Jeremiah Slovarp won the Emmy in the Audio category for his work on the episode featuring local singer/songwriter Wade Montgomery. The episode was viewed by many as one of the most powerful shows in the series' six-year history, according to KUSM-TV general manager, Eric Hyyppa.
"The show is a testament to the high quality work by both the entire KUSM/MontanaPBS crew and the local Montana artists that perform for the show," Slovarp said. "I am so thankful to work with top talent, craftsmen and our host, Eric Funk. Without these elements being at their very best, I would not have had the opportunity to be awarded with such an amazing honor."
The award was presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Northwest Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Snoqualmie, Wash., on June 11. This is 11th & Grant's second Emmy award and first in the Audio category.
"11th & Grant with Eric Funk" is a music series that seeks out the best musicians in Montana and invites them for in-depth interviews and performances recorded at the KUSM-TV studios, located at 11th and Grant on the MSU campus in Bozeman.
In addition to working as the audio director for "11th & Grant," Slovarp is the owner of Jereco Studios, a commercial sound recording studio, in Bozeman. He has served as a technical coordinator for the School of Music at Montana State University and will be teaching Entertainment Business and a Recording II as adjunct faculty this fall.
MontanaPBS was nominated for eight awards this year, across a broad range of categories.
Community/Public Service (PSAs)
Campaign, Parent Power PSA; MontanaPBS; Kagan Yochim, Executive Producer; William Marcus, Still Photographer; Tyson Bierwag, Producer / Graphic Designer
Historic/Cultural - Feature/Segment
KGVA Radio; Montana PBS; John Twiggs, Producer
Teddy & Janet; Montana PBS; John Twiggs, Producer
Documentary - Historical
Glacier Park's Night of the Grizzlies; Montana PBS; Gus Chambers, Producer; Paul Zalis, Producer
Director - Post Production
Glacier Park's Night of the Grizzlies; Montana PBS; Gus Chambers
Montana Focus with Gene Brodeur; MontanaPBS; Scott Sterling
11th & Grant with Eric Funk #602 - Wade Montgomery; MontanaPBS; Jeremiah Slovarp
11th & Grant with Eric Funk; MontanaPBS; Gil Stober
The entire Wade Montgomery episode can be viewed online at: http://montanapbs.org/11thGrantwithEricFunk/episode602/
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