Cartersville UNCUT coverage area expanding
by Matt Shinall
Jun 22, 2010 | 5012 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cartersville UNCUT creator David Paul, right, and editor Deanna Berry began their TV show highlighting the city of Cartersville in February. Starting July 9 their show will be broadcast to more than 700,000 homes every Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast channel 29. For now they can be found Fridays at 7 p.m. on Comcast channel 25. DEANNA BERRY/Special
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For the past five months, Cartersville UNCUT has brought the sights and sounds of Cartersville and Bartow County into homes in three metro-Atlanta counties through cable television. Beginning July 9 with the airing of its 23rd episode, Cartersville UNCUT will expand into almost all of the metro-Atlanta area.

Comcast customers in 16 counties will be able to learn more about the city of Cartersville, its attractions, businesses and the characters that call Bartow home. Through business highlights, event coverage, skits, spoofs and special segments like Man on the Street, Cartersville UNCUT strives to offer their audience an entertaining view of the town that director and creator David Paul has come to love.

Paul's career pursuits have been spent mostly in radio including three years as the morning show host at Cartersville's WYXC 1270 AM before it closed in December after the failure of a main satellite receiver. After the station closed, he began working on the basis of a TV show to highlight the marketable potential he saw in Cartersville.

"I like Cartersville," Paul said. "It's such a different, slower, nicer space. There's space here, which I like, and I like the people. I've been warmly received, starting at the radio show -- we were receiving 50 calls a morning. I like it here, I'm very happy here.

"[After] experiencing Cartersville I can't imagine living anywhere else. I can't imagine going any closer to Atlanta with the people and the crowds. People are very polite here."

With help from friend turned impromptu editor, Deanna Berry, the duo has continued to learn the trade of TV production as they make new episodes each week. Every Friday at 7 p.m., Cartersville UNCUT can be found on Comcast with past episodes available online at www.youtube.com. The show has aired on channel 25 since its inception but in a few weeks will make the transition to channel 29 serving more than 700,000 homes.

"I think Cartersville has a lot to offer even to people in the surrounding areas," Berry said. "We've shown a lot of things that people didn't even know were in Cartersville, and these are Cartersville residents. ... These are all things that could potentially draw a lot of interest from people outside of Cartersville."

Berry said she began working with Paul having no experience in video editing, but through the use of tutorials and learning from mistakes, she has produced each show on time with the material filmed by Paul. With hopes of adding more skits and spoofs to their future lineup, the show's direction will remain focused on Cartersville.

"My dreams are that it's a positive product, that people enjoy it and it reaches everybody in this metro-Atlanta area," Paul said. "It's a work in progress. Hopefully it gets better and better. ... We're still not where we want to be. We're still growing -- we're still learning."

Along with their outlook for positive programming, those behind Cartersville UNCUT hope to expand their alternative mediums as well. Their online videos have received more than 17,000 views cumulatively and the Cartersville UNCUT Facebook fan page has gained more than 4,700 fans since it began in February.

Paul and Berry seek local input on the show and ideas for new episodes. They are also interested in finding on-screen talent for future skits.

For more information call 770-607-PAUL [7285], visit www.cartersvilleuncut.com or e-mail david@cartersvilleuncut.com.