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Published: 07/25/2012
Meredith Stewart Smart Family Media, Inc. (866) 995-3664

Another First for Teen Broadcaster Jennifer Smart

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - July 24th, 2012 - The JENNi20 Countdown, created and hosted by 15-year-old radio veteran Jennifer Smart, has the distinction of being the first fully-produced TV show to air on uTV, available to all Comcast subscribers in Albuquerque and the surrounding area. This milestone  was reached on Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 4pm, and the 2-hour show will air each week in that time slot.

"I'm honored to have the JENNi20 Countdown be the first official program to air on uTV, one of uPUBLIC's new channels," Jennifer shares. "Although we've been in production since earlier this year, and this is our 12th episode to air, Channel 26 on Comcast brings us to a much bigger viewing audience. I look forward to our new viewers voting every week!"

The JENNi20 Countdown is a music video show, with each episode shot in a different location. Jennifer introduces the videos and shares news items about the artists and information about the location. In addition to the 20 videos picked by viewers, each show includes some others chosen by Jen. These extras include the Honor Roll, which recognizes artists for their achievements, especially in the area of charity involvement; Box of Random, which features more unusual videos; and Rising Star, which introduces up-and-coming young artists. Viewers can visit for info about the show and to vote to help their favorite songs move up the countdown. In contrast to radio-only countdowns hosted by well-known personalities, this show is produced for both TV and radio, and the countdown is determined by audience votes.

As an actress, Jennifer has appeared in movies and TV. This is her first self-produced TV show. As Jen's first career is in radio, the JENNi20 Countdown is available for both radio and TV syndication, and is currently simulcast on her own station (AM 1240 in ABQ and

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