What do you get by supporting the show? My question back to you: Do you truly care about the city of Akron? If you answered yes, then by supporting the show you will be fulfilling your civic duty by instilling pride in this community. You can help to reach those who do not have the luxuries of high speed internet or cable TV, by providing local Akron based stories broadcast on Western Reserve PBS to all homes.
Akron has about 200,000 residents and Western Reserve PBS is the only television station that exclusively represents our city. Little Rock, Arkansas, is virtually the same size of Akron and has at least nine stations to represent its unique population, including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, PBS and Univision, just to name a few. In Akron, we have a small group of people producing television programming and that needs to change.
We need to have locally produced television shows on the public broadcast airways in Akron. We need to have Akron based TV shows playing in every hotel, bar, restaurant, entertainment venue, class room, TV sales displays and every TV in the entire city of Akron. Around Akron with Blue Green is already airing on Western Reserve PBS and is available on the broadcast public airwaves, cable providers and satellite TV providers in the Akron area. The hard part is done, the show is airing, now we need to make it better and we need spread the word about the show to the citizens of Akron.
Supporting Around Akron with Blue Green will enable better production quality with deeper more visually rich stories. Sponsorship will go toward research, planning, fact checking, shooting, editing and marketing of the TV show. I need your help to sustain quality programming and to keep up with the demanding needs of production, traditional marketing and management of social media channels.