“Now Entering…Portland” will air at 8 p.m. June 9 on WIPB.
Portland storytellers submitted photos and videos of the things they are passionate about in their town and were then interviewed at Arts Place.
This live pledge program will include those stories, as well as live, in-studio interviews with the storytellers.
Thanks to presenting sponsor, CrossRoads Financial Federal Credit Union, as well as our other sponsors, Jay County Visitors & Tourism Bureau, Moser Engineering , Jay County Hospital, Alexander Financial Group and Jerod Clark, Century 21 Real Estate, for supporting “Now Entering…Portland.”
For more information on the program, or to suggest your town, contact Michelle Kinsey, Community Engagement Coordinator, at email@example.com.
PORTLAND – The WIPB-TV truck parked in front of Arts Place in Portland at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, and did not leave until after 6 p.m. In other words, it was a busy day in Portland for the first “Now Entering…” Production Day.
A crew of 15 set up shop in the beautiful arts center to interview more than a dozen local residents about the city they call home. There were stories about parks, church windows, a two-headed calf, military artifacts and more.
But one theme seemed to run through each interview – this is a caring, close-knit community of people who don’t hesitate to come together to make things happen.
Although some of the storytellers said they were nervous about appearing on camera, all did a fine job once the cameras were rolling.
Mayor Randy Geesaman kicked things off, talking about the the past and the future of Portland and providing the show’s “Welcome to Portland” moment. Sure, it took a few tries, but he nailed it.
Throughout the day, there was laughter and even a few tears.
It, honestly, could not have gone better.
WIPB-TV is kicking off a new project in 2016! Called “Now Entering…” the program will celebrate small towns in our viewing area.
And what better way to celebrate these towns then by letting the community members tell the stories! Yes, they will be filming and narrating the stories that make their town unique.
Our first featured town will be Portland and we can’t wait to see this town’s stories unfold.
A public meeting for Portland area residents will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Jay County Hospital. All those interested in participating in the project should attend.
For more information on the project, contact Community Engagement Coordinator Michelle Kinsey at (765) 285-5887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IPR/WIPB-TV Advisory Council expanding
The IPR/WIPB Advisory Council is looking for current members interested in becoming more involved with our public media stations in Central Indiana. As a member of our advisory council, you will be ambassadors for the stations. The stations YOU value.
The Advisory Council represents the diverse interests of Indiana Public Radio and WIPB Public Television, with three members offering perspectives from each of the following regional divisions:
1. Adams, Blackford, Jay, and Wells Co. Region
2. Grant, Howard, Miami, Tipton, and Wabash Co. Region
3. Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Madison, Marion and Shelby Co. Region
4. Delaware Co. Region
5. Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne Co. Region
Council members are appointed for a term of three years, and may serve no more than two consecutive terms.
More about the Advisory Council.
Andrea Lutz, Administrative Coordinator / Advisory Council Recording Secretary
(765) 285-5888 or (800) 646-1812
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