EVERY HOUR, AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR, 22 HOURS PER DAY
Hourly Local News updates offer up-to-the minute reporting on all the "Good News" and “What’s Happenings” in the area... special events, festivals, entertainment offerings, seasonal sports events, reviews of museum and gallery exhibits. Dining tips and neighborhood profiles help visitors sort through the myriad of choices available to them. Each week, the hourly Local News update issues a special welcome to any city or area wide conventions, special event or special group meetings taking place in the market. Anchors offer personal advice on the best the market has to offer and how the visitors can find the exhibits, performances and special events during their stay.
Nightlife is just what it sounds like... a full hour to kick back, have some fun and get a sneak peek to the most popular venues on the social scene! Nightlife targets both locals and visitors 21-65; the diverse audience and Prime Time placement (7-8pm) directs the show’s fun-loving, but sophisticated, content.
Nightlife’s Midnight-1am time slot lends itself to a more adventurous adult approach to fun and entertainment.
Professional Food Critic, Margit Bisztray and cohort, Francesca Sullivan-Hester, count down the Top Five restaurants for the critical three tourist seasons per year in each Destination Network market.
Margit Bisztray has been reviewing restaurants and writing about food for over 14 years. She has published six editions of The Complete Key West Dining Guide, and her work has appeared in such publications as Vogue, Gourmet, Islands and Metropolitan Home. She was also included in the Best Food Writing 2005 anthology published by Avalon.
Francesca Sullivan-Hester was born and raised in England. Her career in the entertainment business took her from the bright lights of London's West End theatre district, to the Caribbean, Mexico, South America, Europe, Alaska and eventually the Southern USA! Her travels exposed her to different types of cuisine from all over the world. Working within the restaurant industry for 8 years has honed her appreciation for fabulous food and wine, and her witty and unique style delights the audience!
Destination Real Estate is a fresh and compelling approach to real estate sales, targeting well-heeled, savvy investors who want to make a quality of LIFE investment - not simply a real estate investment. The format is editorial in style, with industry leaders weighing in on topics from international investors to mortgages, interest rates and timing of investments. The show is peppered with insider tips on neighborhoods, lifestyle trends, interior design, landscaping and outdoor living.
The Destination Network takes Great Food and Fine Wine to all new altitudes and latitudes. Foodies and wine enthusiasts will get a “behind the scenes” view of their popular restaurants and local celebrity chefs. Celebrity Chef features popular local Chefs whisking up their culinary talents around the preparation of a signature dish paired with their favorite wine or beverage. The program is an entertaining, colorful and mouth-watering feature on classic and adventurous recipes and local cuisine.
From items you to gotta have to items you can’t live without, Gotta Shop features merchants, artisans, jewelers and clothiers with those special brands, trends, trinkets and really cool items that visitors and locals alike can’t pass up. It is upbeat, fun and shameless program about the joy of shopping and finding wonderful things. Gotta Shop is not just about shopping, it is an inside look at the owners and products that make them popular, local, shopping venues in Destination market areas.
Professional Food Critic, Margit Bisztray, takes time off from tasting good food and wine to shop – not because she is a fashion expert, but because she loves to shop and knows where to find those special trinkets, gifts or souvenirs. She offers a fun, personal and lively review of her favorite Top 10 Places to Shop in each Destination Network market. Each feature runs independent of the others, and, unlike Top 5 Restaurant Countdown, there is no ranking assigned.
Anyone and everyone wants to know "who's who" and "what's what" on the local scene. Visitors and locals want to connect with the legends, architecture and characters that combine to make our markets so unique. Local Faces, Local Places highlights charming and fun personalities and locales with fascinating stories exclusive to each destination.
Because our destination markets are so unique, they attract people from all over the world and from all walks of life. Whether they're native or new, each has a story and each contributes to the rich fabric of the local culture... why are they here? From where did they come? What's Your Story features fascinating people and shares their stories which contribute to the magic experience of the destination.
The best source of visitor information is local advice! A Piece of Advice is just that.... what would a local do? Where to go? What to order? Is it worth it? Tips, recommendations and advice from locals are considered insider information, and they are priceless! A Piece of Advice helps make the most of the time our viewers spend in our destination markets.
Historical programs are highly interesting to all people, especially those on vacation. They love to hear stories of long ago, and they will travel great distances to walk in a place where historic figures walked before them. The culture and heritage of a place is built upon its history; our visitors are eager to learn of the past, and our locals are proud to share the tales of days gone by.
Vast amounts of interesting culture and art spanning a variety of time periods and forms combine to make each of our destination markets colorful and vibrant. Arts District features gallery owners, artists, curators, musicians, actors, writers, singers and historians who share stories and beautiful imagery – highlighting the contribution of the arts to the cultural landscape.
The Low Country is a beautifully romantic coastal region stretching from South Carolina to the northern tip of Florida. Once known for its agricultural wealth, today the Low Country is internationally renowned for its historic cities, natural beauty, and unique cultural heritage. This area is mostly near or at sea level; thus the term "low country". Low Country Guide journals and demonstrates to visitors and locals how to best experience this special area.