Press Releases


March 19, 2013

At the annual Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) Student awards event in March, several Milwaukee Area Technical College Television and Video Production students won a WBA Student Award for Excellence.
*Paul Cotter, James Gale and Will Picard won first place in the Long Form Production Non-News (TV) category for Bob Reitman: Radio On.
*Jeff Morris and Joe Pfaff won second place in the Long Form Production Non-News (TV) category for Stormwatch-Creative Package.

"We are thrilled that our students were honored with both the first and second place awards in the Long Form Production Non-News category this year," said Kevin Pulz, the program coordinator of MATC's Television and Video Production program. "The Reitman program created by Paul, Will and James was not only an excellent student program, but its production quality is equal to many professional productions on the air today."

For over 50 years, students enrolled in the Television and Video Production associate degree program at Milwaukee Area Technical College have trained alongside the broadcast professionals at Milwaukee Public Television. This allows for hands-on work experience at a large, professional, state-of-the-art broadcast facility while under the guidance of television professionals who function both as producers and directors as well as instructors.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. For more information, visit

For more information about MATC's Television and Video Production associate degree program, visit

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