20-years is a long time, especially for a TV show. Nowadays a TV show that makes 7-years is hailed as a milestone in television history. Delaware Valley Outdoors is celebrating 20-years on the air. Now that is truly a milestone considering it should have never made it on the air in the first place. The show had a humble beginning when show creator and executive producer Michael Haney came up with the concept. As a kid Haney would watch the Jerry McKinnis “Gone Fishing” TV show on ESPN and think to himself, the only thing better would be if those fishing shows would come to our state and do a show here. Years later Haney became a TV producer and owner of Atlantic Video Productions and he decided to make his dream come true.
The Internet was just coming into its own back in 1994 and Haney needed a front man for his show. Enters Bob Murray a local angling expert and seminar producer. The two hit if off right away and have been friends and co-producers of the fishing show ever since. Hundreds of fishing adventures have given them both fishing stories that could fill two books. Many famous guest have appeared on the show from Congressmen to famous anglers like Kevin Van Dam, Jimmy Houston and Mike Iaconelli just to name a few.
Murray and Haney have a few more gray hairs since starting the show but wouldn't change a thing, it’s as much fun to do the show as it is to watch. How long will the show go on… maybe another 20 years? Who knows, but one thing is for sure… “It’s going to be a good one!”
See you on the water…