New KSFY officially opens with ribbon cutting Wednesday

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - It was a big day at KSFY's new headquarters at Courthouse Square.

We held the official ribbon cutting and open house for our new studio, and we were honored to see so many people turn out.

Wednesday was the culmination of years of work and marks a continuing commitment to our community.

We have told you about a lot of historic days, but Wednesday we marked an important chapter in our history.

With the snip of a ribbon, we officially opened our new KSFY Studios at Courthouse Square.

Getting to this point has been a plan years in the making.

"This station will be able to double and triple its coverage of the community," Hilton Howell said.

Hilton Howell is Chairman, President and CEO of Gray Television, KSFY's parent company.

"Gray Television is blessed as a larger company to be able to invest in the local community and that's what we're doing here in Sioux Falls," Howell said.

"It is going to be such an important thing for our viewers," Jim Berman said. "We're going to be able to super serve them in a way that nobody else can, and we're really, really excited about that."

KSFY General Manager Jim Berman helped cut the ribbon on this new operation, joined by Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether and Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields.

When Berman arrived at KSFY six years ago, he made finding a new home for KSFY a priority.

And while it was a big risk, Berman never doubted it would happen.

And with a crowd of community members looking on, that mission was accomplished Wednesday.

"I always believed that we would," Berman said. "It just took the right set of circumstances and, most importantly, having the ownership we have that believes in our mission, believes in this community and was willing to invest in it."

A huge thank you to the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce for their work in officially welcoming us to the heart of downtown Sioux Falls with the ribbon cutting ceremony.