Press Releases

Nearly Half the Country to Air MPTV Circus Parade Production

July 6, 2009


Milwaukee, WI -- According to MPTV Director of Broadcasting Tom Dvorak, public television stations serving "46.58 % of all US households currently have signed on to broadcast the 2009 Great Circus Parade live or delayed." (List follows.) The high definition production will feature commentary by I REMEMBER host Jim Peck and circus historian Fred Pfening, along with comedian John McGivern and radio personality Sandy Maxx. The parade organizers' announcement that there will not be a return of the extravagant historical parade in 2010, adds special significance to this year's broadcast.

Financial support making the broadcast possible comes from a grant from the Great Circus Parade, Inc., the foundation for the Great Circus Parade and a new donation by The Frieda and William Hunt Memorial Trust. Additional underwriters are being sought.

The high definition Channel 10.1 broadcast begins on Milwaukee's Lakefront at 1:30 pm on Sunday, July 12th. It will be produced by Lois Maurer and directed by Raúl Galván.

Since its inception, MPTV has educated, entertained and inspired. Today, MPTV offers viewers a family of nine digital channels to choose from, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MPTV is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College. For more information, call 414-271-1036.

GREAT CIRCUS PARADE 2009 CARRIAGE REPORT AS OF 1PM JULY 2, 2009

Arizona
KAET Phoenix, delay, air Sunday August 9, 8am, repeat Aug. 16 midnight

California
KTEH San Jose, delay
KQED San Francisco / Oakland, delay late summer
KCSM San Mateo, delay

Colorado
KRMA Denver, live, digital 6.3

Florida
WUSF Tampa-St. Petersburg, live on digital Kids Channel

Georgia (will air through entire state on Learn or Kids Channel)
WXGA Jacksonville, Florida market live
WVAN Savannah, live
WJSP Columbus, live
WGTV Atlanta, live
WDGO Macon, live
WCLP Chattanooga, TN live
WCES Augusta, live
WACS/ WABW Albany, live

Idaho
KUID Moscow, live
KISU Idaho Falls-Pocatello, live
KIPT Twin Falls, live
KCDT Coeur d'Alene, live

Illinois
WTVP Peoria, live
WQPT Moline-Rock Island-Davenport, live
WILL Urbana-Champaign-Springfield, live
WEIU Charleston, delay
Chicago expected/unconfirmed, delay

Iowa (will air through entire state live on Iowa Kids Channel)
KYIN Mason City, live
KTIN Fort Dodge/ Des Moines-Ames, live
KSIN Sioux City, live
KRIN Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, live
KQCT Davenport, live
KIIN Iowa City, live
KHIN Red Oak/Omaha, live
KDIN Des Moines, live
KBIN Council Bluff-Omaha, live

Kansas
KTWU Topeka, delay

Maryland (live throughout state)
WWPB Hagerstown, live
WMPT Annapolis, live
WMPB Baltimore, live
WGPT Oakland, live
WFPT Frederick. live
WCPB Salisbury, live

Massachusetts
WGBX Boston, live

Michigan
WNMU Marquette, live on Create Channel
WGVU Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, live

Minnesota
WDSE Duluth, live
KTCA Minneapolis-St. Paul, delay

Missouri
KOZK Springfield, delay
KCPT Kansas City, delay (Labor Day weekend)

Nebraska (delay throughout state)
KYNE Omaha, delay
KXNE Norfolk, delay
KUON Lincoln-Hastings, delay
KTNE Alliance-Cheyenne-Scottsbluff, delay
KRNE Rapid City, delay
KPNE North Platte, delay
KMNE Bassett, delay
KLNE Lexington, delay
KHNE, Hastings, delay

Nevada
KLVX Las Vegas (live on cable PBS Jackpot Channel)

New York
WXXI Rochester (live on non-commercial cable channel station programs)
WNET New York City (same day delay on Thirteen Kids, five major metro cable companies, 8pm-10pm)

North Carolina (digital service delay, August 8, 8pm throughout the state)
WUNU Wilmington, delay
WUNP Raleigh-Durham, delay
WUNM Jacksonville-Greenville, delay
WUNL Winston-Sale-Greensboro, delay
WUNK Greenville, delay
WUNJ Wilmington, delay
WUNG Charlotte, delay
WUNF Asheville-Greenville-Spartanburg, delay

North Dakota (live throughout state reaches into southern Manitoba)
KWSE Williston-Minot-Bismarck, live
KSRE Minot, live
KJRE Fargo-Valley City, live
KGFE Grand Forks, live
KFME Fargo, live
KDSE Dickinson, live
KBME Bismarck, live

Ohio
WPTD Dayton, delay, August 1, 10am
WCET Cincinnati, delay, July 19
WBGU Bowling Green, delay

Oklahoma
KWET Cheyenne, live
KPSG Oklahoma City, live
KOET Tulsa, live
KOED Tulsa, live
KETA Oklahoma City, live

Rhode Island
WSBE Providence, live on digital Kids

Tennessee
WSJK/WKOP Knoxville, live
WDCN Nashville, delay

Texas
KERA Dallas, delay, August 2

Virginia
WVPT Harrisonburg, live
WCVE Richmond, delay

Washington
KWSU Pullman, live
KSPS Spokane, live

Washington, D.C.
WETA Washington DC live on WETA Kids

Wisconsin (Live throughout the state)
WMVS Milwaukee, live
WPNE Green Bay, live
WLEF Park Falls-Wausau-Rhinelander, live
WHWC Menomonie-La Crosse-Eau Claire, live
WHRM Wausau, live
WHLA La Crosse-Eau Claire, live
WHA Madison, live

Wyoming
KCWC Riverton-Casper, delay