WOOD TV8, GRAM partner for permanent downtown GR studio

The location of the new GRAM WOOD TV Media Arts Center in downtown Grand Rapids.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — WOOD TV8 is excited to announce it has entered into a one-of-a-kind partnership with Grand Rapids Art Museum to form the GRAM WOOD TV Media Arts Center.

Inside the GRAM studio during ArtPrize (undated photo)

The station has reached a long-term agreement with GRAM for a permanent studio location overlooking Rosa Parks Circle in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.

Every year during ArtPrize, WOOD TV8 broadcasts almost 150 hours from the “Today Show”-type studio. Because of the new agreement, it will be possible to broadcast year-round.

WOOD TV8’s main studio will remain in Heritage Hill, just east of the downtown area.

A taping of eightWest outside GRAM near Rosa Parks Circle (undated photo)

GRAM WOOD TV Media Arts Center is tied to a comprehensive plan that will be announced in late April to expand local engagement across West Michigan. Details will be announced on 24 Hour News 8 and woodtv.com at a later date.