BTV’s November lineup now playing

Three new programs – the storied history of Edgewater, a preview of the new Mardi Gras Museum and a tour of the Kroc Center – make their debut today on BTV: Biloxi Television and will run daily throughout the month.

The trio of programs join updates of monthly segments on infrastructure work in East Biloxi and Biloxi Public Schools, City Council meetings replays, and other public affairs programming. Gov. Phil Bryant also appears on BTV this month, announcing millions in waterfront funding in Biloxi and along the Gulf Coast.

For Biloxians, BTV is available on Sparklight Channel 56, AT&T Uverse Channel 99 (follow prompts), and worldwide at

Here are some of the highlights of BTV’s November programming, some new, some old, and some very old:

Help for panhandlers: Ever been confronted by a panhandler on the street or sidewalk? Salvation Army Majors Bradley and Anita Caldwell have helpful advice in a BTV special airing daily in November: Give the person a Help Card, a pocket-size card that has information on free meals, showers, temporary housing and more. BTV airs the 14-minute story of the Help Card each day in November at 7:25 a.m., 7:25 p.m. and 2:10 p.m. Meantime, you can pick up free Help Cards, printed courtesy of Knight-Abbey Printing and Direct Mail, at the Kroc Center, the Biloxi Visitors Center, the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center or at a growing number of local businesses.

Kroc Center: It’s a multi-million-dollar, fully-equipped recreation and fitness facility, with lap and children’s pools, music lessons, basketball, weights, Zumba and much more. It’s the Salvation Army Kroc Center in East Biloxi, and it’s open to everyone. Take an eight-minute tour of the facility on BTV each day in November, at 7:15 a.m., 7:15 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Specials: Of course, the featured specials on BTV this month are a tour of the new Mardi Gras Museum, which opens Tuesday, Nov. 19 in downtown Biloxi, and the story of Edgewater Mall, which is preparing for Christmas shoppers and Santa Claus. See the Mardi Gras Museum segment each day at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and see the mall history each day at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Council meetings: Replays of Biloxi City Council meetings and other bonus public affairs programming air each day at 9:30 a.m., 9:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Want to see a specific council meeting? Visit the council meeting archive at the city’s YouTube page by clicking here.

The Gov: Gov. Phil Bryant was in town the other day, with money. See the press conference where the governor announced $20 million in grants for the Gulf Coast, including $5.9 million for Biloxi, each day at 12:30 p.m. on BTV, throughout November.

Still playing: The two vintage travelogue videos about Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast – one from the ‘50s in black and white and one from the ‘60s in vibrant color – remain on the BTV schedule for November. Why? The ‘60s clip, with its views of pre-Camille Biloxi and Gulf Coast, captured more than 6,500 views on the city’s YouTube channel in its first couple of weeks online. See the video vignettes back-to-back (9 minutes and 14 minutes, respectively) daily at 2:35 p.m.

No cable? No problem: The city’s two franchisees, Sparklight and AT&T Uverse, are obligated to carry BTV as part of their franchise agreements with the City of Biloxi. However, you don’t need cable to see BTV. In fact, the BTV signal going to Sparklight and AT&T Uverse is also being transmitted simultaneously to the world through the city’s website. See BTV in real time at
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