2023 WAVE Award Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2023 WAVE Awards – honoring excellence in community programming from the Alliance for Community Media’s West Region. The awards ceremony took place Thursday, February 23, 2023 in Santa Barbara, California. Winners: do you want to order an additional plaque or certificate? Here’s our award re-order form.

Arts, Entertainment & Performance (Community Producer)
La Boheme Fiesta Special
TV Santa Barbara

Arts, Entertainment & Performance (Professional)
The Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus: “Holiday Hits With A Splash Of Sass!”
Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus
Access Sacramento

Arts, Entertainment & Performance (Student)
ECTV – Art about Agriculture
CAPS Media Center

Community Event (Community Producer)
Martin Luther King Kauai 2022
Ryan Balbin
Ho’ike Kauai Community Television

Community Event (Professional)
Courtney’s Playground Dedication
Armin Gomez
City of Plamdale

Community Event (Student)
Juneteenth Event Coverage
TV Santa Barbara

Community Issues (Community Producer)
Keep the Funk Part 1
Spread Goodness, Lisa Lang, Jake Potts
TV Santa Barbara

Community Issues (Professional)
Hawaii Soil Health Initiative Convening & Demonstration on Maui
Kat Tracy
Akaku Maui Community Media

Community Issues (Student)
Our Disappearing Wetlands
Blanca Barajas
CMAC Fresno/Clovis

Culture & Lifestyle (Community Producer)
Culture, Language, and Environment at Circle V
USGBC Central California
CMAC Fresno/Clovis

Culture & Lifestyle (Professional)
Ka Pa Hula O Hinano
Ho’ike Kauai Community Television

Culture & Lifestyle (Student)
ECTV – Chumash Elder, Julie Tumamait-Stensile
CAPS Media Center

Documentary (Community Producer)
Our Story
Ed Goka
Ho’ike Kauai Community Television

Documentary (Professional)
Hokunui Farm in Makawao Maui: A Whole System Approach
Kat Tracy
Akaku Maui Community Media

Documentary (Student)
2022 SDI Screening
CreaTV SDI 2022 Cohort
CreaTV San Jose

Educational Access (Community Producer)
Cleaning Up The Guadalupe Watershed
Ranjana Mehra

Educational Access (Professional)
Language Lab Session 4
Max Richardson
Ho’ike Kauai Community Television

Educational Access (Student)
ECTV-Why Poetry?
CAPS Media Center

Experimental (Community Producer)
How to Invest For Retirement | The Communist Manifesto for Personal Finance
Morgan Miller, Bryan McIntyre
Fort Collins Public Media

Experimental (Professional)
Vote Now for Garden Grove Gems
Garden Grove TV3

Experimental (Student)
EMME YA: The Final Expedition
Jabreel Green
Berkeley Community Media

Government Access (Community Producer)
Conversations with Ralph Walker
Ralph Walker, Chris Loos
Community Media of the Foothills

Government Access (Professional)
Akakū Live Primary Elections Highlights
Akaku Maui Community Media

Live Format (Community Producer)
David Benoit Concert for Ukraine
David Palomares, Monica Palomares
Community Media of the Foothills

Live Format (Professional)
Torrance Today
Torrance CitiCABLE

Live Format (Student)
Pasadena Youth Voices
Pasadena Media

Magazine Show (Community Producer)
Carpinteria Living
Wade Nomura, Debbie Nomura
TV Santa Barbara

Magazine Show (Professional)
Island Focus 100th Episode
Kekoa Graham, Angela Angel, Deron Kamisato
Olelo Community Media

Narrative Film – Short or Feature (Community Producer)
Brittany Rietz, Griecelda Ocegueda Garcia
Access Sacramento

Narrative Film – Short or Feature (Professional)
Don’t Go in the Attic
David Flores, Hannah Hennessy
Berkeley Community Media

Narrative Film – Short or Feature (Student)
Ryan Abner, Minarets High School
CMAC Fresno/Clovis

News Programming (Community Producer)
Sea Scout News Winter 2022
Ryland Balbin
Ho’Ike Kauai Community Television

News Programming (Professional)
2021 Athlete of the Year: Laura Williams
Eileen McIlrath
City of Lakewood/CityTV

News Programming (Student)
Fresno State Focus
Fresno State Department of Media, Communications, and Journalism
CMAC Fresno/Clovis

Program/Channel Promo (Professional)
Ukulele Festival program promo
Dane Neves, Jack Bates, Angela Angel
Olelo Community Media

Program/Channel Promo (Student)
TVSB Flags on State Street
Rebecca Brand
TV Santa Barbara

Public Service Announcement (Community Producer)
Be Part Of Our Lompoc Lifeguard Team
Samantha Scroggin, Brian Pineda
Lompoc Media Center

Public Service Announcement (Professional)
Sharrows PSA
CMAC Fresno/Clovis

Public Service Announcement (Student)
The Tale of F.O.G
Jeo Dela Pena
Access Sacramento

Sports Coverage (Professional)
Game Of The Week: “Monterey Trail vs. Elk Grove H.S. Football Game
Will James, Gary Martin
Access Sacramento

Sports Coverage (Student)
CMAC High School Football
McLane High School
CMAC Fresno/Clovis

Talk Show (Community Producer)
The Good Life with Dean Wilson
Dean Wilson, JP Montalvo
Ellie Stayner

Talk Show (Professional)
Veterans’ Voices: Veterans and the Justice System
Nathan Johnson, Chris Verdugo, Ray Alvarado
Contra Costa TV

Talk Show (Youth)
ECTV-Mark A Lunn
CAPS Media Center

Underserved Voices (Community Producer)
Little Big Gym
Rigoberto Moran
CMAC Fresno/Clovis

Underserved Voices (Professional)
Pasadena Adaptive Sports Festival 2021
George Falardeau, Lisa Derderian, Bobbie Ferguson
Pasadena Media

Underserved Voices (Student)
El Poder of a Classroom
Daniela Maciel
CMAC Fresno/Clovis

Best of Show (Community/Student Producer)
EMME YA: The Final Expedition
Jabreel Green
Berkeley Community Media

Best of Show (Professional Producer)
Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus
Access Sacramento