INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Black Expo, Inc. announced today that WHMB TV-40 will broadcast its annual Circle City Classic Parade® in its entirety. The Circle City Classic® Parade is one of the most well-attended and sought after events during the annual fundraiser presented by Indiana Black Expo. This year’s parade will take place on Saturday, September 24 at 10 AM starting at North and Pennsylvania Streets and ending at North and Meridian Streets. The parade will be broadcast on a videotape delay and be aired on local station Channel 40, Comcast Channel 9, Brighthouse Channel 22, and DISH Network Channel 8457 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM later that day before the Classic game. WHMB TV-40 is not on Direct TV in Indianapolis.
“Indiana Black Expo is excited to partner with LeSea Broadcasting and WHMB TV 40 Indianapolis on our Circle City Classic Parade,” said IBE President and CEO Tanya Bell. “TV40 has a strong and diverse history in this community and is a perfect fit for our parade.”
Each year attendees are treated to performances from groups throughout the Midwest, as well as competitive opportunities for participating bands, drill teams and Greek units. “WHMB-TV40 and LeSEA Broadcasting are honored and proud to be a part of a historical cultural event like the Indiana Black Expo’s Circle City Classic Parade,” said Keith Passon, WHMB Indianapolis General Manager. “Here at WHMB we’re committed to providing family friendly and faith-based programming for all of our viewers, and this fits right in with that goal. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with President TanyaBell and the IBE family. The Circle City Classic® football game and parade are a perfect fit for TV40 and our rich 43-year history of covering local events, from high school sports to now the Circle City Classic® Parade.”
The 33rd Annual Circle City Classic® Game featuring the Central State University Mauraders and the Kentucky State University Thorobreds will take place on Saturday, September 24 at 3 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium. For more information or to purchase tickets to the 33rd Annual Circle City Classic®, you can visit the Indiana Black Expo Box Office at 3145 North Meridian or go online to www.circlecityclassic.com