WJBF/WAGT Television News Studios
Media General Operations, Inc.
Holroyd & Associates, Architects
28,000 sq. ft.
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.