Lakeshore News Tonight: Twice Daily at 6:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M. Starting Tonight, May 6
Northwest Indiana’s only live and local television newscast, Lakeshore News Tonight, moves to 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on weeknights starting tonight. The move reinforces Lakeshore Public Media’s commitment to providing coverage of local news, weather, sports and public affairs in the region.
“The new time slots and extra news hour provide twice the opportunity to serve the community with local news when they want it,” said Matt Franklin, vice president of television operations.
“Viewers have many choices for television news, but the majority offer national stories. At, Lakeshore News Tonight, we take great pride in being the only local television news station in Northwest Indiana,” added Jodi Juhl, anchor and assistant news director. “We provide street-level coverage—from local city council activity and environmental developments to the progress of our K-12 schools and universities.”
Lakeshore News Tonight made its debut as 56 Nightly News in 1989 on WYIN Channel 56, with a commitment to covering stories of interest to Northwest Indiana residents. The staff was small—at times it was a one-man-show—and the anchor sat in front of a curtain to read the day’s news, but viewers tuned-in, eager to see a newscast with local flavor and focus.
Today, the award-winning news program features a full-time newscast, including Emmy-nominated television journalist Jodi Juhl, meteorologist Matt Wintz, and long-time sports director at Lakeshore Joe Arredondo. On May 16, the community has a chance to meet the news team at the station’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. For tickets and sponsorship information to the 25th Anniversary Celebration, contact Brandi Anstine at 219-756-5656, ext. 317. A donation of $75 is requested.
Lakeshore News Tonight can be found 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday starting tonight, May 6, 2013 on Channel 56 over the air, on Dish Network and DirecTV. On Comcast, the station can be found on Channel 17 or 239 in HD.
Lakeshore Public Media provides quality local and original programming that educates enlightens and informs. Lakeshore Public Television, which celebrates 25 years of service, chooses the best of PBS—broadcasting to 3.5 million homes throughout Northwest Indiana, Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. As the Voice of Northwest Indiana, 89.1 FM, The Lakeshore provides local and NPR programming—reaching more than 500,000 listeners throughout Northwest Indiana. For local news, weather, sports, and public affairs, get connected at lakeshorepublicmedia.org.