Small minor newscast changes… #78

WFSB 3 / Hartford – New Haven (“Channel 3”)
WCIA 3 / Champaign – Urbana – Springfield – Decatur (“WCIA 3”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: Two different changes have taken place involving two different stations in two different markets. Here’s the latest on that.

First off in Hartford and in Connecticut, WFSB 3 has shifted its Saturday morning newscast, Channel 3 Eyewitness News This Morning, a bit by an hour earlier and is now on-air, remaining for 3 hours, from 5:00-8:00am. This is now home to Connecticut’s earliest morning newscast on Saturdays since WVIT 30 (NBC) starts their Saturday morning newscast at 5:30am. At 6:00am, WFSB 3 competes against WTNH 8 (ABC), WVIT 30 and WTIC 61 (FOX). At 7:00am, it competes against both WTNH 8 and WTIC 61 in those timeslots. WFSB 3’s Sunday morning newscast remains as is from 6:00-9:00am.

And now to something completely different to South Central Illinois. WCIA 3 has recently expanded its weekend 10:00pm newscast to a full hour. WCIA 3 News at 10:00 is now home to the area’s ONLY hour-long weekend newscast at 10:00pm as WAND 17 (NBC) and WICS 20/WICD 15 (ABC) both provide half-hour weekend newscasts in that same timeslot.

That’s all we have on this end. Up next… a story about Central Illinois (Peoria – Bloomington) and a recent new morning newscast for the area.


4 thoughts on “Small minor newscast changes… #78

  1. Why are weekend late newscasts an hour long. Normally TV stations have skeleton crews on weekends. How come weeknight late newscasts are not an hour long?


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