AuroraTV was founded in 1982 as a municipal television station for the city of Aurora, Colorado and is part of the city's Communications Department. It has received numerous regional and national awards over the years in recognition of programming excellence. As a municipal television, or government access station, AuroraTV produces programming on the city government’s behalf that serves specific priorities and community needs. In Aurora, these priorities include broadcasting and live-streaming City Council meetings, the production of a weekly news program, public affairs programming, and other informational programs focusing on city services, community events, and more. It is important to note the difference between municipal television and public access stations. Public access allows the public to use facilities to produce programs of the public’s choosing. AuroraTV is not a public access station.
The Savvy Awards continue to recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, marketing, engagement, and creativity.
Savvy Award, Interview Talk Show News Programming
Silver Circle Award, Public Service Announcements
Savvy Award, Promotional Video
Savvy Award, Interview/Talk Show
Silver Circle Award, News Programming
The Heartland Emmy® Chapter honors original content created for traditional broadcast/cablecast mediums as well as non-traditional and emerging platforms for broadband and portable delivery.
Winner, Short Program Form - Entertainment
Winner, Photographer - Sports
The National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors (NATOA) recognizes excellence in Government programming.
2019 Distinction in Government Programming Award
Award of Distinction, Edited Community Event Coverage (Short)
Award of Distinction, Edited Community Event Coverage (Long)
Award of Honor, Student/Intern
Award of Distinction, Profile of a City/County/ Dept.