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June 22, 2006

PHX 11 Receives 10 Telly Awards

Phoenix Channel 11, the city's news and information station, recently was recognized with 10 finalist awards at the 27th annual Telly Awards.

The Telly Awards, one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, honor outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions.

The award-winning entries, all produced by PHX 11, include an On the Issues show featuring Councilwoman Peggy Bilsten on location in Meulaboh, Indonesia; Councilman Tom Simplot’s On the Issues show at Steele Indian School Park; Operation Good Neighbor, documenting a multi-city department relief effort for Hurricane Katrina victims; Standown for Veterans, spotlighting the city’s efforts to assist homeless veterans; and Firefighter Agility Test, a show following a PHX 11 employee’s experience finding out what physical demands are made upon our firefighters. Also included were two editions of WATERways, produced by the Water Services Department; Criminal Convictions, produced by the City Prosecutor’s Office; and a public interest story about “Guitar Mania,” a fundraiser held to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs.

Silver Tellys were awarded for two shows - Councilman Simplot’s On the Issues at Steele Indian School Park, spotlighting not only the central Phoenix park but also its new features such as an amphitheater, dog park, and bird-shaped lake; and Operation Good Neighbor, documenting the combined efforts of many employees of various city departments such as Aviation, Fire, Neighborhood Services, Police and Community and Economic Development to heed the call for Hurricane Katrina relief victims.

Bronze Tellys were awarded to Councilwoman Peggy Bilsten’s On the Issues on location in tsunami-ravaged Meulaboh taking stock of the relief efforts provided by the city of Phoenix to its adopted city in Indonesia; Standown for Veterans, spotlighting the city’s efforts to provide temporary haven and assistance to more than 400 homeless veterans during one weekend as well as increasing community awareness of their plight; Firefighter Agility Test, where PHX 11 station manager Deborah Sedillo Dugan experiences first hand what physical demands are made upon our firefighters out in the field; two editions of the WATERWays series including an overview of the city’s Water Department Customer Services Division and a segment featuring actor Leslie Nielsen offering pool maintenance tips; two editions of the Criminal Convictions series, where the City Prosecutor’s Office and Phoenix Police Department team up to show how the municipal justice system works regarding identifying impaired drivers and the consequences of driving under the influence; and Guitar Mania, an event where custom-painted guitars were auctioned off in a fundraising effort to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs.

More than 12,000 entries were received from all 50 states and five continents.

For more information about PHX 11 or to obtain a programming schedule, call 602-261-8937 or visit

Media Contacts:
Deborah Sedillo  602-262-6163


wpeC.gif (141749 bytes) PHX11 , the Phoenix government cable channel, required  a JVC KY2000 and a 3/4 JVC U-matic portable recorder to portray the first equipment they used to put City of Phoenix government activities on cable television

SMECC was able to assist them with the loan of equipment that is now on display in the station lobby.
(Click photo for larger view)

PHX11 began in 1984 as the city of Phoenix's government access cable channel with a staff of four and five minutes of programming per week.

Today, the award-winning PHX11 is one of the top local cable stations in the country, reaching an estimated 320,000 households throughout the Valley. It provides quality programs that educate, inform and entertain residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit PHX11 at:



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