The app gives viewers the chance to sample full episodes of their most popular programming, including Finding Adventure, Boston Rob Does Beantown, Hometown Tragedy, My Amazing Cheap Date, and more!
Hosted by Survivor All-Star Rob Mariano, Host of Shark Week Kinga Phillips, WESH reporter Christina Watkins, YouTube personality Ashley Adams, and Influencer Chef Bime Cruz.
[TAMPA] August 30, 2022
Beginning Labor Day – Monday, September 5th Very Local will take over WMOR-TV during the 8am time slot to showcase the best of their new original series. Content spans the breadth of Very Local’s offerings, with a focus on food, travel, adventure, dating, and true crime. The programming emphasizes stories from your hometown, and relatable content to communities everywhere.
Each one-hour programming block highlights a different theme and is hosted by Very Local’s most notable talent. More to Explore will run on WMOR-TV Monday – Friday from 8am – 9am and is produced by WMOR-TV parent Hearst Television for their Very Local streaming app.
When asked about this special event, Very Local’s Director of Programming, Laura Ling explained,
“Very Local Presents: More to Explore is a week-long celebration of the extraordinary talent, passion and resilience found in local communities across America. We’re thrilled to share these stories with a broader audience and hope viewers will download the free Very Local app for more.”
On Monday, September 5th, Ashley Adams, the host of Maker Nation, introduces viewers to some of the hottest crafters across the U.S., and then amps up an episode of Eat Play Stay, a Very Local flagship series, featuring the best of what to do, where to dine, and where to stay in cities around the country.
Tuesday, September 6th is hosted by Kinga Philipps, guide and guru behind Finding Adventure. After watching a young mother conquer her social anxiety and face her fears, Kinga introduces a new Very Local series, Local Love which features a single going on three blind dates, who, on her quest for love, finds a love of new things to do in her hometown.
Wednesday, September 7th takes us on a search for justice, when Christina Watkins from Hearst’s own WESH Orlando highlights two episodes of the popular true crime series Hometown Tragedy.
On Thursday, September 8th, Rob Mariano, a Survivor all-star, is all about city love, taking viewers through some of his favorite Boston hot spots and then teeing up an episode of My Amazing Cheap Date, where couples compete to see who can make the most out of date on a budget.
The on-air stunt wraps up on Friday, September 9th, with host Bime Cruz of Blind Kitchen Boston. The charismatic chef hosts a blind-folded culinary battle, then spotlights the cooking series, Plate it, Pittsburgh! where sandwiches get the gourmet treatment in a creative culinary competition.
About Very Local
Very Localis a streaming channel that offers 24/7 access to local news, weather, original series and more. Download the Very Local App for FREE on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or Android TV. Additional information and video clips can be found www.verylocal.com/about
MOR-TV is a Hearst Television owned and operated television station in Tampa Bay and is one of America’s top Independents. MOR-TV features the best in off-network comedies, talk, dramas and more, featuring The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Schitt’s Creek, The Goldbergs, Mom, Last Man Standing, Modern Family, Family Guy, Steve Wilkos, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Tamron Hall and more. MOR-TV is one of three stations in a group that includes MeTV Tampa Bay’s memorable television channel featuring the best of the best of television shows, dramas, and comedies, plus estrellaTV Tampa Bay, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment channel in America. MOR-TV’s website is www.mor-tv.com.
About Hearst Television
Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television and two radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 22 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, Estrella and more. The radio stations are leaders in Baltimore news/talk and rock music listenership. Its Hearst Media Production Group unit produces original programming across linear and streaming platforms for domestic and international distribution. Its Very Local app, free to download on household OTT devices and available across popular streaming services, offers 24/7 access to local news, weather and an array of local and regional programming. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.