WCMU wins three Michigan Emmy Awards for ‘Destination Michigan’

Magazine Program category win is fourth consecutive

| Author: Heather Smith

​WCMU Public Media's flagship television magazine show, "Destination Michigan," was awarded three Michigan Emmys by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences Michigan Chapter during a virtual award ceremony June 19.

"The WCMU TV production team is proud to be acknowledged by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences Michigan Chapter," said Chris Ogozaly, television production manager and executive producer. "We take tremendous pride in telling the phenomenal stories that Michiganders share with us."

"Destination Michigan" is an original series produced by WCMU Public Media that highlights the people and places that make Michigan a special place to live.

About WCMU's Emmy wins:


  • "Destination Michigan" won in the Magazine Program category for the fourth consecutive year. The winning episode from Season 11 focuses on the vibrant fall season, including stories on why leaves change color, Eastman's Forgotten Ciders and Antique Apple Orchard in Wheeler; the Wild Pumpkin in Beaverton; Shepherd Country Crops Farmer's Market; Freakin' Pickles in Au Gres; and Mount Pleasant's Mountain Town Brewing Co. Emmy recipients for this category are Chris Ogozaly, Matthew Ozanich, Stefanie Mills, Adam Miedema, Courtney Jerome and retired Steve Smith.
  • WCMU's Matthew Ozanich won in the category of Video Journalist, for excellence by a cross-discipline individual serving as a photojournalist, editor, talent and writer. The winning creative segment showcases the popular Michigan card game euchre.
  • A third Emmy was awarded to Chris Ogozaly and Adam Miedema in the category of Photographer — Long Form Content for their video work on "Destination Michigan."

"Destination Michigan" is available to watch on television across central and northern Michigan on WCMU PBS, YouTube TV, at,, the WCMU app and on the PBS Video App.

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