The City of Burbank ‘s television channel is celebrating winning three Golden Mike awards in Division “B,” stations with 49 or fewer staff members. It happened at the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California’s (RTNA) 65th annual awards ceremony in Universal City last Saturday.
Burbank On Demand, the city’s magazine style show was selected as Best News Public Affairs Program for 2014. The show debuted in April of 2013 and “… features City of Burbank services and unique stories regarding people and places in the Media Capital of the World,” according to a news release. The episode that won the trophy featured “… stories on twin sisters who wrote a book about Burbank history, suggestions on how to manage the drought, police tips to avoid car burglaries, and a tour of the Burbank Historical Society’s unique museum.”
The channel’s station manager/senior producer, Peter Musurlian, won two awards. Best Entertainment Reporting for “Asylum,” about a Burbank based film company. The “Asylum,” is best known for producing campy movies such as “Sharknado.” Also, Musurlian, picked up the Best Business and Consumer Reporting, for a piece on the success of a high-rise building in the city’s Media District, which opened its doors during The Great Recession.
Details on how to view The Burbank Channel here. Also, stories that appear on Burbank On Demand are on the City of Burbank’s YouTube Channel.