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PEAK TV to Appear Nationally on The Doctor TV Channel

The PEAK TV to Appear Nationally on The Doctor TV CHANNEL

The PeakLehigh Valley, PA (1/22/2014) - Emmy® award-winning The PEAK TV, a locally produced and themed television program, now will be seen nationally on the Doctor TV Channel. The PEAK TV is a thirty-minute newsmagazine focusing on health, wellness, lifestyle and community. Hosted by Ashley Russo and Mike Mittman, The PEAK TV is seen locally on WFMZ, Channel 69.

The Doctor Television Channel (DrTV) is a network dedicated to bringing the latest in medical news, entertainment and health. The channel's broad spectrum gives viewers the latest medical news, procedures and technologies allowing them to make informed decisions for better health. DrTV airs twenty-four hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. DrTV already has signed affiliation agreements in 93 markets with almost 30 million homes covered.

Promotes Health and Wellness in our Region

“It's an honor to create programming that tells in-depth stories promoting health and wellness in our region,” states Ashley Russo, co-creator and executive producer of The PEAK TV. “The ability to share those stories nationwide is more than we could have imagined!”

“The PEAK TV is an intelligent addition to the wide assortment of programing available that has value to communities across the nation ,” says Ken Szydlow, co-creator and executive producer. “It's news you can use and we are dedicated to continuing our service to community programming.”

More information including programming guide and schedule is available at Viewers can watch The PEAK TV on DrTV Mondays at 3:30 PM, on WFMZ, Channel 69 Sundays at 6:30 PM, or view past episodes anytime at

About the Co-Hosts

Ashley Russo and Mike Mittman of The Peak TV

Ashley Russo, the Emmy® award winning executive producer, co-creator and co-host of The PEAK TV

Ashley Russo, President of ASR Media Productions has worked in television and as a media consultant for almost 20 years. Ashley has created The PEAK TV, Roey's Paintbox, an arts education series for PBS 39; Sweat Effect- Larry Holmes' Road to Recovery; as well as commercial and corporate videos. Her career began as the news director at WNYU 89.1FM while an undergraduate at New York University. Upon graduation, Ashley began as a producer for NBC's Today Show - Weekend Edition where she worked on breaking news stories, as well as fitness, health, cooking, and lifestyle segments. In 2001, she began Ashley Renna Productions, where she wrote, produced, and hosted "Ounce of Prevention," daily health segments airing worldwide on The Weather Channel. Ashley's philanthropic nature lead her to create The PEAK TV because she believes good stories bring new partners and grows a community invested in the success of the region.

Mike Mittman, co-host of The Peak TV

Mike Mittman, nationally known radio and TV host, is a familiar face to Lehigh Valley television viewers. In addition to co-hosting The Peak TV, he currently hosts the syndicated television talk show “Larry Holmes presents… What The Heck Were They Thinking?!.” on Service Electric TV2. Coined “The Pied Piper of the Baby Boomers,” Mike is the host for Night of Legends, the world's first ever World-Wide Televised Oldies Spectacular airing in over 27 countries on Pay-Per-View. Additionally, “Mike Mittman's Wake Up Club” can be heard weekends on Clear Channel Radio AM 1470, and has worked for some of the East Coast's largest radio stations. Mike's been affiliated with professional boxing for a long time, announcing fights for HBO, Showtime, Forum Boxing Inc., and many independent networks, plus several world-wide pay-per-view events.

About The PEAK TV

The PEAK TV, produced by ASR Media Productions in Bethlehem, PA. Sponsors include St. Luke's University Health Network, Capital BlueCross, The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, PPL, City Center of the Lehigh Valley, and Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

About ASR Media Productions

ASR Media Productions is an integrated media production and communications company and proud creators of The PEAK TV, Roey's Paintbox, an arts education series for PBS 39; Sweat Effect- Larry Holmes' Road to Recovery; as well as commercial and corporate videos. We develop effective strategies for creating relationships between businesses and their key audiences and customize each program to meet the client's immediate and long-term goals.


Denise Rader
Director, Media Relations
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