WHNS now wakes Western Carolinas up at 4:00 a.m., not at 4:30 like you thought it would.

WHNS 21 / Greenville – Spartanburg – Anderson, SC – Asheville, NC (“FOX Carolina”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: WHNS has finally expanded its weekday morning newscast to compete against the big three. However, not at 4:30am like you thought it would. Instead, the station took even into a further step than that.

Since this morning, Monday August 29th, WHNS 21 has started its weekday morning newscast at 4:00am. Titled The Morning News on FOX Carolina, it has skipped the 4:30am start time like WYFF 4 (NBC), WSPA 7 (CBS) and WLOS 13 (ABC) and has decided to add another hour at 4:00am. This makes WHNS 21, the first station in the market to broadcast local morning news at 4:00am and offer a 5-hour morning newscast from 4:00-9:00am.

The whole 5-hour morning newscast is anchored by Lauren Elise and Ben Hill with FOX Carolina Weather from Meteorologist Nicole Papay and FOX Carolina Pit-Crew Traffic with Chris Scott.

The 4:00am half-hour is solely by themselves until 4:30am when it competes against the big three. From 7:00-9:00am, it competes against WYCW 62 (CW) for local news in those timeslots in the market and that newscast is produced by their sister station WSPA 7.

So yes, not at 4:30am, but at 4:00am instead! WHNS 21 took it a step further and has made it happen. Congrats to them for doing something that possibly the other stations in the market will never ever get to in the future.

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