Newscasts debuting this week… Edition #55.

We got some newscasts debuting this week and these are mostly involved in affiliation switches though one is not. Figure it out on this week’s list. Again, it’s done by day, time order and market size.

Monday August 1st, 2016

  • 7:00-8:00 AM: WSBT 22 News – First in the Morning at 7:00 a.m. on FOX Michiana
  • 8:00-9:00 AM: WSBT 22 News – First in the Morning at 8:00 a.m. on FOX Michiana
  • 10:00-11:00 PM: WSBT 22 News at 10:00 on FOX Michiana

WSBT 22.2 in South Bend. The station receives the FOX affiliation and therefore news programming produced by WSBT 22 is added as WSJV 28 has officially shut down its news operations as of this post. No word as to what WSBT 22 will add for weekend news coverage but as of right now, a half-hour weekend newscast will do. These are the newscasts that WSBT 22 will debut for FOX Michiana later today.

  • 11:00-11:30 PM: FOX 29 News at 11:00

WTXF in Philadelphia. It has been airing one for two weeks but under election specials to cover the RNC and DNC. Now that those are over, its converted into a traditional half-hour 11:00pm newscast that will compete against the BIG three (KYW 3 – CBS, WPVI 6 – ABC and WCAU 10 – NBC).

Wednesday August 3rd, 2016

  • 5:00-6:00 AM: CBS 3 Duluth News This Morning at 5:00 a.m.
  • 6:00-7:00 AM: CBS 3 Duluth News This Morning at 6:00 a.m.
  • 6:00-6:30 PM: CBS 3 Duluth News at 6:00
  • 10:00-10:35 PM: CBS 3 Duluth News at 10:00

KBJR 6.2 in Duluth. Also seen on KRII 11.2 in Chisholm, the station acquires CBS and adds LIVE news to it. This includes the station’s first weeknight 6:00pm newscast since 2005 (when the newscast was moved to 5:30pm). And also LIVE morning news for the first time since 2014. Quincy Media is supporting LIVE and local news on both channels.

That’s it for this week. Coming soon, a post about Ft. Wayne and its recent changes that are coming there later today. Stay tuned.

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