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WCMU Emmy nominees

WCMU nominated for Emmys

Episode from 2018 winner ‘Destination Michigan’ is in the running

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston


​WCMU Public Television has been nominated for three regional Emmy awards for local productions including an episode of the popular “Destination Michigan” program.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Michigan Chapter, announced Wednesday, May 15, that the episode was nominated in the Magazine Show category.

Staff members who contribute to “Destination Michigan” include Stefanie Mills, Adam Miedema, Chris Ogozaly, Matthew Ozanich and Steven Smith.

Mills, Ozanich and Smith also were nominated in the Community/Public Service category for a series on Native American stories, and Ozanich was nominate in the Talent/Program Host category for “Destination Michigan.”

"Destination Michigan” is an original series produced by WCMU highlighting the people and places that make Michigan a special place to live. The nominated episode includes stories on the historic S.S. Badger in Ludington, Michigan; the Inland Waterway; Little Bay Boards of Petoskey; the Bay De Noc Lure Company in Gladstone; and the Mermaid Megafest in South Haven.

“The popularity of “Destination Michigan” has grown exponentially over the years as it introduces viewers to the vibrancy of the people, places and events in the Great Lakes State,” said Jim Rademaker, interim general manager of WCMU Public Media. “We want to thank the viewers of “Destination Michigan” and the hundreds of people whose stories we have shared with our WCMU viewers during the last 10 years for making the show so popular.”

“Destination Michigan” airs on seven PBS affiliates in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. The show won an Emmy Award last year.

The Emmy ceremony takes place June 15 in Detroit.


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