By Brad Jones
GPAA Managing Editor
Just weeks after a successful premiere in Los Angeles and Phoenix, the popular new GPAA-produced TV series, “Gold Trails” with Kevin Hoagland, is set to reach millions of new viewers in Las Vegas and Fresno, Calif. beginning Saturday, Jan. 24.
“The Gold Prospectors Association of America is very pleased to announce distribution of our television series, “Gold Trails,” in the Las Vegas and Fresno areas. Together, these stations are available to several million homes,” said GPAA President and Executive Producer Brandon Johnson.
In Fresno, “Gold Trails” will air on The CW (KFRE 59) which broadcasts to more than a million homes in Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Kings and Tulare counties.The show is available from all cable-TV providers, including Dish Network and DirecTV in these areas. Gold Trails will air at 12 p.m. (noon) PST Saturday, Jan. 24. To view channel listings, go to http://www.KFRE.com.
In Las Vegas, MY LVTV will air “Gold Trails” at 8 a.m. PST Saturday, Jan. 24. The station is available to communities in and near Clark County, including Paradise, Henderson, Winchester, Enterprise, Rhodes Ranch, Silverado Ranch, Sloan Sunrise Manor, North Las Vegas, Nellis Air Force Base, Whitney, Green Valley, Boulder City, Summerlin, Moapa Valley, Pahrump and Mesquite. For more information, go to http://www.mylvtv.com
“We are providing the highest quality gold prospecting education and entertainment available anywhere,” Johnson said. “We want to thank MY LVTV in Las Vegas, and the CW in Fresno for their partnership to deliver our new TV series to more viewers, and we look forward to spreading gold fever throughout the country. We believe our viewers will enjoy “Gold Trails,” and learn how and where to find their own gold, while we continually work to reach an even broader audience.”
“Gold Trails” also airs Saturday mornings on KDOC TV in Los Angeles (LA 56 — Verizon FiOS HD 506) at 8 a.m. and on AZTV in Phoenix, Ariz. at 11 a.m.
Producer Greg Miller is thrilled that “Gold Trails” is faring so well in the ratings in Phoenix and L.A. only halfway through the first season
“Three years ago, we started traveling around the country with cameras capturing the prospecting adventures of “Gold Trails” host Kevin Hoagland. And, ever since then, there has been a buzz in the air from people all over the country anxious to see the show in their living rooms,” Miller said.
“Gold Trails” meets a ‘new’ back-to-basics demand from viewers. They not only want to watch gold prospecting, but they want to get outdoors and try it themselves, an opportunity the Gold Prospectors Association of America offers all members nationwide, he said.
“With the incredible feedback and great ratings of the initial launch in Los Angeles and Phoenix, I couldn't be more excited to see the show premiere in Fresno and Vegas,” Miller said. “We’re reaching millions more people who are finding out very quickly how easy it is to get involved with the GPAA and begin their quest for their own gold.”
“Gold Trails” host Kevin Hoagland is a seasoned, professional gold prospector and miner with a lifelong association with the GPAA and Lost Dutchman’s Mining Association.
“In each episode of “Gold Trails,” I travel to new areas around the country, meeting new people and working with different prospecting and mining equipment. But, we always hold true to the fundamentals of prospecting: research, prospect, test and recover,” Hoagland said. “For the veteran prospectors watching “Gold Trails,” this new TV series is an opportunity to see areas you may have not prospected in the past. And, for those new to prospecting, “Gold Trails” is the show to watch and learn about all facets of prospecting in an atmosphere designed to entertain and educate. Join me, along with my old and new friends, as I travel across the country on my gold trails.”
Here is a glimpse of what to expect in the upcoming episodes:
In “The Modern Long Tom” episode, Gold Trails host Kevin Hoagland travels to Bend, Ore. where he meets up with his old friend Les Burg, owner of Jobe Wholesale and The Lifestyle Store. Les introduces Kevin to a new piece of equipment and invites him to go out on a prospecting adventure in one of Oregon’s richest mining districts with some members of a local prospecting club out of Bend.
In another episode, “More than just Potatoes,” after touring the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, Hoagland can’t wait to put his new found knowledge of Idaho gold to work. He meets up with the team from Summit Mining and Equipment out of Boise, where he gets a first-hand look at the making of a piece of mining equipment that he’s had his eye on for quite some time. They even take him out to a special place where he’s sure to find some color.
Brad Jones is the Managing Editor/Communications Director for the Gold Prospectors Association of America and the Lost Dutchman’s Mining Association. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.