FIRST ON THE BLOG: I have not checked out the Tri-Cities, TN/VA TV market since we barely started this blog when WCYB cut-down its noon newscast to half-hour to make way for another episode of Judge Judy. NOW, we check back later and WJHL has now made moves of its own, in terms of weekend morning news.
WJHL 11 has recently expanded its Saturday morning newscast. The Saturday morning newscast is now on from 6:00-8:00 a.m., from what previously was an hour at 7:00 a.m. It’s the ONLY Saturday morning newscast on at 6:00 a.m., since WCYB 5 continues to produce an hour of weekend morning newscasts at 7:00 a.m.
WJHL 11 also expanded its Sunday morning newscast. The newscast is also on from 6:00-8:00 a.m., as it was moved from the 8:00 a.m. and then expanded to 2 hours. Again, WJHL 11 is home to the ONLY Sunday morning newscast on at 6:00 a.m.
With these moves made, WJHL 11 now has a definite set schedule for local news on both weekend days: 6:00-8:00 a.m., 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.
WJHL 11 is In Your Corner for more local news. I hope so.