WKBN debuting new studio during 5 p.m. news

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The new set has a very different and vibrant look

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – WKBN 27 First News will debut its new studio on the 5 p.m. news tonight.

The new set has a very different and vibrant look.

All of the studio lights are energy-saving LEDs, as well as the lights behind the blue walls.

The image printed on the backdrop of the Storm Team 27 weather center is a photograph of the “Mr. Peanut” bridge from Mahoning Avenue as you enter the city of Youngstown.

A total of 43.5 hours of live newscasts will be produced from the new studio each week.

Watch the video above for a look at WKBN 27’s history in the Valley, and tune into First News at 5 p.m. tonight to see the new look.

In addition to the new set, WKBN has commissioned a new custom orchestration of its familiar news theme. We’ve used a version of this theme about 17 of the last 22 years.

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