SPJ To Honor Hubbard's Historic St. Paul Studios
June 22, 2009 at 8:50 AM (PT)
The SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS is honoring HUBBARD BROADCASTING with its national Historic Site in Journalism award on FRIDAY (6/26). The award will honor HUBBARD's news operation at its UNIVERSITY AVENUE location, home to Talk KSTP-A, AC KSTP-F (KS95), Talk WFMP (FM 107.1), ABC affiliate KSTP-TV, and independent KSTC-TV.
The site is home to the MIDWEST's first commercial television station, also the first TV station in the U.S. to broadcast in color, the first to broadcast a seven-day schedule and the first to use remote satellite reports inside newscasts. HUBBARD also established the pioneering CONUS satellite news service and USSB, the satellite TV operator that merged with DIRECTV.