FIRST ON THE BLOG: This could be one of WOLO’s smartest moves yet, since they are hard to be able to compete against WIS and WLTX. Here’s the details.
Since Monday January 5th, 2015, WOLO 25 has now aired its half-hour midday newscast at 12:30 p.m., moving it from its previous 12:00 Noon timeslot. ABC Columbia News Midday at 12:30 p.m., as its now known, is anchored by Crysty Vaughan and Rochelle Dean with ABC Columbia Weather from Meteorologist Jonathan Kennedy. The newscast is now at 12:30 p.m. because WOLO 25 has managed to get local rights to air The Andy Griffith Show from its previous local placeholder, WLTX 19. That program is now on at noon, taking the newscast’s timeslot and moving the newscast to 12:30 p.m.
With this move, the newscast is now the ONLY ones on in that timeslot, since WIS 10 and WLTX 19 produce their half-hour newscasts at 12:00 Noon while WACH 57 doesn’t produce one at all.
I love this move. It’s a good move for a usual 3rd/4th place station in Columbia. Keep it up WOLO 25!