Newscasts debuting this week… Edition #32.

WHPM-LD 23 / Hattiesburg – Laurel, MS (“FOX 23”)
WGBC 30 / Meridian, MS (“FOX 30”)
WGN-TV 9 / Chicago (“WGN”)

Another week of newscasts debuting this week. And one big station in Chicago is joining the late late news race.

Monday October 5th, 2015

  • 9:00-9:30 PM: FOX 23 News at 9:00

WHPM in Hattiesburg. The station is adding a newscast for the first time. A half-hour weeknight traditional newscast in primetime that will be the ONLY one on in the area.

  • 9:00-9:30 PM: FOX 30 News at 9:00

WGBC in Meridian. Doing the exact same thing as WHPM, WGBC 30 will also have the ONLY primetime newscast in the area, as a half-hour weeknight newscast. WHPM 23 and WGBC 30 are sister stations, thanks to Waypoint Media, which owns both stations.

  • 10:00-10:35 PM: WGN News at 10:00

WGN in Chicago. Mark Supplesa, Micah Materre, Tom Skilling and Dan Roan will all be a part of the brand new half-hour newscast at 10:00 p.m. that will allow WGN 9 to compete against WBBM 2 (CBS), WMAQ 5 (NBC) and WLS 7 (ABC) again, for the first time in 35 years. The last time was John Drury and Newsnine at 10:00 p.m. in 1980 before the move to 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy your week, everybody.


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