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City, county to produce morning TV show

By From staff reports
Published in News on August 12, 2012 1:50 AM

"WGTV Today," a morning show co-produced by the city of Goldsboro and Wayne County, will debut Sept. 10 and will air on Time Warner Cable's Channel 10 from 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Portions of the show will be available for viewing on the county and city's websites and YouTube.

Former radio personality Wayne Alley will host the live portions of the show, which also will include pre-recorded segments highlighting city and county departments, services and community highlights.

"We are excited about bringing a local morning show back on television," County Manager Lee Smith said. "Though it won't be exactly like the morning show of the past, we believe it will help to fill a void in the community while offering important information to our citizens."

The shows will provide a range of topics from studio interviews to location shots across the county and city.

"Barbara Arntsen and Kim Best have been working together on this project for months," Smith said. "Taking on the task of producing a morning show is monumental, but the two of them have worked out the taping schedule for months in advance."

Ms. Arntsen is the county's public affairs and marketing manager, and Mrs. Best is the public information officer for the city.

"I appreciate the partnership we have with Wayne County in many areas," said City Manager Scott Stevens. "The creation and development of this show is one more example of the city and county working together, sharing information, and showcasing many of the positive activities in our community. We hope our citizens enjoy the information and people presented each day."

The show will feature special segments highlighting what the county and city does and can do for their citizens, Smith said.

"As far as we know, there is not another governmental channel in the state producing its own morning show each day," he said. "And we don't know of any city and county co-producing a show, so I think this show is innovative on many fronts."