Archive for Sunday, September 8, 1996


September 8, 1996


Sunflower Cablevision received nine awards in the 13th annual Midi Award competition.

The awards are given by the Mid American Cable TV Assn., which is an association of cable operators in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

The judging took place last week, and the winners were announced Friday.

"This year marks a very special year for us, both for the number of awards and quality of the competition," said Dennis Knipfer, general manager of Sunflower Cablevision. "This cable industry is starting to do a lot of production in these areas and doing it very well."

The awards will be presented at the annual Mid American Cable TV Assn. convention in Kansas Oct. 23.

Sunflower Cablevision received the following awards:

  • In the category of cable advertising:

Second place for a commercial titled "Bikes"; third place for "Lunch"; and honorable mention for "Harvest."

  • In the community programming category for systems with more than 15,000 subscribers:

First place for, "The Thing Is ...," a weekly program that highlights different things in Lawrence.

Second place for, "Toys For Tots", an annual toy drive presented in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve and The Salvation Army. The daylong telethon includes entertainment, local celebrities, prizes and fund raising for area children.

  • In the community programming for systems with more than 25,000 subscribers:

First place for "Headline News, Local Edition," the five-minute insert on Headline News.

Second place for "The Lawrence Report," the live news program 6 p.m. weekdays.

Third place for "Health Check Six," a bi-weekly health segment sponsored by Dillons stores and Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Third place for "Lawrence High School Sports," the station's live coverage of high school football.

Honorable mention for "As Time Goes By ...," a program targeting mature audiences and their interests.

"I'm particularly proud of this recognition of our community programming efforts. I feel community programing in Lawrence is valuable entertainment and educational for our subscribers," Knipfer said.

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