Topic: Local News
Posted on 3/22/2016
Nexstar’s Fox affiliate WZDX Huntsville, Ala. will launch an hour-long local news program at 9 p.m. on April 4 that will air Monday through Sunday from its remodeled studios. Nexstar has invested $3.3 million to renovate the facility, add 20 news and production personnel and purchase new broadcast and weather equipment with early warning technology and advanced alert systems. “The dedicated employees at WZDX-TV have a strong history of responding to the needs of the people and communities of Northern Alabama and the launch of our full-coverage, locally-produced news programming is an extension of that legacy,” said General Manager Mark Overstreet.
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