TELLURIDE – If you don’t already know, Telluride TV and KOTO Radio’s collaborative news program, Now You Know, has launched its second season with more in-depth Telluride news that’s still unpretentious, low key, fun – and a little quirky.
Set in a corner of KOTO’s Telluride studio, Now You Know debuted in December 2011 as a local news show offering a fresh take on what’s going on in Telluride. In front of a backdrop of record albums, the show’s host Brittanny Havard,conducts informal interviews with guests that cover a spectrum of topics. If it’s going on in Telluride, Now You Know has it covered.
“I think Know You Know is a combo of current events, news and culture. I feel the purpose is to enlighten viewers on a topic they were previously not ‘In the Know’ about, while keeping it informative and fun,” Havard, says. “There were times when I’d be laughing along with the guest…and there were times when the show was gravely serious. After Nate Soules’ death, [San Miguel County Sheriff] Bill Masters and [Telluride Mountain Club President] Tor Anderson came on debating the Bear Creek issue, and it got emotional. I felt like we really had something.”
Season two of the show premiered on May 24 and with a successful first-season under its belt, Now You Know Executive Producer Katie Karow says the show is aiming to cover issues in Telluride a step further.
“This season is going to be stronger,” Karow says. “We want to do at least three to four features on things that are more in-depth. This is a great partnership between Telluride TV and KOTO to bring news and events to the community.”
Longtime KOTO News Director Stephen Barrett, in charge of keeping Now You Know newsworthy, says the partnership between KOTO and Telluride TV has allowed KOTO to expand its reach while allowing community members to discuss issues and events in greater depth.
“This is a natural fit,” Barrett says. “Given Telluride TV’s community ethos, they have the same volunteer-driven program we have, and it seems to work great. The idea is to have a broad show and cover a mixture of news and current events. It has news but also arts and culture.”
“Now You Know is very Telluride – unpretentious, low key, and a little quirky,” Karow says. “We are thrilled to partner with KOTO to share local news and happenings within our community.”
Know You Know airs Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on Channel 12 (in Telluride and Mountain Village, and on demand at www.telluridetv.org.
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