Oyate Today television show debuts on South Dakota Public BroadcastingBy Richie Richards
Native Sun News Today Correspondent
nativesunnews.today PIERRE – After a year and a half of airing on a local TV station in Rapid City, the Oyate Today show has made its debut on South Dakota Public Broadcasting (PBS). Oyate Today made its debut on KEVN Black Hills Fox in 2017. The idea of the show came from Tim Giago who used to do a weekly show on KEVN in the 1970s called The First Americans. Tim and Jackie Giago approached Chris Gross, the station manager, and sold him the idea of doing the show with the caveat that they had to raise the money in order for the show to air. Jackie set out to find sponsors and although it was a tough go in Rapid City she did find enough sponsors to get the show on the air. Originally filmed at the Dahl Fine Arts building near downtown Rapid City, the show soon moved its production to Prairie Edge with host, Richie Richards, in the fall of 2017.
These two have been working with the homeless population in Rapid City and have been providing a certain maternal relationship to many who have been utilizing the services of this highly needed facility in Rapid City. Featured on the show was Francis Rencountre, a homeless man who survived many years on the streets and finally found a permanent home in 2018; he was grateful for the support of Andre’ and Quinn for their support. Oyate Today will continue to be featured on KEVN Black Hills Fox on Saturday nights at 10 p.m. (MT) in Rapid City and will begin to build a statewide audience on South Dakota Public Broadcasting on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. (MT).
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