TAMPA (WFLA) – WFLA joined 171 Nexstar stations across the country Tuesday by starting their daily broadcasts with the playing of the United States National Anthem.
The Star-Spangled Banner was once a staple on local television stations, signifying the beginning or end of the broadcast day and Nexstar is restoring this long-held tradition.
Starting September 3, the national anthem will be played at 3:58 a.m. before our morning broadcasts, every day of the year on WFLA.
The anthem will be performed by emerging talented artists who will record their own unique versions of The Star-Spangled Banner at Belmont University’s Ocean Way Studios.
“This unique collaboration supports higher education in business for the music and entertainment industry, while providing aspiring professional artists and songwriters a national distribution platform to showcase their respective talents,” Nexstar President of Broadcasting Tim Busch said.
All musical genres will be highlighted during the series.