Newscasts debuting/expanding this week… Edition #4

No pictures will be seen, but tags will be involved for this post. There are too many newscasts debuting or expanding tomorrow and this week that it will be hard to showcase images of all stations involved. So, the biggest edition of newscasts debuting/expanding this week is here. And finally, here’s the list. The list is composed in time order in Eastern Daylight Time:

Monday September 8th, 2014:

  • 4:30-5:00 AM: ABC 57 News at 4:30 a.m.
  • 7:00-8:00 AM: ABC 57 News at 7:00 a.m. on CW 25 Michiana
  • 8:00-9:00 AM: ABC 57 News at 8:00 a.m. on CW 25 Michiana

WBND and WCWW-LD in South Bend. The morning newscast goes from 2 to 4 1/2 hours which will now include a 2-hour extension on WCWW 25.

  • 7:00-8:00 AM: 9 News This Morning – The BIG Xtra Hour at 7:00 a.m. on WBXH Channel 16

WBXH-CA 39/Cable Channel 16 in Baton Rouge. 7:00 a.m. morning news in Baton Rouge for the first time? Yes please. This has been long over-due and it’s about time this is happening.

  • 8:00-8:30 AM: You and Me This Morning at 8:00 a.m. on WCIU, The U
  • 8:30-9:00 AM: You and Me This Morning at 8:30 a.m. on WCIU, The U

WCIU in Chicago. WCIU 26’s so-called morning newscast is expanding to 3 hours, because of the success of the program and that it has recently beating WBBM 2’s 6:00 a.m. morning news in the ratings. How embarrassing for WBBM 2. Soon enough, this program will also beat WFLD 32 in morning news as well.

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM: NBC 5 Chicago News Midday

WMAQ in Chicago. The program moves from half-hour at noon to an hour-long at 11:00 a.m. as it looks like the broadcast is seeing some success.

  • 12:00-1:00 PM: Channel 7 Eyewitness News at Noon

WABC in New York City. Channel 7 Eyewitness News finally goes to an hour at noon and will be the ONLY hour-long noon news in N.Y.C.

  • 12:00-1:00 PM: Channel 6 Action News at Noon

WPVI in Philadelphia. Channel 6 Action News is another ABC O&O to expand their noon news to an hour-long and it will be Philly’s ONLY hour-long news choice at noon.

  • 12:00-12:30 PM: NewsChannel 5 at Noon

WEWS in Cleveland. The newscast shrinks down to 30 minutes for Right This Minute at 12:30 p.m.

  • 11:00-11:30 AM: 7 News Midday

KMGH in Denver. Same reason as WEWS 5. RTM to air at 11:30 a.m.

  • 11:00-11:30 AM: KEYT NewsChannel 3 Midday

KEYT in Santa Barbara. California’s Central Coast’s first midday newscast is on tomorrow for half-hour at 11:00 a.m.

  • 4:00-5:00 PM: FOX 17 News at 4:00

WXMI in Grand Rapids. The ONLY one on at 4:00 p.m. in Grand Rapids. That starts tomorrow too.

  • 4:00-5:00 PM: 13 News NOW at 4:00

WVEC in Hampton Roads. It finally joins the party in the market for news at 4:00 p.m.

  • 4:00-5:00 PM: WSAZ NewsChannel 3, First Look at 4:00

WSAZ in Huntington-Charleston. WSAZ 3 is already #1, why not expand to keep it?

  • 4:00-4:30 PM: WSBT Channel 22 News, First at 4:00

WSBT in South Bend. 4:00 p.m. News in Michiana comes tomorrow for the very first time.

  • 1:00-2:00 PM: FOX 5 News at 1:00

KSWB in San Diego. This is one of 2 expansions for KSWB 69/Cable Ch. 5 and the ONLY one on at 1:00 p.m.

  • 5:00-5:30 PM: WZZM 13 News at 5:00

WZZM in Grand Rapids. It’s almost here. FINALLY! WZZM 13 finally debuts it’s 5:00 p.m. newscast tomorrow.

  • 5:00-6:00 PM: NBC 24 News at 5:00

WNWO in Toledo. WNWO 24 will add a 5:00 p.m. newscast to try to be more competitive with WTOL 11 and WTVG 13.

  • 4:00-5:00 PM: Channel 13 News at 4:00

WHO in Des Moines. Central Iowa’s first 4:00 p.m. newscast will be on WHO 13.

  • 4:00-5:00 PM: Alabama’s 13 News at 4:00

WVTM in Birmingham. This is to compete with WBMA 58/WCFT 33/WJSU 40’s ABC 33/40 News, Focus at 4:00 and also because Hearst TV is buying the station.

  • 3:00-4:00 PM: 2 News at 3:00

KUTV in Salt Lake City. Utah’s earlier option for news is here and it comes tomorrow.

  • 4:00-5:00 PM: WGN 9 Evening News at 4:00

WGN in Chicago. WGN 9’s Evening News expands to a 2-hour broadcast with Mark Suppelsa, Micah Mattere (who will now anchor both hours at 4:00 and 5:00, as well as the 9:00 p.m. newscast) and of course, the Chief: Tom Skilling.

  • 4:00-5:00 PM: FOX 5 News at 4:00

KSWB in San Diego. This is the other expansion which will compete with KNSD 39 at this timeslot.

  • 6:00-6:30 PM: FOX 9 News at 6:00

KMSP in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Enjoy the expansion, KMSP 9. You deserve to enjoy it until KSTP 5 beats you again in the early evening. At least it provides the Twin Cities’ ONLY 90-minute news block in the early-evening.

  • 6:00-7:00 PM: The KSAT 12, 6:00 O’Clock News

KSAT in San Antonio. San Antonio’s #1 newscast at 6:00 p.m. expands to an hour. Makes sense for a station with #1 hour-long newscasts at noon and 10:00 p.m.

  • 4:00-4:30 PM: 3TV News Good Evening Arizona at 4:00

KTVK in Phoenix. With this expansion, Good Evening Arizona will now run from 4:00-6:30 p.m., followed by Entertainment TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m.

  • 6:00-6:30 PM: 7 News Right NOW at 6:00

KMGH in Denver. This newscast replaces Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy as they will show The List at 6:30 p.m.

  • 10:00-11:00 PM: Channel 6 Action News at 10:00 on PHL 17

WPHL in Philadelphia. Channel 6 Action News will also expand the 10:00 p.m. broadcast for WPHL 17 to an hour-long as it has recently beat WTXF 29 at 10:00 p.m. in July.

  • 9:00-9:30 PM: KHON 2 News at 9:00

KHON in Honolulu. For the first time since becoming FOX in 1996, KHON 2 will finally air a 9:00 p.m. newscast, but this is weeknights only. This will also simulcast on KHON-DT2 Hawaii’s CW 93 (93 for Cable Channel on Oceanic Time Warner Cable).

Tuesday September 9th, 2014:

  • 6:30-7:00 PM: Channel 4’s Eyewitness News at 6:30 on My 54 WUPL

WWL/WUPL in New Orleans. The newscast will start a day later due to WUPL 54 carrying coverage of The 2014 U.S. Open Tennis Men’s Final from CBS Sports while WWL 4 will continue to carry regular programming, including it’s newscasts with a special edition of Channel 4’s Eyewitness News at 5:30, due to no CBS Evening News, all on Monday September 8th.


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