Top Canadian chefs are showcasing what they have to offer Winnipeg foodies in a new series running on Shaw TV.
“Meghan’s Menu” is airing daily as part of an eight-episode run, touring some of the city’s best eateries to take viewers into the kitchen.
Each half-hour episode features host Meghan Duffy in the thick of the culinary action interviewing chefs on their delectable specialties.
The show premiered June 1 with a behind-the-scenes look at Prairie 360, one of the city’s hotspots with the best view from downtown. Steve’s Bistro, and Cornerstone Bar and Restaurant have also been profiled, while A Little Pizza Heaven is currently in the spotlight to lead into the fourth week.
A group of Manitoba musical acts will compete live on Saturday, March 2 on the Manitoba Songfest 2013 results show on Shaw TV.
Brent Alarie, Mobina Galore, Termanill, Maxine Peters, Ryan Van Belleghem and Kelly Bado will be battling it out for a televised profile, radio airplay, 8 hours of studio time from ClearLightSound and the title of Manitoba’s favourite song.
The show will air a series of pre-taped interviews with the artists at the Park Theatre. Viewers can vote for their favourite artist via text message, which will then be combined with a jury of music and media professionals.
Last year, rock band TroubleshoT won with their song “Burning Days,” scoring 36 out of 40 possible points.
With the 2012-13 NHL season hanging in the balance, fans will still be able to get their on-ice fix this year.
Shaw TV will debut “WHL Full On” on October 29 across Canada, giving viewers exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the drama, superstitions, routines and passion that is life in the Western Hockey League.
The series will air three times per week as part of a 10-part series.
The WHL season kicks off tonight with the Kootenay Ice taking on the Edmonton Oil Kings at 7 p.m. on Shaw TV. Viewers can catch 32 games of the regular season on Shaw TV channels across the country.
Twenty Winnipeg Goldeyes games will be broadcast live on Shaw TV this season, beginning with tonight’s home opener.
The games will air across Manitoba and nationally on Shaw Direct. Scott Taylor will handle play-by-play duties, joined by Shawn Coates. Shaw TV sports reporter Mitchell Clinton will serve as the host for the broadcasts.
“Shaw TV does a great job of producing a big league broadcast of our games,” said Goldeyes general manager Andrew Collier. “We are proud to partner with them and offer our fans a great way to follow the team when they are not at Shaw Park.”
Winnipeg radio host-turned-podcaster Marty Gold has a new outlet to take politicians to task.
The former KICK FM broadcaster will host “City Circus” on Shaw TV beginning tonight as part of a 13-week series on the community access channel.
The show — featuring local political cartoonist Graham Hnatiuk of Progressive Winnipeg — will highlight citizen journalism and include pundits and insiders who will discuss civic and provincial affairs catering to Winnipeggers. A one-hour town hall special will cap off the 30-minute series after its run.
“Community access television provides a chance for citizen journalists to provide balance to mainstream media reporting that is dominated by 12 second soundbites and dumbed-down news coverage,” Gold said. “Since the civic election, Winnipeg has seen a shift towards increasing demands by taxpayers for public consultation, transparency and accountability from politicians.”
Gold spent four years at 92.9 KICK FM on the airwaves at Red River College before being let go in 2010. He currently hosts “The Great Canadian Talk Show” podcast and writes for various news publications.
“City Circus” will air every Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., with reruns airing throughout the week.
An independently-produced contest for local musicians will air nationwide tonight, giving artists facetime from coast-to-coast.
Manitoba Songfest 2012 was created by second-year students in the Creative Communications program at Red River College in partnership with Shaw TV.
Six original songs will be performed, where musicians will compete for a chance to be profiled on Shaw and have their music put into heavy rotation on RRC’s campus radio station, 92.9 KICK-FM.
Garrick Kozier and Ashley Wiebe will host the broadcast, while Allison Marinelli will handle interview duties with artists throughout the show.
The music will be judged by five regional jury members to make up half of the result, while the other half will be based on a live televote from viewers. The jury includes staff from 99.9 BOB FM, 102.3 Clear FM, FAB 94.3, Hot 103, Power 97 and QX104 FM, as well as music journalists and editors from the Winnipeg Free Press and Uptown Magazine.
Manitoba Songfest 2012 will air at 7 p.m. tonight on Shaw TV, as well as on WCGtv across Canada and on Shaw Direct TV (channel 299).
Shaw TV Winnipeg will once again hold a workshop to show the public what’s involved with producing their own show on the network.
The volunteer/community producer workshop will be held Tuesday, February 7 at Shaw’s studios located at 22 Scurfield Boulevard. Prior to that, an open house on Thursday, February 2 will provide an opportunity to get a sense of what it’s like behind the scenes at Shaw TV.
Attendees will get to tour the broadcast facilities, such as the studio, mobile truck and master control, and try their hand at operating a studio camera, ENG camera, and being a reporter.
The station previously held a workshop in April 2010 (view photos), and garnered an overwhelming turnout from members of the community curious on the ins and outs of the television business.
“The workshop is for anyone interested in producing a show for air on Shaw TV, or volunteering to work on a program,” Shaw TV host and producer Kim Babij said. “We’ll go through the rules and guidelines — both ours and those of the CRTC — and explain the expectations and criteria if someone was to get a show or come on as a volunteer.”
To register for the workshop, send an e-mail to Lynsay.Perkins@sjrb.ca. Registration isn’t necessary for the open house, which will run from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.