WKRG: Broadcasting from Atmore

Published 4:36 am Thursday, July 5, 2007

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Atmore residents will get a taste of how broadcast journalism works Friday evening when WRKG broadcasts the Channel 5 Evening News from Atmore Heritage Park.
According to Robin Delaney, WKRG's director of creative services, broadcasting from smaller communities around the Mobile area is something WKRG often does and is usually a crowd pleaser.
"We usually get a good response," Delaney said. "This is the first one we've done this summer. But in the past we've had a pretty good response."
Delaney said WKRG will be broadcasting in Atmore to allow the Mobile community, as well as other smaller communities to have insight on what this small town is all about.
"We will try to give people an idea of what the community is like, what kind of businesses are there and we will give a brief history of the community," he said.
WKRG anchors will also visit Brewton, Saraland and Milton, Fla., later this summer, Delaney said.
"We pick communities that are a little bit outside of the City of Mobile to visit," he said. "It's a way to get in to each community to do a little bit more news coverage."
According to Delaney, the Atmore Chamber of Commerce has become involved with the event to help create the greatest affair possible.
"The Atmore Chamber has gotten involved with it," he said. "It's kind of a family thing. The newscast is at 6 (p.m.), but people can come hang out in the afternoon as we set up."
The news will be live from Heritage Park and WKRG anchors Mel Showers, Rose Ann Haven and Alan Sealls will be doing the broadcast.
The public is invited to attend the event as the audience. The Chamber asks for community members to bring lawn chairs for seating.

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