TORONTO, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is pleased to announce that its AMI-audio
channel was recently recognized with three international awards and one
national award for outstanding programming in a variety of categories.
On June 23 two AMI-audio original documentaries were awarded bronze
medals at the New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards,
marking the organization's first double medal win at the competition.
In the History category, AMI-audio received a bronze medal for Death of a President: The Moment and The Controversy, investigating the events before and after the assassination of US
President John F. Kennedy, produced by Paul Daniel and Michael Iantorno
and narrated by James Denas. In the Travel and Tourism category,
AMI-audio received its second bronze medal for an original documentary
exploring the people, history, music and cuisine of New Orleans
entitled New Orleans: The City That Care Forgot, produced by Paul Daniel and narrated by Ingrid Schumacher, with
technical assistance from Michael Iantorno, Paula Dineen and Jason
"We are extremely proud of both of these original documentaries and
honoured to have been recognized with two bronze medals," says Joe
Lamanna, Manager, National Programming for AMI-audio. "The JFK special
took more than six months to research and complete while the New
Orleans special took seven months to make with more than twenty
interviews conducted in just three days. Both are a testament to the
commitment of our staff to produce content that is both interesting and
accessible for our audience."
Additionally, AMI-audio received an honourable mention at the
International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) Awards
on June 28 in the Magazines category for a Toronto Life special
produced by Michael Iantorno and Bill Shackleton and read by Dan
Shulman and Matt Speirs. The special focused on two unique Toronto
stories, the first exploring the controversy surrounding the city's now
infamous mayor Rob Ford, and the second following a financial disaster
in the Islamic community.
A fourth award from the National Campus and Community Radio Association
in Canada once again recognized producers Paul Daniel and Michael
Iantorno in the Syndicated Show or Podcast category for the AMI Contact
program An Accessible Brothel for People with Disabilities.
For further information on programming available on AMI-audio, visit
AMI.ca or check your local TV listings for the AMI-audio channel in
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About Accessible Media Inc.
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization
operating two broadcast services: AMI-audio and AMI-tv, and a website (AMI.ca). A third broadcast service, AMI-télé, will launch in December 2014.
Serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially
sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted, AMI's
mission is to make accessible media for all Canadians.
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