 2017 Don Pollock and Shane Rodrigues
Car Guy Channel Episode 121: A La Carte & Art Car Show 2017 Mike Hennessy
Story Pirates Skyler Sabine, Colter MacShane and Connor Camenson
World Fiddle Day Performance - May 2017 Paul Starcevich and CMAC - Fresno
     
Arts & Entertainment- Professional Soundwaves Xmas 2017 Dennis Willis
Strings Attached Harris Cohen and George Rosenfeld
The Taming of the Shrew Bob Sykes
     
Arts & Entertainment- Youth Creative People Podcast: Modern Music School Korbin Deary and Keno Deary Jr.
Sleepy Pilot - HTV 3,600 Seconds Catherine Lange and Alexander Lange
     
Community Event- Community Producer Chico Bash Ben Weddell, Colter MacShane and Connor Camenson
San Mateo Japanese Garden 50th Anniversary Erin Fellers
Youth Capitol Commentary 2017 Ōlelo Community Media
     
Community Event- Professional Clovis Children's Electric Christmas Parade Cesar Perez-Villegas, CMAC Fresno/Clovis
Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Parade 2017 Garden Grove TV3
Wings of the City exhibit at the Anaheim Convention Center Jeff Trujillo, Erin Fellers and Ron Roberson
     
Community Event- Youth Art at The Matador Skyler Sabine, Connor Camenson and Colter MacShane
     
Community Issues- Community Producer Creating a Culture of Innovation #1156 Jerry Oliver and Val Jeffery, Cupertino TV Productions - KMVT
In Focus | Rupsi Burman Jeffrey Scott Whitten and Cassidy Jo Fortin
Wailua Walk with Kim Souza Felicia Cowden and Ho’ike Kauai Community Television
     
Community Issues- Professional Arts in Corrections Chris Samaro, CMAC Fresno/Clovis
Valley Politics June 2017 Ana Sofia Zavala, Terry Christensen and CreaTV San Jose
WomenShelter of Long Beach PADNET TV
     
Community Issues- Youth ECTV - Damage By Discrimination El Camino Television and
CAPS Media Center
The Real Fairview Fairview Youthforce 2017, Kenyata Dibiase and Colter MacShane
Success: A Veteran's Guide Neel Dhavale
     
Documentary- Community Producer A Day in the Life of 'Ōlelo Ōlelo Community Media
Introduction to 'Ōlelo Ōlelo Community Media
Two Guys and Their Garlic Val Jeffery, Cupertino TV Productions - KMVT
     
Documentary- Professional Common Cents City of Torrance
A Neighborhood Lost: Sacramento’s Japantown Jeffrey Dym
Strings Attached Harris Cohen and George Rosenfeld
Surviving Cancer with HOPE Hope Witkowsky and City of Torrance
     
Documentary- Youth Defying the Odds Sergio Chavez, Buchanan High School, CMAC Fresno/Clovis
The Last Farmer Abigail Davis, Madalyn Davis, CART and CMAC
Now and Then Zachary Weinstein and Robert Gordon
     
Dramatic Film Short- Community Producer The Box Mark Keavney, Bob Sitzwohl and Lori Ann Grass
Careless Deeds Jada Gamble and Scott Feuerhelm
Shipwreck at the Sonoma Coast Robyn Kasper
     
Dramatic Film Short- Professional Afternoon Delight - 2016 "A Place Called Sacramento" Danna Wilberg
Fathers, Husbands, Brothers, Friends Garden Grove TV3
The World of Dennis Patton S. Kramer Herzog and Leonard. Marcel
     
Dramatic Film Feature- Community Producer Pathways Dylan Heflin and Nicolette Vanligten
     
Educational Access- Community Producer Creating a Culture of Innovation #1156 Jerry Oliver and Val Jeffery, Cupertino TV Productions - KMVT
Fresh Frames episode 6 Ryan Quinn
Kauai Shining Stars Season 3 Episode 3 Sean Doi and Ho’ike Kauai Community Television
     
Educational Access- Professional LEAD Time at Atlas Elementary CAPS Media Center
Math Generation - Bridge Lesson at James McKee Elementary School Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium and EGUSD Math Generation
Project Based Learning Pam Haessly, Marcus Okun and Novato Community Television
Teaching Young Minds A Health Care Pathway Eileen McIlrath
     
Educational Access- Youth ECTV - Election Analysis 2016 El Camino Television and CAPS Media Center
Fairvew- Youthforce Fairview Youthforce 2017 and Kenyata Dibiase
     
Future Member Programming- Community iRony Radheya Jegatheva and Jay Jay Jegathesan
Su Battileddu Cinzia Puggioni, Claudio Cecconi and Serena Buzzi
Until Almiqdad Mohammed Alhossein, Sina Karimi and Near East University
     
Informational Culture- Community Producer The Mexican Open Brianna Yee-Sandoval, Martin Anaya and Pacific Coast TV
San Francisco Jade Fashion Week Brianna Yee-Sandoval, Martin Anaya and Pacific Coast TV
Wailua Walk with Kim Souza Felicia Cowden and Ho’ike Kauai Community Television
     
Informational Culture- Professional Lincoln Elementary School Art Fence - Ventura California CAPS Media Center
Nancy Youdelman: The Texture of Time and Memory Zach Saldana, Kyle Lowe, CMAC Fresno/Clovis
Preserving Anaheim's Citrus Park Murals Jeff Trujillo and Ron Roberson
     
Informational Culture- Youth ECTV - Travel & Photography El Camino Television and
CAPS Media Center
     
Informational Lifestyle- Community Producer Ask Dr. Business: Jobs that Require Travel Roy J. Blitzer, Nancy Wheeler and Mid Peninsula Media Center
Danielle Monet Truitt - The One Woman Show Jason Francisco, Martin Anaya and Pacific Coast TV
Two Guys and Their Garlic Val Jeffery, Cupertino TV Productions - KMVT
     
Informational Lifestyle- Professional Ike Pono Nā Leo TV
Ventura City Stories: Two Trees Caretaker Richard Atmore CAPS Media Center
What's Up Pasadena!: August 2017 Pasadena Media
     
Informational Lifestyle- Youth ECTV - California Islands El Camino Television and
CAPS Media Center
     
Informational Talk Show- Community Producer Climate Showdown Charlie Siler and The Community Media Center of Marin
Ingenious Baby Kelly Krueger Thomas, Maria-Tina Karamanlakis and Mark Curran
Island Focus - Aliʻiōlani Hale (Part 1) Ōlelo Community Media
     
Informational Talk Show- Professional Guys and Grief: Healing Stories of Sibling Loss Dr. Gloria Horsley, Dr. Heidi Horsley and Karen Adams
KJLH Front Page Ross Jordan
Veterans' Voices: All Gave Some, Some Gave All Contra Costa Television (CCTV) and Contra Costa Veterans Service Office
     
Informational Talk Show- Youth ECTV - Spookcabulary, Halloween and Digital Citizenship El Camino Television and CAPS Media Center
Korbins Kode: Blockchain & Bitcoin with Kurt Kumar Keno Deary Jr. and Korbin Deary
Kurt Kumar-Key Cast
Success: A Veteran's Guide Neel Dhavale
     
Instructional/DIY- Community Producer Chef in the Market Connor Camenson, Ben Weddell and Kenyata Dibiase
Talk Art:Lessa Bouchard—Interdisciplinary Media Artist Nance Wheeler, Sally Rayn and Lessa Bouchard
Talk Art:Michael Endicott – Urban Nature Impressionist Nance Wheeler, Sally Rayn, Michael Endicott
Yoga for Better Digestion Patricia Becker
     
Instructional/DIY- Professional Classroom in the Kitchen at ARC - Berry Scones Sacramento Educational Cable Corsortium and American River College
Community Cooking City of Torrance
Fuel-up Fitness Ep. 5 Yollenna Morales
     
Live Format- Community Producer 47th Annual Art and Wine Festival Patrick-James Reyes, Erin Fellers and Justin Hui
     
Live Format- Professional CMAC Election Night 2016 Sevag Tatoesian, Bryan Harley, CMAC Fresno/Clovis
NEWSBREAK LIVE City of Torrance
Veterans' Voices: This is My Child Contra Costa Television (CCTV) and Contra Costa Veterans Service Office
     
Municipal Government Access 2016 Annual Report & Forecast: The Tour Bus Transformation Steve Polydoros
Astronomy Week 2016 Pasadena Media and KPAS-City Of Pasadena
VCFD District Snapshot 2016 Ventura County Fire Department &
CAPS Media Center
VCNC Featuring Ventura County - Episode 8 Flight Paths to Success CAPS Media Center
     
Music Programmming- Community Producer Big Blu Soul Revue @ Pacific Coast Fogfest Ed Barber, Martin Anaya and Pacific Coast TV
Evening Backyard Concert - Set Two Paul Starcevich and CMAC - Fresno
Titan Radio Live! featuring Distant Skies Jeffrey Scott Whitten
     
Music Programming- Professional Jessica Malone - Listen Up Jerry Perry, Roniecia Harris and Access Sacramento
MC Studio Session: KB's Drifters Experience Eric D. Johnson, Karen Adams and Peter Anderson
Take Aloha With You Ana Sofia Zavala and CreaTV San Jose
     
Music Programming- Youth Town City DJ Fitzgerald, Bracken Stevens and Delayna Fitzgerald
     
News Programming- Community Producer Fresno State Focus MCJ 128, Faith Sidlow, CMAC Fresno/Clovis
OC News | 5-10-17 Show B Jeffrey Scott Whitten, Miguel Moya
Spotlight Fall 2016 Don Pollock and Advanced Video Class
     
News Programming- Professional Community Digest August 2017 Eileen McIlrath
NEWSBREAK LIVE City of Torrance
This Week in Torrance City of Torrance
     
Program/Channel Promo- Community Producer Billy Bob LVTV Station Promo Don Pollock and Advanced Video Class
Into The Wardrobe Ben Weddell, Connor Camenson and Colter MacShane
PCT: 40 Years Dennis Willis, Martin Anaya and Pacific Coast TV
     
Program/Channel Promo- Professional Devotion- Chikoko 2017 Skyler Sabine, Colter MacShane and Connor Camenson
FOG Tips PSA Jacob Sullivan
Semi Twang Promo 2017 Carlos Hernandez & Access Sacramento
     
Public Service Announcement- Community Producer Hidden Treasures 2016 Val Jeffery, Cupertino TV Productions - KMVT
Pacific Coast Dream Machines Jason Francisco, Martin Anaya and Pacific Coast TV
The Vacaville Mexican Open Brianna Yee-Sandoval, Martin Anaya and Pacific Coast TV
     
Public Service Announcement- Professional Everyone Has A Role City of Torrance
Garden Grove Police Department Accident Reduction Campaign Garden Grove TV3
Make A Wish Foundation 2017 CAPS Media Center
     
Public Service Announcement- Youth Fairview- Every 15 Minutes Fairview Youthforce 2017 and Kenyata Dibiase
Priscilla's Don't Drink And Drive Public Service Announcement Erin Offenhauser and Oscar Gutierrez
You Can Make A Difference Sergio Chavez, Buchanan High School, CMAC Fresno/Clovis
     
Special Audience Programming- Community Producer Alzheimer's: Caring for Pat Val Jeffery, Cupertino TV Productions - KMVT
OnDaSpot Live at Long Beach Pride Ross Jordan and Antoinette Rogers
Veteran Advocates Nancy Wheeler and Sheryl Shaffer
     
Special Audience Programming- Professional Common Cents City of Torrance
Spirit of a Crime Fighter - Gabrielle Root CAPS Media Center
Young at Heart Episode 4 C. Sue Braun
     
Special Audience Programming- Youth Fairvew- Youthforce Fairview Youthforce 2017 and Kenyata Dibiase
     
Spiritual/Inspirational- Community Producer The Death of Balder, Norse God of Truth and Light Virginia Anderson and Will Allen-DuPraw, In Loving Memory of Taliesin
     
Spiritual/Inspirational- Professional New Song 40 Praise & Worship Concert Lisa Farr, Roniecia Harris and Access Sacramento
#wanderlust Maggie VandenBerghe, Christina Storozkova and AJ Starzak
     
Sports Coverage- Community Producer The Countdown: Episode 10 Joel Pahukula and Ho’ike Kauai Community Television
Fresno City College Basketball Cesar Perez-Villegas, CMAC Fresno/Clovis, CART
Girls Varsity Basketball - Mills Vs. Capuchino Justin Huil and Milbrae Community Television
     
Sports Coverage- Professional Centennial Square Boxing Show 2017 Pasadena Media & KPAS-City Of Pasadena
Fountain Valley 5K Fun Run Yollenna Morales
Game of the Week - Girl's High School Basketball - River City vs. Rio Linda at Golden One Center Roniecia Harris, Will James and Access Sacramento
     
Sports Coverage- Youth CMAC High School Football Cesar Perez-Villegas, CMAC Fresno/Clovis, McLane High School
     
Webisode- Community Producer Car Guy Channel Antique Autos in History Park 2017 Mike Hennessy
Car Guy Channel Episode 121: A La Carte & Art Car Show 2017 Mike Hennessy
The Report | 5-3-2017 Jeffrey Scott Whitten and Wendy Garcia
     
Webisode- Professional 100 Mile Meals Romney Dunbar, Keith Wells and James Duisenberg
Free Advice with Adam Chernick Antony Beilinsohn and Adam Chernick
Shop Lakewood Spotlight: Aliacci Pizza and Pasta Sallie Cordova Gallagher
     
Webisode- Youth Maui Youth Now TV Series Kat Tracy and Akakū Maui Community Media
Success: A Veteran's Guide Neel Dhavale