Miami Dade College’s Television Station MDC-TV Once Again Honored with Suncoast Emmy

Miami, Dec. 16, 2021 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed television station, MDC-TV, was recently awarded a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award, presented by The National Academy of Television Arts & Science (NATAS). MDC-TV has won a total of seven Suncoast Emmys and 14 nominations.

MDC-TV won for the production of United We Stand under the Musical Composition/Arrangement category. The project was initiated by Professor Alberto Bade who saw an opportunity to collaborate remotely during the pandemic. Musicians from across the globe united to reflect on the common experience of this crisis and persevere to overcome obstacles.

“Overall, it was a very tough year, but I am very proud of everyone involved and grateful for this recognition from the National Academy of Television Arts & Science,” said Ariel Rubalcava, MDC-TV’s executive director and senior producer. “At least a hundred individuals came together to make this project a reality, including students, administrators, musicians and the crew.”

Students from the Miami Dade College Orchestra joined forces with musicians from some of the world’s leading symphony orchestras to keep the music alive in the midst of an ongoing global health crisis. Award recipients also included Michele Josia and Humberto Casanova

“Projects like these are not the work of one individual but of a whole team of highly talented professionals that I’m absolutely fortunate to work with,” said Prof. Bade, Orchestral Director. “This award is for the SEDT and the MDC-TV team!”

The Suncoast Chapter of NATAS is a professional service organization dedicated to excellence in the television broadcasting industry. Thousands of television stations in states in the Southeast and Puerto Rico compete every year for the prestigious Suncoast Emmy® Awards.

MDC-TV broadcasts seven days a week in English, Spanish, Creole, and French, reaching more than 1.3 million households in the region. Watch live on Comcast channel 78, Atlantic Broadband channel 78, AT&T U-Verse channel 99, or on-demand at