ATHENS, Ohio (Aug. 12, 2004) -- Jonathan Leal, a chef and entrepreneur in Athens, Ohio, has just gone through extensive focus group testing to develop his "Vino de Milo Gourmet Sauces" line. "This Time Around: Reinventing Community" follows Milo's Whole World Gourmet through its start-up process, from focus group taste testing to demographic research and bottling. Milo's Whole World Gourmet is one example of Appalachian community members creating economic opportunities.
On Tuesday, Aug. 17, "This Time Around: Reinventing Community" producer Jennifer Curry follows the story of a local business trying to become successful. The show airs at 8:30 a.m. on the WOUB Radio Network.
Milo's Whole World Gourmet is still in the experimental stages for their Vino de Milo Gourmet Sauces and is currently operating out of the AceNet kitchen in Athens, Ohio. Curry interviews Leal, founder and owner of Milo's Whole World Gourmet; Nadia Mitchell, vice president of operations; and Kevin Holy, executive assistant for Milo's Whole World Gourmet.
"This Time Around: Reinventing Community" is a year-long series that explores the fabric of community, how and why communities change, and what the future may hold for Appalachian Ohio. Features focus on communities within the WOUB Radio Network coverage area and include four quarterly call-in discussion programs. The fourth discussion program will air on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. A companion Web site is available at www.thistimearound.org and allows community members to interact online. "This Time Around: Reinventing Community" repeats on Tuesday afternoons at 4 p.m. during Afternoon Edition on the WOUB Radio Network.
The Ohio University Telecommunications Center, a unit of the College of Communication, operates two television stations: WOUB-TV/Channel 20 in Athens and WOUC-TV/Channel 44 in Cambridge; one cable channel: WOUB II; and six radio stations:WOUB-1340 AM, WOUB-91.3 FM, WOUC-89.1 FM, WOUH-91.9 FM, WOUL-89.1 FM and WOUZ-90.1 FM.
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Media Contacts: Radio Producer Sandra Sleight-Brennan, (740) 593-4857