Each year The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) hosts the Hometown Media Awards recognizing the best in community media programming, this year GNAT-TV, volunteer and Independent Producer Steve Dunning was awarded for his show “Mono” a contemporary poetry show.
Steve Dunning said, “I’ve been making videos on the side at GNAT since 2012 and after a few years of trying to figure out a format that would best suit my skills, I came up with “Mono”, a series of spoken poetry videos. So far I’ve made about 250 segments and I’m proud to have won two national awards in the last three years for this work. Poet Michael Dickman noted “They remind me less of TV and more of short films like something Guy Maddin would make, or really enjoy watching.” I guess that’s the beauty of public access TV, you can make a show that looks like your own kind of television.”
GNAT-TV Executive Director, Tammie Reilly states, “We are honored to play a role in Steve’s creative journey. Steve’s passion and dedication really shine through in his work. We hope his recognition inspires others to explore the creative and technical resources that GNAT-TV offers everyone in our community”.
Founded in 1976, The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) represents over 3,000 Public, Education and Government (PEG) access organizations and community media centers throughout the country. The ACM works to protect the interests of these media centers and community members who use PEG Access facilities and equipment. GNAT-TV is one of twenty-five community media centers in Vermont, broadcasting public, education, and government content created by and for the community.
Dunning’s show “Mono” airs on GNAT-TV’s Comcast Channel 1074 Thursdays & Sundays at 11PM. You may also watch these and other local programs online at: www.gnat.tv, Roku, Apple TV, or YouTube. To learn more and get involved, visit gnat-tv.org or call 802.362.7070.
GNAT-TV is one of twenty-five community media centers broadcasting public, education, and government content created by and for the community. GNAT-TV serves the Southern Vermont towns of Arlington, Dorset, Manchester, Peru, Sunderland, Stratton, & Winhall (Channel 1074, Channel 1084, Channel 1094); Londonderry & Weston (Channel 1074, Channel 1084).