New name. New platform. Same great hosts. Accessible Media Inc. is excited to announce the launch of Kelly and Ramya!
Beginning Monday, January 9, 2023, Kelly and Company will be rebranded as Kelly and Ramya as it joins AMI-tv, airing weekdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern from AMI’s new production studio in Toronto. Kelly and Ramya will continue on AMI-audio and a podcast.
On Kelly and Ramya, viewers join hosts Kelly MacDonald and Ramya Amuthan for the latest on lifestyle and entertainment, community events across the country, and thoughtful discussion on issues that impact the disability community. Joining the duo are over 30 contributors who share expert advice on everything from assistive technology to human rights, employment, health and wellness, all through a disability lens. Additionally, eight community reporters from across the country — all from the blind and partially sighted community — share local events and happenings viewers and listeners should be aware of.
“I look forward to being able to smile at our audience every day and share with them the joy I feel about coming into their homes,” Kelly MacDonald says. “I can’t wait for new viewers to meet our amazing contributors, learn from them, and see how diverse and inclusive Kelly and Ramya is.”
“The show is thoughtful, lively, and a good time on AMI-audio, and it will continue to be all those things on AMI-tv,” Ramya Amuthan says. “We value sharing our on-air space with the community, we enjoy laughs together, we make room for the difficult conversations, and we listen and learn as much as we share.”
The show is thoughtful, lively, and a good time on AMI-audio, and it will continue to be all those things on AMI-tvRamya Amuthan
Veteran broadcaster Kelly MacDonald has been a part of AMI since the company’s fledgling days as VoicePrint, where he joined as a studio producer. A ubiquitous presence in the blind and partially sighted community, Kelly launched Kelly and Company in 2016 to share a wealth of information, entertainment, and thoughtful discussion on disability issues.
An alumna of Seneca College’s Broadcasting – Radio program, Ramya Amuthan is a second-generation broadcaster. Soon after becoming an intern at AMI in 2017, Ramya joined Kelly and Company as a contributor. Ramya began mentoring Kelly and Company’s team of contributors and took up the co-host seat a year later. She has offered blind and partially sighted audiences her unique brand of quick-witted humour and insightful perspectives as a woman of colour with low vision.