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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!

DECEMBER 4, 2021

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Preempted for PBS Fundraiser

DECEMBER 11, 2021

"WINTER GAR"

This week on the Journal we’ll fish for the longnose gar using fly rods and fishing deep. On Gear Time our anglers will discuss the tackle and flies and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a grouper recipe.

DECEMBER 18, 2021

"AUTUMN ALBACORE"

On this edition of the Journal we’ll fish for False Albacore with light spinning tackle. On Gear Time our anglers discuss what they used to catch fish and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a seafood salad recipe.

DECEMBER 25, 2021

"SUMMER CRAPPIE" 

This week on the Journal we’ll fish Kerr Lake for crappie in July. In Gear Time our angler’s share what works best for crappie during the summer months. Donna Reynolds prepares a catfish spinach recipe in the kitchen.

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DECEMBER 4, 2021

"AUTUMN BITE"

This week on the Journal we’ll fish a cold autumn morning for speckle trout. In gear time our anglers discuss the lures that were effective that day. And Donna Reynolds prepares a recipe for shrimp cakes in the kitchen.

DECEMBER 11, 2021

"LIGHT TACKLE SPADEFISH"

This week on the Journal we’ll venture out into Pamlico Sound in North Carolina. Our target for the morning is the sporty Spadefish. In Gear Time our anglers discuss the light tackle they used and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a fish slider recipe.

DECEMBER 18, 2021

"STRIPERS ON TOP"

This week on the Journal we target Striped Bass using top water lures early and switch to sub surface later in the morning. On Gear Time our anglers discuss the lures that caught fish and we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen as she prepares a stuffed Striped Bass recipe.

DECEMBER 25, 2021

"BIG REDS"

On this edition of the Journal we’ll fish the Pamlico Sound for giant Red Drum, one of the largest fish found in those waters. On Gear Time our angler’s explain how to rig fresh bait to catch and handle these large fish. And we’ll join Donna Reynolds in the kitchen for a tasty casserole recipe.

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