NNDC; Thank You and “Stay Tuned” In 2017!

Happy New Year!

Wow!  Where do I begin?

When we started NewsNow Dubois County on January 1st, 2013, all it was then was an idea!

Mick Birge

Mick Birge

The idea; merging today’s still ever-growing online and mobile audiences with local news, sports and entertainment coverage that was up until then found primarily in traditional media formats such as print, radio & TV.

We had an idea of what we wanted NNDC to be; but we had no idea how and what it was going to take to make it so!  We looked tirelessly for some kind of “blueprint” we could use to help guide us.  There was none!

In addition to the investment of time and resources associated with a fledgling enterprise, it has been the people associated with our company that made NNDC a reality!

Contrary to popular belief, NNDC has been anything but a “one-man operation!”

These people include those who were here on that first day of January four years ago, to those here now; to those to whom we called upon when certain expertise was needed.

NNDC has “partnered” with some of the best and largest media companies in the world, including New York-based LIVESTREAM and now St. Louis-based Charter Communications (the new parent company of Time-Warner Cable).

These companies went “above and beyond” in their efforts to make our new NNDC-TV cable channel a reality!

Time-Warner alone brought techs from Louisville and even Charlotte, North Carolina to Jasper to help us “build” the TV channel which we launched this past August.

These companies also helped us integrate the new TV channel with  what we call our “Webchannel” (www.NewsNowDC.com).

I also want to give a personal thank you to Jay Land, of Jay’s Computer Services in Jasper.  He was our local “tech lead” in all this!  He, too, went above and beyond, in his role to help us launch NNDC-TV.  He was so valuable to us in communicating and working with these other companies.

I like to think all this has made NNDC a one-of-a-kind “multi-media” new media company.

We have survived countless hours of complicated research and development.  We have also survived what at times has seemed like too much trial and error including some very “bad” telecasts technically!  But, NNDC is what it is today because we did put together that “blueprint” that did not exist four years ago!

My thanks to each and everyone who has had a part in NNDC including you our audience; our viewers!  Without you, there would be no reason for NNDC to exist!

I am so looking forward to 2017!  I’m excited about our plans to televise more LIVE local events; more LIVE local ballgames and at the same time expand our daily coverage of local news and sports!  I think its safe to say this will be our best year yet!

Again, “Happy New Year,” and now, more than ever, “Stay tuned!”


Michael A. “Mick” Birge
Executive Producer
Star Valley Productions, Inc.

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