KLAS-TV (CBS) To Host Live New Year’s Eve Special in Las Vegas Featuring Live Music, Special Guests and Fireworks

NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECIAL PROGRAMMING TO BE SYNDICATED IN ELEVEN ADDITIONAL NEXSTAR MARKETS

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – KLAS-TV, Nexstar Broadcasting Group’s CBS affiliate serving the Las Vegas DMA (#40), announced today that it will host a live New Year’s Eve Special featuring musical performances from Las Vegas headliners and fireworks from seven of Vegas’ rooftop hotel/casinos on Saturday, December 31, 2016 from 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. PDT.

The New Year’s Eve Special will be hosted by KLAS-TV 8 News Anchors Brian Loftus and Kirsten Joyce and will originate at the Hard Rock Café (3771 South Las Vegas Boulevard). The three and a half hour broadcast will also feature live reports from three locations throughout Las Vegas, including Caesars Palace, the Grand Bazaar Shops and Fremont Street Experience where 300,000 revelers will ring in the New Year.

The New Year’s Eve program will air in Southern Nevada via live television broadcast on KLAS-TV, following Hawaii Five-0. The event will also be syndicated in eleven Nexstar markets across the country.

“Last year at midnight, more than 98,000 Las Vegas viewers tuned into KLAS’s Countdown to 2016 special to ring in the New Year. We are thrilled that our local team at 8 News Now will once again host our New Year’s Eve Special in the Entertainment Capital of the World with some of the biggest marquee names in Vegas, including Matt Franco, Frankie Moreno, REO Speedwagon, Blueman Group and Mystere. In addition, this year we are excited to expand this must-see event to reach eleven additional Nexstar markets across the country and to bring the Las Vegas celebration into the homes of thousands of new viewers,” said Lisa Howfield, VP and General Manager of KLAS-TV.

New Year’s Eve – Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. PT
Hard Rock Café (3771 South Las Vegas Boulevard)

Program Hosts:
Brian Loftus, KLAS-TV 8 News Anchor
Kirsten Joyce, KLAS-TV 8 News Anchor

Live Broadcast:
KLAS-TV (CBS) Las Vegas, NV (DMA #40)

Syndicated Broadcasts:
KASW-TV (CW) Phoenix, AZ (DMA #12)
KUCW-TV (CW) Salt Lake City, UT (DMA #34)
KGPE-TV (CBS) Fresno, CA (DMA #54)
KWKT-TV (FOX/Estrella) Waco, TX (DMA #87)
KTSM-TV (NBC/Estrella) El Paso, TX (DMA #92)
KGET-TV (NBC/CW) Bakersfield, CA (DMA #126)
KAMR-TV (NBS) Amarillo, TX (DMA #131)
KMID-TV (ABC) Midland-Odessa, TX (DMA #145)
KJTL-TV (FOX) Wichita Falls, TX (DMA #147)
KHMT-TV (FOX) Billings, MT (DMA #167)
KGJT-TV (MyNetworkTV) Grand Junction, CO (DMA #185)

For more information on 8 News NOW, please visit LasVegasNow.com and follow the station on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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