March 15, 2017

Thurston Community Media Producers Win Seven Awards in Regional Media Contest

Thurston Community Media (TCMedia) members and staff collectively won seven awards from the Best of the Northwest Media Awards, which took place April 1st in Portland, OR at the 2017 NW Media Summit: Stories for Change.

TCMedia Staff and Members at the Best of the Northwest Awards

The Best of the Northwest recognizes exemplary work in non-commercial media in seven states and two Canadian provinces. The event and awards ceremony was hosted at Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center, and presented by the Alliance for Community Media - Northwest Region.

The winners include:


  • Pacific NorthWEIRD Presents ECETI Ranch
    produced by Vince Ynzunza


  • Rehoboth Ministries Christian Music Spotlight "Creation 2015"
    produced by Joseph Neal, Regan Roberts, Madesyn Derrick, Christi Horowitz, and Rachell Neal


  • TCTV Training Show: Do Ink Animation
    produced by Andrew Ebright


  • Let's Talk Trash 2016
    produced by TCMedia Young Producers


  • Quality Time With Dad
    produced by Max Hess-Morgan and Arne Morgan


  • Hank and Harriet Play a Game
    produced by Visions for Early Learning, ESD 113, and TCMedia
    Jane Partridge, Frederick Dobler, Deborah Vinsel


  • Bing Bong TV
    Thane Faye, Vicky Cassis, Eli Evans, Ari Rogers and James Duffy

“We’re thrilled by the strong showing made by our creative members and staff,” said Thurston Community Media CEO Deborah Vinsel. “It’s always an honor to be recognized for the diversity of programming seen on our channels and online.” The organization is no stranger to recognition for its exemplary content. Over the last 25 years, TCMedia has won more than 70 regional and national awards.

The Alliance for Community Media Northwest is one of five regions in the Alliance for Community Media national organization. The ACM's mission is to advocate for access to and use of local community-based media.