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Meet Johannah Jelks: GRTV's Marketing Manager ("The Rebranding of GRTV")

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GRTV welcomes Johannah Jelks as its new Marketing Manager
Johannah Jelks, GRTV's new Marketing Manager

Johannah Jelks, GRTV's new Marketing Manager /Johannah Jelks

The Grand Rapids Community Media Center (GRCMC) has officially hired Johannah Jelks to take over marketing and branding for GRTV. "I first was introduced to GRTV by my older brother, Jonathan Jelks, in the early '90s -- watching the Great Daryl Nathan," Johannah stated. "I will never forget how much GRTV meant for the Grand Rapids Black & Brown communities and for our producers to have a voice. GRTV has hosted some of the most equitable programs and producers in the City of Grand Rapids."

GRTV is the public access television station of Grand Rapids, Michigan and one of the many branches of the GRCMC. It was founded in 1980 and broadcasted its first live show in 1982. It provides a televised, free speech, non-commercial platform -- a place where Grand Rapidians can share their views and voices with one another. You can catch GRTV on Comcast Cable Channel 25 or on Twitch at GRTVaccess

Johannah Jelks has many big ideas regarding the future of GRTV:

"I have several goals with rebranding GRTV. The first is to highlight our shows/archives that have touched so many people in Grand Rapids over the past 40 years. My second goal is to rebrand GRTV to the next generation of viewers and users. My third goal is to increase GRTV's visibility with fun campaigns, guest speaker series, and GRTV merchandise."

If you would like to share any past videos/photos from your GRTV experience, email Johannah at [email protected]. Any donations made to GRTV can be submitted on the GRTV website here.


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