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Hurricane Michael in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Our storm chaser, RJ Murdock, was out early morning before Hurricane Michael makes landfall to see how the storm was effecting Destin, Okaloosa Island, and Fort Walton Beach, Florida.



After landfall, here are a few boats, docks and a tree in Destin that fell victim to Hurricane Michael.

Official 2018 Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade

The 63rd Billy Bowlegs Festival closes it’s celebration with it’s Torchlight Parade on Monday night on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The parade took place on June 4, 2018.

It is hosted by the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce (Ted Corcoran) and this year’s parade sponsor, Step One Automotive (Maureen Bierman).

This 90 minute video airs on ox Cable Channel 6 at various times and dates throughout the month of June.  It was produced by EmeraldCoastTV.com .

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade! Here are the 1st Place winners in each category:

Float
1st Place: Emerald Coast Krewe of Airship Pirates

Krewe
1st Place: Krewe of Bowlegs

Marching/Walking
1st Place: Liza Jackson Prep Lion Pride Band

Truck/Car/Van
1st Place: The Salty Dogs of Community Broadcasters

Also check out a highlights video of our roving pirate reporter, David Seering, as he talks to spectators and parade participants.

Fort Walton Beach Business Forum – May 2018

Captain Billy, Mayor Rynearson and Step One Automotive talk about the upcoming Billy Bowlegs Festival the first weekend of June 2018 on this episode of the Fort Walton Beach Business Forum, brought to you by the FWB Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the 2018 Chair, Nick Chubb.

This episode also airs on Cox Cable Ch 6 for May 2018.

The show was recorded LIVE at the Emerald Coast TV Studios in the Landmark Center in downtown Fort Walton Beach. For more information about producing a show, call 850-244-7100.

2018 Graduation Ceremonies of Northwest Florida State College

This is the LIVE Stream of the 10am CDT commencement ceremony at Northwest Florida State College for Graduates of Certificate, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science, and Bachelor Degrees on April 5, 2018.

This is the LIVE Stream of the 2pm CDT commencement ceremony at Northwest Florida State College for Graduates of Associate Arts and Florida High School Diplomas (GED).

More information about the graduation ceremonies can be found at www.NWFSC.edu/commencement

If you have an event you would like to be available for online viewing, contact Emerald Coast TV at 850-244-7100.

Darryl Strawberry – Night of Integrity – April 25, 2018

Darryl Strawberry is the featured keynote speaker for the 2018 Night of Integrity at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the campus of Northwest Florida State College. This event was open to all students athletes from Okaloosa and Walton counties and was sponsored and promoted by All Sports Association, the Emerald Coast FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), the Okaloosa County Sheriff Office, and Northwest Florida State College.

Darryl Strawberry is described as a legend by many who have been dazzled by the dynamics of his game, the power he possessed at the plate and the story of redemption that continues to bring hope to so many lives. He has earned the legendary nicknames and phrases of one of the most feared homerun hitters in the game of baseball, Straw’s Sweet Swing, Strawberry’s Field Forever and The Legendary Straw Man!

Visit www.StrawberryMinistries.org to learn more about this year’s speaker.

If you have an event you would like to be available for online viewing, contact Emerald Coast TV at 850-244-7100.

Historic Gulfview Hotel Overnight Move & Downtown Shutdown – April 17, 2018

Join us on April 17, 2018 for the LIVE Stream of the epic moving of the historical Gulfview Hotel from its original location to it new home at the corner of Hwy 98 and Brooks Street in downtown Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  The LIVE Stream will begin around 8:30pm CDT.

Highway 98 was shut down around 9pm and power lines, street signage and other street related structures will be taken down and restore during this event.

After losing power and internet access to the streaming cart, we moved down the street until we found a working power location. This left us with only one working camera to stream live while the other camera crews followed the action to capture archive footage of the epic event.

This segment of the move took place between 11:30pm to 2am before we shut down the stream.

The movers, power crews, police and city crews worked tirelessly until dawn to get the hotel off the highway onto its new lot location.

At its new location, the hotel will become the official welcome center for the city. and will be managed by the FWB Chamber of Commerce.

If you have an event you would like to be available for online viewing, contact Emerald Coast TV at 850-244-7100.

2017 Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade

Enjoy this holiday season kick off as the City of Fort Walton Beach, Florida hosts the annual Christmas parade on December 4th, 2017.  The theme for this year’s parade is the “12 Days of Christmas”.  The parade took place along Eglin Pkwy and was hosted by Ted Corcoran of the FWB Chamber of Commerce and Amy Jamieson, a FWB city councilman.

Over 100 floats and walkers participated and of course, Santa arrived at the very end.

This parade coverage is also being shown on Cox Cable channel 6 during the month of December 2017.

Click here if you would like a DVD or BluRay copy of this video.

If you have an event you would like to be available for online viewing, contact Emerald Coast TV at 850-244-7100.

20th Annual South Walton Celebrity Golf Classic

Originally aired on Fox Sports’ Sun Sports channel on Labor Day weekend September 4, 2017.

This celebrity charity golf tournament benefits the Operation Renewed Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to end veteran homelessness.  The tournament to place at the Raven & Baytowne golf courses in Sandestin, Florida.

Over 48 celebrities participated in this tournament, including Patrick Warburton, Jim McMahon, Rick Cerone, Brian Jordan, Wayne Garrett, Larry Ziegler, Mike McBath, Andy McGaffigan, Sam McDowell, Greg McMichael, and Jackie Burkett.

For more information about the charity or if you would like to participate in the next tournament, go to www.OperationRenewedHopeFoundation.org

Summerjam 2017 Highlights with The Mulligans

Here is some highlights of the performance of the The Mulligan, the featured headliners at the SummerJam 2017 concert at the Ememald Coast Convention Center on June 9, 2017. Opening for the were David Searing with Amanda Holmes. Donations from the proceeds of this concert went for supporting cancer research.

The Mulligans are a local premier special events band performing classics tunes for events at venues large and small across the Emerald Coast of Florida. www.MulligansBand.net

Official 2017 Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade

Watch the 62nd Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade, sponsored by Windcreek Casino & Hotel at Atmore, and hosted by the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce.

The parade took place on June 5, 2017 and ends a weekend of fun with the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival, which takes place every year on the 1st weekend of June and features the Krewe of Bowlegs, as well as other Krewes from the local area to as far as Minnesota.

If you have an event you would like to be available for online viewing, contact Emerald Coast TV at 850-244-7100.

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