WJBF/WAGT Television News Studios

Project Type: Office and Retail

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WJBF/WAGT Television News Studios

Augusta, Georgia


Project Description

R.W. Allen was selected to provide Pre-Construction & Construction Service for the consolidation of two television news studios, stations WJBF (Channel 6, ABC) and WAGT (Channel 26, NBC). WJBF (ABCs affiliate in Augusta, Georgia) entered into a joint operating agreement with WAGT in January 2010.

After undergoing exterior and interior renovations, the television news studios were combined to create an expanded 28,000 sq-ft facility (comprised of leased space) now houses four stations, including WJBFs CW and Retro TV affiliates, and multiple sets. The state-of-the-art broadcast center features one of the largest newsrooms in the Southeast, three separate studios/sets, production rooms, three conference rooms, a break room, control rooms, a large lobby, the most powerful weather center & tracking system in Augusta, updated graphics packages and office space.

WJBF is using the hi-tech facility, located at Television Park in the Augusta West Shopping Center, to operate WJBF and provide services to WAGT, allowing for the broadcasting of its newscasts in High Definition

Client

Media General Operations, Inc.


Architect

Holroyd & Associates, Architects


Size

28,000 sq. ft.