Upper Kanawha Valley Today is a new 30-minute monthly TV show featuring organizations, events, and ALL good things happening in and around the upper Kanawha Valley of West Virginia.
The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications, Jim Strawn & Company, and Bridgevalley Community and Technical College.
The show airs daily at 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17. This first show will also air the 2nd week in February.
The inaugural show will air January 29, 2018 – February 5, 2018 and again February 12, 2018 – February 19, 2018 and features the mayors from Montgomery and Smithers.
We interviewed Mayor Tom Skaggs of Smithers and Mayor Greg Ingram of Montgomery.
They touched on the exciting projects unfolding in their community. Upper Kanawha Valley is in on the move with such initiatives as: KVC purchasing the former WVU Tech facilities, Bridgevalley continuing to offer top-notch vocational training, YMCA rededicating and opening the former Baisi Center in an 88,000 square foot community and athletic center, police force growth, and many others.
To contact the City of Montgomery with questions or issues call 304-442-5181.
To contact the City of Smithers with questions or issues call 304-442-5282.
We also talked with Jennifer Lanham, Innkeeper at the Glen Ferris Inn. Jennifer has returned to her home state after spending time in Florida and is relatively new in her role as Innkeeper. She spoke excitedly about her plans for Glen Ferris Inn. She is working closely with officials from West Virginia, Kanawha & Fayette Counties along with local chambers to reinvigorate the operations at the Inn. She spoke so proudly of the staff, the restaurant, and the overall experience guests receive from staying in one of the oldest Inns in WV.
To contact the Inn call 304-632-1111.
If you would like to learn more about the Upper Kanawha Valley Today TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.
You’re welcome to come and see what the street artists are doing when it gets warmer. We will be in smithers on Friday night’s and Montgomery on Saturdays. Not to mention the mural projects we will be doing this summer.
Awesome Chuck, keep me posted. Maybe we can have you on the show to discuss. When it gets warmer, call me 304-541-4756.
I so hope that the UKV will continue to “dig out” of the mess that was forced upon them. I know many of the people who are working hard to bring a change and progress to this once vibrant community. I was born and raised and educated in this community. I received,what I now know, was a wonderful, valuable education from MHS and WVIT. As I said, I personally know some of the leaders now involved and feel I know their heart. I am sure we will see UKV rise above the the “road blocks and political wrangling” to again become an important community for its people and businesses!
John, thank you for reaching out. I appreciate your passion. I will do all in my power to tell the good stories and projects happening there. If you have a lead for possible show topics, pass them along.