FIRST ON THE BLOG: This is a big one to report if you do wake up so early to head to work in the Rochester viewing area.
13 WHAM has discontinued the 4:30 a.m. half-hour of 13 WHAM News – Good Day Rochester (which has been renamed from 13 WHAM News This Morning, a few months ago.) and now airs ABC America This Morning in its place. Here is the reason why they took down the half-hour newscast, according to this tweet from 13 WHAM, in response to a conversation:
NOW, there are basically NO stations that air local news at 4:30 a.m. in Rochester, since WROC 8 (CBS-Nexstar) and WHEC 10 (NBC-Hubbard) also start at 5:00 a.m. However, the key words are, after all, for the time being. In other words, 13 WHAM (Deerfield, operated under LMA by Sinclair) could re-add the 4:30 a.m. newscast, once they feel like the timing is right.
The 4-hour long morning show (5:00-7:00 on 13 WHAM and 6:30-9:00 a.m. on WUHF 31-O&O by Sinclair) features Doug Emblidge, Norma Holland, Jennifer Johnson, Adam Chodak, Hannah Welker and the 13 WHAM Weather Authority from Meteorologist Marty Snyder.
So there you go, Rochester. No morning news at 4:30 a.m… for NOW. Be lucky it’s… FOR NOW. It could’ve been permanent and alot worse.