City of Laurel's 9/11 Interfaith Service

The City of Laurel recently hosted their annual 9/11 Remembrance Interfaith Service at the Memorial Garden outside of the Laurel Municipal Center. Laurel TV was there to capture it in its entirety, so check it out at the YouTube Link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hiibgy4lQqM

UMMS Takes Over Laurel Regional Hospital

Laurel Regional Hospital has officially become University of Maryland Laurel Regional Hospital, effective immediately.

Laurel TV has produced a special report called Health Care: A New Era In Laurel to tell you what this exciting affiliation will mean to you and your family if you need medical care.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPTFyvl1kMs&feature=youtu.be

Trail Blazing Women

The Laurel Police Department recently honored the first women police officers in LPD history. Families and friends gathered at Partnership Hall and Laurel TV was on hand to get the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ4FvsnIg6A&feature=youtu.be

 

Laurel Police Officer Donates Kidney

Laurel Police Officer Ashley Swidarski wanted to give her ailing nephew a kidney, but she wasn’t a match. The little 6 year old was able to get one from another donor and is now thriving. That didn’t stop this Officer from making a lifesaving donation to a man who had been waiting a decade for one. Dave Owens shares this heartwarming story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avgorIrgvuI

City of Laurel PEG Channel Going Live at Main Street Festival

Laurel’s Public Access Television station is going LIVE!

For the first time in the 37 year history of the Laurel Board of Trade’s Main Street Festival Parade, we are broadcasting it LIVE on Laurel TV beginning at 9am on May 13, 2017.

Laurel TV Reaches New Heights this Award Season

Laurel TV has a three year winning streak going—earning five bronze Telly Awards in this highly competitive television industry award season.

Now the staff has reached a major milestone. Laurel TV has been awarded a Silver Telly—the top honor given in this world-wide competition. They don’t give out Gold Tellys. There were more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents this year. The Silver brings Laurel TV’s Telly total to six.

Laurel TV Covers Unveiling of City of Laurel Memorial Garden Live!

Laurel TV was there when the City of Laurel Unveiled their Memorial Garden and we covered it LIVE! Check out the Media Advisory > https://www.cityoflaurel.org/comm/press-releases/11758-unveiling-city-la... and then watch the rebroadcast at our YouTube Channel, LaurelTVOffical > https://www.youtube.com/watch?

Laurel TV receives 5th Telly Award for Diabetes Special

For the third year in a row, Laurel TV has been awarded a Telly--one of the most coveted awards in the television industry.  That makes five Tellys for the City’s public access television station tucked away inside the Municipal Center.

 

Mayor Craig A. Moe received word of the honor on Friday. There were more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents this year. Tellys are awarded for excellence in local, regional, and cable TV.

 

Laurel TV gets high definition channel on Comcast 996

The City of Laurel's public access television station, better known at Laurel TV, has earned a high definition channel from Comcast. City residents who subscribe to Comcast can now see all their favorite Laurel TV programs in HD on Comcast channel 996. The station still airs in standard definition on Comcast channel 71 and Verizon channel 12.

Laurel TV Receives 4th Telly Award

Congratulations to City of Laurel Media Coordinator, Joyce Jackson, who won a Telly Award in this year's competition out of 13,000 entries. Joyce did the reporting on a story about the effort to save the Laurel train stop! Joyce's win brings Laurel TV's tally up to 4 Telly Awards!

Laurel TV Photographer and Volunteer Earn National Hometown Media Award

It’s been just over a year, since Laurel’s public access television station was re-branded Laurel TV.   The station, tucked inside the Laurel Municipal Center, has undergone a complete rebirth, with new programming, a brand new television studio, and an enthusiastic staff with Communications Director Audrey Barnes at the helm.

And now Laurel TV has another award to add to its trophy case, and this one epitomizes what community television is all about.

October 15, 2014 – Laurel TV runs on citizen power

After a successful launch party, Laurel TV now has an active corps of volunteer, citizen-journalists on the street. Communications Director Audrey Barnes and Media Coordinator Joyce Jackson talk about how vital the volunteers are to the community-focused television station . The volunteers share their experiences as new recruits and  talk about the opportunities now available at Laurel TV.

 

August 21, 2014 – Laurel hires Media Coordinator for public TV station

Laurel TV hires Joyce Jackson, a seasoned television news and sports veteran as Media Coordinator. She will work with former  WUSA 9 co-worker Audrey Barnes, now Communications Director of Laurel TV,  to help get new programs on the air at Laurel’s public access television station.

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/laurel/ph-ll-media-coordinator-20140821-story.html

 

August 19, 2014 – Laurel focuses on new community-first TV station

The City of Laurel, Maryland has purchased the community’s public access television station, and hired  Communications Director Audrey Barnes to take it to the next level.  Barnes reveals her plans to actively recruit community volunteers to help generate new content to the station.

 

http://www.gazette.net/article/20140819/NEWS/140819465/laurel-focuses-on-new-community-first-tv-station&template=gazette

 

August 7, 2014 – Laurel “powers on” rebooted TV station

More than 300 people attend a Launch Party for the newly branded Laurel TV hosted by Communications Director Audrey Barnes and her staff. Barnes reveals plans to recruit and train community volunteers to generate new programs for the public access television station.

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/laurel/ph-ll-tv-launch-party-20140807-story.html

April 23, 2014 – Laurel’s new communications director focuses on city’s TV station

Laurel Mayor Craig A. Moe hires Audrey Barnes, an Emmy-award winning television journalist as Director of Communications for the City.  Barnes will be in charge of coordinating news coverage of Laurel, expanding the City’s social media and community outreach,  and revamping the city’s public access television station.

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/laurel/ph-ll-barnes-0424-20140424-story.html

April 18, 2014 – Laurel teens train for TV at new city cable station

Rather than heading to the beach for Spring break, a group of Laurel High School students spend the day training to be journalists at Laurel’s public access television station in the Municipal Center.    Communications Director Audrey Barnes says she hopes to make the mini-media camp an annual tradition.

 

March 6, 2014 – Broadcast journalist Audrey Barnes is new Laurel Communications Director

Laurel Mayor Craig A. Moe hires Audrey Barnes, a seasoned, Emmy-award winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience as Communications Director.   Barnes will be in charge of coordinating media coverage for the entire city, expanding the City’s social media and community outreach, and revamping the City’s public access television station.

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/laurel/ph-ll-new-pio-20140305-story.html