The Coast News Group

Palomar RTV students win Emmy Awards

SAN MARCOS — Palomar College Radio/TV, or RTV, students received two Emmys at the 36th annual Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards. The event was held June 26 at the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego, with more than 350 people in attendance.
The Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievements in television by conferring annual awards of merit in the Pacific Southwest region. The Pacific Southwest region includes San Diego, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, Calif., and Las Vegas, Nev.
Both of the Emmys received by Palomar students were in the category of Student Production — News. Loghan Call won for his production of Prep Sports Live, a weekly half-hour TV Sports program dedicated to sports at North County high schools. Call also won the Emmy last year as producer of the Prep Sports Live show. David Dean and Justin Kranz won for producing an episode of Prep Sports Live. Prep Sports Live is cablecast on Cox and Time Warner Cable channel 16 and will be seen throughout San Diego County in the fall 2010 semester, airing each Tuesday at 6 p.m. from Sept. 14 through Dec. 7.
With this year’s Emmy wins, Palomar College has now received 36 Emmys for outstanding student productions, along with a large number of nominations.
“Palomar dominated the nominations in the Student Production — News category this year, with all four nominations going to Palomar students,” RTV Associate Professor Pat Hahn said.
The students nominated in this category were Loghan Call, David Dean, Justin Kranz, Cyrila Richardson and Fa’amasani Unutoa.
In the category of Student Production Non-News Programs, Palomar students Travis Cowell, Steven James Hoff, David McMinn and Paul Salmons and were nominated for their film “Method.” Levi Bennett and Samantha Johnson were nominated for their film “Dead Man Walking.”
The annual presentation of these awards is intended to be an incentive for continued pursuit of excellence for those working in television and to focus public attention on outstanding cultural, educational, technological, entertainment, news and informational achievements in television.
Hahn said that Palomar College is ranked as having one of the best radio and television programs in the country, preparing students in the fields of TV news journalism, TV production, cinema and digital media.