Newscasts debuting this weekend… Edition #7

Back for another installment of Newscasts Debuting This Weekend with another weekend full to expect…

Saturday February 28th, 2015

  • 6:00-7:00 AM: WSLS 10 Virginia Today at 6:00 a.m.
  • 9:00-10:00 AM: WSLS 10 Virginia Today at 9:00 a.m.

WSLS in Roanoke. It’s only the second weekend morning newscast in the area, after WDBJ 7’s weekend morning newscast. Finally gives an option for those in the area.

Sunday March 1st, 2015

  • 6:00-7:00 AM: WSLS 10 Virginia Today at 6:00 a.m.
  • 7:00-8:00 AM: WSLS 10 Virginia Today at 7:00 a.m.

WSLS in Roanoke. See above.

  • 6:00-7:00 AM: Channel 2 Action News This Morning at 6:00 a.m.

WSB in Atlanta. This hour moves from the previously scheduled 8:00 a.m. hour, now in favor of GMA Weekend in its place.

  • 8:30-9:00 AM: 10 News This Morning at 8:30 a.m.

WTSP in Tampa. Only a half-hour though, but WTSP 10 will now have local morning news coverage, 7 days a week.


5 thoughts on “Newscasts debuting this weekend… Edition #7

  1. WSLS-TV should have gotten a 4:30 am morning newscast. Not one TV station in the Roanoke TV Market has a 4:30 am morning newscast. I wonder when Roanoke will catch up to the times and start morning news at 4:30 am. Local TV stations having local newscasts that start at times that are outdated such as starting news morning news at 5:00 am or 5:30 am is like somebody having an outdated computer system or like someone still have a computer operating system such as Windows 95 or Windows XP. There are still some TV stations in the Grand United States or America that still have their morning newscasts that start at 6:00 am like KGNS-TV 8 in Laredo, TX. KGNS-TV morning news still starts at 6:00 am. A TV station this day in age that still starts their morning news at 6:00 am is like someone still having a computer system that operates on DOS. A DOS computer system is over 20 years old, also 20 years ago 6:00 am was the standard or normal start time for local morning news. Then in the late 90’s 5:30 am was the standard start time for local morning newz. In the early 2000’s 5:00 am then was the normal start time for local morning newz. There are some still some TV Markets this day in age in the Grand United States of America that have local newstimes that are outdated. The Joplin, MO TV Market is another TV market in the Grand United States of America that is still stuck in time because all the TV stations In Joplin. KOAM-TV, KNSF-TV, and KODE-TV still start their morning newz at 5:30 am not even 5:00 am the Joplin TV Market really has some catching up to do with the start of their local morning newz in their Market. Just my rant about outdated TV Markets across the Grand United States of America.


    • That’s not happening anytime soon. Those are smaller markets. I give the the exception because one of those small markets have a good chance that nobody will be awake at 4:00, 4:30 or 5:00 a.m.

      Roanoke has a chance to expand to 4:30 a.m., but again… it’s a medium-sized market compared to Miami. But then again, 2 stations in my home market of Miami still start at 5:00 a.m. so I don’t know.


      • I’m surprised by now with media consultants and with TV stations cutting back and saving money and newsonomics and stationomics and with the idea of some who want to cut local news that smaller TV markets have not consolidated with larger TV Markets. Like for example the Gainsville TV Market merging with the Orlando or Jacksonville Market in your state of Florida or like the TV markets in Mississppi like Columbus/Tupelo, Greenville, Hattiesburg, Biloxi and Meridian TV Markets merging with the larger Jackson TV Market or like several small TV markets in Texas merging with the Austin, DFW, Houston, and SA TV Markets. Do you see smaller TV markets in the future merging with larger TV markets where in states with several TV markets might only have one or two TV markets in the state?


  2. That’s good news. local TV news is as American as baseball and apple pie. I think other countries like the UK, European, Asian, and Australia with maybe the exception of Canada do not have as much local news stations and hours of local newz as the Grand United States of America. I also like to look up other TV listing from around the world that’s how I know about the amount of local news in other countries.


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