Windsor man gets TV show

Published 8:42 pm Saturday, July 27, 2013

Prime Media has recently added Mike Stephens of Windsor as a local program host.

Stephens is a former chairman of the Isle of Wight County Fair and a lifelong resident of Windsor. Stephens has a passion to convey everything good about the Windsor Community — locally known as “The Heart of Isle of Wight.”

Stephens’ new program will be called “Windsor Way” and is scheduled to debut in August with Windsor Mayor Carita Richardson as his guest.


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Stephens’ new show will enhance the local community programming, which currently includes “Smithfield Today” hosted by Joanne Hall based in the Smithfield community; “Roundtable Talk” hosted by former Suffolk Mayor Andy Damiani based in the Suffolk community; “Face-to-Face” hosted by John Nicholson based in the Wakefield community; and “Suffolk Happenings” hosted by Lue Ward and Cheryl Wilkerson based in the Suffolk community.

Charter Local Origination channel 13 reaches approximate 20,000 households in communities located in Suffolk, Smithfield, Isle of Wight County and Franklin. In addition to host format programming, the channel also features replays of many high profile local organization events and programs produced by the State of Virginia.

The channel also provides a community electronic bulletin board that currently displays upcoming community events free of charge.

Founded in 1990, Prime Media, headquartered in Smithfield, represents 1.5 million network subscribers in 12 states. The company sells and coordinates local, regional and national ad sales for its cable operator clients. Prime Media also offers production services for local origination programming and local commercials on a regional basis.