New Lexington morning TV show will focus on local shops, restaurants and lifestyle
A new local lifestyle television show is launching in Lexington.
“Live From Chevy Chase” will debut March 27 on FOX 56. The 30-minute show will air at 9 a.m. weekday mornings with Tamara Schneider and Leigh Jordan, collectively known as The Ky Tastebuds, as hosts.
The TV show will focus on Central Kentucky shops and restaurants, according to the station.
“The Central Kentucky lifestyle economy is thriving; and new shops and restaurants are opening all over our community,” said Monte Costes, general manager of FOX 56. “Local television isn’t really covering the lifestyle story and that’s why we’re launching ‘Live From Chevy Chase.’”
The FOX 56 television studio is in Chevy Chase on the corner of High Street and Euclid Avenue.
And, according to the news release, it will be a live show. “The audience doesn’t know what’s going to happen next and neither do we,” Jordan said in the release. “Tam and I developed an unscripted spontaneity on our radio show that’s frankly been missing from local television, and we can’t wait to bring it to FOX 56.”
The lifelong friends launched a blog together that developed into a radio show that aired weekday mornings on KISS 96.9 at LM Communications.
Schneider said that 75-85 percent of their show will be their finds and adventure, with some paid content.
Packages on restaurants such as J. Render’s barbecue restaurant and local sites such as the Mary Todd Lincoln house will be pre-taped to air on the live show, which also will feature cooking and cocktail-making.
“Live from Chevy Chase” is produced by and for Central Kentucky women with their own sense of style,” said Schneider in the release. “We’re a mash up of classic southern culture and the latest lifestyle trends. Our content is as eclectic as the Central Kentucky lifestyle. We have fashion influencers who do bougie on a budget, DIY decorators who do home hacks and makeovers, and weekend planners to fill your weekends with affordable fun.”
“There’s no better place to find out what’s happening than Chevy Chase, Lexington’s most vibrant shopping and dining neighborhood,” Jordan said. “Our studios are located between the energy of UK and the history of Ashland Park in a unique village of bars, boutiques and restaurants.”
The station also is launching a new morning news show that will follow the lifestyle show at 9:30 a.m. The 30-minute newscast will be anchored by Krista Spadaccini and chief meteorologist Justin Logan.