PBS39, Lehigh Valley with Love Media to Debut Television Show

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This show, based on the popular Lehigh Valley with Love podcast, will premiere at 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 14 on PBS39.

Bethlehem, PA. – June 13, 2019 – PBS39 will debut the Lehigh Valley with Love podcast on Friday night, June 14, 2019. Each of the eight episodes of this new television show, produced at PBS39’s studios in Bethlehem, will feature Lehigh Valley personalities from all walks of life. Hosts George Wacker and Tyler Rothrock’s interview style includes personal anecdotes and splashes of current events.

“PBS39 is proud to be working with the Lehigh Valley with Love podcast,” Tim Fallon, Chief Executive Officer at PBS39 said. “This platform has already proved to be an effective medium for storytelling. Now, through this new partnership, we will be able to bring the stories of the Lehigh Valley to an even wider audience.”

The Lehigh Valley with Love podcast was founded in 2017 by Lehigh Valley with Love Media owner George Wacker and comedian Tyler Rothrock. The weekly audio version of the podcast features interviews with Lehigh Valley personalities. Former guests include actor Daniel Roebuck; Congresswoman Susan Wild; NBC10 photojournalist, Jim Friedman; former contestant on America’s Got Talent, Doogie Horner; and more than 70 others.

“The goal of the Lehigh Valley with Love podcast has always been to share the stories from those who live, have lived, or have a connection to the Lehigh Valley,” Wacker said. “Both Tyler and I feel strongly that the Lehigh Valley has as amazing stories as anywhere else and we couldn’t think of any better way to share them than through the partnership we have with PBS39.”

Guests on season one will include:
-Indy Car driver, Marco Andretti
-True crime author and professor, Katherine Ramsland
-Bolete owner, chef, and restaurateur Lee Chizmar
-Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Vice President of Marketing & Entertainment, Lindsey Knupp
-Good Beaute’ owner, Kimberly Hairston-Hicks
-Kutztown Barbershop City Cuts owner, Jonathan Escueta
-Sports Illustrated writer and author, Jack McCallum
-Author, runner and coach, Mark Will-Weber

Watch the Lehigh Valley with Love podcast Friday nights this summer on PBS39. Visit PBS39’s program guide to find the correct channel number for your over-the-air, cable or satellite provider. To learn more, visit LehighValleywithLove.com and follow Lehigh Valley with Love on Facebook and Instagram.

About PBS39
PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. PBS39 Reporter Corps journalists are embedded in the ten counties that make up the Greater Lehigh Valley. The Reporter Corps creates community-focused content for PBS39 News Tonight and for the PBS39 digital platform. PBS39 and the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley are partnering to fund and fulfill the regional literacy initiative Lehigh Valley Reads. This campaign is working to ensure all Lehigh Valley students read on grade level by the end of third grade by 2025. PBS39, part of Greater Lehigh Valley Public Media, is a community-owned public media station serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is licensed in Allentown to the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. For more information, visit PBS39.org.

Information provided to TVL by:
Nicole Harrell
Public Relations/Promotions Manager, PBS39