PCTV21 to Host Fourth Annual Greater Pittsburgh
Community Media Awards on October 20th in Virtual Ceremony
Welcome to the 4th Annual Greater Pittsburgh
Community Media Awards!
It has been quite a year hasn’t it? Although we can’t be together in person this year, we think you will enjoy the virtual awards event we’ve put together. A big thank you to Andrew Stockey for being our emcee, and to the staff of PCTV, MCA-TV, and BPTV for gathering all the pieces that made this virtual event possible. I’d also like to thank David Finer of City Channel Pittsburgh for his crucial assistance in putting together our program for this evening.
The show must go on and tonight we celebrate the spirit of community media by honoring some very special people. The nominees all have one thing in common-- the desire to better their community by telling stories, sharing information, and highlighting the people and places that make Greater Pittsburgh a wonderful place to live and be creative. Please give them a standing ovation as you watch the awards event from home. Best of luck to the nominees and thanks for watching!
John H. Patterson
PCTV would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of this event:
SSB Bank, The Wilson Group, Key Bank, Five Star, Henderson Brothers, Telvue, Bookminders, Western Avenue Associates, and
4th Annual Greater Pittsburgh
Community Media Awards
October 20th at 7 pm
Watch on PCTV Comcast 21 and Verizon 47, MCA-TV Comcast 14 and Verizon 35, BPTV Comcast 7 and Verizon 32, PCTV’s website at: https://www.pctv21.org, and Apple TV, ROKU, and Fire TV on the PCTV app.
Instructions on how to access PCTV on Apple TV, ROKU, and Fire TV are available at
Emcee Andrew Stockey
We are honored to have Andrew Stockey as our emcee this year. Andrew is a News Anchor and the Sports Director at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. He has been at WTAE since 1995, and has garnered many awards over the years for his work in television. A native of Chicago, Andrew grew up in Connecticut. In many ways, Andrew is the perfect host for tonight’s affair. Andrew understands the importance of com-munity media because he got his start as a volunteer at a public access TV station in Connecticut as a youth. Thank you Andrew for hosting our event tonight! You can catch Andrew weekdays on WTAE at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm.
John H. Patterson, PCTV, Executive Director
Dan Moon, SSB Bank, President/CEO
Allison Ford, Moon Community Access Television, Director
Dave Cable, Bethel Park Public Access, Facility Director
Luther Dupree, PCTV Board Member and Community Producer
The following organizations are participating in this year’s awards event:
Moon Community Access Television
Moon Community Access Television is the public, educational
and government access television station owned and operated by
the Township of Moon. Moon Township is one of the few Western Pennsylvania municipalities to give township residents the opportunity to produce original television programs. For more than 30 years, MCA-TV has aired locally-produced programming designed to keep Moon Township residents tuned in to their community. MCA-TV airs locally on Comcast channel 14 and Verizon FiOS channel 35. Check
MCA-TV out online at http://mca-tv.org/.
Bethel Park Community Television
Bethel Park Public Access Television has been Bethel Park’s very own TV station for over 25 years. Each year they produce hundreds of local programs including such favorites as “Ms. Elaine’s Bedtime Stories”, “Pittsburgh Sportsline”, and “All Things Financial”. BPTV is a volunteer based non-profit dedicated to serving the community. You can catch BPTV on Comcast 7 or Verizon 32 in Bethel Park. Check
BPTV out online at https://bethelpark.net/departments/bptv/.
Pittsburgh Community Television
At 30 plus years and counting, PCTV is among the oldest public access media organizations in the United States. Over those over
30 years, PCTV has served thousands of Pittsburgh residents and non-profits, giving them access to media production tools and the ability to broadcast their thoughts, ideas, and creativity to households throughout Pittsburgh and the world. PCTV airs locally in the City of Pittsburgh on Comcast 21 and Verizon 47. Check PCTV out online at https://www.pctv21.org/.
Congratulations to this year’s nominees:
Arts and Music with Victor Janflone – Victor Janflone (PCTV) Snow Plow Decorating Contest – Susan Dolinar (BPTV) Ink Shrink – Jim Kanfoush (MCA TV)
The Paul Spradley Show – Paul Spradley (PCTV)
The Dr. Is In – Dr. Marc Schneiderman (MCA TV)
Teen Talk – Carrie Ann Lehrman (BPTV)
100 Things Pittsburgh – Rossilynne Culgan (PCTV)
Moon Landings – Bobbie Perschetti (MCA TV)
Jack of All Trades – Jack Allen (BPTV)
Celebrities Visit PCTV21– Ed Skirtich (PCTV)
Inside the Humidor / Yinz Brewin’ Crossover – Frank Magnotta (MCA TV) Dead and Buried Treasures – Eric Sprowls (BPTV)
Health & Lifestyle
In Touch with Partners for Quality – Greg Jena (PCTV)
La Mia Cucina – Pam Krug (MCA TV)
Healthy, Fit, and Strong – Amy Taylor (BPTV)
RMVP/ National Council of Negro Women– Delores Dupree (PCTV) Government Review April 2020 – Morgan Torchia (MCA TV)
Let’s Talk Tailwaggers – Susan Roberti (BPTV)
Religious & Spiritual
Iglesia Christiana Sion – Frank Rondon (PCTV)
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship – Joshua Luffy (MCA TV)
Passport to Pittsburgh Adventures –Kim Adley & Andy Amrhein (BPTV)
Platt’s Point of View – Keith Platt Jr. (PCTV)
RMU Men’s Hockey vs Mercyhurst – Jim Koepfinger (MCA TV) Pittsburgh Sports Memories: Top 10 Most Reviled – Tim Hannan/ Steve Wert (BPTV)
The Paul Spradley Show – Paul Spradley (PCTV)
Get Involved – Mary Ceccarelli (MCA TV)
Empowering You – Denise Galloni (BPTV
Bruce Krane PCTV Community Award –
Nora Parker-Carter has been producing programming at PCTV for over 20 years. With her show, “Profiles In Pittsburgh”, she has told countless stories about Pittsburghers and the history of our city. Nora is a walking Pittsburgh history book whose deep love of the city’s history has played out on screen in numerous programs over the many years she has been a PCTV community producer.
Congratulations Nora! We love you!
Bruce Krane was a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, and went on to pursue several careers and passions in life. Founder/owner of Pittsburgh Staffing, he was active in local government and community organizing. Bruce was a frequent political commentator and host/producer at PCTV21. He was a dedicated volunteer and advocate for those in need, and worked in classrooms with special needs children. As a longtime member of the Rivers Club, Bruce developed many endearing friendships with members and staff. Lifelong lover of the great outdoors, he was an avid traveler whose curiosity fueled his passion to create inspirational photography.
It is our honor to name the 2020 Producer Award after Bruce Krane.