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As the Groundhog Day celebration has grown in Punxsutawney over the past several years, so has our preparedness for the many members of the media who visit our town each year.

There are provisions in place to allow for convenient parking for satellite and other press vehicles at Gobbler's Knob, and a designated press area is available for those covering the events.

Please contact us if we can help you with any aspect of your visit to Punxsutawney, or if you wish to arrange a radio or other interview.

For Media Passes please submit an official request including the Press credentials for all those requesting to attending, the number of media passes, and parking passes being requested. Submit them to : director@remove-this.ghogclub.com for approval.

Follow this link to Visitpa.com press releases by the state and information about the Satellite up-link as it becomes available.

Video Feed Advisory – For Planning Purposes Only

The Pennsylvania Satellite News Service will provide a digital satellite video feed between 5:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. (Eastern), Monday, Feb. 2, of the annual Groundhog Day celebration from Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa.

For additional details about the event, go to www.visitpa.com/articles/winter-story-ideas

 Check out our Groundhog Day Promo video! Click Here!

 

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY January 30, 2018

 

LIVE STREAM & COORDINATES – PUNXSUTAWNEY – Groundhog Day 2018: Live from Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

 

Punxsutawney, PA – The Pennsylvania Tourism Office will host live coverage of the 132nd Groundhog Day celebration from Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Up to 30,000 visitors descend on Punxsutawney each year, prompting a significant tourism boost for the small town of just 5,500 residents. According to the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce, the events add about $1 million to the region each year.

 

WHAT: The Pennsylvania Tourism Office will feature live coverage of the 132st Groundhog Day celebration with live coverage from Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 2018; 5:45 AM

WHERE: Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, PA LIVE STREAM: visitpa.com/groundhog-day-live-stream/

 

There will be a live satellite feed of the event:

 

EVENT: Groundhog Day

DATE: February 2nd, 2018

TIME: 05:45 to 07:30 (Eastern)

FORMAT: 16 x 9 HD 720p

SATELLITE: Galaxy 17 (KU-Band - DIGITAL)

ORBITAL POSITION: 91 Degrees West

TRANSPONDER: K 17

CHANNEL: Lower (18Mhz)

SYM RATE: 13.235 msps

FEC: 3/4

BIT RATE: 18.295441

DOWNLINK POL: Horizontal

DOWNLINK FREQ: 12031.00 MHz

Modulation Type: DVB-S, QPSK

TROUBLE: 717-772-4282

 

Video provided by Pennsylvania Cable Network

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Gerber, 717-783-1132