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After a Technical Malfunction, WDAF Does Evening Newscast Without Commercials

Kansas City Fox affiliate WDAF was forced to stay on the air for almost 90 minutes last night due to a technical malfunction. The station alerted viewers to the issue via Facebook:

So this is interesting…we’re doing a newscast without commercials…our system that runs commercials crashed so we’re just rolling through the news tonight and combining 90 minutes of news into about 45 minutes or so. We’re waiting for the computer to come back! Another night of live TV for you!

Phil Witt and Abby Eden anchored uninterrupted from 10:30 p.m. to 11:50 p.m. “By the way, props to everybody in the control room,” meteorologist Mike Thompson said at the end of the newscast. “That’s kind of tough to do, to all of a sudden slam together an hour and 20 minute newscast.” [h/t NewsBlues]

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