22 Boom and Jann Scott now M-F 9p,7a, midnite
It is a bleeding miracle alright. Jann Scotts 22 Boom is in its third year on Boulders Educational Access Channel 22 on Comcast cable throughout Boulder County. But now it is on Monday through Friday in a prime time slot at 9:00 pm with repeats at midnite. Just like Dave, Jay, Conan, Bill, Anderson and the local news. What is unusual for Boulder is that some one at channel 22 was on the ball enough to understand “stripped in grid programming” for popular shows. Scotts 22 Boom is not the only show now on a grid. Democracy now, Link TV, Teen News all have regular time slots.
The difference with Scott and 22 Boom is that it is all locally produced. In fact Jann Scott has been producing regular local television for Boulder virtually every since 1989 sometimes in the face often tremendous opposition from local government who often sought to censor Scotts programs or prohibit them altogether. His struggles to remain on the air are legendary around Boulder and in broadcast circles around the state. He’s Boulders very own Jack Parr. Legend has it he drove several station managers, a mayor and several city council members out of Boulder. Those who have ever battled Scott will attest as one former Colorado Daily editor stated:” I’d sooner fight a Hitler SS amoured division than cross Jann Scott”
At channel 22 , a director said ” I know he has a reputation for being a fighter, but maybe that is a good thing. We’ve never seen anything but professionalism and quality programs out of him”
But 22 Boom seems more tamed down than the old Jann Scott Live show on CATV 54 where Scott pulled wild antics to the howling regal of college kids and shock and horror to old folks. One things for sure 22Boom made a Nielsen trend this week with calls coming in again from the likes of J Walter Thompson. Congrats to the whole crew at 22Boom. They deserve it.
The new 22 Boom show has evolved into a price bit cultural phenom. This week 22Boom feature a 30 minute educational program on ” Rick Rolling” which is just hysterical. It comes out on April 1.
22Boom features Scott as host, a Jann Scott Live segment, a tech news segment delivered by a hip young female actor who spoofs the news, a science segment, Movie reviews, a music video. Quite a bit actually. Boulder Valley School district couldn’t be happier with Scott’s 22Boom. In three years they have only sung praises about the shows quality, relativeness and appeal to young people and old alike. Quite a switch from when the city had their paws in every decision.