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The Mecklenburgers, the innovative weekly 30-minute infotainment program about County services, has won 11 more Telly Awards.

June 6, 2007

"The Mecklenburgers" has been recognized nationally once again for its innovative efforts to inform citizens. Four episodes from last season won eleven Telly Awards in a variety of categories. " The Mecklenburgers" is Mecklenburg County's television show focusing on government programs and services.

"The Mecklenburgers" has been recognized nationally once again for its innovative efforts to inform citizens. Four episodes from last season won eleven in a variety of categories. " is Mecklenburg County's television show focusing on government programs and services.
  • Feral Cats - The Musical: Awards in Education, Entertainment, Information and Use of Music categories. The cast and crew perform a musical version of the show to highlight hard-to-make-interesting government services. It features original music composed and performed by Mecklenburg County employee Bill Carroll.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Awards in Education and Entertainment. The Mecklenburgers test their mettle at County-owned golf courses.
  • Acronym Soup: Awards in Entertainment and Use of Humor. The Mecklenburgers learn what all those County government acronyms stand for by competing against their neighbors, The Gastons.
  • Recycle This: Awards in Education, Entertainment and Use of Humor. The Mecklenburgers take to the road to showcase how Mecklenburg County recycles trash and yard waste.

The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as video and film productions. The 28th annual competition received more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and around the world.

This was the third season of "The Mecklenburgers," the most honored to date. The show won four Tellys in its first season, three last year.

The Mecklenburgers airs Sundays at 6 p.m. on WAXN-TV, Action 64 (Time-Warner cable channel 10). It's a 30-minute "infotainment" show designed to educate viewers about programs and services provided by Mecklenburg County government. The Mecklenburgers features an ensemble cast including two of the region's most well-known personalities – former WSOC-TV news anchor Suzanne Stevens as Jennifer (Trish Mecklenburger) and WRFX radio commentator/curmudgeon-at-large, Robert D. Raiford as crusty station owner, Brady Lewis.

For more information, visit the show's Web site at www.TheMecklenburgers.com .




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