It may be hard for many of you to believe, but Park City Television is 20 years old this year. From humble beginnings in a small studio on Main Street back in 1987, the station went on the air as TV 45 - partially designed to be a spinoff of KPCW radio.
The station muddled along for a number of years as your typical cable access station, complete with cheesy sets (lit with a couple of clamp lights from Home Depot), cheesier hosts, and production values that were on-par with your local high school station -- which wasn't surprising since many of the people running the station were still in high school.
But that's all changed, and now we're winning Emmy awards, Telly awards and RSN titles by the bucketful.
To celebrate this incredible achievement, we're having a party, and you're all invited. Here's the details:
What: PCTV 20th Birthday Bash
When: Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007. 5 - 9pm
Where: The Canyons resort
Who: Music from: Matt Lewis Band, Medicine Circus, Salty Rootz, Soul Survivors
What Else: Activities for kids, food and beverages (including adult beverages), giveaways like Silver Mountain Sports Club memberships, a scooter from Eco-Moto & more
How Much: Totally, absolutely, 100 percent FREE!
Other things that were happening in 1987:
- The Bangles, "Walk Like an Egyptian" topped Billboard's Hot 100 Chart, Cairo residents wonder what all the fuss is about.
- "Dirty Dancing" heated up the big screen, babies put in corner across the country
- Tom Cruise married Mimi Rogers (making them ToMi?)
- Cherry Garcia introduced by Ben & Jerry's
- NFL players go on strike for 24 days - thirteen years later, moviegoers go on strike to protest Keanu Reeves film "The Replacements."
- Ori Hoffer graduated from high school, Hilary Duff was born, and Andy Warhol died. This will probably be the only time those three names will be mentioned in the same sentence.