The National Academy of Television Arts & Science's Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter announced its nominees for 2009 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 24 in Phoenix.

Videographer and producer Dan Duncan along with producer Pamela White were nominated for Wavelengths 4: Paths of Life in the Emmy category of Informational and Instructional Content.

White, an experienced independent documentary filmmaker who covers science and medicine for Arizona Public Media, also was nominated for Wavelengths 2: Pursuit of Discovery in the same category. The two programs are competing against KTVW in Phoenix and Apple Box Pictures in Scottsdale.

Producer Luis Carrión was nominated in the category of Religion, News Single Story/News Feature or Program for his story, Tucson Islamic Community. Carrion is in contention with KTVW in Phoenix.

In the Magazine Program category for a feature or segment, Carrion and Producer Bob Lindberg earned a nomination for Mr. K's BBQ. Carrion received another nomination in the same category for Walbank: Desert Blues Man. They are in competition with Tucson 12, LoneTree Productions in Phoenix and FSN Arizona.

Producer Sooyeon Lee Johnston received several nominations in different categories. She received two nominations in the category of Arts/Entertainment for a feature segment program for her piece on Carolyn Anderson and another on Mark Klett. Johnston also received two nominations for Arts/Entertainment special programming for "Arte 104: Retablo" and "Arte 201: Art & Inspirations." She will contend against KUED-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lee received yet another nomination for Retablo: Uncovering the Secrets in the cultural documentary category and is in competition with know99 in Phoenix and KNME in Albuquerque, N.M.

Martin Rubio, senior videographer with KUAT, was also nominated for Retablo: Uncovering the Secrets in the non-new photographer-program category. Rubio, who has earned an Emmy for team coverage in the past, is in competition with Tucson 12 and KUED-TV.

— Source: University of Arizona Communications