May 26, 2004

KGW-TV to broadcast 28th Annual PGE/SOLV Starlight Parade

Portland, OR -- KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 will once again broadcast the annual PGE/SOLV Starlight Parade Presented by Southwest Airlines through downtown Portland on Saturday, June 5, from 9 p.m. to 11 pm.

The evening begins with the annual Starlight Run through downtown Portland from 8 p.m. to 9 pm. The illuminated parade will include nearly 100 entries, including floats and marching units and twenty-one marching bands. The parade's Grand Marshal will be local screenwriter Mike Rich. The broadcast of the parade will again be hosted by NewsChannel 8 anchors Tracy Barry and Joe Donlon, with reports during the course of the show from Krista Vasquez. NewsChannel 8 @ Sunrise anchor Brenda Braxton and meteorologist Dave Salesky will ride in the NewsChannel 8 convertible in the parade.

Randy Wiltgen and Jeff Shrum will be the producers and Scott McIntire the director of the broadcast. Brenda Buratti will again be the program's Executive Producer.

The Portland Rose Festival, Oregon's premier civic celebration, has been a Northwest tradition for 97 years. This unique festival bursts into bloom each spring to celebrate the City of Roses with events, excitement and entertainment for all ages. More than two million spectators are in the know.

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