FIRST ON THE BLOG: A small minor newscast change to report from Northern Michigan.
WGTU 29/WGTQ 8 no longer airs a Sunday night 11:00 p.m. newscast. I guess it was aired temporarily due to WPBN 7/WTOM 4 airing NBC’s Sunday Night Football, but now that’s over. It ran for just a few small months afterwards, but now WGTU 29/WGTQ 8 has discontinued it. The Closer airs in its place at 11:00 p.m. WGTU 29/WGTQ 8 will continue to air local news, weeknights at 6:30 and 11:00 p.m. under the name UpNorth LIVE (named after the shared website of WPBN 7/WTOM 4 and WGTU 29/WGTQ 8, since they are both operated by Sinclair).
Now its just WPBN 7/WTOM 4 and WWTV 9/WWUP 10 (the #1 news leader) with weekend news at 11:00 p.m., other than the 24-hour local news channel MI News 26 on WMNN-LD 26.
No other major additions or expansions to report at this time.