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BEK TV Announces Premiere of “Open Range”, Show Offers New Insights on ND Topics

"Open Range" is a dynamic TV program focusing on a wide range of topics that impact North Dakota. Tune in for insightful discussions, diverse perspectives, and a celebration of the state's culture and heritage. Join us on BEK TV for an engaging journey through North Dakota's heart and soul.

Key Takeaways (TLDR)

  • "Open Range" is a new weekday program on BEK TV that explores various topics affecting North Dakotans.
  • The show features North Dakota native Gary Emineth and a diverse group of co-hosts with specialized expertise.
  • "Open Range" aims to provide in-depth coverage, promote unity, and celebrate the state's natural beauty and successful individuals.

Bismarck, ND ( Friday Jan 19, 2024 @ 7:00 AM CST —

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North Dakota really is a small town with a 400-mile Main Street. - Gary Emineth, Host, "Open Range"

In its continued commitment to bring new, exciting programming to viewers, BEK TV is thrilled to announce the upcoming premiere of "Open Range," a compelling weekday program hosted by North Dakota native Gary Emineth. “Open Range” will focus on a wide variety of issues affecting North Dakotans. To learn when and where to watch, visit BEK Buzz.

"Open Range promises to be an enlightening and entertaining television experience that celebrates North Dakota's values, culture, and its people,” says Emineth, a distinguished North Dakota businessman and political figure. “Open Range” will serve as a platform for education and engagement, aiming to provide viewers with comprehensive insights into the matters that shape the state. Emineth goes on to say, “In an age of fleeting news snippets, the program will deliver in-depth coverage that encourages viewers to think critically and make informed decisions.”

Emineth, along with a list of cohosts, will guide viewers through a multifaceted landscape of topics, ranging from energy, government, and agriculture to history, sports, and more. The show's uniqueness lies in its ensemble of co-hosts, each offering specialized expertise in various subjects.

"Open Range" also will feature a weekly segment titled "Glory Days," celebrating notable individuals who originated from North Dakota and have achieved success in diverse fields.

Additionally, the program will showcase the natural beauty of the state, emphasizing its landscapes and unique charm, countering misconceptions, and promoting a newfound appreciation for the state.

“North Dakota really is a small town with a 400-mile Main Street,” says Emineth. "My hope is that Open Range fosters unity and understanding among North Dakotans by creating an environment where diverse viewpoints can be explored.”

“Open Range” is an hour-long program that will air Monday through Friday, at 9pm CT. For more information, visit BEK Buzz.

BEK TV is the only North Dakota-owned broadcasting company remaining in the state and produces more local content than any other television station. It broadcasts statewide on television and across the world via the internet. BEK TV consists of content from both BEK Sports and BEK News.

BEK TV is the largest television broadcaster of high school and collegiate athletics in the region, broadcasting nearly 400 live events each year. The network also is the state’s top producer of original news and opinion programming. BEK TV is the 2021, 2022, and 2023 winner of the Bismarck Tribune’s Best of the Best contest, selected by the public for “Best Television Station”.

The concept behind BEK’s news programming is to provide a media service platform that is unscripted and uncensored. BEK TV hosts are untrained broadcasters who share their perspectives and views on topics and issues that North Dakotans are talking about. The BEK network never controls the messaging.

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