SOTA: AND THE WINNERS ARE…

The 4th Annual Southern Oregon Television Awards
– Official Winners List

On the evening of February 8th, The 4th Annual Southern Oregon TelevisionAwards were held and broadcast LIVE from the RVTV studio in Ashland, Oregon. The Southern Oregon Television Awards is the annual showcase of the best in public access television production by local independent producers of community media. During the broadcast, local television viewers were able to see examples of over 50 nominated public access television shows that were broadcast by RVTV in 2019. 22 categories of SOTA awards were presented during the award show presentation. And local news reporter and Ashland city council member Julie Akins served as SOTA show host.

The producers and shows that won SOTA awards were the following:

Best Arts & Culture Show:
Rogue Artisans and Crafters.
Producer: David “Glamour Dave” Nienow

Best Education Show:
Ramping Up Your English.
Producer: John Letz

Best Entertainment Show:
The So NOT So Late Night Glamour Dave Show.
Producer: David “Glamour Dave” Nienow

Best Faith & Spirituality Show:
Power Encounter.
Producer: Cynthia Biondi.

Best Music Show:
Southern Oregon Songwriters Circle.
Producer: Josh Stirm.

Best Nature & Ecology Show:
Animals Matter.
Producer: Wanda Borland.

Best News & Politics Show:
Girl Talk.
Producer: Regina Ayars & Carol Voison.

Best Well Being & Lifestyle Show:
Cooking with Kumud.
Producer: Kumud Gokani.

Best Field Cinematography:
2019 Hot Rod & Custom Show.
Producer: David “Glamour Dave” Nienow

Best Documentary Short or PSA:
Wide Spread Synthetic Pesticide Use Causes Harm.
Producer: Wanda Borland

Best Documentary Feature:
The Wood House Documentary Project: Vera Wood Interview.
Producer: David “Glamour Dave” Nienow

Best Friday Live Show:
The So NOT So Late Night Glamour Dave Show.
Producer: David “Glamour Dave” Nienow

Best Interview:
Into the Edge. Producers:
Alexis Hatfield & Eroldi Idlore.

Best Set Design:
Into the Edge.
Producers: Alexis Hatfield & Eroldi Idlore

Best Show:
Cooking with Kumud.
Producer: Kumud Gokani.

Best Audio Technician:
Norman Mainwaring

Best Lighting Technician:
Lynne Likens

Best New Producer:
Dimple & Sumesh Bakshi

Best On-Air Personality or Team:
David “Glamour Dave” Nienow

Volunteer of the Year:
John Letz

Director of the Year:
Wanda Borland

James Ragland Producer of the Year:
David “Glamour Dave” Nienow

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SOTA CREDITS
The 4th Annual Southern Oregon Television Awards were produced by a crew of volunteer independent producers and student talent from the SOU

Digital Film Program. The SOTA was produced by:
Executive Producer: David “Glamour Dave” Nienow
Director: Cosmo Tigato
Set Design: Dorothy Nienow, Alexis Hatfield, Eroldi Idlore
Scrip Supervisor: Paul Collins
Floor Manager: Keegan Van Hook
Master Control Operator: Michael Greata.
Audio: Caroline Nash
Camera Operators: Aubrey Crocker, Anna Mendes, Kayla Hunter

Planning for the 4th Annual Southern Oregon Television Awards was done by the SOTA Planning Committee. The SOTA Planning Committee was composed of David & Dorothy Nienow, Wanda Borland, Regina Ayars, Paul Collins, Alexis Hatfield, and Eroldi Idlore.

The 4th Annual Southern Oregon Television Awards were supported by
Masala Bistro and Bar in Ashland,
The Rogue Grape Wine Bar,
The Human Bean,
Dairy Queen Grill & Chill on Biddle Road in Medford,

About the author

David the Bruce M.Div, movie reviewer, published author. NBC-TV administrator and camera operator. A magazine publisher and an independent filmmaker He currently works with the Ashland Independent Film Festival and teaches media at RVTV/So Oregon University where he has produced 12 different series with nearly 1000 RVTV shows. He leads all RVTV producers in production credits at Archive.org.

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