An audience in the main studio of WDBJ-7 in Roanoke prepares to watch “The Hour of Joy” with former News Journalist Joy Sutton as host.
“I always thought my Mom named me Joy for a reason,” Sutton said in a post-taping interview, “and that’s to bring happiness. So I always think of myself as the ‘Joy of Roanoke.’ I wanted something that was positive. I think there’s so much negative news. You turn on the TV and it seems like there’s nothing positive going on in your community, and I wanted to show people that there were inspirational stories right in their own community – people that were changing lives, people that had stories just like them that were making a difference in our community. That’s what the show is about.”
The editors and staff of the Roanoke Star-Sentinel couldn’t agree more with this program offering. Our only suggestion would be to run it in prime time. The first episodes are slated to begin airing on Saturdays from 10-11 A.M. on WDBJ’s MY19 and Sunday from 6-7 A.M. on FOX 27.