The SPARK TV Show

The SPARK is a monthly 30-minute television series that highlights organizations and individuals who are igniting change and making a difference in the Mid-South. The SPARK airs the third Friday of each month at 7:30 PM on WKNO/Channel 10. It is produced by cityCURRENT and WKNO-TV. Major funding is provided by Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance and Data Facts. Additional funding is provided by Christian Brothers University, SRVS, My Town Movers | My Town Roofing | My Town Miracles, and Mueller Industries.

  • The SPARK: Technology as a Solution

    • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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    Technology is not just shaping the way we connect and communicate, it’s transforming the way we fight crime, we teach and help our children learn and succeed, we ideate and create new products, environments, and opportunities to stand out, enrich our lives, and impact our businesses.
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  • The 4th Annual SPARK Awards

    • Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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    Watch The 4th Annual SPARK Awards, the Mid-South's annual televised award show focused on honoring individuals and organizations making a difference in our community.
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  • The SPARK: A Thread of Community Advisors

    • Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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    Jeremy C. Park interviews Larry Jensen and Greg Spillyards of Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors, a company specializing in commercial real estate services that also focuses on helping community nonprofits; Steve Nash of Advance Memphis, an organization working to transform South Memphis thro
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  • The SPARK: A Mission of Nutrition

    • Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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    This month on The SPARK our theme was “A Mission of Nutrition” with guests: D. Scott Bjork, President & CEO, Memphis Union Mission; Lyle Udell, Executive Director, Urban Bicycle Food Ministry; and Trey Jordan, President & CEO, Pimentos Kitchen + Market | Holiday Deli & Ham Co.
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  • The SPARK: A Helpful Resource

    • Monday, October 23, 2017
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    "A Helpful Resource" is the theme of The SPARK October 2017. Jeremy Park interviews John Butler, president of Agricenter International, a local leader in agricultural research, education, and conservation; E. Winslow "Buddy" Chapman, the executive director of CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby Coun
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  • The SPARK: Restoring Hope and Home

    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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    “Restoring Hope and Home” is the theme of The SPARK September 2017.
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  • The SPARK: Around the World from Memphis

    • Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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    Around the World from Memphis is this episode's theme. Jeremy Park interviews Kim Kargbo of Women of Hope International, which helps people with disabilities in West Africa; Scovia Wilson of Operation Broken Silence discusses the local non-profit’s role for peace and justice in Sudan; and Dusky Nors
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  • The SPARK: Enjoying The Outdoors

    • Monday, July 24, 2017
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    "Enjoying the Outdoors" is the theme of this episode. Jeremy C. Park interviews Nika Martin of TruGreen, the largest professional lawncare company in North America, headquartered in Memphis; Craig Unger of the Memphis Redbirds discusses the team’s support of non-profits and youth programs; and Anne
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  • The SPARK: Stories of Success

    • Monday, June 26, 2017
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    This month we highlight Impact America - Tennessee, a nonprofit providing vision care and free tax preparation services to families in need; Harwood Center, an organization providing education, therapy and support for Mid-South families and children who have developmental disabilities; and V2 Media,
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  • The SPARK: Assets of Art

    • Monday, May 22, 2017
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    “Assets of Art” is the theme of The SPARK May 2017. Interviews highlight PRIZM Ensemble, The Orpheum Theatre Group,and Duncan Williams Asset Management.
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  • The SPARK: Leveraging Technology and Designing Success

    • Monday, April 24, 2017
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    The theme of this episode of The Spark is “Leveraging Technology and Designing Success.” Host Jeremy Park features organizations making a difference like CodeCrew, DeSoto County Schools and MBI + ImageWorks Commercial Interiors.
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  • The SPARK: A Bright Future

    • Monday, March 27, 2017
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    This month on The SPARK our theme is “A Bright Future.” We’ll learn more about a nonprofit helping high school students successfully apply to and succeed in college; an organization providing sports and recreational activities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, and...
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  • The SPARK - Raising the Roof of Success

    • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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    This month's theme is “Raising the Roof of Success.” Host Jeremy Park will introduce us to the Center for Transforming Communities, a nonprofit focused on asset-based community development; Germantown Municipal School District, a municipal school district focused on achievement, philanthropy and lea
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  • The SPARK: A Great Ride

    • Monday, January 23, 2017
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    We’ll learn more about a nonprofit providing transportation to seniors and people with visual impairments; an organization using therapy horses and ponies to help individuals with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities; and a local Toyota dealership giving back in big ways.
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  • The SPARK: Charging Forward

    • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Charging Forward.”
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  • The SPARK: Art on Stage

    • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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    We sit down with GPAC a performing arts center presenting high quality artistic endeavors to educate and enrich our community; Mednikow Memphis a jewelry store with a legacy of special moments and supporting the arts; and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, a local fine art museum and public garden with
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  • The SPARK: Innovating for the Future

    • Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Innovating for the Future.” We’ll learn more about an organization creating companies, jobs and investments in bioscience; a program helping high school students impact their communities; and a full service provider of 3D printer technology and copying.
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  • The SPARK: Leading Education

    • Thursday, August 18, 2016
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    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Leading Education.” We’ll learn more about an ecumenical graduate school of theology; an organization developing transformational school leaders; and a company providing recycling and waste disposal services that’s serving our community.
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  • The SPARK: Opportunities

    • Friday, June 17, 2016
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    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Opportunities.” We’ll learn more about a nonprofit helping Latinos in Memphis pursue a better life for themselves and their families; an organization equipping ex-offenders with the knowledge, skills, and resources.
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  • "TECHNOLOGY" - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 5

    • Thursday, May 26, 2016
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    This month's theme is "technology".
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  • “AN ACTIVE EDUCATION" SEASON 4: EPISODE 1

    • Monday, May 23, 2016
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    This month on The Spark, “An Active Education" examines Memphis Catholic High School's internship program; iHeartMedia's local outreach; and profiles New Hope Christian Academy.
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  • The Power of art || The Spark TV Show

    • Saturday, May 21, 2016
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    A look at how Arts Memphis, New Ballet Ensemble & School, and Mahaffey Tent and Event Rentals fuel change and give back to the Mid-South.
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  • "BUILDING CHARACTER THROUGH SPORTS"

    • Saturday, May 21, 2016
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    The theme this month is "Building Character Through Sports".
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  • The SPARK: Technology

    • Friday, May 20, 2016
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    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Technology.” We’ll learn more about an organization helping youth through clubs and a technical training center; the Memphis Public Library’s state of the art learning lab; and a global technology and solutions consulting company focused on innovation.
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  • The SPARK: The Power of Art

    • Friday, April 22, 2016
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    This month on The SPARK our theme is “The Power of Art.” We’ll learn more about a community school of the arts with a thriving afterschool dance program; an organization amplifying the impact of the arts and raising funds and awareness to ensure its excellence in our city...
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  • The SPARK: Building Character through Sports

    • Friday, March 18, 2016
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    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Building Character through Sports.” We’ll learn more about an organization using golf as a catalyst for character and life-skills building; a championship golf course giving back in big ways as the home of the PGA Tour’s FedEx St. Jude Classic.
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