Reality television show tapes in Atmore

Published 7:37 am Wednesday, August 2, 2006

By By Adam Prestridge – special to the standard
Atmore Community Hospital was one of the sites of filming for a new, drama television show last week.
The crew of Alabama 9-1-1 TV, an Alabama reality television show that salutes Alabama's law enforcement and emergency services, were in Atmore filming a commercial for LifeFlight and Baptist Hospital to air during the show's timeslot.
Baptist LifeFlight outreach coordinator Lee Rumbley said the show's mission is what attracted his organization to sponsor the show.
ACH is the only hospital that Baptist owns in Alabama. Since the show focus' exclusively on Alabama, Rumbley said he didn't want ACH to be left out. The show, which debuted this morning at midnight in Montgomery, will also air on Mobile's Fox affiliate, Fox 10, between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. next Saturday night.
Hawsey said the show was his and producer Michael Smith's brainchild.
Atmore was not the first, nor the last stop for the duo.
As for the response, Hawsey said it's been great.