Pinellas 18, Pinellas County's government television station was nominated for a 2006 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award.
The county-run television station is one out of two government channels in the region to receive a nomination and is one of only a few nominated nationwide.
Pinellas 18 was selected in the category of Special Even Coverage Other Than News or Sports for a locally originated program, "Pinellas Folk Festival." The two-part series was shot entirely on location at Heritage Village, the county's living history park, and features local musicians and songwriters.
The program was produced by Libby Bolling; directed and edited by Dan Eggleston; and hosted by Kay Norred and WQYK's Hank Shaw. The two-part series features local artists, including Frank Thomas, Mike Jurgensen and Jak Kelly, a songwriter for the Kingston Trio.
The Emmy Awards were presented Saturday, December 2, at the Eden Rock Hotel on Miami Beach.
"Pinellas Folk Festival can viewed online at the county's Web site.
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