Archive for June, 2011

IGI Invites Viewers to Go Vacationing In Kansas

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Television viewers will take a journey down the highways and look at the many attractions that our state has to offer when KTWU’s I’VE GOT ISSUES (IGI) goes “Vacationing in Kansas”, on Wednesday, June 29, at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

Kansas offers so many attractions and events. Historic and scenic places abound along with stops at museums, art galleries, music festivals, and seasonal events. Whether vacationers are looking for outdoor activities or more specialized activities like wine tasting, quilting and antiques, IGI will try to cover the many options available. 

Hosted by Maureen Mahoney, IGI also looks at the impact tourism has on local towns and resident, and how tourism locations develop across the state.
IGI includes an examination of the statistics on our state tourism industry and how much money and jobs tourism brings in each year. And how much money is leaving the state when residents travel elsewhere.

Special guest from Kansas Travel and Tourism along with Marci Penner from the Kansas Sampler Foundation will bring their insight and ideas to share with viewers.

Other guests include representatives of outdoor travel from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and members of the Kansas Bed and Breakfast association. Blue Cross and Blue Shield will highlight their support of the new promotion this summer.

Links to information presented in the program and further resources are available online at

VIewers can also follow KTWU’s I’VE GOT ISSUES on Facebook at


Friday, June 3rd, 2011

KTWU, local public television, is pleased to announce it has been nominated for Emmy Awards in three categories in the 2011 competition.

KTWU’s nominations from the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, are for the following programs:

SUNFLOWER JOURNEYS: WICHITA’S LEBANESE HERITAGE for Historical/Cultural/Segment – John Njagi, Producer

WOOD, BRICK AND STONE: LAWRENCE for Informational/Special Program – Jim Kelly, Producer/Director

WASHBURN HOLIDAY VESPERS for Special Event – Eugene Williams, Executive Producer; Dave Kendall, Producer; Jim Kelly, Director/Editor; Kevin Goodman, Set Dresser

The Emmy Award, often referred to simply as the Emmy, is a television production award, and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film), Grammy Awards (for music) and Tony Awards (for stage).

They are presented in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment programming, news and documentary shows, and sports programming. The winners will be announced at the Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards Presentation Ceremony on July 23.

Broadcasting local public television for over 45 years, KTWU reaches viewers in eastern Kansas and portions of Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma. KTWU also broadcasts three distinct digital television signals: KTWU (PBS) in High Definition on Channel 11.1; KTWU/MHz Worldview on Channel 11.2; and KTWU ENHANCE on Channel 11.3. KTWU is licensed to Washburn University and was the first public television station in the state of Kansas to begin broadcasting educational programming. More information and programming details can be found online at

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