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“WATERways” Debuts New Episode on Phoenix Channel 11 by quotes

 “WATERways” Debuts New Episode on Phoenix Channel 11Phoenix “WATERways,” the multi-award winning program created by the city of Phoenix’s Water Services Department, has debuted a new episode on Phoenix Channel 11.The 35 minuteWATERways 10,” hosted by Ken Kroski and produced by Annie DeChance of the Water Services Department, is an informative and entertaining episode that addresses numerous water and wastewater issues such as water quality, customer services and public awareness programs. The program also traces the department’s 100 year history being celebrated in 2007. Phoenix 11 actually is airing two versions of “WATERways 10,” each with different, amusing public service announcements. For a schedule of replays on Phoenix 11, visit or call 602-261-8937.“WATERways” has been honored by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers, the Telly Awards and as part of a recent Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards winner for Education and Communication.

Tempe’s annual “Santa Show” airs tonight by quotes
December 11, 2006, 7:36 pm
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Tempe’s annual “Santa Show” airs tonight


TEMPE, Ariz. – Forget standing in line at the mall, waiting hours to
talk to the big guy in red, only to find that your little one is
terrified of sitting on his lap. Tempe has the perfect way to tell Santa
what you’d like for the holidays: The Santa Show.


For the sixth year, Tempe 11 will air the live call-in show hosted by
Dick Steely and starring the man of the month, Santa Claus. It is a
popular tradition for Tempe children who watch the show live on the
city’s cable channel, and for the viewers everywhere who watch it live
on the city’s Web site,
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The show is the creation of Media Services Producer Greg Wolfe, a
17-year city employee, as a way to put smiles on the faces of the young
and young-at-heart during the holidays. He produces the annual show
along with Media Services Administrator Skip Neeley and Media Services
Producer Jason Wolf.


This year, The Santa Show will air Monday, Dec. 11, starting at 6:30
p.m. Children can call 480-350-8900 to talk to Santa. The show could
last until 8 p.m. because the crew never cuts off a child waiting on the
line to talk to Santa – they’ll keep taking calls as long as they come
in. The show also features segments highlighting the many holiday events
in Tempe.



Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Luis Alberto Urrea, who presented
programs at Phoenix Public Library in September, will be a featured
guest on “Horizonte” at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Oct. 26) on
Channel 8-KAET.  Urrea will discuss his book, “The Devil’s Highway: A
True Story,” which explores the fate of 26 Mexican men who attempted
to cross the border into southern Arizona through a stretch of desert
known as “the Devil’s Highway.”  The station taped the interview
while Urrea was in Phoenix for the library appearances.

Visit for more information.

Emmy Award for Phoenix Channel 11 by quotes

Phoenix Channel 11 Wins Rocky Mountain Region Emmy Award

PHX 11, the city of Phoenix’s award-winning cable television station, recently was recognized by industry peers at the 2006 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards. Garnering the Emmy award for the Rio Salado Project in the “Environment Program or Special” category, the station’s work also was recognized with an Emmy nomination in the Public/Current/Community Affairs – Feature/Segment category.

PHX 11’s Matt Barcellos, Angela Holdsworth and Chris Zang produced the Emmy award-winning special on the development of the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Project. The program focused on the collaboration between the city of Phoenix, Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies that worked together to make the project a reality. The special featured several bird species, the flora and fauna of the habitat and showed miles of trails that are available for outdoor recreation.

The program will be airing on PHX 11 at the following times and dates: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11; 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12; 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13; 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14; 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15; and 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16.

Each year, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) chapters across the country recognize and reward excellence in their broadcasting communities. For more than 20 years, the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter has done this through the annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards.

PHX 11 also was recently recognized by its government industry peers and ranked fourth place as the best municipal television station in the nation by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA).

As the city’s source for news and information, PHX 11 produces feature stories, community news programs, interview/discussion shows with elected officials and a wide variety of specials highlighting everything from arts and culture to current events.

For more information about what’s on PHX 11, visit or call the station at 602-261-8937.

Tempe 11 wins national programming awards by quotes

Tempe 11 wins national programming awards


TEMPE, Ariz. – Tempe 11, the City of Tempe’s government access channel,
was honored with six awards at the National Association of
Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) conference in late


The 21st Annual NATOA Government Programming Awards showcased the work
of 180 organizations in 28 states. More than 1,100 entries competed in
categories like Public Education, Community Awareness and Public Service


“The NATOA awards reflect the high caliber of programming Tempe 11
offers the community,” said Media Services Administrator Skip Neeley,
who runs the channel. “These accolades belong to our excellent team of
producers and directors who continually create high-quality programs our
viewers can watch.”


Many of the winning programs were produced for Tempe 11’s monthly public
safety show called Tempe StreetBeat. The nine-year-old show features
live discussions of public safety issues with police officers and
others, while residents call in with their questions.



“Ride Right, Ride Safe” – Produced by Jeff Lane and directed by Adam
Fischer, won in the Public Service Announcement category.



 “A-B-C” – Produced by Jeff Lane and directed by Greg Wolfe, won in the
Public Education category.


“On the Beat: Bike Squad” – Produced by Brandon Banks and directed by
Jason Wolf, won in the Community Awareness category.


“Fourth of July Bus Service” – Produced by Amanda Nelson and Sue Taaffe,
and directed by Jason Wolf, won in the Event/Program Promotion Category.


“9/11 Remembrance” – Produced and directed by Jason Wolf, won in the
Community Event Coverage category.


“A-B-C” – Produced by Jeff Lane and directed by Greg Wolfe, won in the
Children/Young Adults category.


Tempe 11 provides information for residents 24 hours a day, including
award-winning programming, event previews and recaps, live City Council
meetings and Tempe StreetBeat. Tempe 11 can be watched via Cox
Communications Channel 11 or live online anytime by going to

Valley Broadcasting Veteran Heads Phoenix Youth and Education Channel by quotes

Phoenix Arizona Serial Killers News – Mayor Phil Gordon and Police Chief Jack Harris by quotes

Phoenix Arizona Serial Killers NewsPHX 11 Televises Police Community Forum

Broadcasts of the recent Police Community Forum at Loma Linda Elementary School concerning the city’s efforts to capture the two serial killers will be aired on PHX 11.

The program will premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, and replay at 10 p.m. It then will air at 7 a.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Friday, July 14; 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, July 15; 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, July 16; and 9 a.m., 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday, July 17.

Mayor Phil Gordon and Police Chief Jack Harris spoke at the meeting urging residents to call in any suspicious people or activities.

As the investigation continues and new developments are made public, the original information presented at the July 12 community forum may become outdated. If so, programming may be pulled from airing on PHX 11.

PHX 11, the city’s news and information station, is recognized as one of the top local cable stations in the country, reaching close to 320,000 households throughout the Valley. For information about PHX 11 or to obtain a programming schedule, call 602-261-8937 or visit us online at