For all things related to Aspen arts, entertainment, recreation and amenities, the TV dial stops on Aspen 82. Set to launch Dec. 21, the new channel will focus on bringing the best of Aspen content to visitors and residents alike, owners announced Friday. As Aspen Skiing Co.’s official broadcast partner, the station will produce live top-of-the-mountain programs from Aspen Mountain, seven days a week.
Named 82 after the highway that connects Aspen to the rest of the Roaring Fork Valley, the station will focus on the people and organizations that make the town unique, according to an Aspen 82 press release. Building off of the live morning show, Aspen 82 plans to expand with a multimedia platform and diverse programming.
Owned and operated by locals David Cook, Spencer McKnight and Oliver Sharpe, Aspen 82 takes over the exclusive partnership from Plum TV. Plum is a luxury lifestyle network that broadcasts in affluent markets and previously had the rights to live broadcasting from the mountain. Plum TV will continue to have a presence in the Aspen area with a locally hosted show airing Thursdays through Sundays from Snowmass Village. Cook, McKnight and Sharpe are former Plum TV employees.