PUBLIC TELEVISION PROGRAMMERS ASSOCIATION

Luoma, Cornwell recognized for achievements in local scheduling

By Theodore Fischer

In a citation honoring Maine Public TV’s Kelly Luoma as the Charles Impaglia Programmer of the Year, PTPA lauded her “for tirelessly advocating for the audience and the programming community within public television, even when it is not politically correct . . . [and for] the singular achievement of increasing a station’s viewership every year since the digital transition, while the system has shown whole week and primetime declines.”

In another award presented during last month’s PTPA meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., Kentucky Educational Television’s Craig Cornwell was lauded for achievements in local scheduling. TRAC Media Services, which manages PTPA, cited Cornwell “for ensuring that local productions always get prime placement, for understanding a market where Best of the Joy of Painting often equals the Antiques Roadshow repeat on Saturday . . . [and for] being up 4 percent in whole day and 5 percent in primetime this season across all the Kentucky markets.”

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This article was first published in Current, May 28, 2013.
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