GNAT-TV wins big at New England Video Festival

MANCHESTER — Several volunteer producers and members of the GNAT staff attended the annual Alliance for Community Media Northeast (ACM-NE) video festival in Falmouth, Massachusetts to accept three awards.

Two GNAT Volunteer Producers won first place awards: Steve Dunning for his contemporary poetry show Mono and Don Keelan for his talk show, Truth of the Matter. GNAT was also there to accept an award for the 2016 Overall Excellence in Public, Education and Government Access. This is a professional award recognizing the effectiveness and value of the Access Center's programming. The judging criteria include variety of programming, technical quality of the productions and community involvement.

The ACM-NE represents Public, Education and Government (PEG) access organizations throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. ACM-NE is also a part of the national Alliance for Community Media (ACM) that represents over 2,000 PEG organizations throughout the country.

"GNAT provides equipment, training and a platform for local citizens to learn technical skills and create media for our community," said GNAT Executive Director Tammie Reilly. "The awards not only celebrate the hard work of the volunteer producers and GNAT staff, but also the quality and content of our local productions. It is an honor to be included among the best in the Northeast."

All of the award winning programs will air Saturdays throughout the month of November starting at 3PM on GNAT's Comcast Channels 15 & 8. You may also watch these and other local programs online at: To learn more and get involved, visit or call 802.362.7070.


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