FIRST ON THE BLOG: A small change that’ll be upcoming from Memphis and Western Tennessee and its a shortening.
Starting Monday September 12th, WMC 5 will once again shorten its 12:00 Noon midday newscast. It will become a half-hour newscast once again from 12:00-12:30pm and this will be exact with ‘rival’ WREG 3 (CBS)’s half-hour noon newscast for local news in that timeslot in the market.
In terms of what WMC 5 will show at 12:30pm, it would be Right This Minute and my belief is that WMC 5 will be showing something new like a new syndicated show or something else at 3:00pm as, according to TV listings, Ellen is moved to 2:00pm, leaving the 3:00pm hour free. EDIT: Crime Watch Daily is expected to take over the 3:00pm timeslot which would then lead into the station’s hour-long 4:00pm newscast.
That’s all the minor changes for now as we do have a major expansion report to tell you about a very recent new duopoly in Knoxville that’s coming in the new year. Stay tuned to the blog later today for the story.