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WAFF48 to launch Newscasts in high-definition along with news expansion

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HUNTSVILLE, AL – WAFF48, the NBC affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama, will broadcast the market's first high-definition newscast in mid-October, according to Vanessa Oubre, Vice-President and General Manager of WAFF48. 

"We're both excited and proud to be the first station in the region to offer high-definition news broadcasts," added Oubre.  "WAFF48 has always led the way in providing north Alabama with outstanding news and weather coverage. This upgrade to high-definition news is part of our commitment to our viewers."      

Besides the technical modifications required to broadcast local news in high-definition, WAFF48 is renovating their studio and will debut a new set specially designed for HD broadcasts.  Work on the new studio has already begun and WAFF48 is broadcasting from their newsroom while construction continues. 

In addition to high-definition newscasts, WAFF48 will add an additional half-hour to their highly-rated morning newscast.  "WAFF48 News Today," which currently airs from 5:00am to 7:00am, will air from 4:30am to 7:00am starting in mid-October.  

"We know a lot of our viewers start their day long before the sun comes up," said Adam Henning, WAFF48 News Director.  "We're happy to provide this extra half hour of news and weather to help them start their day."  

Raycom Media owns WAFF 48.  Raycom Media, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation's largest broadcasters and currently owns and/or operates 46 television stations in 18 states. Raycom stations cover more than 12.6 % of U.S. television households and employ 3,500 individuals in full and part-time positions.

In addition to television stations, Raycom owns Raycom Sports (a marketing, production and events management and distribution company in Charlotte, North Carolina); Raycom Post (a post production facility in Burbank, CA) and Broadview Media (a post production/telecommunications company based in Montgomery, AL).

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