DATV Named Best in Midwest!

300x300We’re so excited to share the news that DATV has been named the winner of the Philo T. Farnsworth Video Award for Overall Excellence in Public Access Programming, presented by the Central States Region of the Alliance For Community Media.

“Winning a Philo Award is a great accomplishment for both the organization and community producers. Congratulations to all the winners,” said Steve Ross, DATV Executive Director.

The award recognizes the quality and variety of programming seen on DATV during the past year. Through the efforts of DATV members and staff there were over 1,400 new programs produced.

The award will be presented at a ceremony on October 23rd in Richmond, Indiana. The Central States Region is made up of access centers in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky.

“The Funk Chronicles” produced by DATV member David Webb and directed by DATV Executive Director Steve Ross was also honored in the category of Best Series Program. The show is hosted by former Dayton radio personality Dr. John “Turk” Logan with production assistance and audio operator George Gee.

The program highlights funk music in Dayton and around the nation as is a catalyst for the effort to establish a Funk Music Hall of Fame in Dayton.

DATV also received a Philo Award for its website www.datv.org created by DATV Marketing Director Dan Suffoletto and for a station ID also created by Dan.


DATV and FilmDayton offer a “Joint Membership” offering for local media makers. For one price of $70 you may receive a one year membership to both organizations.  Membership benefits of DATV include television production video workshops, use of DATV’s equipment and facilities and the ability to air programs on DATV, Time Warner Cable Channel 5.

Membership benefits of FilmDayton include supporting the development of the Film industry in Dayton, networking with area Film professionals, invitations to local Film events and monthly Film Connections meetings.

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