New Programming on KTV in Mankato

Students at KTV producing a TV show in Mankato

MANKATO—Mankato's KTV public access television station has a number of new programs available to view. In many cities, community programming sucks (St. Peter comes to mind). So what's in the program schedule at KTV? Take a look at these independently run shows on the Mankato television station operated from the studio at Bethany Lutheran College.

South Central Kitchen
Chef Mike is featured on South Central Kitchen and in his latest episode, he gets busy with grains and greens. Chef Mike offers recipes on his show, which can all be found on this culinary show's website. Like the other programs, South Central Kitchen is an original program, produced for KTV at the South Central College (SCC) programs in Culinary Arts and Multimedia Technology, helping students learn how to produce a show. Both Mankato and North Mankato public access channels on Consolidated Communications channels 507 and on Charter channel 181. South Central Kitchen airs Mondays, 9:30 am and 9:00 pm; Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays, noon; and Sundays, 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 pm.

The Business Beat by Greater Mankato Growth
The Business Beat is another new program put forth by the Mankato area's own economic development agency, Greater Mankato Growth. This summer, Jonathan Zierdt, who is president and CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, sits down for another round of interviews, this time with guests such as WholeLifeLeadership and Century 21 Atwood Realty. The Mankato Gazette recently ran a story about the new series for the Mankato area economic development agency.

Event Coverage on KTV
With so many outdoor events in the Mankato area over the summer months, it only makes sense that the public TV station cover at least some of them. So what will air on KTV for entertainment this summer? Songs on the Lawn will play on the station. Songs on the Lawn is also sponsored and organized by Greater Mankato Growth. The event takes place on the Civic Center Plaza area. The ArtSplash Art Fair in the Mankato region will also air on TV.

Students of film and TV
Community education has been brought into the mix with this television programming as well. Students in a community education program for youth focused on video production will produce a show that will air tomorrow on KTV.

KTV used to be located in Mankato on 2nd and Vine Streets before moving to its new location at Bethany.