FIRST ON THE BLOG: Well. I totally didn’t see this coming. It seems like some expansion out there will suffer through a cutback somewhere else. It looks like that has happened now to WFTS.
Starting today, WFTS 28 will no longer air the hour-long ABC Action News at Noon. The program, which was a competitor to WTSP 10 and to WTVT 13 as well as Sarasota’s ABC station, WWSB 40, has now been replaced by The Dr. Oz Show in its timeslot.
This is all due to WFTS 28 expanding their weekday morning news coverage with a 4:30 a.m. half-hour and a full-hour of news at 9:00 a.m. Meredith Vieira takes over Dr. Oz’s old spot at 3:00 p.m. (being moved from 9:00 a.m.)
In other words, what a dumb move for WFTS 28.