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In an Indianapolis and possible national broadcast first, Afternoons with Amos broadcast live from the newsroom of a major market television station – from WRTV/Channel 6 part of Scripps/Indianapolis.  It was the first of a month long series of Afternoons with Amos specials from Indianapolis’ major commercial TV stations.  Local television has changed dramatically in Indianapolis the past few years.  The number of local newscasts have increased.  There’s more investigative reporting and the resources stations devote to provide news, sports, entertainment and service not just on TV sets, but on tablets like iPads, smartphones, cellphones and other mobile devices is increasing.  In this Afternoons with Amos special, Amos talked live with top officials and personalities at Channel 6 about their programming. Not just on Channel 6 but on their HTSN Channel that not only broadcasts news 24/7 but also airs a growing number of local HS football and basketball games, home games of the Indianapolis Indiana and some local college contests. Station management explained how their newscasts and news gathering process worked and talked about their stations’ dedication to the community. Channel 6 anchors and reporters talked about their jobs and how the community should interact and reach them with story ideas. Channel 6 officials answered listeners questions and concerns.  Appearing on the program were WRTV Vice-President/General Manager Larry Blackerby, News Director Terri Cope-Walton (the first African-American to hold such a position in Indianapolis history. Morning Anchor Marc Mullins and Evening Anchor Todd Connor, Meteorologist Ashley Brown (the Indy’s first Black female TV meteorologist), veteran Investigative Reporter Rafael Sanchez, Sports Reporter Jason Spells. And talking about the station’s The Indy Channel Dot Com website was Director of Digital Media Glen Hale and commenting on entertainment programming on the station was Director of Audience Engagement Paul Montgomery.  Click The Photo Gallery Above to See Photos of the Visit. Click The Arrow To Hear The Full Broadcast of Amos and Channel 6 Staff about how their Station Interacts with Central Indiana.  Part One Runs 61 Minutes.   Part 2 Runs 35 Minutes. ©2013 WTLC/Radio One. 

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