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Season 2 for “Living Grand on Grand Lake” is about to hit the air starting May 7th. Hosted by Kristi Wallace with INTEGRIS Hospital in Grove, Living Grand on Grand Lake promises to be another way to promote the lake, the people and events on and around the lake. Kristy says people stop her all the time at the grocery story or church telling her how much they enjoy the positive show.
Royal Aills , General Manager of RSU TV and LGGL’s Executive Producer says last year’s inaugural season was a hit for the station. Aills says, “usually it talks three seasons to gain traction and find out if you have a hit or not. Last year we knew by week 10.”
RSU TV does not track show viewership using the Nielsen rating system. Tracking has been measured by the number of calls to the station and hits to the website. “Our website by the end of the first season blew up 350 percent,” Aills said. Art Box, with Pine Lodge and Resort, expressed similar sentiments. He said the resort’s phones began to ring within three minutes of a segment airing about the facility. He said the response increased as the show finished airing. The show has a “large loyal viewership” with more than 1.3 million homes within the coverage area that spans from the Arkansas line to Bartlesville and Coffeyville, Kansas to McAlester. One day during season one the station missed getting that week’s show on the air because of something that happened in master control. Aills said. “Our phone rang off the hook.”
The show is designed to feature Grand Lake as a tourist destination for people specifically in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City markets. “Grand Lake is Green Country’s most popular destination for entertainment. It’s known as one of this state’s great escapes,” Aills said. “From Har-Bar Village to Shangri La, Grand Lake is Oklahoma’s choice for fun in the sun.”
Stevie Fernandez is the show’s new producer. Stevie is the producer of “Discover Tulsa”. It airs on several stations in the Tulsa market. Aills says Stevie’s production style and storytelling will improve the show and the production value. “People will really like the way Stevie tells the stories of the people, places and events on the lake” Aills said.
This year the show will be called “Mid America Industrial Park’s Living Grand on Grand Lake”. Mid America is the show’s new title sponsor. You will see the park’s logo and underwriting spot within the show each week.