Don’t expect to see any WBOC’s six drones, or the station’s helicopter for that matter, in the air this morning as a major snowstorm with 40-50 mph winds is draped over the entire East Coast. NOTE: As I write this outside Philadelphia, it’s still dark and wind-driven sleet slashes against the windows like some kind […]
NOTE: As I write this outside Philadelphia, it’s still dark and wind-driven sleet slashes against the windows like some kind of wild animal clawing to get in.
WBOC is the CBS affiliate licensed to Salisbury, Md., owned by Draper Holdings.
WBOC is the first television station on Delmarva to legally launch drones for news-gathering and commercial production with six FAA certified unmanned aircraft operators.
Craig Jahelka, WBOC’s general manager said the station plans to purchase more drones, having one at each of its bureaus.
WBOC’s main studio is in Salisbury, with an 11,000-square-foot high-definition NewsPlex.
WBOC also has satellite offices in both Milton and Dover, Del., and a virtual bureau in Cambridge, Md.
WBOC’s ability to provide aerial photography is not just limited to news. Jahelka said the station’s creative services team has two certified operators available for commercial production.