Posted December 26, 2012
Travelers, to Beale Street New
Year Photo Gallery
WKNO Presents Live 2013New Year's Eve Show
MEMPHIS, TN - Once again this year, viewers in the Mid-South and
region will be able to ring in the New Year from one of the most
famous musical streets in the world, Beale Street in Memphis, TN,
the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock & roll.
WKNO is producing LIVE! Beale Street on New Year's Eve, which will
be presented live on public television stations throughout Tennessee
and Mississippi, as well as several other stations throughout the
country. This live broadcast, which airs Monday, December 31 from
11:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on WKNO/Channel 10, will be hosted by
WKNO's Jim Eikner, former Memphis TV anchor Michelle Robinson
McKissack, and WKNO-FM host Rob Grayson will also be featured as the
The broadcast will provide a unique look at the rich history of
Beale Street with live interviews and lots of great music to welcome
2013, in addition to the traditional countdown to midnight with
fireworks and the Giant Guitar Drop. The celebration continues after
Viewers are also invited to like the "Beale Street on New Year's
Eve" Facebook page and post great New Year's Eve memories, New
Year's resolutions, photos of their celebrations, and more.
LIVE! Beale Street on New Year's Eve is sponsored by Performa
Entertainment and The City of Memphis.
This unique New Year's Eve celebration captures the flavor, the
sounds, and the story of Memphis' Beale Street. Viewers will be
treated to live reports from the street, a survey of the acts
currently performing on Beale, and an introduction to the Legends of
"We welcome this opportunity to share the culture, the music, and
the excitement of Beale Street this New Year's Eve," said Michael J.
LaBonia, WKNO's President and CEO. "And we're proud to be able to
share this live experience with viewers across the region."
In addition to airing on public television stations in Tennessee and
Mississippi, LIVE! Beale Street on New Year's Eve is also being
offered to public television stations throughout the country through
the National Educational Television Association (NETA).
WKNO is a non-profit, private foundation serving the Mid-South for
more than 56 years. An important community resource, WKNO uses the
power of non-commercial public broadcasting to provide the Mid-South
with quality educational and cultural programs that inform,
entertain, and inspire. For more information: wkno.org.