Romeo Award for Shambo

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BROC development director Pamela Shambo accepts the Romeo Award from PEGTV’s CEO, Tom Leypoldt.

PEGTV’s annual Romeo Award recognizing outstanding contributions to public-access television was presented to Pamela Shambo, development director at BROC Community Action, for work on her show, BROC Talk, which airs on Channel 15.

“I was totally taken by surprise to be chosen, but I am immensely honored to receive a Romeo,” said Shambo. “As Tommy Leypoldt joked when he was presenting, I have been doing shows so long, my first episode was in black and white! That’s not quite true, but I have been taping for many years, and love having different guests on the show to talk about programs, partnerships, events and anything else they want to talk about. I don’t use a script. I like it to be more spontaneous; just having a conversation.”

Tom Leypoldt, PEGTV’s executive director, said, “One of my favorite things about working at PEGTV is I feel like my job and the things we do at PEGTV make a big difference in the community. Many times, you see immediate gratification; you’re walking into the supermarket, and someone says they saw information on a program that really helped them out in life. One of those programs is called BROC Talk.”

BROC Talk can be seen Sunday at 4:30 p.m., Monday at 8:30 p.m., and Thursday at 9:30 a.m., or at, video on demand, under talk shows. For more information, visit or like them on Facebook.