WHO, Tribune’s NBC affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa, is packing up and hittin’ the road all this week for RVTV 2019, the station’s annual week-long Iowa/Iowa State tailgate party.
TV NewsCheck reports this is the 20th year for Channel 13’s RVTV, and as the tradition grows, so do the celebrations.
“We never know quite what to expect, which is part of the fun,” said Keith Murphy, WHO’s sports director. “But one thing we can always count on is great Iowa hospitality. RVTV could only work in Iowa where these communities know how to roll out the welcome mat. All fans pick a side in the Cy-Hawk rivalry, but they also remind us we’re all Iowans first. It’s a great experience.”
This year, the team is hearing about festivities planned at each of the tour stops including marching bands, fireworks, police escorts and a very special guest or two.
The RVTV coverage will air live all week long on at 4, 5, 6 and 10 p.m.