WFMZ 40th Anniversary Makeover

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  1. LVForward

    LVForward Weekend Anchor

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    As part of WFMZ's 40th Anniversary they are getting a new news set. They are currently utilizing their center city arena studio for their anchors and sports while their traffic and weather come from the main broadcast center atop South Mountain. Renovations are due to take a month or so. They have posted behind the scenes stories and memories.
     
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    Last look from the 69 News "Edición en Español"
     
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    MidwestTV Station Group CEO

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    lol. they're right. 69 did have a whole bunch of wood.

    *ahem* anyway, I promise I'm not 12. They said they're moving to the PPL Center in the meantime. Do they have a downtown studio location or something? Seems odd not to place them somewhere in the station temporarily. What market is WFMZ anyway?
     
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    WFMZ is in the Philadelphia market, but has always had a Lehigh Valley focus.

    Also, I think PPL Center is the downtown studio location.
     
  5. LVForward

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    WFMZ is located in Allentown, PA - about an hour north of Philadelphia. Although Allentown is the 3rd largest city in PA it is considered part of the Philadelphia market/region. The ppl Center is a 10,000 seat arena built in Downtown Allentown for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, a minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers. Both WFMZ and Service Electric Cable TV have remote studios at the arena. The WFMZ ppl Center studio is regularly used for their noon news broadcast and for special event broadcasts from the arena. The station is also currently utilizing the nearby Artsquest Center in Bethlehem for it's noon news as well as a meet & greet tent / remote site during Bethlehem's annual 10-day Musikfest event.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Even more wood on an oddly similar news studio in Illinois.
     

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