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Carolina Outdoor Journal is produced by Joe Albea Productions, a division of Southeast Media Services, Inc. Hosted by Joe Albea and John Moore – both are lifelong residents of North Carolina and have years of involvement in outdoor writing, photography, radio and television broadcast production. They both enjoy all facets of the Carolina outdoor experience from fishing the outer banks surf to floating a mountain river for smallmouth bass.

Joe Albea is an award-winning outdoor photographer and the producer of Carolina Outdoor Journal. His still photography has graced many magazines and his video images have been used in television and video productions across the country. Albea has traveled extensively abroad and to every corner of North Carolina.


John Moore has 32 years of radio and television broadcast experience. He has co-hosted the Journal since the beginning of the series while operating a very successful marketing and advertising firm. Very active in his community, Moore has countless hours of volunteer service under his belt.

With more than 20 years experience in food styling and instruction, Donna Reynolds brings a wealth of knowledge to every recipe she prepares. As host and producer of Simple Cooking, a cooking segment of Carolina Outdoor Journal, Donna creates, styles and demonstrates each recipe featured on the show. From tasty coastal dishes featuring fish, shrimp and oysters to game recipes that capture the flavor of the outdoors, she prepares recipes that are simple and delicious.

UNC-TV PRODUCTION CREW

COOKING SEGMENT PRODUCTION CREW

EDITING / POST-PRODUCTION

Mark Crews has edited the Carolina Outdoor Journal for 21 seasons.  He is a North Carolina native and grew up fishing in small ponds in the sandhills near Pinehurst. Mark met his wife in Greenville while he was studying communications at East Carolina University. They now live in Clayton, where he runs Finished Works, Inc., his video production company, with their two children, Noah and Madison. Some of their best memories have been enjoying North Carolina's amazing natural resources.  Mark's creative talent and knowledge in the editing room has been essential to the success of the Journal.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE

AIRTIMES

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UNC-TV

Saturday  5:00 pm

(*preempted - see other times)

 

UNC-EXPLORER CHANNEL

Friday 3:00 am

Saturday 6:00 am

UNC-NC CHANNEL

Saturday   7:00 am

Sunday   12:00 noon

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Sunday  6:30 am

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Saturday  4:30 pm

*** Note: shows that air on myTV re-air on WITN on Sunday morning at 6:30 am

Celebrating our 28th Season!

OCTOBER 2, 2021

"PUMPKINSEED UP CLOSE"

)n this edition of the Journal we’ll fly fish for Pumpkinseed in the shallows of Phelps Lake. In Gear Time we’ll learn about the popping bugs that proved successful and join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a cornbread recipe.

OCTOBER 9, 2021

"POPPING CORK DRUM"

This week on the Journal we’ll use a new technique to catch the large red drum of Pamlico Sound. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the new rig and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a shrimp citrus recipe.

OCTOBER 16, 2021

"ROANOKE RIVER EXPERIENCE" 

On this edition of the Journal we’ll join an angler who takes his first trip to the Roanoke River for striped bass. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the afternoon and the lures that caught fish. Donna Reynolds prepares a shrimp recipe in the kitchen.

OCTOBER 23, 2021

"SPRING COBIA"

This week on the Journal we’ll travel to the coast to target cobia on their spring migration. Using fresh bait proves to be productive. On Gear Time our anglers discuss how they rigged up and why it is so important to use the right tackle. In the kitchen Donna Reynolds prepares a tasty scallops gratin recipeM

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OCTOBER 2, 2021

"RIVER FLOUNDER"

This week on the Journal we’ll fish the Cape Fear River for autumn Flounder. In Gear Time our anglers discuss their technique in fishing for the flatfish and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a tasty fish & chips recipe.

OCTOBER 9, 2021

"BLUEGILL ON THE FLY"

This week on the Journal we’ll fly fish for large Bluegill bream using popping bugs. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the tackle and bugs they used and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a oyster dressing recipe.

OCTOBER 16, 2021

"BLUE WATER ADVENTURE"

This week on the Journal we venture offshore to fish the Gulf Stream. Tagging dolphin and hooking up with two Blue Marlin at the same time proved exciting. In Gear Time our anglers discuss their tackle and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares sushi.

OCTOBER 23, 2021

"TOUGH MORNING CRAPPIE"

This week on the Journal we’ll target black crappie on the Neuse River. A tough morning of fishing proved persistence pays off. On Gear Time our anglers discuss what they did to make a tough day on the water productive. Donna Reynolds prepares a smoked fish dip in the kitchen.

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