Thursday, September 22, 2005

Beaumont NBC Affiliate Makes KTAL Home as Rita Storms Through Area

KBTV in Beaumont has moved operations to KTAL in Shreveport to wait out Hurricane Rita. Here's the message found on the station's website:

"As of 7pm Thursday, September 22, 2005 we are completely evacuating the Beaumont and Port Arthur facilities. Once we are allowed back in the Southeast Texas area we will assess the damage and provide information on returning to work on this website and the hotline. In the meantime we will be broadcasting the signal from our sister station KTAL in Shreveport, Louisiana. Several of the station’s news and production staff are relocating to KTAL Thursday evening. Depending on the damage in Southeast Texas, KBTV personnel may be working out of KTAL in Shreveport for the short-term."


At 8:48 AM, September 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you cover a hurricane if your staff is located in Shreveport? Surely they are leaving some people on the gulf coast?


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