WKBW is finally expanding its weekday morning newscast by an extra half-hour.

WKBW-TV 7 / Buffalo (“7 ABC”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: If you’re looking for another option for local morning news in Buffalo at 4:30am, then look no further to WKBW as it will soon be on that timeslot as well.

Starting Monday July 18th, WKBW 7 will be expanding its weekday morning newscast by an extra half-hour to 4:30am. With 7 Eyewitness News at 4:30 a.m., the station becomes the last in Buffalo to do so after WGRZ 2 (NBC)’s Channel 2 News Daybreak, which was the first to do so in Buffalo followed by WIVB 4 (CBS)’s News 4’s Wake-Up which is also simulcast on their sister station, WNLO 23 (CW).

WKBW 7’s current weekday morning news team will anchor the extra half-hour as well.

As of right now, there are still plans for WKBW 7 to debut its own weekend morning news but at the present, won’t be launched until later this year or early next year and all of this in the hands of Scripps. All of this as WKBW 7 continues to reinvent itself with its struggling ratings.

But we’ll see how this one goes and I’d say good luck to them.

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2 thoughts on “WKBW is finally expanding its weekday morning newscast by an extra half-hour.

  1. PS: Also in a WMFL universe WKBW would be a WMFL owned TV station. In a WMFL universe WKBW call letters would be WBNY-TV Buffalo: WBNY ** Channel 7 (Independent; Channel 7 Eyewitness News) Also in a WMFL universe Time Warner Cable News Channel Buffalo’s 24-hour local cable all day news channel would be owned by WMFL corporation and the news channel would be called WNY News 9.

    “WNY News 9 is the a 24-hour cable news channel for Western New York. WNY News 9 is carried on Time Warner Cable ch. 9 throughout most of the region. It was initially seen in the city of Buffalo on ch. 14, then moved to ch. 9 on the Buffalo cable system in late 2009. It’s a sister station to CNY News 7 in Syracuse, News 12 Rochester in Rochester, Capital Region News 6 in Albany & the much larger NYNC in New York City. The stations share content with each other.

    WNY News 9 provides weather every 10 minutes on the 9’s of every hour, as well as local news & sports throughout the day & BREAKING NEWS as events warrant. WNY News 9 was launched at 5:00 PM on June 9th, 2004.

    The channel is available in almost all of western New York except for portions of Cattaraugus County served by another cable provider. It’s also available on Time Warner Cable’s Rochester cable system on ch. 1277. WNY News 9 became available on the HD tier of both cable systems in early of 2010”

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