Rhode Island: It's All in Our Backyard

“Our Backyard TV” clicks with viewers

August 15, 2014 by chris

Now you can find good news about our state 24 hours a day. “Our Backyard TV” celebrates Rhody as a lively place to work and play. Cox Cable subscribers can tune into “On Demand” channel 1891 to find out who’s doing what and see why Rhody has so much to brag about. There is terrific news about our cozy state and solid facts and figures to back it up.

Watch stories about Rhode Islanders like Armando Nieves, a small businessman who owns neighborhood butcher shops in Pawtucket and Providence, and Brown University scientist Jeff Morgan, who invented a 3D Petri dish that is manufactured in Cranston and sold around the world. As one of our original media partners, Cox has already aired hundreds of 30-second PSAs touting the state’s many success stories.

“Rhode Island is a great place to live and work,” says John Wolfe, senior VP and GM of Cox Communications. “The ‘Our Backyard’ channel showcases the best Rhode Island has to offer and Cox is proud to be able to help spread the word.”

Among the other stories currently airing on “Our Backyard TV” are a look at how farmers’ markets and rooftop herb gardens are feeding the growing farm-to-table movement and a  report on how Titanic discoverer Bob Ballard is turning the University of Rhode Island into Mission Control for the oceanography industry.

The series also encourages viewers to share their own success stories via Twitter and Instagram using @ourbackyardri. We’re always looking for story ideas about all the great people and places right here in our backyard. Your posts can become a consistent source of new content going forward. So, help us spread the good news about Rhode Island and the amazing things that are happening right here.