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KAET-TV, "Eight," the Valley's PBS station, has made its move.

I have the pleasure of hosting an occasional pledge drive for the station. Now my drive to the station will change from the campus at ASU in Tempe to the new studios in downtown Phoenix.

After nearly 50 years at the Tempe campus, everything from Eight now comes from the all-new digital media center at Fillmore and Central in downtown Phoenix.

The grand opening event featured a list of dignitaries, including Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, ASU President Michael Crow and Paula Kerger, president of the Public Broadcasting Service.

This is quite a step up.

"Eight's beginnings were humble, to say the least. The first broadcast facility was a trailer on the Tempe campus at Arizona State University," said Kelly McCullough, Eight general manager. "We are now stewards of a state-of-the-art facility thanks to the support of the city of Phoenix, ASU, and the many contributors to the Campaign for Arizona PBS."

The station's signature public affairs programs HORIZON, hosted by my long-time friend and former Channel 5 colleague Ted Simons, and HORIZONTE, began broadcasting from the new location the first week of the new year.

I can't wait to be "live from downtown Phoenix," sometime in the near future when you, too, can become a Friend of Eight.

Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink
Vice President/General Manager Abbie has been doing public relations her whole life…from organizing a picket line in 6th grade to organizing client communications today. She’s passionate about a lot of things, you’ll see. Check out Abbie's full bio

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