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Joe Elmore to close fall semester or
R-TV Professional-in-Residence alumni series
November 12, 2010
founder, president and CEO of RTM Productions in Nashville, Tenn., will
conclude the 2010 fall semester of Arkansas State University’s
Radio-Television Professional-in-Residence alumni series. Elmore will be
on campus, Wednesday-Thursday, Nov. 17-18, and will speak to
radio-television classes in addition to meeting with R-TV faculty.
currently works as on-air host and producer for two completely different
programming entities. Since 1987,
has served as host and contributing producer for “Tennessee
Crossroads”. Based at WNPT in Nashville, it’s one of the highest rated
shows of its kind in the country. The program is carried by PBS
stations in Tennessee and North Carolina. “Crossroads” is a
travel/heritage/lifestyle show that celebrates the fascinating people
and places found along the two-lane highways of Tennessee and beyond.
The program has earned several Emmy Awards and countless nominations.
is also host and show producer of America’s premiere, longest-running,
high performance car show, “Horsepower TV”. The program is seen every
weekend on the Spike TV network
(formerly The Nashville Network).
Debuting in 1997, it quickly became the show for enthusiasts and
hot-rodders throughout North America. “Horsepower TV” mixes how-to
projects with lifestyle segments, all relating to the American car
When time allows, Joe also pursues his longtime passion – music, as a
songwriter and performer. He was immersed in the historic music of the
“Memphis Sound” during its heyday and backed up some of the legends of
Rock, R&B and Rockabilly. Today, he continues to write music.
grew up in Paragould, where he was a student-athlete
in high school. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Arkansas State
and a masters degree at the University of Memphis. He worked in film
production, public relations, and television news before heading to
Nashville to diversify his career.
credits include PM Magazine, Opry Backstage (The
The Gold Prospector (The
specials and commercials, in addition to a handful of songwriting
actively supports charities dedicated to helping children
with autism and recently released a CD with proceeds earmarked for the
National Autism Association.
participates in an annual car show benefiting the National Progeria
Research Foundation, while also lending time to various other community
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