The Political Conventions: Want to Join the Party? Local Broadcasters Have You Covered

August 20, 2012 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

The signs are all there. Back to school commercials. Discounted offers for last minute vacations. The welcomed respite from 100 degree days. Summer is drawing to a close. But as one season ends, another begins… election season!

The race to the White House is well underway, and you’ll be hearing more about the candidates and the issues as Democrats and Republicans hold their respective political party conventions in the coming weeks.

Worried that you’ll miss out on the party? Don’t be – your local broadcasters have you covered. Stations will be providing extensive coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Fla.,  August 27-30 and the 2012 Democratic National Convention September 3-6 in Charlotte, N.C.

Preparations have been underway for Charlotte stations before the city was officially selected to host the Democratic Convention in February 2011. Stations are budgeting for overtime for staffers to work up to 12 hours a day to ensure they are providing viewers with complete coverage of the convention. Broadcast stations in Tampa Bay have surveyed stations in previous convention host cities and contacted additional employees to prepare for the influx of convention attendees. Stations in both cities are busy working with their networks and other media so coverage of the conventions is robust across the country.

Don’t miss out on the fun. Make sure to check out your local broadcast stations’ Facebook and Twitter pages for more information on what you can expect from them this election season.

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