It was a cold, snowy morning on February 22, 2015. On that day, the Facebook page for 'Knox County News Now' was created. Over the next few months, we began posting small news stories and daily weather forecasts to our Facebook page.
In August of 2015, to show our true commitment to Knox County, we re-branded as W-A-K-C which stands for We Are Knox County. We began broadcasting 1-2 minute news and weather updates on our Facebook page. Unfortunately, the news and weather updates were not successful and those ended in late 2016.
In the summer of 2017, we learned from our mistakes and decided to invest in better cameras, computers, editing software, a brand new website and broadcast studio so we could bring Knox County the best local breaking news, severe weather and community events coverage. In the fall of 2017, we began remodeling our offices and building our news set with the plan to launch a daily newscast on our website. We finished construction of our office and broadcast set in late 2018.
WAKC News will begin broadcasting a 5 minute newscast weekdays at 10:00am on January 31. WAKC News will also broadcast a show titled Community Connection every Friday at Noon showcasing some of the events taking place around our community.
We're always looking for news to cover and ideas to make our product better. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathan Andrews is the founder of We Are Knox County and the anchor/host of WAKC News and WAKC's Community Connection.
Nathan is a Vincennes native and graduate of Vincennes Lincoln High School.
In his spare time, Nathan enjoys writing, traveling and trying new restaurants.
John Hegner/Starbell Hatchery- Thank you to professional musician/composer, John Hegner, for assisting WAKC News on obtaining a license for the news music package 'News in Focus' which was composed by John Hegner Music. This package was specifically created for TV news stations in 1998 and has been heard on stations across the country. You can learn more about John Hegner and Starbell Hatchery by visiting his website.
Denise Kelly- Thank you to professional voice over artist, Denise Kelly, for providing WAKC News and We Are Knox County with voice over work. Denise Kelly has provided voice over to several TV news stations across the country and has voiced several commercials and movie trailers. You can learn more about Denise Kelly's voice over services by visiting her website.
The People of Knox County- To everyone in Knox County, thank you for the never ending support and words of encouragement! We could not do it without you!