KLCS-TV Receives Most Telly Awards in Station's History in 2014

LOS ANGELES (March 19, 2014) – KLCS-TV (Channel 58), the television station of the Los Angeles Unified School District, won 12 Bronze Telly Awards for 2014. The total represents the highest number of awards that KLCS during its 40-year existence has won in a single year.

“This year’s Telly Awards reflects the increasing range of innovative original programming that KLCS offers communities across Southern California,” said Tom Waldman, director of Communications and Media Relations for L.A. Unified. “The station is reaching out to those viewers eager to learn more about one of the world’s most diverse and fascinating cities – Los Angeles.”

General Manager Sabrina Thomas said, "The Telly Awards are important to KLCS because they acknowledge and show appreciation for the hard work of the creative and dedicated individuals that contribute to the success of our station."

“Schools of Hope,” a documentary about the the District’s new school construction program, captured three awards, the most of any entrant from KLCS. The film  was honored in the categories of documentary, education and social responsibility.

“Rock and Roll Stories,” a one-hour, monthly program on KLCS that features musicians talking about the songs that changed their lives, received two awards in the cultural category. The awards recognized separate segments with Charles Wright and Billy Vera.                    

Other 2014 KLCS recipients include the programs, “Families Matter,” “Between the Lines”, and “A Student’s Life”. 

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, and cable TV programs and commercials, video and film productions and online commercials. 

A panel of more than 500 past winners of Silver Telly Awards judged the competition this year. Entries, which do not compete against each other, are evaluated to recognize distinction in creative work.

“KLCS’s accomplishment illustrates its creativity, skill, and dedication and serves as a testament to great film and video production,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards. 

For more information about the award-winning programs and the television station, go to www.klcs.org.

Contact: Thomas Waldman (213) 241-6766

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