A small minor newscast change… #47

WNCN 17 / Goldsboro – Raleigh – Durham – Fayetteville (“WNCN”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: Another minor change to report from the Research Triangle of North Carolina.

It was just in January of 2014 when WNCN 17 discontinued the 4:30 a.m. half-hour of WNCN News Today. Now, a year and 9 months later, the half-hour is back.

WNCN News Today at 4:30 a.m. is back after a 21-month hiatus and is anchored by Mike Gonzalez, Stefan Chase with WNCN Weather from Meteorologist Alyssa Corfont. With this half-hour edition, WNCN 17 once again competes against WRAL 5 (CBS)’s WRAL Morning News at 4:30 a.m. and WTVD 11 (ABC)’s ABC 11 Eyewitness News at 4:30 a.m. for local morning news in that timeslot in the area.

We do have a major addition, coming to a Houston-area station. Details coming up in my next post.


13 thoughts on “A small minor newscast change… #47

  1. At one time back in the late 90’s early 2000’s WNCN use to have a good amount of local news on it. It use to have an hour long noon newscast, a 3 hour evening newsblock with a 4:00p, 5:00pm, and 6:00pm newscasts all an hour long but sometime around the mid 2000’s I think they scaled back on their newscasts.


  2. Also an a WMFL universal the Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville TV Market would have a WMFL owned station. Raleigh – Durham – Fayetteville: WRDF ** Channel 5 (Independent; WRDF News)


  3. At one time wasn’t WRDC-TV 28 the NBC station for Raleigh/Durham and I wonder how much news WRDC had when it was the NBC station there?


    • Yes it was. And not much. WRDC (WPTF at the time) 28 had news, but again, was unable to compete against WRAL 5 and WTVD 11.

      WPTF now (and still) survives as a news/talk radio station at 680 AM.


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