The $4 million renovation of Gray’s CBS affiliate in Monroe, La., is the latest milestone in the station’s 65-year history.
The state-of-the-art 160,000 square-foot media center in Needham will be unveiled in the fall of 2019. It will house WBTS (NBC), WNEU (Telemundo), NBC Sports Boston and NECN. On hand were NBCU execs and local business and political leaders.
In addition to housing the Fox-MNT combo, the new building will be home to a 23-story office tower and will contain retail and residential space. GM Patrick Paolini (above) hosted the ceremonies.
The new 30,000-square-foot operation will house the group’s WRDW and WAGT and is slated to launch late next year.
Graham Media Group’s WSLS Roanoke, Va., will move to a new broadcast facility in late 2018, vacating its building of more than 60 years. “WSLS has been in its current location since the 1950’s, and while the facility has served us well, television has changed a great deal and the time was right for a move,” said Jaimie León, the NBC affiliate’s GM.
Since June 25, the station has been operating from its new 23,000-square-foot Telemundo 40 Studios on the second floor of building near downtown McAllen and the community’s city hall. There, it produces 14 hours of news a week as well as other local programming in 1080i HD from a modern, adaptable set designed by John Casey Production Design in New York City and built by Blackwalnut in Valley Cottage, N.Y.
From a cavernous, crumbling mess to a modern-day media facility, the transformation of the historic Burlington Station into KETV Omaha’s new state-of-the-art facility has been remarkable.
As it opens a new $3 million, 15,000-square-foot building, Nexstar will add 30 employees to support an expansion of its local news programming under the WFXR news brand that launches Oct. 1.