FIRST ON THE BLOG: I’ve been very puzzled as to the LIVE streaming of WAAYTV.com. I was wondering why WAAY streams LIVE news at 7:00 p.m. on weeknights. I was trying to figure out how this is mathematically possible, but in the end after checking the TV listings, I found out the reason why WAAYTV.com streams LIVE news at 7:00 p.m.
The reason… WAAY 31 has recently added a LIVE half-hour weeknight 7:00 p.m. newscast (yes, in primetime) for its recently added WeatherNation TV subchannel. WAAY 31 First News at 7:00 is broadcast on StormForce 31 WeatherNation, the station’s 24/7 local weather subchannel on WAAY-DT 31.2 that features regional and national weather reports from WeatherNation TV as well as local weather updates from StormForce 31, every 10 minutes on the 5’s.
For WAAY 31 to add a LIVE newscast, in primetime and on a 24/7 weather subchannel, its pretty rare. Plus, they are the only ones on at 7:00 p.m. in the market as basically everybody else is on primetime.
It was just only in November when I reported that WAAY 31 discontinued their weekday 4:00 p.m. newscast in favor of Meredith Vieira. Now I know where they moved it and where they put it on.
It just shows you that you may never know where and when a NEW LIVE newscast can pop up. In this case, its WAAY 31 on WeatherNation TV.