Family Holiday Shows to Share this Season

Published: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 1:03 PM

Get the cocoa ready and set your schedule for these family favorites!

Remember when Frosty first cam to life? Or when Rudolph saved Christmas? Kick off the season with the favorite holiday classics you grew up with! As you begin decorating the tree or wrapping gifts, these shows are perfect to help you prepare for the most wonderful time of the year.

Friday, November 24

8pm Frost the Snowman

8:30pm Frosty Returns

Saturday, November 25

8pm Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire

8:30pm Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe

9pm The Story of Santa Claus

Tuesday, November 28

8pm Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Saturday, December 9

8pm Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

9pm Frosty the Snowman

9:30pm Frosty Returns

Friday, December 22

8pm I Love Lucy Christmas Special

9pm The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color!

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You could win $500 by taking the WHIO Radio survey

Published: Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 1:26 PM

Thank you for participating in this WHIO Radio Morning News survey. We want to know which community issues in the news matter most to you. Your insight and guidance will help make sure we are doing all we can to bring you the news, stories and information you’ve come to expect from us. 

As a thank you, you will be entered for a chance to win $500! 

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FREE local weather app!

Published: Thursday, December 05, 2013 @ 7:51 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 3:06 PM

WHIO's Storm Center 7 FREE weather app!  Channel 7’s exclusive weather-only app delivers weather info anywhere, anytime on your iPad, iPhone or Android phone. The new app includes popular features such as a 5-Day forecast, interactive radar, severe weather alerts, live streaming, Twitter feeds, and user-generated photos with our iWitness7 community. 

   

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Online sales top $5 billion on Black Friday

Published: Sunday, November 26, 2017 @ 10:51 AM

Online sales jumped this year on Black Friday, topping $5 billion.
Xavier ROSSI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
Online sales jumped this year on Black Friday, topping $5 billion.(Xavier ROSSI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

There were plenty of crowds on Black Friday, but the shoppers that stayed home and took advantage of online sales is on the rise, CNN reported.

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American shoppers spent a record $5 billion online in 24 hours, an increase of 16.9 percent in dollars spent on the internet from Black Friday in 2016. Those figures were released by Adobe Digital Insights, which tracks 80 percent of online spending at the 100 largest retail websites in the United States, CNN reported. 

Amazon said Friday that orders were being placed “at record levels,” with more than 200,000 toys sold in the first five hours of the day, CNN reported. Amazon did not provide sales figures for the entire day.

While sales boomed online, purchases at malls and large retailers remained strong, CNN reported. Estimates from ShopperTrak, a data analytics company that measures the number of shoppers at stores, said sales at those outlets decreased “less than 1 percent” compared to Black Friday in 2016, CNN reported.

Adobe predicts that Cyber Monday will be even bigger than Black Friday, bringing in as much as $6 billion in digital sales, CNN reported.

ShopperTrak was optimistic for the holiday shopping season, since there are four Saturdays in December before Christmas. ShopperTrak added that after Black Friday, Dec. 23 and Dec. 16 -- both Saturdays -- will be the second and third busiest shopping days of the season.

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How to watch NewsCenter 7 if you're traveling

Published: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 11:28 AM

Just because you're going to visit Aunt Edna in another state, it doesn't mean you have to watch Aunt Edna's favorite newscasts. You can still watch news from the Miami Valley no matter where your holiday travels take you.

 

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NewsCenter 7 newscasts are available, for free, in a variety of ways.

First, you can watch the news on your phone or tablet any time in the WHIO news app and the WHIO weather app. Just tap the red "Watch Live" box on the apps to start watching the news. You can also watch anytime on our website, www.whio.com. Here's a direct link to the newscasts: http://www.whio.com/whio-tv/.

And if your Aunt Edna has a streaming box for her television, even better. You can watch newscasts from NewsCenter 7 on her television. All you have to do is have her download the WHIO streaming app on any of the following platforms: Roku, Vizio, Samsung, PlayStation Vue, Hulu, Amazon Fire and Apple TV.

There's more than the newscasts on the WHIO streaming TV apps. Click here (http://www.whio.com/news/local/watch-whio-for-free-without-cable-satellite/iLAINZ6N2zcudoFjXBqdLI/) to read more about that.

So wherever your travels take you, we're glad to help you stay connected to the Miami Valley, all for free. It's part of our mission to make sure NewsCenter 7 is always coverage you can count on.

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