And the most Emmys for any Kansas City TV station went to....Time Warner Cable’s Metro Sports.... at the recent Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards. The local 24-hour sports network, which broadcasts on Channel 30, was honored with seven Emmy Awards at the Oct. 4 event held in St. Louis, Mo. The total is the highest number ever awarded to Time Warner Cable’s Metro Sports, which previously had won six Emmy awards in one night.
Since 2000, Metro Sports has received 28 Emmy Awards recognizing excellence in regional U.S. television markets. The Mid-America region includes Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
This year’s Metro Sports honorees include Stephen Spiegel, who received three Emmys, and John Kekeisen, who won two Emmys. Chris Gough took home a sports program Emmy for “Braggin’ Rights” and Marcia Williams and Leif Lisec received a statuette for “Sporting Events Midnight Madness.”
Triple award winner Spiegel was recognized in the categories of editor/sports for “Metro Sports Overview,” photographer/program for “From KC to Cooperstown” and photographer/sports for “Southeast 17.”
Kekeisen was awarded his first Emmy for promotion image promo single shot for “Davy on the Range” and his second Emmy for commercial single shot for “Royals Holiday.”
A Metro Sports Producer/Director, Kekeisen said he appreciates the honor and opportunity to work with the Kansas City Wizards and the Kansas City Royals on the award-winning videos. “Being recognized for your efforts is very special,” he says. “It’s what keeps you going. We’re lucky here in Kansas City to have two great organizations like the Royals and the Wizards. When you get to know the players and meet the staff, it makes you want to support the teams that much more.”
In addition to 28 regional Emmy awards, Metro Sports also has won more than 15 national Telly and Aurora awards since 2000.
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