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Television Coverage of Hurricane Irma

Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 9/10/2017

Television stations providing extensive coverage include Raycom’s Fox affiliate WFLX-TV West Palm Beach and ABC affiliate WTVM-TV Columbus, Ga. WTVM encouraged viewers to tune in onair, online and on mobile for coverage, or to listen to the simulcast on iHeartMedia’s six stations in the market: WHAL-FM, WDAK-AM, WBFA-FM, WAGH-FM, WVRK-FM and WSTH-FM.

Other stations include Nexstar’s NBC affiliate WFLA-TV and MyNetworkTV affiliate WTTA-TV Tampa, NBC affiliate WSAV-TV Savannah, Ga., NBC affiliate WCBD-TV Charleston, CBS affiliate WBTW-TV Myrtle Beach, S.C., and CBS affiliate WSPA-TV and CW affiliate WYCW-TV Greenville, S.C. Sinclair stations include CBS affiliate WPEC-TV West Palm Beach, Fox affiliate WTGS-TV Savannah, Ga., MyNetworkTV affiliate WCIV Charleston, and ABC affiliate WPDE and CW affiliate WWMB Myrtle Beach, S.C.

“This is who we are,” Blake Russell, senior vice president of station operations at Nexstar, told TVTechnology. “We are supposed to be the voice of local communities. Like emergency responders we are running into the danger. We have to stay in the mix.”

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