SEATTLE -- Tune in to KING 5 on Tuesday, July 4, for the WaMu Family 4th. This marks the 18th year of the live broadcast event. The Independence Day fireworks magic will begin at 10:00 p.m. high above the shores of Seattle's Gas Works Park on Lake Union. The hour-long broadcast will be hosted by KING 5 News Anchors Dennis Bounds and Lori Matsukawa, with reports throughout Gas Works Park from Evening Magazine's John Curley and Michael King, and special guest Bender from KISS 106.1.
Designed by fireworks master Eric Tucker, the show will include a dazzling array of pyrotechnics from around the world, all to commemorate our nation's 230 years of independence. The fireworks will also be synchronized to a moving score of patriotic music specifically designed for the WaMu Family 4th. KING 5's live broadcast will air at 10:00 p.m. immediately following NBC's broadcast of the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" from New York City.
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 7,700 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 and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.