A small change to report from Lower Alabama and Western Florida Panhandle (Mobile, AL – Pensacola, FL) but its a huge one if you get your local news at this particular time.
Back on Friday July 29th, WPMI 15 has stopped producing and airing a LIVE half-hour weeknight newscast at 6:30pm for its sister station WJTC 44, possibly due to low ratings on the station. Titled Local 15 News at 6:30 on UTV 44, it was home to the area’s ONLY local newscast on at 6:30pm since the other stations (including sister station WPMI 15 but except WALA 10 which is not on at 6:00 nor 6:30pm) stopped airing local news at 6:30pm in favor of other syndicated programming.
But in this case, the 6:30pm newscast gets dropped for Inside Edition with Deborah Norville which replaced the newscast on the following Monday, August 1st. And now the station’s ONLY newscast is the weeknight half-hour 9:00pm newscast, in which WPMI 15 also produces for. Bummer.
Other than that, no other major changes were made to the market and no other major additions or expansions to report on at this time.