November 1, 2006
WCNC Wraps Production on First HDTV Program
All-New "Carolina Traveler" Episodes in High Definition
CHARLOTTE -- WCNC will broadcast its first locally produced High Definition television program when it airs an all-new episode of the Emmy Award winning program, "Carolina Traveler" this Saturday at 7:30PM.
All-new shows will premiere, Saturdays at 7:30PM, in November. The shows are WCNC's first local programs produced in HDTV. Host Mike Redding and photographer Andy Benton have been working on the new shows for several months. Concurrently, graphic designer Jon Wicker created a brand new graphic look, completely in house all at high definition resolution. A few highlights of the WCNC HD productions include The Tall Ships sailing into the Carolinas, the lighthouse keepers at Cape Lookout Lighthouse, archaeologists diving for Blackbeard's pirate ship, The Queen Ann's Revenge, and the wild horses of the Outer Banks. Host Mike Redding says, "These are the best Carolina Traveler shows we've ever produced! Definitely Must See! The pictures that Andy captured in HD are just spectacular!"
This is the 5th year of the Carolina Traveler. The WCNC production features the people and places that make the Carolinas special. The show can be seen every Saturday at 7:30PM. President and General Manager Stuart Powell remarks, "WCNC takes great pride in the award winning Carolina Traveler show and, in particular, bringing our first locally produced HDTV program to our viewers."
The HDTV program can be seen over the air on digital broadcast channel 36.1, or on Time Warner digital cable channel 220.
WCNC-TV 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 7,400 employees and more than $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, the Mid-Atlantic and Rhode Island. 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 D a 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.