We have learned just now that WFRV Channel 5, our local CBS affiliate, will broadcast Green Bay's first HD newscast TONIGHT during the 5:00 PM newscast. WFRV producer Jesse Jermstad tweeted moments ago "Big day for @wfrv5 Join us at 5pm when we become first #GreenBay station to go HD."
WBAY had previously announced plans to switch to HD in phases by year's end, so WFRV's recent promo teases and announcement today was a surprise. WFRV had previously been the first station in the Green Bay market to convert their master control facilities to HD, which led to syndicated programming being presented in high-definition. WLUK and corporate sibling WCWF have since followed suit with their own HD syndication capabilities.