2020 WAVE Award Winners

Congratulations to all the winners for the 2020 WAVE Awards – honoring excellence in community programming from the Alliance for Community Media’s West Region. The awards ceremony took place Thursday, February 20 at the Embassy Suites Monterey Bay. The ceremony was recorded courtesy of Berkeley Community Media.

Category Show Title Name 1 Name 2 Name 3
Arts, Entertainment & Performance (Community Producer) West Coast Songwriter’s Playoffs July 2019 Pete Sommer TD Daniell MidPen Media Center
Arts, Entertainment & Performance (Professional) Beyond the Mic: Featuring Media Na Leo TV
Arts, Entertainment & Performance (Youth) ECTV – Gayel, Shamsia and Jab Elizabeth Rodeno ECTV CAPS Media Center
Community Event (Community Producer) Ohlone Portola Heritage Trail Project Pacific Coast TV
Community Event (Professional) CVC Firesafe Council Elizabeth Rodeno CAPS-TV Ventura Fire Safe Council
Community Issues (Community Producer) Silicon Valley Non-Profits – Grateful Garment Christina Hagan Bobby Chastain Mountain View Community TV
Community Issues (Professional) Thomas Fire Stories – Vista Del Mar Apartments & Hawaiian Village Apartments Elizabeth Rodeno CAPS-TV
Culture & Lifestyle (Community Producer) Sactown Insider Kaitlyn Ellis Vee Ellis Access Sacramento
Culture & Lifestyle (Professional) Oakhurst Spirits Lisa Talley Cesar Perez CMAC Fresno/Clovis
Culture & Lifestyle (Youth) MC Youth Presents -Black Excellence Pt. 1 Jesse Norfleet MC Youth MidPen Media Center
Documentary (Community Producer) Montecito January 9, 2018 Hap Freund Melinda Burns TVSB Santa Barbara
Documentary (Professional) Living in the West: Mountain Men Bob Crimmins Steve Beck Elizabeth J. Harrison
Educational Access (Community Producer) Spartan Robotics – We Are 971 Val Jeffery Jerry Oliver KMVT 15
Educational Access (Professional) Farm to School Table with Miguel Villareal Pam Haessly Kisstrin Cozier Novato TV
Experimental (Community Producer) The Wacky Weird Wild Witty Wonderful World with Wally W. Walker Drew Berg Will Proctor PADNET-TV
Experimental (Professional) A Garden Grove Story in Shadow Dance Marie Moran Garden Grove TV-3
Experimental (Youth) Hawthorne Animations Mario Landeros El Diamante High School CMAC – Fresno/Clovis
Government Access (Professionals Only) Garden Grove Animal Care Serving You Marie Moran Garden Grove TV3
Instructional / Training (Community Producer) Talk Art: Eric Saint Georges Nancy Wheeler Sally Rayn MidPen Media Center
Instructional / Training (Professional) Lakewood Beautiful Eileen McIlrath Anthony Gunderman CityTV/Lakewood
Live Format (Professional) Veteran’s Voices “Pride in Service” Chris Verdugo Contra Costa Vets Svc. Office Contra Costa Television
Magazine Show (Community Producer) Spotlight Fall 2018 Don Pollock Chris Norman La Verne Community TV
Magazine Show (Professional) Thomas Fire Stories feauring Chiefs Quiararte, Weisenberg & Leake Elizabeth Rodeno Patrick Davidson CAPS TV
Narrative Film – Short or Feature (Community Producer) Guadalupe Mariela Sanchez Jessica Vesaquez La Verne Community TV
Narrative Film – Short or Feature (Professional) One El Camino Brian Degan Scott Berkeley Community Media
Narrative Film – Short or Feature (Youth) Dare Yourself Kunwoo Kim Terry Jeong
News Programming (Community Producer) Fresno State Focus MCJ 128 Class CMAC Fresno/Clovis
News Programming (Professional) NewsRap News Brief Hannah Ramirez Joe Carbonetta Pasadena Media
News Programming (Youth) Buchanan News Network Buchanan High School CMAC Fresno/Clovis
Program/Channel Promo (Community Producer) Padnet TV Improv Promo Drew Berg PADNET-TV
Program/Channel Promo (Professional) CreaTV Storytellers Mickey Beese Jason Riles CreaTV
Public Service Announcement (Professional) Culture is Not a Costume Michael Flanagan Marc Dadigan SCAC TV Redding
Public Service Announcement (Youth) Unclogged Truth Jonathan Ocampo Andres Garcia Ethan Ocampo
Spiritual/Inspirational (Community Producer) Justin Time William Mendoza Access Sacramento
Spiritual / Inspirational (Professional) Ike Pono: Stay Humble Pray Na Leo TV
Sports Coverage (Community Producer) Travel Today with Lea Scotsfest Highland Games Lea Welles PADNET
Sports Coverage (Professional) Game of the Week: Kealakehe Waveriders vs. Konawaena Wildcats Na Leo TV
Sports Coverage (Youth) CMAC High School Football Roosevelt High School CMAC Fresno/Clovis
Talk Show (Community Producer) Art in the Air Adek Hanukai Jerry Oliver KMVT 15
Talk Show (Professional) How to Recover from a Mass Shooting Charles Douglas Becca King Reed CMAP-TV
Talk Show (Youth) ECTV: Gracie & Michael Elizabeth Rodeno ECTV Media Students CAPS Media Center
Underserved Voices (Community Producer) The Story of Jane and Jo Eric Sanderson Bex Francis Chris Henry
Underserved Voices (Professional) Guide Dogs of America Anthony Gunderman Christina Macauley CityTV/Lakewood
Underserved Voices (Youth) A Day In my Parent’s Shoes Janet Saldana Sunnyside High School VPA CMAC Fresno/Clovis