JBTV

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JBTV
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Created by Jerry Bryant
Starring

Jerry Bryant (Host)

Greg Corner (Co-Host)
Country of origin United States
Production
Executive producer(s) Jerry Bryant
Camera setup Sony HDW-F900, Sony PMW-EX3, Sony PDW-350 XDCAM, Sony Z1U
Running time 60 minutes (Saturdays, 7:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm, Sundays, 7:00pm and 8pm, Wednesdays, 11:00pm)
Release
Original network [Tuff TV], WJYS 62
Original release 1984 – present
External links
Website

JBTV is a nationally broadcast, weekly 60-minute music television show featuring live in-studio performances, music videos, and music-related interviews from emerging and established musicians. Based in Chicago, Illinois, JBTV has over its 30-year history helped hundreds of regional artists reach a wider audience, as well as given exposure to more alternative national and international artists. It was created and hosted by Jerry Bryant in 1984, who today remains a vital aspect in the production and post-production of the show's recent reformatting. As of the show's 32nd Season, Jerry Bryant and Greg Corner are the show's main hosts.

The show is broadcast nationally on Tuff TV channel M-F at 11p and also posts all of its aired content on its website, JBTV Music (as well as exclusive, live streams of in-studio performances and behind-the-scenes footage showcasing visiting bands and the show's production team).

Format[edit]

Original Format (1984–2016)

In its original format a band or solo performer would visit the JBTV studio for an interview with owner and host Jerry Bryant, selecting a number of music videos (both the artist's and their own favorite videos) that would be shown in the aired episode. JBTV is currently on broadcast television WJYS-62 in Chicago Wednesday nights at 11pm with New Music Videos and live JBTV performances. JBTV is currently hosting live in-studio performances with new artists and established bands. In 2012, JBTV will be adding more new hosts and lots of new bands for all of the world to see. After 32 years, JBTV is still the only program where free-form TV is alive and well without corporate control. JBTV is an all-volunteer television program.

Broadcast Schedule[edit]

JBTV is broadcast weekly on multiple networks. The national version of JBTV is shown on TUFF TV each Monday-Friday from 4:00pm-5:00pm, as well as on Saturdays at 6:00pm and Sundays at 7:00pm. TUFF TV airs in Chicago on WPVN-TV 24.3. Click here to view national listings.

Episodes are aired weekly on WJYS 62.1, with a repeat airing on Wednesday nights at 11:30pm on WJYS-TV’s digital sub-channel 62.3.

As of July 2016, there is a constant 24/7 stream on the digital channel 24.7, a sub-channel of WPVN-TV. The stream consists of non-stop, commercial-free content straight from America’s longest running music television program.

Additionally, content is available 24/7 through the live stream on the home page of the JBTV website.

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Awards[edit]

  • Billboard - Best Modern Rock Program - 1993
  • Billboard - Best Modern Rock Program - 1995
  • Chicago/Midwest Emmy-Outstanding Achievement, Entertainment Programming - 1995
  • Chicago/Midwest Emmy-Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence Off Camera: Art Direction and Graphics/Animation - 2010
  • Chicago/Midwest Emmy-2014 Silver Circle recipient for 25+ years of service

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