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October 25, 2013
NH's WildSide TV – Enjoy an Armchair Outdoor Adventure this Week!
Fish and Game's "NH's WildSide" TV show features co-hosts Mark Beauchesne (right) and Hunter Education Instructor Christina Luppi. The show airs on WBIN-TV on Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. and Sunday nights at 11 p.m.
CONCORD, N.H. -- It is a clear and warmer-than-usual fall morning as the sun slowly crests over the hills below. “Did you hear that?” asks NH Hunting Guide John Asseng. He’s not talking to one of his customers, but to the video team that is taping his fall turkey hunt to air on New Hampshire Fish and Game’s “NH’s WildSide” television show. The team freezes and the cameras roll as Asseng calls the fall flock in closer.
This is the third year for the popular "NH's WildSide" show, formerly known as “My Outdoors.” The half-hour show airs on WBIN-TV out of Derry, N.H., on Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. and Sunday nights at 11 p.m. To find a channel in your area that carries the program, visit wbintv.com and click on "Channel Guide."
"We bring outdoor adventure to you," says producer Jason Philippy, a Broadcast Media Specialist for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. "The show aims to provide information about traditional recreational opportunities, and tips on becoming better hunters and anglers, at the same time it highlights the work Fish and Game does to manage the state’s wildlife resources. Of course, we also enjoy showing off the natural beauty of the Granite State."
"NH’s WildSide" has been doing well with its Neilson numbers – the television industry standard that measures the number of viewers that watch. According to the September 28, 2013, report, almost 5,000 households watched the show in the Boston Demographic Viewing Area. Interestingly, of the members of those households, 13,000 were females between 35 and 49, a demographic the show continues to do very well with.
“The biggest challenge is creating new and fresh material for the weekly show,” says Philippy, who is responsible for the majority of videography and editing for the show. "But luckily New Hampshire seems to offer infinite possibilities, from jigging for lakers on Winnipesaukee to night hunting for coyotes or shooting the rapids on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail."
Co-hosts Mark Beauchesne (Fish and Game's Advertising and Marketing Coordinator) and Hunter Education Instructor Christina Luppi help make NH's WildSide an entertaining and informative show that literally brings a breath of fresh air into your living room. Be sure to tune in soon to see what outdoor adventures they will take you on next!
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