WXYZ-TV (Detroit)  is celebrating “70 Years of 7.” For 70 years, the station has served Southeast Michigan.  October 9 will mark the 70th anniversary of the day the station signed on the air from studios in the Maccabees building in Detroit.

WXYZ will recognize this historic milestone with an on-air and social campaign that celebrates the moments that made us proud to be Detroiters. The station will look back at the news events that defined them and the most memorable sports events of the past seven decades. The project will also look ahead to the next 70 years and showcase the technology that will keep the station connected.

“It’s an honor to look back at the past 70 years and the incredible impact WXYZ has had on this community,” said Mike Murri, WXYZ and WMYD vice president and general manager. “It’s even more exciting looking to the future as WXYZ continues to evolve as a media organization and serve the community at the highest level on every platform. This station has always been about the passion of the remarkable people who work here and their dedication to deliver great story-telling with fair and balanced content on all platforms.”

On October 9 at 7:30 p.m., WXYZ will broadcast a “70 Years of 7” half-hour special that explores the impact of the station on the community. The special will be streamed live on WXYZ.com, Facebook and OTT platforms.

For more on “70 Years of 7” go to http://WXYZ.com.

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