WAPT, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Jackson, Miss., held a one-day donation drive at Walmart locations in three counties and collected nearly 4,000 school supplies during this year’s 4th annual 16 WAPT School Tools supply drive.
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“Our mission is to inform and protect the Jackson community,” said Mike Neelly, WAPT’s general manager. “Expanding our newscasts is just one more way we’re able to do this. This community service will help us in our commitment to delivering facts over fear on all our platforms.”
The one place keeping millions of Americans informed to the rapid disruptions in their daily lives, right down to where they live, is local TV news. And local TV news marketers are reminding viewers of that fact with calm, measured, and reassuring messages.
WAPT in Jackson, Miss., promises in a new promo that its news coverage is exciting, urgent and unique. “The goal of all our promo campaigns is to help our viewers understand exactly what that looks like,” said Brett Kenyon, WAPT’s creative services director.
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WAPT, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi continued its annual Turkey Drive tradition with record numbers this year. “Mississippi has long been known as one of the most generous states in the nation,” said Mike Neelly, WAPT’s general manager. “When our neighbors need help, we step up to the challenge, and that’s exactly what we saw with this year’s Turkey Drive.”