While some athletes and others controversially kneel during the playing of the national anthem or otherwise dishonor our flag and our country — now comes some good news for all patriots.
Across the nation, Nexstar Television stations — owned by Nexstar Media Group — will be bringing back “The Star-Spangled Banner” to the airwaves.
This time — unlike from decades ago — the anthem will play at the start of each day’s programming.
“The 171 Nexstar TV stations across the country are going to bring the national anthem back to the public airwaves — a place the anthem has been missing from for far too long,” an article in Western Journal noted.
“When television first began to spread across the country, stations regularly closed the broadcast day by airing test patterns and ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,'” it also mentioned.
Now, starting on September 2, these stations will begin playing the anthem again — at the beginning of each day.
Nexstar is adding its own interesting angle to this activity as well.
Each day a different version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” will play — as performed by a variety of musicians — as KSN News in Oklahoma reported.
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“Nexstar’s core mission is to provide exceptional service to the local communities where we operate across America through our organization-wide commitment to localism, unbiased local broadcast journalism and telling the local stories that matter to our viewers and their families,” Tim Busch, president of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., said in a statement, according to The Hill.
“Nexstar’s local teams take great pride in their ability to bring the local communities they serve together and that is why we are excited to partner with BMI and Belmont University to broadcast this new daily series featuring ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ that will air 365 days of each year,” Busch also said.
“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.”
See these tweets — and share your thoughts:
— The National Sentinel (@TheNatSent) August 31, 2019
News 4 will soon be one of 171 Nexstar stations across the country to begin daily broadcasts of the U.S. National Anthem. https://t.co/gaBES28AUn
— News 4, WIVB-TV (@news4buffalo) August 30, 2019
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