Press Kit

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About the Host:

Dr. Ken Rivenbark is the creator and host of the cable television show Southern Heirlooms with Ken Rivenbark and owner of Rivenbark & Roper Antiques in Huntsville, Alabama. Rivenbark & Roper Antiques is Huntsville’s finest antique gallery that offers furnishings from the 18th, 19th and early 20th Century, art from around the world, and the largest collection of silver in North Alabama. In addition to Rivenbark & Roper Antiques, Ken is a 20 year veteran educator who serves as a national education consultant with an emphasis on training educators in the teaching of writing, and was listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Top Teachers in 1998, 2005, and 2007.

In 2006, Ken authored Poetry and Prose Prompts: A Quick Guide to Teaching Writing Style. Wiley-Jossey-Bass Publishing, San Francisco, CA (currently sold in seven countries) and has authored five additional publications.

He is a graduate of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, Class 22; Huntsville Committee of 100, and Rotary International. Supporting the community is a major focus of Ken’s energies as he serves as an Ambassador for Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, and Trustee Emeritus for the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. Ken has served on the Huntsville/Madison County Library Foundation Board of Directors, the Advisory Board of the Greater Huntsville Humane Society, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees (Budget & Finance Committees) and the Huntsville Museum of Art Foundation Board of Directors. He is the Director of the Rivenbark & Roper Educational Partnership and a member of the Church of Nativity in Huntsville, Alabama.

About the Show

Southern Heirlooms with Ken Rivenbark is a new cable television show now airing in various cities across the South.

The purpose of Southern Heirlooms with Ken Rivenbark is to touch and embrace lives through the joy of celebrating family histories, creating new traditions, and preserving your treasured family heirlooms.

Since the beginning of time, treasured heirlooms have been passed down through the generations from family to family. Whether it was your Grandmother’s prized Sterling Coffee Service, your father’s collection early American Furniture, or your mother’s treasured jewelry, each item was presented to you with the hope that you would enjoy each gift and carry their memory with you as you transition these beloved items into the fabric of your own life.

Throughout the South, individuals hold strong ties to the past and care deeply about their heritage and the evolution of their families. Their homes, though big or small, quickly became the setting of varied traditions that united the family and created an environment of love. When we reminisce of these things, often we visualize the items in our Traditional Southern Classic homes that are intertwined in the memories of our childhood. And it is that exact ideal that is the premise for this show.

This show will present informative segments that educate, inspire, and challenge, you the viewers to learn more about your heirlooms and historical homes as objects of beauty as well as utilizing them to learn more about your family heritage.

The show spotlights Traditionally Classic Southern homes and their personal collections of family heirlooms, with informative information on the style and characteristics of the heirloom and suggestions on how to best care for the item.

Southern Heirlooms takes this ideal a step further to aide in bringing the family’s relatives from past generations back in the forefront as collectors and preservers of history; demonstrating how to document the provenance of the heirloom that will assist future generations with knowledge of the family’s heritage and collections.

In addition, the show will highlight examples of how to start new family heirlooms with children as well as young couples.

Current Channel Scheduling

Huntsville, Alabama Region
Comcast, Channel 3

  • Mondays 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursdays 12:00 noon
  • Fridays 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays 9:30 a.m.
  • Sundays 8:00 a.m.

 

WOW (Knology) Network, Channel 11

  • Mondays 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursdays 12:00 noon
  • Fridays 8:00 p.m.
  • Sundays 9:00 a.m.

Decatur, Alabama Region
Charter Spectrum Network, Channel 180

  • Mondays 2:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8:00 am and 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.
  • Fridays 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • Sundays 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Montgomery, Alabama Region
WOW (Knology) Network, Channel 16
The show airs daily in rotation at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm and at 7:00 pm.

Jackson, Tennessee Region
WOW Network, (channel 6)

  • Mondays 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursdays 12:00 noon
  • Fridays 8:00 p.m.
  • Sundays 9:00 a.m.

Panama City, Florida Region
WOW Network, (channel 10)

  • Mondays 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursdays 12:00 noon
  • Fridays 8:00 p.m.
  • Sundays 9:00 a.m.