WVVA-6, NBS (TV Station)

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WVVA-6 is a Bluefield, West Virginia television station and an affiliate of the NBS television network.

Station Owner

Quincy Newspapers

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 5pm news bulletin on January 30, 2006 the station broadcast an edited and re-voiced video news release (VNR) produced by D S Simon Productions for Matrixx Initiatives on a flu-related dehydration treatment, Zicam. The broadcast item removed all references to Zicam. [1]

According to the "Healthy Housekeeper" website, WVVA aired an SMT with Laura Dellutri in April 2006. [2]

Contact Details

WVVA-TV NewsChannel Six
Rt. 460 Bypass
Bluefield, WV 24701
Phone 304-325-5487
Fax 304-327-5586
Web: http://www.wvva.com/

SourceWatch Resources

External links

  • Diane Farsetta and Daniel Price, "Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed: A multimedia report on television newsrooms' use of material provided by PR firms on behalf of paying clients", Center for Media and Democracy, April 6, 2006.