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Like a growing number of people, you made a choice to watch WDRB news. Maybe you're just an occasional viewer, or maybe you're a regular viewer and you think of WDRB as "your television station." If you're old enough, you've watched WDRB grow from "Presto the Clown" in the '70s to a charter Fox affiliate in the '80s, to a station that proudly launched a half-hour ten o'clock newscast in 1990. Today, WDRB produces more local news than any other station in town – fifty two and a half hours a week – and it's all closed captioned.
During a period of time when you seem to hear a lot about a slow economy, we're a business that is growing rapidly. WDRB has had the three best years in our history during this recession. At a time when you're constantly reminded of the latest unemployment numbers, we've hired 33 people since 2008 with no layoffs or furloughs. We added fourteen last month alone with the addition of our weekend morning news. We're growing so quickly that we've outgrown our facility. Rather than relocate a few miles away and try to finagle a tax incentive, we choose to expand our current building by 12,000 square feet and reinvest in downtown Louisville.
I tell you this not to boast, but to highlight what I've said before. We can be timid victims of the economy or we can aggressively find ways to flourish in tough times. We chose to flourish. We're optimistic about the future, we love our city, and with your support we're going to keep growing!