Some of the time, it is a complete surprise of where something came from. It can be something small like a ticket stub to a first football game, an object that can trigger memories from the past.
It can be something precious, like grandma’s old rocking chair. Or it could be an old coin collection passed down through the ages that arrives just in time to help in a financial emergency.
Anyway, rarely do we remember where a blessing came from, although we may be forever grateful for how it may have changed a life or two – including your own.
It is that feeling of excitement and uncertainty that Fox Business Network wants to tap into and share with a primetime viewing audience.
"Strange Inheritance," a new reality series hosted by Jamie Colby, will kick off at 8 p.m. on Monday. The series will take a look at real-life stories of unconventional inheritances.
I think a show like this is a great fit for a business network. While taking a look at the financial gains, the network has an opportunity to have a deeper personal connection with viewers.
New episodes will air back-to-back half-hour episodes on Monday and Tuesday nights, with "Strange Inheritance Unpacked," a behind-the-scenes look at each story, that will air at 8 p.m. on other nights of the week. In all, this new reality show will appear Monday through Thursday each week.
The range of this show seems incredible as well. Station contacts report that Colby will explore a range of unusual circumstances from a family trying to keep a 900-acre bug museum in business to the discovery of a rare 1913 Liberty Head nickel.
ALSO NEW: Fox Business Network will air "Kennedy," hosted by Lisa "Kennedy" Montgomery, starting at 9 p.m. on Monday. If you ever watched MTV back when the cable station ran music videos, you may remember Kennedy as a VJ on the then music and music-news driven outlet.
"Kennedy" will air weeknights, with Montgomery’s take on the news of the day, from politics and current events, to pop culture.
IN THE BOOTH: Earlier this week, the Milwaukee Brewers announced the addition of Jeff Levering to its broadcasting team.
OnMilwaukee.com announced the news on Thursday.
There is a big reason for adding a third person to the booth. Last season, Bob Uecker decided to skip a few of the longer roadtips, as part of cutting back his schedule. Former player Darrel Hamilton and other members of the Brewers’ extended family filled in for Uecker last year. Because we’ve had so many years with Uecker calling the action, I think we have become spoiled throughout the decades of him behind the mic.
Now with Levering a part of the team, there will be consistency with Joe Block when games are on WTMJ-AM 620 locally, or other stations through the Brewers radio network in Wisconsin.
When Levering isn’t on the radio, he will be covering the team online through the website and on social media.
Levering spent the past two seasons as the lead play-by-play broadcaster of the reigning International League champion Pawtucket Red Sox. In addition to his game-day broadcasting duties, he hosted the pre- and post-game shows and the popular "PawSox" Insider, a weekly, one-hour radio magazine show.
Levering also produced video for the team website and wrote a blog, "45 Miles from Fenway," which ranked in the Top-15 nationally among Minor League writers.
"I am thrilled beyond words to be joining the Milwaukee Brewers broadcast team as well as their talented front office," Levering said.
Levering received his degree in broadcast journalism from Chapman University in Orange, California, where he also played baseball all four years. When Chapman University made it to the post-season, Levering was the starting designated hitter on the 2003 NCAA Division III National Championship baseball team. Levering, and his college team, won that title in Appleton, where the Brewers have one of its minor league teams, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
Levering and his wife, Ashley, have a son, Brock, who was born in October 2014.
"We're excited to integrate Jeff into the Brewers radio broadcast with Bob and Joe," said Carl Moll, Director of Network Operations for Journal Broadcast Group. "His work in the minor leagues has been impressive and he's ready to move to the Major League level."
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