FIRST ON THE BLOG: There hasn’t been much changes in the Buffalo TV market, newscasts-wise, since 2013. On June 15th, 2015, that finally all changes.
Starting Monday June 15th, 2015, WIVB 4 will be expanding its weekday morning newscast, News 4’s Wake-Up, to 4:30 a.m. The newscast will be the second one in the market to air at 4:30 a.m., the first being WGRZ 2’s Channel 2 News Daybreak, which first expanded to 4:30 a.m., a few years ago back in August of 2012 (this is other than the local 24-hour cable news channel, Time Warner Cable News Buffalo). Jordan Williams, Teresa Weakley, 4WARN Weather with AMS/Sealed and NWA/Memebered Meteorologist and long-time WIVB veteran, Mike Cejka and News 4 Traffic with Lauren Hall, are all expected to be a part of the new half-hour broadcast at 4:30 a.m.
I also put a picture of WNLO 23 here because the new half-hour 4:30 a.m. newscast will be simulcast on WIVB 4’s sister station, WNLO 23 as well. This will create a 4:30-9:00 a.m. block for the newscast, with the 7:00-9:00 a.m. block being exclusive on WNLO 23.
So if you’re looking for more morning news in Buffalo, then you got it with WIVB 4 and WNLO 23. Enjoy.