About MetroTV

MetroTV is a nationally-recognized, award-winning government access channel serving Louisville Metro. MetroTV’s mission is to be a top source of information concerning Louisville Metro Government by producing programming that makes government more accessible and understandable to residents and builds a stronger sense of community. MetroTV accomplishes this mission through live and replayed coverage of meetings of the Metro Council, coverage of press conferences of the Mayor’s Office and coverage of Metro Government departments.

To further support its mission, MetroTV provides special services, such as a calendar of events provided by Metro Councilmembers, and coverage of community events hosted by local organizations such as the Fund for the Arts and Louisville Public Media.

MetroTV produces close to 1,000 original programs annually, with over 400 original programming hours. The channel also provides coverage of traffic conditions through TriMarc traffic cameras, and provides national programs of local interest to Louisville Metro citizens.

Watch on Time Warner Cable channel 25, AT&T U-verse channel 99 or watch online.

CONTACT US

MULTIMEDIA SERVICES SUPERVISOR
Deborah Harbsmeier
502-574-1907
deborah.harbsmeier@louisvilleky.gov

SR. MEDIA PRODUCER
Nicole Lechniak
502-574-1911
nicole.lechniak@louisvilleky.gov

MEDIA PRODUCER
Regan Thomas
502-574-3229
regan.thomas@louisvilleky.gov

MEDIA PRODUCER
Becky Malone-Wills
502-574-1904
rebecca.malone-wills@louisvilleky.gov

MEDIA PRODUCTION SPECIALIST
Seth Dixon
502-574-3270
seth.dixon@louisvilleky.gov

AWARDS

 

AWARD HISTORY

2015

HOMETOWN MEDIA AWARDS

Overall Excellence in Governmental Access - $300,000-$650,000
Educational Activities – Regan Thomas “Jefferson Memorial Forest ECHO Program

NATOA 2015 GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMING AWARDS

​Third Place - Regan Thomas "Louisville MetroTV Summit Profile LFPL"  – a story on Governing Magazine’s summit of governors that focused on performance & innovations. Library category.
Honorable Mention - Regan Thomas “Summit Profile APH” - a story about an employee at the American Printing House for the Blind. Special Audience category.
2nd Place -  Staff “The Gallery Music Series: In Lightning”  Visual Arts category.
Honorable Mention - Staff “Social Media entry”  Social Media category
Third Place - Regan Thomas “Summit Profile APH” New category for use of sound.
Third Place - Niki Lechniak “Common Ground, Composting” Editing category
Second Place - Staff “Summit Profile” Lighting category

​2014

Honorable Mention - Overall Excellence in Government Access - NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)

2013
First Place - Overall Excellence in Government Access - Hometown Media Festival - Alliance for Community Media (International)

2012

First Place - Overall Excellence in Government Access - Hometown Video Festival - Alliance for Community Media (International)
Honorable Mention - Overall Excellence in Government Access - NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)

2011
First Place - Overall Excellence in Government Access - Hometown Video Festival - Alliance for Community Media (International)

Honorable Mention - Overall Excellence in Government Access - NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)

2010

First Place - Magazine Program - "Metro Edition" - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Festival (Regional)
Second Place - Government Programming Compilation - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Festival (Regional)

2009

First Place - Overall Excellence in Government Access - Hometown Video Festival - Alliance for Community Media (International)
2nd Place - Overall Excellence in Government Programming - NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)
First Place - Government Programming Compilation - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Festival (Regional)
2nd Place - Promotion of a City/County - "Louisville: A City of Possibilities", NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)
First Place - Government Access Newscast - "Metro Edition", Philo T. Farnsworth Video Festival (Regional)
Second Place - Public Service Announcement - "The Threat Is Real", Philo T. Farnsworth Video Festival (Regional)
Second Place - Magazine Program - "Downtown 360", Philo T. Farnsworth Video Festival (Regional)
Second Place - Promotional Video (over 61 seconds) - "Louisville: A City of Possibilities", Philo T. Farnsworth Video Festival (Regional)

2008

First Place - Government Programming Compilation - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Festival (Regional)
Honorable Mention - Overall Excellence in Government Programming - NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)
Second Place - Magazine Program - "Renovate Louisville #02" - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Festival (Regional)
Second Place - Talk Show - "Community Conversation with Mayor Jerry Abramson" - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Festival (Regional)
Third Place - Magazine Format Series - "Metro Edition" - NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)
Honorable Mention - Interview/Talk Show - "Community Conversation with Mayor Jerry Abramson #03" - NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)
Silver Award - Excellence in Public Health Communication  - "Health Matters: Healthy Start Program" - National Public Health Information Coalition

2007

First Place - Government Programming Compilation  - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Festival (Regional)

2nd Place - Overall Excellence in Government Programming - NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)
First Place - Interview/Talk Show - "Your District" - NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)
Honorable Mention - Government Activities - "Metro Edition #11" - ACM Hometown Video Festival (National)

2006

3rd Place - Profile of a City/County Department - "Inside Look: Snow Removal" - NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)
Honorable Mention - Overall Excellence in Government Programming - NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)
First Place - Documentary Profile - "Inside Look: Snow Removal" - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Competition (Regional)
First Place - Educational - "Your District: Shawnee Aviation Program"  - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Competition (Regional)
First Place - Documentary Public Awareness - "Meth: A Danger to Your Community" - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Competition (Regional)
First Place - Public Service Announcement- Men's Health PSA - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Competition (Regional)
First Place - Magazine Program - "On the Wild Side" - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Competition (Regional)
Second Place - Magazine Program - "Metro Edition" - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Competition (Regional)
Second Place - Government Programming Compilation - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Competition (Regional)
Second Place - Political Awareness - "Your District: District 16" - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Competition (Regional)
Second Place - Promotional Video - "Pet Connection" - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Competition (Regional)
Second Place - Instructional - "Low Maintenance Landscaping" - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Competition (Regional)

2005

1st Place - Overall Excellence in Government Access -  ACM Hometown Video Festival (National)
1st Place - Government Program Compilation - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Festival (Regional)
1st Place - Documentary Profile Category - "WaterWorks: 150 Years of the Louisville Water Company" - ACM Hometown Video Festival (National)
1st Place - Documentary - "WaterWorks: 150 Years of the Louisville Water Company" - Philo T. Farnsworth Video Festival (Regional)
3rd Place - Library Category - "AIDS: A Broken Landscape" - NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)
Honorable Mention - Overall Excellence in Government Programming - NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)
Honorable Mention - PSA - Healthy Hometown Movement Move It Louisville - ACM Hometown Video Festival (National)

2004

1st Place - Government Profile - "On the Wild Side #02" - ACM Hometown Video Festival (National)
1st Place - Documentary Profile - "The Rediscovery of York" - NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)
Honorable Mention - Instructional/Training - "Riding TARC 101" - ACM Hometown Video Festival (National)
Honorable Mention - Promotion of City/County - "Story of a Merger" - NATOA Government Programming Awards (National)