December 20, 2005

Uniquely Northwest! KING 5 Celebrates New Year's at the Needle

Seattle, WA -- Other cities drop the ball, but Seattle rises to the occasion in spectacular style. New Year's at the Needle, presented by Quadrant Homes, and KING 5 television, ushers in a dazzling 2006. Thousands of pyrotechnic effects shimmer through the night sky, dancing to the rhythm of old and new favorites.

The party begins at 11:35 p.m. on KING 5, as hosts Dennis Bounds and Joyce Taylor take you behind the scenes to see how the thrilling fireworks display is coordinated with split second accuracy from more than 70 launch locations on the Space Needle.

Evening Magazine's John Curley, Almost Live's Pat Cashman and Miss Washington, Tina Marie Mares whisk viewers from party to party. From family friendly reveling in Seattle Center to an elegant "soir e in the sky" atop the famous landmark, viewers share in a uniquely Northwest tradition.

As the final countdown begins, sparkling jets of color shoot from the Space Needle core working up to the crown. At the stroke of midnight, the sky bursts to life in spectacular showers of sparkling light, and viewers see it all from every breathtaking vantage point. The annual televised favorite is presented as part of KING 5's Home Team Holidays.

New Year's at the Needle , presented by Quadrant Homes and KING 5, airs live, Saturday, December 31st, at 11:35 p.m. on KING 5 Television, with music simulcast on STAR 101.5.

About Belo
KING 5 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 7,600 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults, affluent populations and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and the d, El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances and a broad range of Internet-based products. Additional information, including earnings releases and corporate communications, is available online at or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.