FIRST ON THE BLOG: In the South Carolina Lowcountry, half-hour midday news is pretty common. Or was. Until WCBD recently expanded theirs.
Just recently, WCBD 2 has expanded their midday 11:00 a.m. newscast to a full hour. News 2 Midday is the ONLY hour-long midday newscast in the area and the ONLY ones on at 11:00 a.m. (WCSC 5 (CBS) airs a half-hour newscast at 12:00 Noon while WCIV 36.2 (ABC) doesn’t air one at all.) The newscast is anchored by Brad Franko and Octavia Mitchell with StormTeam 2 Weather from AMS/Sealed Meteorologist Josh Marthers and LIVE morning reports from Annie Taylor.
WCBD 2’s Facebook Page (Facebook/WCBDNews2), posted on 9/15/15 at 9:20am:
But this wasn’t the only move that WCBD 2 made. Also as of recently, WCBD 2 has added another hour to the Saturday morning edition of News 2 Today. Previously just from 9:00-10:00 a.m., the program is now on from 6:00-7:00 and 9:00-10:00 a.m., with Today sandwiched in between from 7:00-9:00 a.m. The 6:00 a.m. hour competes against WCSC 5’s LIVE 5 News This Morning while the 9:00 a.m. hour is all by themselves.
Some good exciting times for WCBD 2, indeed.