SOUTHFIELD – WXYZ is celebrating “70 Years of 7.” Oct. 9 marks the 70th anniversary of the day the station signed on the air from studios in the Maccabees building in Detroit.
WXYZ has served the people of Southeast Michigan for 70 years.
WXYZ will recognize this historic milestone with an on-air and social campaign. The station will look back at the most memorable sports events of the past seven decades.
The project will also look ahead to the next 70 years and showcase the technology it intends to use to keep making news.
The campaign will highlight the ways WXYZ is committed to journalism and how it intends to move the region forward.
“It’s an honor to look back at the past 70 years and the incredible impact WXYZ has had on this community,” said Mike Murri, WXYZ and WMYD vice president and general manager. “It’s even more exciting looking to the future as WXYZ continues to evolve as a media organization and serve the community at the highest level on every platform. This station has always been about the passion of the remarkable people who work here and their dedication to deliver great story-telling with fair and balanced content on all platforms.”
On Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m., WXYZ will broadcast a “70 Years of 7” half-hour special that’ll be streamed live on WXYZ.com, Facebook and OTT platforms.