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Celebrating one-year at the downtown studio!

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 11:50:12-05

WXYZ-TV will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its downtown street-side studio on Friday, Feb. 26. The celebration will include live coverage and special interviews throughout the day on 7 Action News.

The studio is located inside the Qube building on Woodward Avenue along Campus Martius Park. It provides 7 Action News viewers with a unique look at the heart of the city and the year-round activities in the park.

The downtown studio is home to 7 Action News at noon with JoAnne Purtan. It is also an integral part of 7 Action News newscasts and has become a central location for interviews with the region’s top newsmakers. It’s a premiere location for downtown events and special programming, including musical performances on the patio.

“The feedback from the community and our viewers has been tremendous,” said Mike Murri, vice president and general manager of WXYZ and WMYD. “We are thrilled to be part of the resurgence in Detroit and to provide viewers with this unique perspective on downtown development. The studio in the Qube showcases our goal to be part of the rebirth of the city we serve.”

The downtown broadcast studio takes WXYZ back to its roots. The station first began broadcasting in 1948 from studios inside the Maccabees Building in Detroit’s Midtown. Sixty-six years later, Detroit’s legendary television station returned to broadcast from the heart of the city.

Friday afternoon, viewers can take a behind-the-scenes look at the studio on Facebook and Twitter.