Long-time Drum Corps International World Championships broadcaster, Steve Rondinaro, has garnered the 14th Emmy Award nomination of his television career, for his work on Mountain Television (MTN) in Boone, N.C.
"It's for work done on tiny little MTN here in Boone while judged against stations from across North Carolina, Tennessee and beyond. That includes markets like Charlotte, Nashville, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and the like. I'm guessing the judges were scratching their heads as to where our entry came from," said Rondinaro, who wears the multiple hats of station owner, news director and anchor. "That is truly gratifying and underscores the quality of what we're trying to do MTN."
Rondinaro has won four Emmy statuettes for work done during his days as a main anchor and reporter in Miami and Orlando, Fla. This latest nomination is for writing. The Emmy Awards will be presented in Nashville, Tenn., at the end of January.
MTN is the "High Country's" only local television station. With studios and offices in Boone, the station is on the air 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Rondinaro anchors the MTN Evening News weeknights and offers a daily local newscast online at www.mtntv.com.