Newscasts debuting this week… Edition #42.

It’s been a while since I’ve done this, but here you go… a list of local newscasts from around the country that will be making its debut this week. And remember… the list is done by day and time order (in Eastern Time Zone) and if a tie, by market size.

Monday February 29th, 2016

  • 12:00-12:30 PM: North Carolina News at Noon
  • 5:00-6:00 PM: North Carolina News at 5:00

WNCN in Raleigh. Tomorrow, WNCN becomes CBS and will have its newscasts rebranded to North Carolina News. With the changes, the 11:00am midday newscast moves to 12:00 Noon and an hour-long 5:00pm newscast is introduced.

  • 4:00-5:00 PM: WRAL News at 4:00

WRAL in Raleigh. The program moves from its sister station WRAZ 50 (FOX) to WRAL 5, where it switches to NBC tomorrow.

  • 10:00-11:00 PM: The 10:00 O’Clock News on Me-TV Boston

WCVB 5.2 in Boston. The last news-producing station in the market to not air a 10:00pm primetime newscast, finally gets to do so on its second digital subchannel, Me-TV Boston. And unlike its Hearst sister stations stations that carry local news on its Me-TV subchannels (WLKY, WXII, KETV, WLWT are few examples), WCVB 5’s 10:00pm newscast is an hour-long, 7 nights a week.

  • 9:00-9:30 PM: FOX 29 News at 9:00

KVHP in Lake Charles. The area gets its first-ever primetime newscast, thanks to KVHP 29. Their noon newscast was cancelled three weeks ago to get ready for the move to 9:00pm and will debut it tomorrow.

That’s it for now. If there are any more additions or expansions to report on during the week, then The Changing Newscasts Blog is surely to let you know. Have a great week!

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