Since January 2003, ZTV in Athens, known as ZTV-11, has been local and lovin’ it, with shows that focus on local people and places in the Tennessee Valley. Jamie and Gloria Cooper own and operate ZTV-11, as well as host and produce the morning show, Cooper & Company. While Jamie focuses on the morning show and marketing, Gloria handles daily operations.
Jamie has been a fixture in local television for 33 years in North Alabama and Gloria for the last eight. Jamie started in Huntsville television E-TV in 1974 then moved to WAAY-TV in 1975. He worked at WAAY-TV for 17 years in a variety of positions and started the WAAY Too Early show, then later went on to start Cooper & Company and in 1999 Gloria and Jamie moved to WHDF-TV in Florence while continuing on WAFF-TV in Huntsville.
While many of us remember Jamie as the "Country Rover" from the late 1970s to early 1990s, he featured local people and places in the Tennessee Valley and almost daily, people continue to ask Jamie about those segments. Jamie now focuses on local news (ZNN) and events at ZTV-11. Programming includes Cooper & Company, health, home improvement, and area church programs. Cooper & Company airs live Tuesday through Friday at 6 am and replays nightly at 9 pm. "The Country Rover Classics" air Mondays at 6 am and 9 pm. This memorable show highlights what ZTV-11 is all about … local people and places that are a part of our community.
What has made the station so successful is its local flavor of entertainment, events, and area sports. ZTV-11 offers affordable advertising opportunities with more airtime available than other area TV stations to local businesses and churches in Limestone, Madison, and Morgan counties. "ZTV-11 is local and that’s what we’re all about," Jamie says "Our success at ZTV-11 is due in a large part to our staff and friends that assist in handling the day-to-day operations," Gloria says. "We couldn’t pull this off without them and we’re blessed that we all have the same goal and that is to stay local."
ZTV-11’s future plan is to be added to more cable systems and satellite providers. "Be aware that if you’re thinking about switching to Comcast, DirecTV, and Dish Network, ZTV-11 is not available. Request ZTV-11 every chance you get, it may take several requests, but there isn’t a more ‘local’ channel in the Tennessee Valley than ZTV-11 … period," Jamie says. "With the help of viewers we’ll be successful in getting ZTV-11 on all cable systems and satellite networks."
About Cooper and Company
Please contact Gloria Cooper about advertising opportunities or to be a guest on the show: