October 12, 2007

KGW Northwest Newschannel 8 "Shred Day" Sets New Record

Belo Corp. Station's Popular Event Helps Prevent Identity Theft

KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 held its eighth and most successful Shred Day on Friday, October 5. This event shattered previous Shred Day records, bringing in nearly 60,000 pounds of sensitive documents for safe recycling. That's a 26% increase over the last Shred Day in May
of this year.

As part of Northwest NewsChannel 8's continuing commitment to help viewers prevent identity theft, the public was invited to deliver documents to the station's studios on S.W. Jefferson St. from 5:30 AM to 7:00 PM. Cintas Document Management then shredded the papers on site at no charge.

According to Cintas, the 59,000 pounds of paper recycled in this single day is equivalent to 98 trees.

Northwest NewsChannel 8 held its first Shred Day several years ago to provide viewers with a safe and easy way to dispose of sensitive documents and keep recyclable paper out of landfills.

The event supports Northwest NewsChannel 8's continuing coverage of identity theft, and ways viewers can protect themselves from this threat. Shred Day also aligns with the station's "Going Green" coverage of environmental concerns.

"The demand for ways to protect one's personal identity continues to grow.

We're delighted to be able to help with an easy, accessible way to dispose of sensitive documents," said D.J. Wilson, NewsChannel 8 President and General Manager.