FIRST ON THE BLOG: WTEN has now done something that many other stations have done for a year or two now… a local morning newscast at 4:30 a.m.
Since Monday September 28th, 2015, WTEN 10 has expanded their weekday morning newscast, News 10 ABC in the Morning, to 4:30 a.m. The new half-hour extension joins WRGB 6 (CBS) and the CBS 6 Morning News as the ONLY other station to air a local morning newscast at 4:30 a.m. in New York’s Capital Region. This also leaves WNYT 13 (NBC)’s NewsChannel 13 Today as the ONLY station to continue to start at 5:00 a.m.
This new half-hour extension is anchored by Christina Arangio and Ryan Peterson with News 10 StormTracker Weather from AMS-CBM/Sealed Meteorologist Nick Johnston and LIVE morning and social media trending reports from Nicol Lally.
But unlike the morning newscast on WTEN 10, which is also simulcast on WXXA 23 (FOX), the new 4:30 a.m. half-hour extension is NOT simulcast on that station, neither is the 5:00 a.m. half-hour. The simulcast on WXXA 23 starts at 5:30 a.m. and continues with the extra 2 hours, solely on WXXA 23, until 9:00 a.m.
The longest time-consuming morning newscast is now on even longer, which means more local news in the morning. Good for New York’s Capital Region, IMO.