The Postcards crew was in Willmar on Thursday, November 7th to learn about the history and preservation efforts of the special Willmar War Memorial Auditorium.
The Postcards crew was in Clinton on Friday, November 8th to capture a story on the small town grocery store, Bonnie's Hometown Grocery, a rarity in a town of less than 500 that the residents are rallying to keep open.
With more than 45,000 square miles in its viewing area, Pioneer Public TV (PPTV) has a lot of ground to cover. To serve this area, the local viewer-supported public television station is launching plans to construct a new trailer containing equipment capable of delivering professional, broadcast quality productions hundreds of miles from their home studios in Appleton, Minnesota.
On November 14, 2013, PPTV is asking for contributions to help finance the operation of the trailer, which will be completed in May of 2014. Thanks to a grant from the USDA’s Rural Utility Service, the funds to equip the custom built trailer have been secured. Fairmont RV is being contracted to build the trailer, which will feature a master control suite and a separate audio booth, plus all the computers, mixing and editing equipment necessary to capture a live concert, a sports event or a town hall meeting.
“For years we have had to shell out large sums of money to rent production trailers. Now we will have our own,” stated PPTV station manager Jon Panzer. “With the support of the viewing public, we’ll be able to take Pioneer Public TV on the road to more effectively serve the region,” Panzer added.
Pioneer still needs to raise funds to pay for digital fiber optic camera cables, video cards, gas and other operational expenses to get the trailer on the road. To date, it has been offered three $1,000 matching pledges totalling $3,000 from PPTV members to stimulate other viewers to give. The goal of Pioneer’s Give to the Max day on Nov. 14 is $6,000. This means that if $3,000 is raised online and the $3,000 matching pledge is met, the goal will be reached. For more information visit www.pioneer.org/givemn.
Pioneer Public TV is an award winning viewer supported television station serving the region with three towers broadcasting its programs to 45 rural counties that are home to 1 million people in western and southwestern Minnesota, northwestern Iowa and the eastern Dakotas. In addition, more than 25,000 people around the world view Pioneer Public TV’s local programs online through the station’s web site. For more information, visit ww.pioneer.org or call 1-800-726-3178.
A few of the Pioneer production crew members took part in the 2013 Young Artist Conference in Marshall, Minnesota yesterday. Check out the photos from the event and watch for the videos to be posted in the coming weeks.
The Postcards production crew was in Pipestone, Minnesota October 23-24th to collect video footage for stories that will be told about the Pipestone community in upcoming episodes of Postcards. Stories include: A Native American flute player Bruce Weigle, Lange's Cafe, the Pipestone Performing Arts Center and the Pipestone Historical Museum.
On October 28, Pioneer Public Television will premiere the first PBS KIDS CURIOUS GEORGE Halloween special – CURIOUS GEORGE: A Halloween Boo Fest. The centerpiece of PBS KIDS’ Halloween programming lineup this October, this one-hour special premieres at 7:00 a.m. on Pioneer. CURIOUS GEORGE: A Halloween Boo Fest features three original songs, including “It’s Halloween Today,” sung by Pat Monahan, the lead singer of Train.
Segment 1 (Above): The Story Behind Benson's Victory in the Give with Target Campaign.
Segment 2 (Above): Celebrities in Benson, Minnesota.
Segment 3 (Above): Celebration in Benson, Minnesota.
Our very own local Benson, Minnesota community got the party of a lifetime last night when a star-studded line-up came to celebrate the community winning a national Target campaign. The school was the first one in the nation to get 10,000 votes and receive $10,000 for its school.
The community not only proved that working together across boundaries to achieve something that could not be done alone can become a success story, but also is a fine example of who we are as western Minnesotans. Pioneer Public Television your local TV station was very proud and honored to be a part of the festivities.
Postcards Producer, Andrea Singleton talks about a recent shoot in Granite Falls, Minnesota with PlaceBase Productions. Watch for the segment to air in the upcoming season five of Postcards.
See what Greta Murray, Jerry Deuschle, Tamara Isfeld and Bill Gossman have to say about Pioneer Public TV's Postcards Program. An all new season of shows premieres Sunday December 15, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Postcards Producer, Andrea Singleton talks about a recent shoot in Morris, Minnesota with artist/dancer, Sara Konsbruck. Watch for the segment to air in the upcoming season five of Postcards.
The Board and Staff of Pioneer Public Television offers our heartfelt condolences to the family of Richard and Susan Massey.
Susan's life will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 8 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Appleton.
If you wish to send your condolences to Rich and family please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or send your cards and letters to Pioneer Public Television 120 West Schlieman Ave. Appleton Minnesota 56208 and we will forward to the family.
Watch the Prairie Sportsman segment Susan was featured in here: http://youtu.be/jEExv7hnEBk