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WSAZ Iphone Application Review

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 10:16 AM on December 30, 2009

WSAZ is the local TV station  that services the Huntington and Charleston, WV area.  I must admit that I don’t watch a lot of local news on TV.  I usually only catch it when I can’t find the remote.  However  this doesn’t mean I am not interested  in local news, I just don’t have the time or desire to sit in front of the TV at the same time every night.   Unfortunately for local news I don’t think I am unique.  They could have just thrown up there hands and given up on viewers like me.  They didn’t do that though, they looked around and realized that people like me spend a lot of time on our smart phone.  They had a company create an Iphone application for them.

It is a really good application and I use it daily.  You can look at local news, sports, weather and business.  They provide videos which play through the Youtube  application.  You can share  a story by email, Facebook or Twitter   If you observe a local news story, you can upload video or pictures to WSAZ through the application.   If you click on weather you can look at the forecast, watch the radar or check for local alerts.  Under sports they have news and scores from Marshall and WVU.  They also provide scores and schedules for high schools in the area.

Basically it has got everything you need to follow local news.  The only complaint I have is I wish it would update more often.  If you live in the Charleston-Huntington area I would recommend downloading the application.  If you live some other area then go to the Iphone app store and put in your local news station call sign. If an application is available download it, you may learn things you didn’t know about your area.