FIRST ON THE BLOG: I thought XETV’s 4:00 p.m. addition would be the last post of the year for me. I guessed wrong. And I thought WISH would keep all retaining newscast times on weekends. I guess not apparently, which means a few disadvantages now for the station starting tomorrow.
WISH 8 will be shortening its 6:00 p.m. weekend newscast to a half-hour, starting this Saturday with the 6:30 p.m. half-hour being replaced by How I Met Your Mother. Also, the 10:00 p.m. weekend news on WISH 8 will be shortened to a half-hour as well. At 10:30 p.m., it will be replaced by Inside Edition Weekend on Saturdays and WISH 8’s highly popular sports show, SportsLocker on Sundays.
With the shortening of the 6:00 p.m. news to a half-hour, that means NOBODY in Indianapolis will be on for news on weekends at 6:30 p.m. and shortening the 10:00 p.m. news to a half-hour will also mean that WXIN 59 will now be home to the ONLY hour-long 10:00 p.m. newscast on weekends in the market.
I guess every advantage of being a CW or a supposed to be Independent station would have a disadvantage as well. Hmm… let’s see if this is the last post of the year.