FIRST ON THE BLOG: If you’re looking for local morning news after 7:00am in Central Illinois, there was no option for that. But now, there is… thanks to WYZZ, with help from WMBD.
Just recently, it seems like since last month in May of 2016, WYZZ 43 now airs a 2-hour weekday morning newscast from 7:00-9:00am called WYZZ News – Good Day Central Illinois. Its the ONLY local newscast on at that time in the market. The newscast is produced by WMBD 31, their sister station through an LMA with Nexstar and Cunningham Broadcasting.
I believe that this is the first such occurrence of a local morning newscast from 7:00-9:00am in this market and now Central Illinois has four and a half-hours of local weekday morning news from 4:30-9:00am (with WEEK 25 – NBC from 4:30-7:00am and WHOI 19 – ABC and WMBD 31 from 5:00-7:00am and now WYZZ 43 from 7:00-9:00am).
So yes, more local morning news has come to Central Illinois and WYZZ 43 is providing that with help from WMBD 31. For those who live in this area, congrats and enjoy it.