Jan. 15—CHAPMAN — Although the COVID-19 pandemic halted a lot of the leisure business world wide, one firm in central Kansas is bringing the household leisure of Branson, Mo., to houses throughout the Midwest and world wide.
BDS Productions will premiere the present “We Are Branson and We Miss You” on Jan. 30. Doug Thompson owns the corporate along with his siblings Roger Thompson and Lynda Lowry, and it’s named after their mom, Barbara Doris Stensaas. Doug Thompson stated the corporate produced an analogous broadcast final 12 months filmed at Branson Nation Music Corridor.
“We took the expertise, turned it right into a program and launched it,” Thompson stated. “That went out to a possible viewers of over 50 million.”
Final 12 months’s present was the end result of labor finished by the corporate over the previous few years of manufacturing a weekly broadcast of a present known as “Branson Nation.”
“That goes throughout an excellent a part of Kansas and the southern half of Nebraska,” Thompson stated.
“Branson Nation” linked loads of acts with BDS and allowed them to achieve out past Branson.
“There is a super expertise base that is there,” Thompson stated.
BDS has helped not solely these acts in Branson however many nonprofits in central Kansas, such because the Salina Rescue Mission and others, together with American Household Affiliation, Samaritan’s Purse and Mercy Ships, with free promoting given by BDS throughout these packages.
“We have given on a regular basis away to faith-based organizations,” Thompson stated. “We did not have any business time to promote.”
By not promoting promoting, Thompson stated he was nervous that this system would price BDS loads to broadcast, however when he contacted the proprietor of Household Pleasant Leisure final 12 months about it, he was stunned and completely satisfied along with her response.
“I informed her the story and there was silence,” Thompson stated. “She stated, ‘You realize what Doug? For those who had been to try this, then we’ll provide the one-hour.’ That nationwide broadcast did not price us a dime and faith-based organizations had been those promoted in it.”
Thompson stated final 12 months’s broadcast had a big viewers throughout the globe that Household Pleasant hadn’t seen earlier than. There have been viewers on practically all continents and even on the North Pole. When informed concerning the areas of the pings the place there have been viewers, Thompson knew why.
“We requested the faith-based organizations to let their missionaries know what was developing and the way they may view it and let the locals do a watch get together,” Thompson stated.
This 12 months’s present would be the identical. Airing at 7 p.m. Jan. 30, “We Are Branson and We Miss You” will air to viewers throughout the globe, as Thompson stated he has requested these faith-based organizations to inform their individuals once more.
“I feel the variety of hits shall be incredible,” Thompson stated.
To view the published, go to wearebranson-usa.com on Jan. 30.
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