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WKYU-PBS receives record 6 Emmy nominations in Ohio Valley region

WKYU-PBS, the public television service of WKU, received a record number of nominations in the 2010 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy competition.

WKYU-PBS received six nominations, announced Monday by the Ohio Valley chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Winners will be announced during a July 31 ceremony in Columbus, Ohio.

“We received six nominations in six categories. These nominations are the cumulative effect of a group effort and everyone here shares some level of responsibility for them,” David Brinkley, senior producer/director, said. “We hope to make the station proud in Columbus this year.”

The documentary Mammoth Cave: A Way to Wonder received five nominations, including Cultural/Topical Documentary, Informational/Instructional Program, Photographer, Editor and Lighting. Those responsible for the documentary include Brinkley, Cheryl Shrader Beckley, Jessica Gibbs, Brent Boyens and Vickie Carson.

Big Bug Sculpture by Barbara Deeb, Beckley and Brinkley was nominated for Magazine Feature/Segment.

WKYU-PBS, channel 24.1 and Insight channel 11, is Bowling Green’s local public television service.  WKYU-PBS broadcasts the only locally-based, locally-programmed public television service to south central Kentucky and northern Tennessee.

Contact: David Brinkley, (270) 745-2400.

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