53rd Annual Public Media Awards Finalists Announced

Northern California Public Media (NorCal) has been recognized as a finalist in two categories for The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) 53rd Annual Public Media Awards (PMAs). Each year, the Public Media Awards celebrate NETA members’ finest work in community engagement, content, education, and marketing and communications.

“Northern California Public Media is so proud to have been nominated in two categories, Outstanding Podcast for Living Downstream: The Environmental Justice Podcast, and Outstanding Independent Production Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas, Kim Haas/Northern California Public Media,” said NorCal’s President and CEO, Darren LaShelle. He continued, “This year has brought many challenges, but our team of talented producers and reporters have done outstanding work. We are so pleased to have our efforts recognized by the PMAs.”

Award winners will be announced during the 53rd Annual Public Media Awards Gala presented by Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) on January 25, 2022, as part of the NETA Conference and CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum.

Awards were judged by a group of expert panelists from within the public media system, as well as industry professionals working outside of public media. Except for the overall excellence categories, stations competed within their appropriate divisions based on their station size.

About NorCal Public Media
The Rural California Broadcasting Corporation (which owns and operates Northern California Public Media), is the licensee of KRCB TV in the North Bay, KPJK TV in the South Bay, and KRCB 104.9 FM Radio. In order to encourage full participation in society and community, Northern California Public Media provides educational, informational and cultural telecommunication services in partnership with our community.

About NETA
The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) is a professional association representing 279 member stations in 47 states, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. NETA provides leadership, general audience content, educational services, professional development, and trusted financial management services, including human resources and benefits administration, to individual public media licensees, their affinity groups, and public media as a whole, visit netaonline.org