Catholic Television Network of Youngstown receives awards

Mahoning Matters

May 17, 2020

Three Communicator Awards were bestowed.

Canfield – The Catholic Television Network of Youngstown (CTNY) has been selected to receive three 2020 Communicator Awards.

CTNY received an Award of Excellence for for “Wineskins” and Awards of Distinction for “Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal” and “Spotlight.”

Judging for the 26th annual Communicator Awards was by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

“Wineskins” is an award-winning radio program conceived, produced and assembled in a magazine format by CTNY, airing every Sunday over several local radio stations within the six-counties of the Diocese of Youngstown.

Since its beginning in August of 1981, “Wineskins” has won many awards.

“Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal” is a two-part series produced by CTNY to highlight the issue of clergy sexual abuse. The program host is Father James Korda, president of CTNY.

His guests included Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown; Msgr. John Zuraw, diocesan Chancellor; and Detective Delphine Baldwin-Casey, investigator for Child Protection.

The “Spotlight” program featured guest, Bob Elder, who told his own personal story as a victim of clergy sexual abuse.

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