Alleghany Community Television


ACTV Launches 2 New Shows on Thursday Night

The Alleghany Jubilee

ACTV recently taped the first episodes of The Alleghany Jubilee that will be aired on Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM.

Amber Call shoots video of the Rise and Shine Band as square dancers take the floor.

Ernest and Agnes Joines have been hosting and playing old-time, mountain music at the Alleghany Jubilee in the old Sparta Theater building on Main Street for the last eighteen years.

Agnes has hosted an annual Hillbilly Variety Show for several years, now, regularly selling out the 900+ seat Sparta School Auditorium. The Hillbilly Show raises money for the Alleghany Planning Committee, Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission’s local arm, that helps Alleghany citizens with heating bills, home garden seed distribution, and Head Start. They also give out 2 annual scholarships to Seniors at Alleghany High School.

The program will feature local performers and the first two shows (Videotaped August 5th) are a preview to this year’s Hillbilly Show on October 15th.

ACTV Station Manager Charlie Scott oversees Daniel Caudill manning the Tricaster.

ACTV Station Manager, Charlie Scott, was on-hand to direct a crew of young technicians that included Daniel Caudill, Destiny Blevins, Amber Call and Natalie Marion. “The crew did a great job. They’re knowledgeable and professional, and we couldn’t have asked for a better result,” said Claire Halsey of Imaging Specialists who are co-producing the series with the Jubilee.

Photos are by Coby LaRue of the Alleghany News and are reprinted with permission.

Destiny Blevens records video of the band.

Alleghany Memories

Immediately following the Jubilee at 8:00 PM will be Alleghany Memories, a new interview program from the Alleghany Historical – Genealogical Society. The show will feature older citizens telling stories about their lives in Alleghany County. The first episode features Mildred Torney and Pauline Jolly, both former Alleghany librarians, who were interviewed by Margaret Crouse in the ACTV studio. The show was sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

L-to-R- Mildred Torney, Margaret Crouse and Pauline Jolly at the Alleghany Community Television studio.

Candidates for the show must be at least 80 years old and must have a sponsor lined up to pay production and airing costs. Folks can be interviewed by someone from the society, friends, family members or anyone they are comfortable with. For information, contact Reba Evans of AHGS at 372-4866.

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