June 21, 2004
KGW-TV sponsors "Comcast Presents 4th of July at the Historic Reserve"
Portland, OR -- KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 is proud to telecast and once again be a sponsor of "Comcast Presents 4th of July at the Historic Reserve." It will be a full day of music and fun featuring locally and nationally-known entertainers.
Northwest NewsChannel 8 will air the live broadcast of the annual fireworks spectacular on Sunday, July 4th, hosted again by Joe Donlon and Laural Porter. KGW's Brenda Braxton will be Master of Ceremonies on the main stage starting at 4 pm. Music and fireworks will light the night starting at 10:10 pm and last thirty minutes.
As always, the fireworks display will be synchronized with popular and patriotic music simulcast by Clear Channel radio station KIO3, in what is still one of the largest fireworks shows west of the Mississippi. Northwest NewsChannel 8 is pleased to present this special coverage commercial free while the fireworks are going off. The spectacular show will be seen through nine different camera angles, including a view from NewsChannel 8's helicopter, Sky 8.
As in past years, KGW veteran Randy Wiltgen will be the telecast producer, and Ray Fanning will be executive producer. This year the event is being produced by the Vancouver National Historic Reserve Trust with the support of the Fort Vancouver 4th of July Committee and the event's title sponsor, Comcast.
For the fourth year in a row, 4th of July at the Historic Reserve is asking the community to "Take $4 to the 4th". A donation of four dollars per person will be suggested for admittance into this year's festivity. As in previous years, a portion of the proceeds from household fireworks that are bought at select stands in Vancouver will help fund this year's event. These stands will be identified by an SOS "Support Our Show" banner.
KGW is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,900 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island and the Mid-Atlantic region. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 15 markets) reaching 13.8 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates 10 cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers include The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). Belo Interactive's new media businesses include more than 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances and a broad range of Internet-based products. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com. For more information contact Rich Brase, Director of Creative Services at at KGW-TV at (503) 226-5103 or email@example.com.