Walnut Creek TV, the city's government access channel, has received four national awards for original programming.
The awards came from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisers at its conference in New Orleans last weekend, according to a city news release.
“Creek Currents,” a monthly magazine show about people, programs and happenings in Walnut Creek, earned first place in its category for this episode that touched on police reserves, model railroads and the city's first Community Service Day.
The following information comes from the city news release:
Winning second place for Arts coverage was feature on the work the transformative work Diablo Regional Arts Association does in making the arts available to students from throughout the East Bay. “Permit Me,” a light-hearted look at how the City’s permit center operates, received 3rd places honors, while “Living History: The Bob Tharratt Story” received an honorable mention in the Documentary category for its profile of the former World War II prisoner of war.
Walnut Creek TV is paid for through special funding provided by cable companies. In addition to original programming, Walnut Creek TV broadcasts City Council and Commission meetings and covers community events such as the Walnut Festival Parade and some local high school sporting events.
Walnut Creek TV airs in Walnut Creek on Comcast Channel 28 (Channel 26 in Rossmoor), Astound Channel 29, and on AT&T U-verse Channel 99 under the menu option Walnut Creek Television.