It’s a sign of the times. Starting Sunday, 3 competing news stations in Phoenix – KHPO-5, KTVK-3 and KPNX-12 – are teaming up to share costs and aerial video. That means that the chopper will provide a single shot for each station to work with.
The president and GM of 12 News told the Arizona Republic: “This was done as a response to this economy and for financial reasons.”
So… what about the station helicopter reporters? Well, they’re going to have to apply for the two available positions – a morning and evening reporter – as employees of Helicopters Inc.