FIRST ON THE BLOG: I really don’t know much details about this, but it’s happening sooner than previously expected. Once WTOV 9 got the FOX affiliate on DT2 from WTRF 7, it was planning to launch a 10:00 p.m. newscast by January 1st, 2015. Key word: BY January 1st, 2015. In other words, it would happen soon and it will.
WTOV 9 will launch a brand new 10:00 o’clock newscast on WTOV-DT2 (known as FOX 9) on October 6th, which is next week. It mentions the new newscast on it’s website for next week, even though TV listings aren’t caught up to that announcement. This new newscast will compete with WTRF 7’s 7 News at 10:00 on MyTV Ohio Valley (WTRF-DT2 7.2; hour-long weekdays and half-hour weekends) for news in the Upper Ohio Valley during primetime.
But that’s all we know as of this hour. No idea so far as if it will be on weekends as well, neither as to who will anchor the new newscast, come next week. When there’s updates, we will sure to let you know.