Watch out Rick Dees and Ryan Seacrest – The JENNi20 Countdown is now
available on uTV Comcast Channel 26!
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – July 24th, 2012 – The JENNi20 Countdown, created and
hosted by 15-year-old radio veteran Jennifer Smart, has the distinction of
being the first fully-produced TV show to air on uTV, available to all
Comcast subscribers in Albuquerque and the surrounding area. This milestone
was reached on Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 4pm, and the 2-hour show will air
each week in that time slot.
“I’m honored to have the JENNi20 Countdown be the first official program to
air on uTV, one of uPUBLIC’s new channels,” Jennifer shares. “Although we’ve
been in production since earlier this year, and this is our 12th episode to
air, Channel 26 on Comcast brings us to a much bigger viewing audience. I
look forward to our new viewers voting every week!”
The JENNi20 Countdown is a music video show, with each episode shot in a
different location. Jennifer introduces the videos and shares news items
about the artists and information about the location. In addition to the 20
videos picked by viewers, each show includes some others chosen by Jen.
These extras include the Honor Roll, which recognizes artists for their
achievements, especially in the area of charity involvement; Box of Random,
which features more unusual videos; and Rising Star, which introduces
up-and-coming young artists. Viewers can visit JENNi20.com for info about
the show and to vote to help their favorite songs move up the countdown. In
contrast to radio-only countdowns hosted by well-known personalities, this
show is produced for both TV and radio, and the countdown is determined by
As an actress, Jennifer has appeared in movies and TV. This is her first
self-produced TV show. As Jen’s first career is in radio, the JENNi20
Countdown is available for both radio and TV syndication, and is currently
simulcast on her own station (AM 1240 in ABQ and JENNiRADIO.com).
About Jennifer Smart
Jennifer is no stranger to being the first, or the youngest, to accomplish
something. She was the youngest nationally-syndicated radio talk show host
at age 6 and started interviewing celebrities at 8. She’s the only child to
broadcast live from the Consumer Electronics Show several years in a row,
from E3 and from the All Candy Expo. She has interviewed more celebrities
and industry insiders than anyone else her age, and reported on more than
300 red carpets at movie premieres and charity events. She toured the 48
continental United States sponsored by HP, broadcasting from a different
location each week. She developed her own radio music format at age 9,
started her own charity at 13 and became the youngest radio station owner in
the US at age 14. Her foundation’s Find Your Voice program seeks to improve
communication skills and self esteem in sick, healthy and disadvantaged
kids. She will graduate from high school at 16.
uPUBLIC is an independent studio and production company specializing in
quality locally-focused projects. They create television and web shows for
distribution on multiple platforms. Their main goal is to create
entertaining content that benefits the communities in which their viewers
live. Whether using entertainment to foster local economic growth or
highlight local charities, doing good is their core mission. In so doing
they hope to inspire indie producers to join them in making their community
better through the creation of quality shows. uPUBLIC now operates Comcast
channels 26 uTV, and 27 uABQ, in Albuquerque.
Smart Family Media, Inc.