SAN MARCOS, CA – (February 16, 2016) With award season upon us, Palomar College Television (PCTV) and the digital broadcast arts program have again made an impressive showing in local and national competitions.

PCTV’s Emmy-Award-winning documentary Breaking Point, produced by Bill Wisneski, was named Best Documentary Feature At the Borrego Springs Film Festival in January and also received the Award of Excellence Special Mention: Documentary Feature from Impact Awards. In addition, Palomar’s radio station, KKSM received several nominations in the Intercolllegiate Broadcasting System’s (IBS) national competition.

Wisneski said, “Breaking Point chronicles the rapidly shrinking Salton Sea, the largest lake in California and an ecological basin for migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway.  If nothing is done to mitigate the receding Sea, toxic dust storms may threaten the health of millions of people in Southern California.” More information on the Breaking Point documentary is at:

KKSM radio received the following nominations for the annual IBS awards: Best Newscast – Steven Garcea; Best Public Service Announcement – Dylan Hanks for Digital Broadcast Arts at Palomar College; Best Program Director – Serena Reid; and Best Adviser – Zeb Navarro. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in New York City on Saturday March 5.

Palomar’s Manager, ETV and KKSM Radio Operations Jim Odom said, “It’s a pleasure to work with such a wonderful and talented group of staff and students and to see them continually recognized for the quality of their work.”

For more information about Palomar’s digital broadcast arts program, go to

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Media contacts:

Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs,, 760-744-1150 ext. 2152
Melinda Finn, Public Affairs,, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365
Jim Odom, Digital Broadcast Arts,, 760-744-1150, ext. 2445