GOHSEP partners with area community show

Staff reports

BATON ROUGE – The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has partnered with the “Around Town TV Show” for special emergency preparedness segments.

A new segment will air the first Saturday of every month.

The “Around Town TV Show” is a one-hour community service weekend program that airs two shows, one each Saturday and Sunday in 30 parishes.

It promotes south Louisiana family living, events, shares information on current topics and has a variety of guests from well-known politicians to local chefs.

“This program is geared toward community service and GOHSEP has a very proactive education outreach campaign called ‘Get a Game Plan’. So when the producers of the show offered this opportunity for GOHSEP to take part in a monthly segment to help educate the public on ways to keep their families safe from all-hazards, we jumped at the opportunity,” said GOHSEP Director Mark Cooper.

“The Around Town TV Show is a positive and powerful partner in sharing the ‘Get a Game Plan’ message as our show covers nearly half the state and is known regionally for positive family content. Around Town has agreed to donate air time to carry these important segments provided by the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness on the first Saturday show of every month,” said show producer David Nall.

An introductory segment will aired Sept. 19. The first official emergency preparedness segment will air Oct. 3. The topic discussed will be the H1N1 virus.

Around Town airs at 8 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday morning and is available through COX 4 and 140 in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, on Charter Louisiana channel 109 in the North Shore and New Orleans area, Vision 41 and 77, RTC 152, KTC 14 along the southern coast, EATEL channel 135 in Ascension, on COX 21 at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in East Baton Rouge Parish and 8:00 a.m. on city channel COX 6 in St. Charles Parish.

Around Town is produced by 1st-Co Productions based in Baton Rouge.