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Amarillo’s KFDA Set to Broadcast First HD Newscast in West Texas

Amarillo’s KFDA will begin broadcasting its newscasts in HD next week, becoming the first station in the area to do so.

“Geographically, there’s no high-def TV station right now between Dallas and Albuquerque (N.M.), Oklahoma City and San Antonio,” Brent McClure, KFDA’s general manager, told the Amarillo Globe-News. “There’s nobody doing this. We’re the first in the whole West Texas region.”

The CBS-affiliate, which is owned by Drewry Communications Group, began the transition to HD two years ago, adding HD equipment to their studio and educating their team about the new technology.

The switch will officially occur next Wednesday.

“We are trying to stay on the edge and bring people what they want,” McClure said.

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