Gray TV Breaks Ground On New Augusta Facility
Gray Television on Thursday broke ground on a new 30,000 square-foot facility in Augusta, Ga. (DMA 112), for the its WRDW (CBS, MNT, Antenna TV) and WAGT (NBC, CW). The new facility is scheduled to be completed in late 2019.
“Gray Television has been involved in the Augusta community for well over 20 years. We are so proud to be able to bring the best of the best in 21st television technology and practices to this growing area,” said Hilton Howell, Gray president-CEO. “With the finest facility and technology available, the professional journalists of WRDW/WAGT will be able to bring the news that matters to our viewers quicker, with more vibrancy than ever before.”
WRDW has operated from the same facility in North Augusta since its first day of sign-on in 1954, and the completion of the new facility will mark a 65-year history of delivering news to the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).
“When complete, this will be hands-down the finest television facility in the country,” said Mike Oates, the stations’ VP-GM. “There are technologies now being tested in our Gray Television labs that are not available to stations anywhere else. By the time we go live in the fourth quarter of 2019, we will be delivering news using broadcasting technology that has never been seen in the industry. WRDW/WAGT will continue being the leading source of news in the CSRA. This facility illustrates Gray Television’s commitment to the area and the broadcasting industry.”