WDRB launches second studio - WDRB 41 Louisville News

WDRB launches second studio

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)--  It wasn't long ago WDRB introduced you to a state-of-the-art studio, with the kind of technology that promised to take Louisville news to the next level. 

It did, and now we are at it again.  

WDRB News at 6 and 11 premiere Monday in Studio B. It will serve as the permanent home for both newscasts. 

"We've expanded our news greatly in the past couple of years, and as we've had more people and more stories to tell, we need to have new places to tell them," said Assistant News Director, Jennifer Keeney.

About two years ago, Keeney and the rest of the WDRB management team decided that while we love our home in Studio A, we could always use more space. What started as plans and sketches, really took shape over the past two weeks. 

A team of close to 20 worked around the clock to assemble our new digs.

"Anytime you put a new set in, there's a tremendous amount of work," said Director of Production, David Callan. 

Work that's well worth it. Studio B is tricked out with the latest technology

"It only takes a flip of the switch, or the push of a button, to make it a completely new studio," Keeney said.

A huge video wall and custom monitors make anything possible. 

"It allows our anchors to move around and just gives us new ways to illustrate and tell stories," Keeney said.

Designs, city backdrops and logos in the monitors instantly give the set a new feel. 

"It really gives us great flexibility," Callan said.

A new touch screen and a state-of-the-art LED lighting system also allows our production team to change the color scheme. It can switch from one color to another in an instant.

It all is already coming together to give WDRB the leading edge in continuing to bring you the kind of journalism you've come to expect.

"This is a visual medium. You want to be able to do things differently and do it so it's got some 'wow effect.' I think we'll be able to do that with this studio," Keeney said.

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