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Off Air Notice – Feb. 12, 2017

To our loyal viewership:

We apologize for the service interruption. The WYBE primary and backup transmission equipment broke down on Sunday afternoon. While backup streams enable Comcast and Verizon viewers to receive signals, many over-the-air and satellite viewers are without channels today.

Our engineers are working to find a logical solution for the repair of the aged systems. The only technology that the station has available is senescent. We will employ every reasonable effort to timely repair of this equipment, but at this time the estimated time to repair is unknown. We will post with details as soon as a timeline is known.

For those looking to keep up with some of our favorite channels and programming, you can look here: MiND ON DEMAND.

 

American Transfer of Power: Reflection from Venezuela

Today marks a peaceful transfer of power. So, we consider the liberties that make being an American unique and remember that around the world governments can be restrictive to press and selective on services they provide. Watch this interview from Venezuelan reporter, Nathaly Salas Guaithero.

 

 

Watch Tonight! Brian Wilson and Friends

brianwilsonOn December 11, 2014, WTTW’s 14 high-definition cameras captured a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of artists at the stunning Palazzo Theatre at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, headlined by former Beach Boy co-founder and music legend Brian Wilson. The Grammy-winning performer/composer teamed up with an eclectic group of acclaimed musicians to perform beloved hits from his illustrious career, as well as selections from his new album, “NO PIER PRESSURE”. Songs include “Good Vibrations,” “Sloop John B” and “Help Me Rhonda.”  

11:00 PM Thursday 12/29 on MiND TV 35.1

Alfio In Concert

alfioComing all the way from Australia, internationally renowned tenor ALFIO performs for a live audience at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts for an incredible public television concert event. The special is a refreshingly cool and modern throwback to legendary powerhouse singers like Luciano Pavarotti and crooners like Frank Sinatra, to whom ALFIO is often compared. Raised in Sydney, Australia by his Italian-born parents, ALFIO has already achieved critical acclaim and wild global popularity. In his new concert special he pays tribute to greats like Sinatra, delights audiences with his instantly classic original hits, and honors his Italian heritage with stunningly powerful vocals. Captivating audiences around the world with powerful vocals combined with a charming comedic banter, ALFIO effortlessly brings all generations of music lovers together. His songs tell a dramatic story appreciated by all, regardless of whether he sings in English, Italian or Spanish. Now making his highly anticipated national debut in America, it’s ALFIO in concert on public television.

9:00 PM Wednesday 12/28 on MiND TV 35.1

Mario Frangoulis: Sing Me An Angel

marios-frangoulisMario Fangoulis, the international Classical Crossover tenor described by CNN.com as “all sound, pure voice,” returns to public television for his fourth live concert event, “Sing Me An Angel,” filmed at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. He is joined by the “crystalline voice” of Grammy nominated soprano Sissel, virtuoso pianist Stefanos Korkolis, a children’s choir, and The National State Symphony Orchestra of Greece conducted by Richard Balcombe. “Sing Me An Angel” is signature Frangoulis – vocal artistry combined with a warm stage persona adored by fans the world over. Just in time for the holidays, “Sing Me An Angel” provides a fresh spin on classics like “Jingle Bells” and “What Child Is This,” to soulful renditions of “Smile” and “Amazing Grace.” Public television audiences will be guided on a musical journey at a stunning venue for a concert that will uplift hearts and spirits with a sincere message of love and compassion.

9:00 PM Friday 12/23 on MiND TV 35.1

Trail Magic, The Grandma Gatewood Story

grandmagatewoodEmma “Grandma” Gatewood’s story speaks to the courageous spirit of Appalachian people everywhere. Emma Caldwell was born around 1887 at Raccoon Creek in Gallia County, Ohio; she was one of 15 children. When she was 19 years old she married Perry Clayton Gatewood, a teacher and a produce farmer. When she read about the Appalachian Trail in National Geographic she discovered that no woman had ever hiked the trail alone from one end to the other. It sounded like a challenge to her. Never mind that she was 66 years old, never mind that she had no real equipment, never mind that she had no experience. Emma set off on the barely marked trail from Mount Katahdin, Maine. She didn’t make it the first time. She set off again the following year (1955) with an “aluminum blanket” (like the astronauts used), an old army blanket, sneakers, and extra dress and undergarments, hose, house slippers, bullion cubes, dried fruits, raisins and nuts, a water bottle and an emergency kit. This time she managed to go the entire 2,170 miles becoming the first person to solo walk the entire Appalachian Trail in a single season! Emma, became known to the public as “Grandma” Gatewood, and because a cause celeb across America. Her story raised the veil on several cultural barriers of the day, including age and sex discrimination.

8:00 PM Thursday 12/22 on MiND TV 35.1