Changes are in the air – and on the air – at Cayman 27.
On Sept. 22 viewers will notice a new look and feel.
The changes complement and reflect changes in programming that have been underway for some months. Viewers will have noticed that over the past two months, some of the more popular CBS shows, such as The Talk, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, CBS Evening News and 60 minutes, have been broadcast on Cayman 27. This Sunday, Cayman 27 will officially be launched as the home of CBS, with the season premiere of 60 Minutes.
Made in Cayman
That’s not all. Cayman 27 also launched a local series, Made in Cayman, on Sept. 18.
Created by award-winning producer Sean Bodden, the documentary-style series features local artisans, exploring what they do and why they do it.
“Our vision is to tell the stories of people who work hard to make their products as local as possible, and hopefully viewers will be surprised and enchanted by their stories,” Bodden says.
Cayman 27 is also expanding its popular morning show, Daybreak. On Sept. 23, Daybreak starts at 6:30 a.m. when Vanessa Hansen rejoins the team for the now 90-minute program.
“We are really excited about the extra half-hour of Daybreak and are focusing on what people need to know before they head out the door, including top news headlines and the day’s weather forecast,” Hansen says.
It’s also the start of a new season for local talk shows, with Miriam Foster hosting Let’s Talk to the Experts, Tammi Sulliman hosting The Panel on Tuesdays, and Kevin Morales hosting Let’s Talk Sports on Thursdays.
To help viewers get used to the changes, Cayman 27’s parent company WestStar will simulcast Cayman 27 on cable channels 22 and 307 for two weeks starting Sept. 22. After that, Cayman 27 SD and HD will be the home of CBS on WestStar. That same day WestStar will launch City TV on cable channel 22.