"I'm bringing a new model of programming," said Kevin Culbertson, founder of Nevada-based Hilo Hawaii Broadcasting Ltd.
...Culbertson is the general manager of KEEN-TV in Las Vegas, which was named the National Religious Broadcasters 2005 Low Power Television Station of the Year.
It is owned by Total Living Network, which airs Christ-centered programming.
"The (Hilo) TV station, straight up, happens to be owned by Christians," Culbertson
said, but his
station won't merely be a satellite of the Total Living Network.
It will be "safe for the entire family in terms of the values, in the sense of the language and everything else, but it is not necessarily only a Christian product in the sense of promoting or popularizing a specific religion," he
"What we do not want to do is a lot of paid programming. ...Personally, I'm a broadcaster.I look at things from a viewer's standpoint.I don't think (infomercial-type shows) serve the community."Culbertson
has a lot to do before Christmas.He
is making arrangements for space on a broadcast tower, space on the ground for offices and a studio, and for broadcast equipment, not just for Hilo
but for Ketchikan.
also obtaining the rights for TV shows.Because his
name doesn't appear on enough dotted lines yet, he
declined to divulge the shows he's
working to secure.
wife of 25 years celebrated their anniversary in the islands in August by renewing their vows.After previous Hawaii visits they had toyed with the idea of doing business in the islands.