Items tagged: cgtv

New Champaign Spotlight Features Rachel Joy

The City’s video magazine show, Champaign Spotlight, is back! Each episode of the show puts the spotlight on the people, programs, and events of the City of Champaign. The latest episode features Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton interviewing Equity and Engagement Director Rachel Joy.  Rachel first shares how the department was formed to meet the needs […]


2022 Immigrant Welcome Awards

On September 17, 2022, Welcoming Week culminated with the 9th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards which recognized the contributions of individuals and organizations that have created a welcoming atmosphere for immigrants in the Champaign-Urbana community. The Communications Division recorded the ceremony, including speeches from award winners and a cultural performance. The video plays regularly on CGTV […]


City Produced Video “PW Talks about Snow and Ice Removal” Earns National Award

The City-produced video “PW Talks About Snow and Ice Removal” received an Award of Honor (4th place) in the 2022 Government Programming Awards sponsored by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). The video was recognized by the judges in the Public Education category for channels with an operating budget under $200,000. The […]


2022 Champaign Fire Department Pinning Ceremony

On June 30, 2022, the Communications Division worked with the Fire Department to record CFD’s 6th in-person Pinning Ceremony. A pinning ceremony is a special occasion which allows family and friends to share in either a promotion or being newly hired by the Fire Department. During this year’ event, 27 new or promoted firefighters were […]


Champaign Police Employee Awards and Memorial Ceremonies Now Available On-Demand

The City’s Communications Division recently produced coverage of two important Police Department ceremonies. The first was the Police Department Employee Awards Ceremony on May 18, 2022, held at the Champaign Police Department.  The second was the Champaign Police Memorial Ceremony on May 20, 2022, at West Side Park. Both videos were edited and began playing […]


CGTV Staff Presents at NATOA Conference

Multimedia Producer Brian Paris was an expert panelist during a session on September 22, 2021, at the annual NATOA conference (National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors), which was held virtually this year. The seminar was titled “Ask an Expert: Tearing Down Barriers to OTT.” OTT stands for “over-the-top” and refers to streaming video content […]


City-Produced Video “Cannabis Questions 2020” Earns National Award

The City-produced video “Cannabis Questions 2020” received an Award of Distinction (4th place) in the 2020 Government Programming Awards sponsored by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). The video was recognized by the judges in the Public Education category for channels with an operating budget under $250,000.  The video was a collaborative […]


City Launches New Video Magazine Show – Champaign Spotlight

On February 28, 2020, the City’s new video magazine show – Champaign Spotlight – started airing on CGTV.  This show features a new host (Alison Davis Wood) and replaces the award-winning Champaign Connection which the City had produced since 2008. Each episode of the new show will put the spotlight on the people, programs, and […]


Community Coalition Meetings Now on CGTV

The City’s Communications Division and Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights recently worked together to begin televising the Champaign County Community Coalition meetings. These popular meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Champaign Holiday Inn and are open to the public. Staff from the Communications Division began recording the meetings […]


Edward M. Hoffman Pinning and Awards Ceremony Now Available on CGTV and Online

The Champaign Fire Department held the Fifth Annual Edward M. Hoffman Pinning and Awards Ceremony on November 18, 2019. Every year the Fire Department holds a ceremony to celebrate the heroes, promotions and great work being done in the community. City staff recorded the event which is now airing on CGTV and is also available […]