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.
Watch the Replay of the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday Coffee from April 6, 2018. This breakfast was sponsored by Uniti Fiber.
Learn about the following events and special programs happening within this community on the Emerald Coast of Florida.
0:00:52 – Pledge of Alliegance
0:06:18 – Okaloosa County Commissioner – Graham Fountain
0:15:25 – All Sports Association
0:17:42 – St Simon’s on the Sound Episcopal Church
0:20:27 – Emerald Coast Collision Repair
0:21:20 – Boys & Girls Club
0:28:35 – Military Family Appreciation Day
0:31:35 – Gulfview Hotel move & Downtown Shutdown – April 17th
0:34:14 – Concerts in the Park
0:36:46 – Musical Echoes
0:39:13 – Int’l Festival
0:44:56 – Bowlegs Festival
0:46:32 – “60 for $60” Promo Video winner showcase
0:48:13 – 2018 Chair – Nick Chubb
0:53:11 – Ambassador of the Quarter
0:55:29 – Breakfast Sponsor – Uniti Fiber – Jody Melancon
1:12:09 – New Members
1:12:09 – Check Presentations – Boeing for Military Affairs Committee and ZT Motors for One Hopefull Place
1:28:42 – Door Prizes
See why the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce has been voted one of the top performing chambers in Florida and the country. To learn more about the chamber, visit their website or come experience one of their events. http://www.FWBChamber.org
If you have an event you would like to be available for online viewing, contact Emerald Coast TV at 850-244-7100.
On July 2, 2021, the students of the Northwest Florida Ballet’s Summer Workshop performed several short choreography pieces, which can be viewed here:
The Sleeping Beauty Act II Vision Scene
Choreography by Marius Petipa, restaged by Jonathan Carter and Samantha Huebner
Composition by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Wyatt Mier with Delaney Borough and Angel Mier & Rodrigo Pardo with Jolin Crabtree and Destiny Rumfelt
Corps: Ayva Ballesteros, Scarlett Bennett, Maille Blow, Valerie Buck, Jordan Cox, Lolea Hill, Elizabeth Kelly, Caroline Mangrum, Olivia Mangrum, Alaura Marquardt, Areanna McCann, Sara McGown, Reagan McMullan, Abigail Tovrea
Choreography by Camille Loftis
Music by Billie Holiday & Philip Glass
Performed by Morgan Beck, Ava Blackshear, Jenna Buchholz, Lilianna Hoenie, Emma Grace Lonadier, Jeneveve McKay, Isabella Plemons, Angel Phillips, Raleigh Phillips, Harley Roberts
Title: Raison d’être
Choreography by Camile Loftis with Dancers
Music by Emel & Dave Brubeck
Performed by Isabella Austin, Ayva Ballesteros, Scarlett Bennett, Maille Blow, Delaney Borough, Valerie Buck, Jordan Cox, Jolin Crabtree, Lolea Hill, Elizabeth Kelly, Caroline Mangrum, Olivia Mangrum, Alaura Marquardt, Areanna McCann, Sara McGown, Reagan McMullan, Angel Mier, Wyatt Mier, Rodrigo Pardo, Destiny Rumfelt, Abigail Tovrea
You may also enjoy watching the Emerging Choreographers Showcase 2021 by clicking here.
Emerald Coast Classic 2017
Watch the LIVE STREAM of the basketball games from the Emerald Coast Classic 2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament on November 24-25, 2016 in “The Arena” at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Florida.
For more information about the tournament, go to www.EmeraldCoastClassic.com
Scroll down the page to find the game that you want to watch!
Game 1 – November 24, 2017 – Tennessee Tech vs University of Nebraska, Omaha
Game 2 – November 24, 2017 – University of Maryland Eastern Shore vs Jackson State University
Game 5 – November 25, 2017 – Loser of Game 1 (Tennessee Tech vs University of Nebraska, Omaha) play against the loser of Game 2 (University of Maryland Eastern Shore vs Jackson State University)
Game 6 – November 25, 2017 – Winner of Game 1 (Tennessee Tech vs University of Nebraska, Omaha) play against the winner of Game 2 (University of Maryland Eastern Shore vs Jackson State University)
Game 7 – November 25, 2017 – Loser of Game 3 (New Mexico vs Texas Christian University) play against the loser of Game 4 (St. Bonaventure vs University of Maryland)
The following games will be broadcast on CBS Sports:
- Game 3 – November 24, 2017 – 6:00pm CST – New Mexico vs Texas Christian University
- Game 4 – November 24, 2017 – 8:30pm CST – St. Bonaventure vs University of Maryland
- Game 8 Finals – November 25, 2017 – 6:00pm CST – Texax Christian University vs St. Bonaventure
Past Tournaments Videos:
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:
1st Place: Emerald Coast Krewe of Airship Pirates
1st Place: Krewe of Bowlegs
1st Place: Liza Jackson Prep Lion Pride Band
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.
“What’s Up Emerald Coast” is a 20-minute lunchtime talk show produced LIVE from the Emerald Coast TV (ECTV) studio at the Landmark Center in downtown Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The show is broadcast at 11 am central time Monday-Friday on ECTV’s Facebook, YouTube & Roku/FireTV channels, and is co-hosted by RJ Murdock and Chris Sehman. It has been described to be a family-friendly, daytime “late-night” format to provide relative information and entertainment for the people who live and play on the Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida.
Feel free to like/follow our “What’s Up Emerald Coast” Facebook show page to keep up-to-date with what’s happening on our Emerald Coast: https://www.facebook.com/WhatsUpEmeraldCoast
July 1, 2020 – Talking about local people and events.
June 30, 2020 – What started out as a Sports Talk day turned out to also include commentary about Social Media and what classic movies to watch while your waiting for sports to come back. Some great conversations between Chris and Jake, with a few glibs from RJ from the control room.
June 29, 2020 – Today’s guest is Joseph Greer & Skylar Smith from Northwest Florida State College to talk about a new ensemble they’ve created called “Voices of Northwest Florida” and the upcoming audition deadline to become part of this vocal group.
If you are interested in auditioning, submit your video to “VoicesOfNWF@NWFSC.edu” by July 13, 2020.
June 26, 2020 – Today’s guest – Shane Reynolds and his local documentary – Sand in My Soul, premiering at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds tonight, June 26, 2020.
For the “Pop Up Movie Tour” tickets for this event: https://thepopupmovietour.com/events/ft-walton/
To watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/370147551?fbclid=IwAR2ulCpUJhBGeaY__kKs947EWMxwHjTfHtfQxQwTIsVzH9YpCOHBpkT-nCo
June 25, 2020 – Talking about the “Leadership Okaloosa” program with Shelby DeSoto, the Professional & Workforce Training Coordinator at Northwest Florida State College.
June 24, 2020 – Talking sports today with Chris & our local sports analysis, Jake Mitchell.
June 19, 2020 – RJ is flying solo for this show as he talks about today’s National Days and recent news, including the Virtual Defense Forum, Video in the Courtrooms, Sand Sculptures, the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic.
June 17-18, 2020 – Our first location shoot with our wireless waterproof camera setup for an interview with Misty the Mermaid. Although the origianl live shoot was OK, we felt that an encore playback with a cleaned up video from this shoot should be shown again on our June 18, 202 show. Here it is:
June 16, 2020 – In this episode, Okaloosa County Commissioner, Nathan Boyles, gives us an update from the Board of Commissioners meeting earlier in the day, with topics ranging from emergency business grants, county Covid-19 numbers, expanding the county’s bed-tax district, the Shoal River industry incentive, and so much more. Watch to learn from one of our county’s leading officials.
June 15, 2020 – Great show today as we talk about some events that took place over the weekend and what’s happening at the Fort Walton Beach Parks & Recreation Department as we talk with its director, Jeff Peters.
June 12, 2020 – Our 1st Fishing Report! Chris & RJ talk with local fishing king, Josh Calhoon of Destin Inshore Guides (850-502-9170) about fishing on the Emerald Coast as well as the story behind the Goliath grouper caught earlier in the week and featured in the local newspaper. Plus a discussion about dredging the Destin Harbor and former governor Scott defending our shores against oil rigs. And what national day is it today? Skip to the end to find out.
June 11, 2020 – Let’s talk Crab Island as RJ & Chris provide a little history and a few guidelines to safely enjoying one of the Emerald Coast’s best attractions.
June 10, 2020 – Jake Mitchell & Chris talk about how sports are trying to overcome the obstacles of social distancing while RJ takes the back seat in the “control room”.
June 9, 2020 – In this episode, RJ & Chris talk with David Triana, the owner of Conexion Media Group and publisher of “Conexion”, a multi-lingual local news & information tabloid, about the very large Hispanic presence on the Emerald Coast.
June 8, 2020 – It’s Monday…. and muggy on the Emerald Coast after a weekend of rain from Tropical Storm Cristobal, BUT we did find something to talk about…. with no final solution but a few thoughts. What are your thoughts, let us know in the comments…. and what of the rumor about a Helen Back pizza place coming soon?
June 5, 2020 – In this special “out of the studio” edition of “What’s Up Emerald Coast”, RJ is talking with Ted Corcoran of the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce… and Zoran is filling in for Chris.
June 4, 2020 – Well…. after a false start with no audio, RJ & Chris finally got a chance to get to Gareth Stearns on location at the Fort Walton Beach Goofy Golf for his reports about local attractions he has been taking his kids to all week as they have now reopened since the “Stay at Home” restrictions have been lifted.
June 3, 2020
June 2, 2020 – This episode starts off talking about nothing, but goes into more of a social commentary as RJ & Chris talk about recent events concerning protests, looting, COVID, and the art of listening.
June 1, 2020 – So how safe is it to go to the reopened casinos of Biloxi, MS. Today’s show is a special “On Location” feature where RJ visits a few casinos in Biloxi, MS to tells how they have implemented a few protective measures and arranged games to allow everyone to have fun while being safe.
May 29, 2020 – It’s “CHILL” Friday and RJ & Chris talk quickly about a few headlines, the National “Days” for today, but the best time was spend “chillin'” with our guest today, a Destin vacationer from Oklahoma, Jacob Rutledge, who invented the “Chill-N-Reel”…. the what? …. What the show and learn what we think is the greatest thing since sliced…. um … Fishing? Drinking? Both? AND will there be a “What’s Up Emerald Coast” Chill-N-Reel Fishing Tournament in the near future??
May 28, 2020 – Our FIRST celebrity guest today!!! ….well almost famous, Rob Brown from “The Rob Brown Show” with ESPN Upstate joins us today to talk about “talking about” sports during a pandemic… and what the future holds. Great stuff.
May 27, 2020 – While Chris takes a day off, Tony Ferreira fills in for our Wednesday “Geek Day” as RJ & he talk about the SpaceX launch and an on-location report from the Baker Covid-19 drive-thru test location yesterday as reported by Chris Davis of Local 850.
May 26. 2020 – It’s the day after Memorial Day, so let’s talk about the coolest way to not only stay fit, but relieve some stress & frustrations. Our guest today is Lindsey Gowing of Rockstar Fitness Kickboxing.
May 22, 2020 – Lots of National Day to highlight today, plus we’re talking about the local short term rentals re-opening and the Covid-19 procedures with Christine Martinez with Destin Palms Real Estate. PLUS, the debut of the Okaloosa County School District Virtual Choir performance of “Song of Gratitude” video.
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May 20, 2020 – Today we talk Sports… or lack of it, the Michael Jordan docuseries “The Last Dance”, and a few binge-watching favorites with local Sports Analyst & Commentator, Jake Mitchell.
May 19. 2020 – So how is real estate and short term rental doing lately during these pandemic times… the answers may surprise you as RJ & Chris talk with local real estate broker Denis Milonas from The Milonas Group about this very topic…. as well as show another side of Denis that’s not all business!!
May 15, 2020 – Our co-hosts are out of the studio today as Chris takes a ‘sleep-in” day and RJ decided to take a beach day on Okaloosa island with his mobile streaming gear. The waves were high, the wind breezy but not cold, and the sun on the sand was beautiful. Enjoy the tour.
May 14. 2020 – Today is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day, Decency Day & Dance Like A Chicken Day (haha…). BUT, RJ & Chris also talk about the Doolittle Institute located in Niceville, FL…. and learn more about the mission and cool geek events that take place their with an interview with Carolyn Fries, the director of the Doolittle Institute. http://www.DoolittleInstitute.org
May 13. 2020 – Tune in at 11am Central on your preferred streaming device (Facebook, YouTube & Roku/FireTV streaming devices)
May 12. 2020 – RJ & Chris talk to one of “our favorite local guy”, Gareth Stearn, about the return to normalcy for business on the Destin Harbor, his Facebook Group page “Fort Walton Beach: What We Did”, AND his 12:01AM haircut early Monday morning to beat the crowds as salons and barber shops are now open to the public. Great show!
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“What’s Up Emerald Coast” is a 20-minute lunchtime talk show produced LIVE from the Emerald Coast TV (ECTV) studio at the Landmark Center in downtown Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The show is broadcast at 11am central time Monday-Friday on ECTV’s Facebook, YouTube & Roku/FireTV channels, and is co-hosted by RJ Murdock and Chris Sehman. It has been described to be a family friendly, daytime “late night” format to provide relative information and entertainment for the people who live and play on the Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida.
May 11, 2020 – On today’s show, Chris & RJ get a chance to talk to Ken Hair and Sarah Traver with Children in Crisis, Inc. to talk about adoptions, foster care, and the needs of CIC during this difficult Covid-19 times.
To learn more about Children in Crisis, check out their video: https://www.facebook.com/EmeraldCoastTV/videos/2575701605801921/
May 8, 2020 – Today RJ & Chris talk to Jeff Peters, the Director of the Fort Walton Beach Parks & Recreation department, about the phased approach of opening the parks, upcoming tournaments this summer, and a recognition of his daughter, Brooklyn Peters, for being the 2020 winner of the Florida state final for the Distinguished Young Women program…..
May 7, 2020 – Chris & RJ would like to thank Jamil Harris form Cornerstone Financial for joining today’s show to talk about how to create security during these times as well as how to better protect your investments in the future…. plus other stuff too…
May 6, 2020 – Today RJ & Chris talk to Dan Collins, the Entertainment & Marketing person for AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar about what’s open and available for the public and the upcoming Mother’s Day specials.
May 5, 2020 – It’s “Cinco de Mayo” and Chris & RJ talk about that, the challenges facing local business as they reopen for business, social distancing difference between using the beach vs hanging out at Crab Islansd, and what they did for “May the Fourth” day.
April 30, 2020 – RJ & Chris talk about the reopening of Florida for business, how it affects some, the limitations of others, and….. the definition of sunbathing!
April 29, 2020 – Chris & RJ talk with Michael Lee & Derek Veech about their new YouTube channel called “Pandemic Kitchen” where Michael shares his “super power” of making commonly available food items and turning them into very tasty meals…. a perfect way to help make “stay at home” a little more pleasant. Check out their YouTube videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE95LY-xqDF7SIYQUOrz8Bw Feel free to contact Michael directly at “MLee@StepOneAuto.com”
April 28, 2020 – Chris & RJ share their thoughts about the “leaked” CDC guidelines currently in draft mode that Washington plans to unveil next week…. and what does it mean to local businesses and consumers.
April 27, 2020 – RJ & Chris get fired up talking NFL Draft picks today with local sports writer & commentator, Jake Mitchell. …and what National holiday is today?
April 24, 2020 – Local restaurants have had to make a lot of changes to stay in business and accommodate social distancing and health safety procedures during this COVID-19 period of history. Chris & RJ talk to one local restaurant owner, Chatham Morgan from La Paz, about how his business has adapted and how he found a way to help out his community and his workers. … AND find out what national holiday today is.
April 23, 2020 – Chris & RJ continue their mission to help bring relative news, information and entertain to the people of the Emerald Coast, and with Chris Nida, the Music and Recording Producer at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center about the challenges faced in the Fine & Performing Arts programs at Northwest Florida State College when all teaching has now been mandated to go virtual.
April 22, 2020 – In this episode, RJ & Chris talk about beaches opening up again in Northwest Florida. They also talk with Ted Corcoran from the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce about what it’s going to take to get businesses back open soon and how we should proceed with safety in mind.
April 21, 2020 – This episode features one of our local musicians, Marvin Lee Holdman, and how he and other musicians are adjusting their performance capabilities in today’s social distancing restrictions.