Now available: WTAP News Text Alerts

By: Roger Sheppard
By: Roger Sheppard

Fast, free and easy to set up

There is a new, fast and free way for you to receive news updates from WTAP.

You already know about the more than four hours of regularly-scheduled newscasts everyday on our NBC and FOX stations.

You know about our web channel -- -- where we often break major local stories first.

You may have subscribed to our E-News Alerts, which send a daily morning news update and information about breaking news stories, right to your computer.

Now, you can get breaking news headlines right on your cell phone, too!

And as always, it's fast, free and easy.

All you have to do is go to and click on our wtapnow page.

There it tells you how to use your internet-capable cell phone to get all sorts of information -- news, animated radar images, information about specific airplane flights, updated sports scores on your favorite teams, even your astrological forecast!

It also shows you how to receive Text Alerts from WTAP News.

You can select whether you just want breaking news stories, weather information, or scores from specific sports teams.

When you get a Text Alert from WTAP News, your phone will let you know so you can check it out.

We promise NOT to over-use this feature and flood you with a bunch of stuff you don't want. YOU get to select only those types of stories that YOU want to see.

There is no cost for the service itself and the text messages themselves could be entirely free, depending on your cell phone service agreement.

So go to the wtapnow page here at and sign up for E-News Alerts and Text Alerts. Stay in touch, wherever you are.

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