WXIN, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Indianapolis, hit the road to produce its morning newscast in a town about about 20 miles from Indianapolis. It’s not easy to take a station’s morning newscast out of the studio to a remote location. But if you read some of the comments posted on WXIN’s Facebook page, you’ll see that viewers love it.
It’s not easy to take a TV station’s morning newscast out of the studio to a remote location. Think cameras, personnel and all the tech equipment you need to load up and set up outside.
But it’s good TV. And if you read some of the comments posted on WXIN’s Facebook page, viewers love it.
I’m so bummed I couldn’t make it today 😭 — Donita Burthay
You guys are absolutely the best. — Monique Donnerson
WXIN, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Indianapolis, hit the road on Friday, June 21, to produce its morning newscast in Fishers, Ind., about 20 miles from Indianapolis.
Fishers made the day official when Mayor Scott Fadness proclaimed June 21 Fox59 Day.
The city and the station partnered to bring more than 50 vendors with local foods, fun and games to Nickel Plate Amphitheater. Joining the event were mascots and fan experiences from all of the Indianapolis major sports franchises — Colts (NFL), Pacers (NBA), Indians (MiLB), Fuel (ECHL) and Indy Eleven (USL).
“Getting out into our area communities with a live show on location is a great way to meet our viewers and showcase what we do in the studio every day,” said Jamie Aitken, WXIN’s general manager.
“The city provided us a great venue, support and participation that enabled us to produce a very successful show with a huge set-up and intricate live broadcast. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner.”
WXIN’s morning news will hit the road again in August, taking the broadcast to Greenwood Amphitheater.
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