Local radio and television broadcasters continually develop and invest in new technologies that allow them to provide the news, entertainment and emergency information viewers and listeners rely on every day. Through innovation, local broadcasters keep communities safe, informed and entertained. With social media, over-the-air broadcasts, internet services, mobile applications and other emerging technologies, broadcast innovators are able to identify and create new opportunities to deliver these services to their communities.

WVIK Podcast: Suspect Convictions

Despite not having network or big-market resources, in January 2017, Quad Cities NPR affiliate WVIK and veteran journalist Scott Reeder launched a true-crime podcast, “Suspect Convictions” – a near-instant hit. Within the first month, “Suspect [...]

Local News VR Mini-doc

Tegna owned KING 5 produced the first virtual reality mini doc in local news. The story, Under the Bridge, focused on Tina, a homeless woman who makes her home in an unsanctioned homeless encampment [...]

NextRadio Introduces Streaming Functionality

NextRadio has introduced streaming functionality to its app that combines internet functionality with over-the-air radio. Why is it important? By providing a streaming service alongside OTA radio, NextRadio is giving Apple users access to local [...]

NBC 10 Generation Addiction

NBC 10 Philadelphia (WCAU) produce a powerful digital first multimedia story called Generation Addicted that explored the Philadelphia opioid crisis. The report told the stories of addicts, families, and law enforcement by blending video, text, illustrated [...]