NBC10 and Telemundo62's Special Coverage and Programming During Wawa Welcome America


As the official broadcast partner of Wawa Welcome America, the station will air the 4th of July parade, concert and fireworks, and special programs throughout the week

PHILADELPHIA (July 1, 2019) – As the official broadcast partner of Wawa Welcome America, NBC10 and Telemundo62 will produce special coverage of the more than 50 free events throughout the week. NBC10 and Telemundo62 will air the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony and Salute to America Independence Day Parade live from Independence Hall on Thursday, July 4. NBC10 will broadcast the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and Fireworks on Thursday, July 4th live from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway during prime time in its entirety from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The live concert and coverage will also be live streamed on NBC10.com and on Telemundo62.com and can be viewed on any screen – TV, iPad or tablet, smartphone, etc. For the first time, it will be live streamed on NBC10’s YouTube channel. It will also be made available on Xfinity On Demand. Comcast NBCUniversal is the presenting media partner of the festival providing exclusive service ranging from broadcast to communications.

The complete programming schedule includes:

Wednesday, July 3 

5 PM - Telemundo62 will air “La Antesala de Wawa Welcome America,” a 30-minute show hosted by anchor/reporter Yaima Crespo that will preview all the exciting events planned for July 4th in Spanish. It will also air on TeleXitos.

7 PM - NBC10 will air “NBC10 Presents: America’s Birthday Bash,” a 30-minute show hosted by NBC10 anchors Keith Jones and Erin Coleman that will preview what’s to come for July 4th, plus a look at all the free fun we’ve had so far.

Thursday, July 4 

10 AM – NBC10 will air the “Celebration of Freedom Ceremony/Salute to America Independence Day Parade,” from 10 a.m. to Noon, featuring the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony and the Salute to America Independence Day Parade live from Independence Hall hosted by Tracy Davidson and Vai Sikahema. Telemundo62 will air Spanish language coverage which will be hosted by Telemundo62 anchor Brian Mendoza and Reporter Yaima Crespo.

7 PM - NBC10 will air the “Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert on the Parkway” live on the Independence Blue Cross Stage from 7 to 9:30 p.m. hosted by NBC10 anchors Erin Coleman, Keith Jones, Jacqueline London, and Jim Rosenfield. The show will feature live performances by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Meghan Trainor, and appearing with the POPS BIG Band, two-time Grammy Award-winning artist and Academy Award-winning actress, Jennifer Hudson. The concert will air in Spanish on the TeleXitos network and will be hosted by Telemundo62 sports anchor Jaime Becerril and Reporter Yaima Crespo. 

9:30 PM - NBC10 will air Fireworks on the Parkway from 9:30 to 10 p.m. TeleXitos will also air the coverage in Spanish.

10 PM - NBC10 will air Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular from 10 p.m. to midnight.

12 AM - NBC10 will air local news with Rosemary Connors at midnight. 

Friday, July 5

7 PM – NBC10 will air “Best of the July 4th Parkway Celebration,” coverage highlights of the 4th of July Fireworks and Concert on the Parkway from 7 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 6 

1 PM - NBC10 will re-air “Best of the July 4th Parkway Celebration,” from 1 to 2 p.m.

Sunday, July 7 

6 PM – COZI-TV will re-air “Best of the July 4th Parkway Celebration” from 6 to 7 p.m.

For TV listings and channel information for NBC10 and COZI, click HERE.

For TV listings and channel information for Telemundo62 and TeleXitos, click HERE.

About NBC10 Philadelphia / WCAU
Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC10 Philadelphia has been delivering local news, information and weather for more than 60 years, serving nearly six million viewers throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, South Jersey and Delaware. Viewers turn to NBC10 for the most up-to-date breaking news and weather on a variety of platforms, including online at nbc10.com and via mobile and social platforms. COZI TV, the station’s multicast network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series and hit movies as well as local programming. COZI TV can be seen on Comcast channel 248, Verizon channel 460, RCN channel 28 and over-the-air on digital 10.2. 

About Telemundo62 / WWSI
Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo62 / WWSI is NBC’s Owned Television Stations local station serving Spanish-speaking viewers throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, including 18 counties across Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. Telemundo62 viewers start their mornings with Primera Edicion, an hour-long, local Spanish-language newscast airing weekdays at 6 a.m. and continue to receive the latest in local news and weather information during Al Mediodía, a 30 minute newscast airing weekdays at 12 p.m. Noticiero Telemundo62 is a locally produced, live Spanish-language newscast, airing weekdays at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Viewers turn to Noticiero Telemundo62 for local news, weather, sports and community coverage on-air and on the Telemundo62 app. For more information, visit Telemundo62.com.


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