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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.

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UNC-TV PRODUCTION CREW

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COOKING SEGMENT PRODUCTION CREW

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EDITING / POST-PRODUCTION

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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

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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

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Celebrating our 28th Season!

MAY 7, 2022

"CRAPPIE LESSON"

This week on the Journal we’ll fish a farm pond loaded with crappie with an 8year old angler and his favorite coastal guide.  On Gear Time we return to the pond for some tips on tackle and lures. In the kitchen Donna Reynolds prepares a Fish Pot Pie.

MAY 14, 2022

"CATAWBA DRIFT"

On this edition of the Journal we’ll drift a stretch of the Catawba River for mountain trout. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the drift and the flies that caught fish. Donna Reynolds serves up a rainbow trout recipe in the kitchen.

MAY 21, 2022

"SHARKS ON THE FLY"

This week on the Journal we’ll fly fish off the Cape Lookout shoals for sharks. Our anglers discuss the day and the tackle you will need on Gear Time and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares a scallop recipe.

MAY 28, 2022

"PUMPKINSEED UP CLOSE" 

On 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.

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MAY 7, 2022

"CHEROKEE TROUT"

This week on the Journal we’ll fish trophy trout waters on the Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina. Our anglers discuss the flies and tackle requirements on Gear Time and Donna Reynolds prepares fried vegetables in the kitchen.

MAY 14, 2022

"FLUKES & TOPWATER"

This week on the Journal we’ll fish Sutton lake one of the top bass fishing lakes in the state. In Gear Time our anglers discuss the hot lures that caught fish and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a soft shell crab recipe.

MAY 21, 2022

"SHOALING RED DRUM"

On this edition of the Journal we fish an inlet for schooling Red drum. Our anglers discuss what lures were effective on Gear Time and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a shrimp and salsa recipe.

MAY 28, 2022

"WINTER CRAPPIE"

This week on the Journal we fish for crappie with cooling water conditions. In Gear Time our anglers show you what lures to present when the water conditions are less than perfect.  In the kitchen Donna Reynolds prepares a catfish & shrimp recipe.

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