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 National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors (NATOA) recognizes excellence in Govennment programming.
2018 Excellence in Government Programming Award
1st Place, Profile of a City Dept.
1st Place, Community Awareness
1st Place, Public Info Series
1st Place, Documentary
1st Place, Seniors
2nd Place, Excellence in Videography
2nd Place, Election Coverage
2nd Place, Arts and Entertainment
The Savvy Awards continue to recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, marketing, engagement, and creativity.
Savvy Award, Promotional Video
Savvy Award, Interview/Talk Show
Silver Circle Award, News Programming