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RCN Scores 6 Blue Chip Award Nominations for Videos & Podcasts

The River City News is honored to announced that we are nominated six times at this year's Blue Chip Media Awards, which honors cable access and web-based programming.

We are also excited to see our friends from Fort Thomas Matters, Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky, and NKY filmmaker Cam Miller on the list!

Our biggest-ever production, "RCN Live! 2.0" is nominated for Innovative Program.

We have two podcasts up for consideration this year. RCN's Michael Monks's bizarre talk with failed Covington City Commission candidate Clayton Shull ("Christian Far-Right Candidate for Covington Commission") and a joint effort between Monks and Fort Thomas Matters​'s Mark Collier ("Heated Exchange Between Judge/Exec & Commissioner Ahead of Needle Vote") are nominated for Professional Audio Production.

RCN's attempt at video humor, making fun of Northern Kentuckians' difficulties of explaining where they're from when talking to people out of town ("#NKYproblems: I'm not from Cincinnati"), is nominated in the Promotional Video category.

Our exploration of historic preservation in Newport with developer Mark Ramler ("Transforming Historic Properties in Newport") is nominated in the Entertainment category.

And all of you Game of Thrones fans will be excited to know that our project with Cam Miller, "If Game of Thrones Were Set in Northern Kentucky" - in which we recreated the opening sequence of the popular HBO series to appear as a Northern Kentucky map, is nominated in the Professional Graphics category.

Miller also received two nominations for his documentary film, Old Latonia: America's Most Beautiful Race Course, in the Cultural Programming and Documentary categories. 

Fort Thomas Matters earned two nominations for its creative programming. Mark Collier and company are nominated in the Inspirational Programming category for its live event, "Story Matters", and Professional Audio Production category for the podcast, "Making of a Murderer".

The River City News and Cam Miller are nominated through TBNK. Fort Thomas Matters is nominated through Campbell County Media Central.

TBNK landed 25 total nominations, including 7 for producer Jason Dudas. Campbell County Media Central received 30 nominations. Northern Kentucky is also represented by Norse Media at Northern Kentucky University which received 9 nominations.

The awards show will be held at the Redmoor Theater in Cincinnati on Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. This is the second year that The River City News has been eligible. Last year, RCN received 3 nominations, all in the Professional Audio category, winning the award for RCN Live!.

-Staff report