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BETA Awards 2012

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BETA Awards 2012, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Individuals who did not have the opportunity to attend BronxNet's 2012 BETA (Bronx Excellence in Television Access) Awards will be able to experience the event on BronxNet's channels and website.

BETA Awards 2012, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. BETA Awards 2012, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. BETA Awards 2012, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. During the event, Hip-Hop Legend Grandmaster Mele Mel encouraged the audience to vote via a public service announcement and an original song on the "Power of the Voice," as months of mystery ended for some Bronx producers who discovered they were winners of BETA Awards in specific categories.

BETA Awards 2012, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. BETA Awards 2012, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. BETA Awards 2012, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Eligible BETA Awards entrants are independent access producers who produce programs for BronxNet channels. Experts from outside BronxNet select winning programs and producers. Awards presenters included Baron Ambrosia of the Cooking Channel and BronxNet, and other notables. In other highlights, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. presented a citation to all BronxNet producers and to former Hostos Center for Arts & Culture Director Wally Edgecombe for the years of arts programming he brought to the Bronx and to BronxNet, and NYC Board of Elections Commissioner J.C. Polanco joined BronxNet Executive Director Michael Max Knobbe in premiering the BronxNet-produced voting PSA. Performance highlights included an original song "Power of the Voice," written by BETA Awards Producer Audrey Duncan, with music engineered by DJ Rob Dinero, performed by Grandmaster Mele Mel, Opera Steve and Erika Soto. Other performers included BronxNet's Rhina Valentin and the energetic band Los Pleneros de la 21.

"2012 represents 20 years of production training for the public and 19 years of broadcasting by BronxNet. The men and women who participate in BronxNet's production training produce important programs for our channels. Our annual BETA Awards gives us a chance to work with great presenters to pay tribute to dedicated Bronx producers as we highlight important issues," said BronxNet Executive Director Michael Max Knobbe. The 2012 BETA Awards airs on BronxNet Channels 67 and 33, with multiple airtimes in the following weeks.

Eligible BETA Awards entrants are independent access producers who produce programs for BronxNet channels. Winning programs and producers selected by experts from outside BronxNet were awarded as follows:

  • Inspirational Program – Flame of Fire, Warren Adams
  • Youth Program – The Amalaganimals, Steve Pantoja
  • Documentary – Local 237, C.F. Anderson
  • Health Program – Prevention, Felix Ramos Guareno
  • Talk Show – Emergency Management, Sheikh Moussa Drammeh
  • Educational Program – The DJ Cool Clyde Show, Clyde Hinds
  • Music Program – Posse TV, Emile Charles
  • Entertainment Program – Posse TV, Emile Charles
  • Cultural Program – Urban Filmmakers, Katrina Wilkerson
  • Program Series – God's Health Plan For You, Joyce & Brandon Taylor
  • New Program – Living & Learning with Kwesi, Reynaldo Cordero
  • Community Service Award – PEMA/African Profiles, Sheikh Moussa Drammeh

BETA Awards 2012, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. BETA Awards 2012, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. BETA Awards 2012, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. BETA Awards 2012, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

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