January 9, 2012
KINGSPORT – Kingsport ChamberZone is about to hit a milestone as the show celebrates its 200th episode.
The 200th episode will highlight many of the numerous accomplishments and developments that have occurred in Kingsport since the show debuted in July of 2003.
The celebration show also features congratulatory messages from area media personalities.
The 200th Kingsport ChamberZone will premiere Friday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. on Charter Media’s CMS-TV 13.
Now in its ninth season, Kingsport ChamberZone showcases news and events on the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce and city of Kingsport and features Kingsport Chamber members and various community organizations.
“We are so excited to be taping our 200th episode,” said Bob Feagins, Kingsport Chamber executive director of communications and development and executive producer and co-host of Kingsport ChamberZone. “Kingsport ChamberZone has been such an invaluable promotional vehicle for all of the great news and many outstanding events happening with your Kingsport Chamber. It’s also presented to us a great opportunity to showcase the amazing growth and development that continues to occur in the city of Kingsport.”
“What is most remarkable to me about this milestone is its reflection on the growth and strength of Kingsport and our community,” said Laura Steel Woods, vice president of legal affairs for Care Centers Management Consulting and the show’s co-host. “Without the investment by both new and long-standing companies, without the forward-thinking initiatives of our city leaders, without the powerful community trusteeship by our residents, and without the unending support of our Kingsport Chamber, the longevity of our show wouldn’t be possible.”
Produced by Charter Media, Kingsport ChamberZone airs daily on Charter Media’s CMS-TV 13, Charter OnDemand, Comcast Cable 2 & 14, city of Kingsport’s MyTown Channel 16, WKPT-TV ABC 19/WAPK-TV My Network TV, KingsportChamber.org, TimesNews.net and MyTown16.com.
The award-winning show tapes a new original episode every two weeks with the premiere episode debuting on Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. on Charter Media’s CMS-TV 13. The show can also be seen on Charter Media’s CMS-TV 13 on Mondays at 11 a.m., Wednesdays at 11 p.m. and Fridays at 3 p.m.
Other notable show times include each day at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on the city of Kingsport’s MyTown Channel 16 and each Friday at noon and 11:30 p.m. on WKPT-TV ABC 19, among other show times.
Kingsport ChamberZone won First Place for Best Local Original Programming in the Charter Media Broadcast Awards in 2007.
The first taped broadcast of Kingsport ChamberZone occurred Tuesday, July 15, 2003, from the Fort Henry Mall (now the Kingsport Town Center) with the first show airing Friday, July 18, 2003.
“We are most appreciative to Charter Media and their outstanding team, especially our producer and director Conrad Casem, for their tremendous support during these nine seasons and we are very grateful to our show’s many sponsors,” Feagins added. “I am, without a doubt, most grateful to my good friend and exceptional co-host, Laura Woods, for her incredible dedication and enormous time and talent she has given to the show over the years. We look forward to another 200 great episodes!”
The Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit business organization comprised of nearly 1,000 members. The Kingsport Chamber’s mission is to utilize resources and focus efforts on enhancing a strong and viable business environment for the Kingsport area.
For more information on the Kingsport Chamber, go to KingsportChamber.org or call (423) 392-8800. We’re social too; follow us on our Facebook page, Your Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce, and on our Twitter account, @kptchamber.