FIRST ON THE BLOG: Ugh. The title says it all. Here’s the details.
Just recently, WFXL 31 has dropped its ONLY weekend newscast which was a half-hour 10:00pm newscast. With this dropping, WFXL 31 now ONLY airs one newscast… the weeknight hour-long 10:00pm newscast that is still called FOX 31 News at 10:00 and now has a new team in place to anchor it with Amyre Makupson and and Raymond Tubb, both who joined WFXL 31 from WGXA 24 (FOX/ABC) in Macon.
With this dropping too, this leaves Southwestern Georgia with NO local primetime newscast on weekends, as weekends now belong to long-time leader WALB 10 (NBC/ABC) and WSWG 44 (CBS), which simulcast some newscasts from their Tallahassee station WCTV 6 (CBS).
This has been an unlucky time for WFXL 31 as they have now dropped 3 newscasts since 2011: A weeknight half-hour 6:30pm newscast that has since been replace by syndicated sitcom programming, a 4-hour local morning show called Good Day from 5:00-9:00am which now airs E/I and syndicated programming instead and now this… the weekend 10:00pm newscast which, as of last check, has since been replaced by a show called Pet Matters on Saturdays and Sinclair’s Sunday public affairs show, Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson on Sundays.
So much for having a news department that has that since cut back on DMA #152. Such a shame.