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Friday, February 02, 2018

KHOU selling building, WFAA shows how it is helping Houston

Last night, KHOU 11 announced it was selling its studios on Allen Parkway.

This after the station was flooded thanks to Hurricane Harvey.

(- VIDEO: Summary of KHOU 11 studio flooding Harvey)

The station is not saying who is buying the building or how much it is selling for.

My guess is that a built up, tall building, could go there and survive a flooding event.

Last November, KHOU announced it was moving.

KHOU reports that the search for a new building could be ending soon.

In the meantime, the TEGNA owned station plans to stay at its temporary home at Houston Public Media on the University of Houston campus until the end of this year.

(- Brandi Smith and the viral storm)

Since we are talking KHOU's tragic flooding, let's focus on the inexorable quality the station has to stay on the air, an invasion of water or not.

Dallas TEGNA sister-station WFAA posted a video (embedded above) that shows how it helped KHOU keep informing Houston during the Hurricane.

The video also chronicles how the DFW station helped the Houston station get back on the air and continue broadcasting.

TEGNA opened up a KHOU control room at its Dallas station and brought in employees from across the nation to operate it.

Why in the video do I spy Ned Hibberd (former FOX 26 anchor) now of TEGNA's WCNC NBC Charlotte?

So KHOU is sending its temporary studio signal and all of its live shots to the Metroplex where WFAA puts it together and sends the broadcast back to KHOU's Houston transmitter.

Now that is some corporate teamwork.

- KHOU 11 opening downtown Houston studios
- Dan Rather's words of encouragement for KHOU

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