|PAX WVPX-TV 23 & WKYC-TV 3 Bring Local News
Back to Akron Area
Announces Exclusive Local Akron News To Launch Early June
"For over four years, we have heard from viewers, Summit County, Akron City Council, major companies, the University of Akron, and community leaders that they wanted and needed their own newscast," said Mr. Spectorsky. "With their strong support, Channel 3 is pleased to make this a reality."
"Our community, businesses and citizens have sorely missed a local newscast since Channel 23 left," said Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic. "The city backs this effort, and Channel 23 and TV 3 have prepared an extensive plan that will bring nightly local news back to the Akron area audience. We are all looking forward to its premiere."
"This is a huge opportunity for Channel 23," said Dean Goodman, president of Paxon Communications. "This joint endeavor with WKYC is only now possible given their new digital broadcast center. The new technology allows Channel 3 to produce the show from multiple locations and really makes this a winning proposition for everyone. We are very proud that Channel 23 will again carry the only Akron originated local newscast."
"Mysterious Ways" from July to mid-September. The series continues every Tuesday this fall on PAX, together with other original 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) series such as "Twice In A Lifetime," "Its A Miracle" and "Encounters with the Unexplained." For more information, visit PAX TVs website at www.pax.tv.
Gannett Televisions stations are: W*USA (CBS-Washington, D.C.); WXIA (NBC-Atlanta); KARE (NBC-Minneapolis); WTSP (CBS-Tampa); WKYC (NBC-Cleveland); KPNX (NBC-Phoenix); KNAZ (NBC-Flagstaff); KMOH (NBC-Kingman); K*USA (NBC-Denver); KXTV (ABC-Sacramento); KSDK (NBC-St. Louis); WZZM (ABC-Grand Rapids); WGRZ (NBC-Buffalo); WFMY (CBS-Greensboro); WJXX (ABC-Jacksonville); WTLV (NBC-Jacksonville); KTHV (CBS-Little Rock); WBIR (NBC-Knoxville); WCSH (NBC-Portland); WLBZ (NBC-Bangor); WLTX (CBS-Columbia); and WMAZ (CBS-Macon).
In addition to its television operations, Gannett publishes 99 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nations largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also publishes USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine. In the United Kingdom, Gannett subsidiary Newsquest plc publishes nearly 300 titles, including 15 daily newspapers.
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For information: Alina Martinet, 216/344-3352