Local Yokels in Commercials

A series of public suggestions for civic improvement

"I still watch basic TV. I would love to see more local commercials, even if they look cheap and homemade. More local commercials would give local production companies, jingle writers, and actors more work. And it would show the personality and style of Knoxvillians. More big chickens! More ukuleles! Tell the truth, aren't those local lawyer commercials memorable? I wish more businesses had the money to advertise this way."

—Kelle Jolly, personal chef for saxophonist Will Boyd, advocate of jazz, and promoter of all things ukulele