Tuesday, September 20, 2011

HD Conversion Update 9/20/11

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to blog about the HUGE transition that is taking place at KAIT! On Friday, we earnestly started the demolition on the news set at KAIT. Craig was having some fun after the 10:00 news! As you can see, we are excited at work! This set has been with us for awhile, with some changes here and there.  We have seen Tony Brooks, Dick Clay, Terry Wood, Mark Frankum, Daryl Hobby, Glen Marini, and many more great people deliver news, weather, and sports from this set. It has a deep history, but it's time for a dramatic change!
In the above picture, two legendary people at KAIT (Gerald Erickson and Ronnie Weston) are taking down the Region 8 Storm Center. We started this process earlier last week. Lots of tornado warnings have been covered in that room! From Terry Wood, Shane Carter, Ron Smiley, Mark Frankum, Chad Watson, etc... A lot of work has been done in that area! My first tornado warning from here, was my first day on air at KAIT! It was 10+ years ago for a Tornado Warning in Cross County. After the midday show on Friday, another part of the studio started to come down...
As you see, it has been a VERY busy area lately. The room you see above is now an empty shell. I'll show it in the next update.

I'll keep you posted on the process, but I'm not going to let too much out on what the final product looks like. I want to let you see that in gorgeous HD video in the coming weeks! In the meantime, we're on a temporary set!

Stay tuned!

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