WISH Indianapolis Newscasts To Air Live In South Bend
DuJuan McCoy, owner, president and CEO of Circle City Broadcasting, and Drew Sumrall, CEO of Family Broadcasting, today announced a multi-year agreement to air live News 8 newscasts from Circle City’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 25) in South Bend, Ind. (DMA 98).
Family Broadcasting’s independent WHME “will air more than 60 hours of live News 8 broadcasts each week beginning April 6,” said McCoy. “We are proud to make WISH Indiana’s only single-source, statewide news network and bring the quality news broadcasts that Central Indiana knows and loves to viewers in the South Bend area.”
“We’re very excited to partner with WISH-TV and deliver this legacy news programming to our viewers, added Sumrall. “DuJuan and his team have done an excellent job fine tuning their product, it is first class. Live original news content is premium programming and we are fortunate to be the News 8 affiliate for the South Bend DMA.”
McCoy, a native of Indianapolis and graduate of Butler University, calls the agreement, “The beginning of my goal to bring the quality and legacy of WISH-TV news from the capital city of Indianapolis to all television markets in the state of Indiana, and to the estimated 1.2 million Hoosiers that currently receive their local news from non-Indiana television stations, including the Gary region (Chicago DMA), and 15 counties in Southern Indiana (Cincinnati and Louisville DMAs).”