Onsite with Restore America

A new short-format radio feature will be on-site, featuring home restorations that range from historic to outrageous.

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Restoration of the Raritan Inn, Califon, New Jersey

New York City - October 4, 2006 - HGTV and IN2itiv Films, New York will produce a daily, two-minute national radio feature called "On-Site with Restore America". Based on HGTV's public affairs initiative, Restore America, the feature will present remarkable stories of historic home restorations and interviews with those who have taken up the challenge. The new feature, hosted by Jeff Woodman, also will provide interesting and valuable information designed to entertain and educate. The series premiered nationally on October 2nd.

Across the landscape of America there are decades-old and centuries-old houses, churches, factories and other structures that have stood the tests of time. Chosen by people with vision and determination, these often-threatened historic structures have been restored and transformed into beautiful homes of comfort and historic value. This is a classic grass-roots movement in America - evolving from both the collective desire to preserve history, and the excitement and challenge of restoration.

"On-Site with Restore America" will be heard in all forty-eight states - satellite syndicated by Radio America in Washington, D.C to over 300 radio stations. Stories will come from HGTV's Restore America initiative aimed at restoration of historic structures as a part of helping to revitalize communities, and from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which has been on the front line of the battle to preserve America's structural history for more than 56 years. Restoration stories also have been collected from people across America. Features will include on-site interviews with homeowners, architects, contractors, historians and others involved in the challenging restorations. Further details about Restore America, including photographs, are available at HGTV.com/RestoreAmerica.

"Broadcast radio is a great, intimate medium that the future is catching up to", said IN2itiv owner and Executive Producer, G.R. Lovelock. "Enhanced by the emergence of satellite radio, reborn by the need for substantive content for exciting new technologies, radio continues to keep information close-by, up-to-the-minute, and personal. 'On-Site with Restore America' will take listeners on a road trip - share experiences and educate in a smart, entertaining way. We are very pleased to be working with HGTV and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to bring a national radio audience on-site in the effort to 'Restore America' - one home at a time."

"Since 2003, the HGTV Restore America initiative has provided $4 million to fund 48 restoration projects across the country and has elevated the importance of preservation to millions of HGTV viewers," said Annette Lindstrom, vice president of marketing for HGTV. "The work of the National Trust is a natural fit with our goal at HGTV to reflect the rich and varied fabric of American life through our programming. We look forward to expanding this important initiative through our partnership with IN2itiv Films."

IN2itiv Films, LLC, is a New York City-based radio, television and film production company owned by partners George R. Lovelock and Christopher Santry.

About HGTV - HGTV, America's leader in home and lifestyle programming, is distributed to more than 91 million U.S. households and is one of cable's top-rated networks. HGTV's web site, www.HGTV.com is the nation's leading online home and garden destination that attracts an average of 5.9 million unique visitors per month. HGTV owns 33 percent of HGTV Canada and provides much of the Canadian network's daily programming. The network's branded programming also can be seen in 121 territories across all seven continents and its selected programming is available to service men and women on board Navy ships and through American Forces Radio & Television Service (AFRTS) which services more than 1,000 outlets in over 175 countries. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York, HGTV is wholly owned by The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:SSP), which also operates Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living and Great American Country.

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George R. Lovelock, Executive Producer

Chris Santry, Producer

Jeff Woodman, Host

Billy Harper, Engineer

Produced in cooperation with HGTV and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


HGTV     National Trust for Historic Preservation

Syndicated by Radio America, Washington, D.C.

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