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A Behind the Scenes Tour of WCTV Eyewitness News

August 25, 2012

I had a chance to get a behind the scenes look at WCTV in Tallahassee this week.  My friend and fellow blogger Stephen Kubiak took me around the station after we met up for lunch.  I saw where WCTV keeps their archives (some on beta max tapes!), the news room, and said hello to the news director.  As we went through the station I snapped several pictures.

Here is a view of the news room from under the large WCTV sign shown in the first picture.  These are the reporters where the reporters type up stories for the website.  The screens closest to the front of the picture are where the management of the station’s website is performed.

One of the most interesting things I learned, there are no cameramen! They are operated remotely from a control panel.  The same goes for the cameras used to film the weatherman and sports guy.  Their areas of the studio are to the left and right respectively.  When we were in this are I saw Rob Nucatola heading out after the mid-day broadcast.  It was kind of cool seeing the guy who keeps the Big Bend up to date of humdingers and tropical activity in person.

The oddest thing I saw  at the station was this kitchenette setup.  It greets you when you walk in from the lobby and looked like something from a Red Lobster.  Apparently  it may have been left by the prior tenants of the building, but Stepehen was not sure.  The large number 6 that hangs on the wall is from the old station and looked like something Ron Burgundy would hang in his living room.

Overall, it was pretty cool touring WCTV.  I had never been inside a local station and it was interesting to get a look behind the scenes at Tallahassee’s best local news.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 26, 2012 1:21 pm

    Cool post Mike! The lack of cameramen explains a lot.

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