Palmdale’s Channel 27 program wins STAR Award

Palmdale’s Armin Gomez, left, accepts the First Place Star Award from SCAN NATOA President Bill Marticorena

Palmdale’s Armin Gomez, left, accepts the First Place Star Award from SCAN NATOA President Bill Marticorena

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s 50th Anniversary Video, Palmdale: Celebrating 50 Years, received First Place in the Documentary (under $400,000 budget) category of SCAN/NATOA’s Annual STAR Awards, presented for excellence in government cable television programming.

SCAN/NATOA is the Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, a non-profit professional organization serving local governments and regional authorities in the development, regulation, and administration of cable franchises and other telecommunications systems.

“The documentary video was produced last year to commemorate Palmdale’s 50th birthday, spanning the Antelope Valley’s early history through Palmdale’s incorporation up until the City’s present day,” said Palmdale’s Communications Specialist and Producer/Director Armin Gomez.

“It is a wonderful and educational look back at our community’s rich heritage,” said Palmdale’s Communications Manager John Mlynar. “Today, everyone can see how successful Palmdale has become, but it is amazing to see what occurred behind-the-scenes as Palmdale developed over the past 50 years.”

Recently, Palmdale Channel 27’s Conserve Palmdale received 1st Place in the Environmental category, and in 2008, Backdrop Palmdale received a Third Place STAR Award in the Newsmagazine category (under $400,000 budget).

“We are extremely proud of this award,” said Communications Manager John Mlynar.  “We strive to provide quality programming to our residents, and it is rewarding to know that our work has been recognized as being among the best.”

All of the City’s television programs are cablecast on Palmdale’s Channel 27 on Time Warner Cable.  Channel 27 original programming can also be viewed on the City’s Web site at  Just click on the Channel 27 icon and click on the “Watch Ch. 27 Programs” button.

For more information, call the City’s communications department at 267-5115.

(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)