FIRST ON THE BLOG: WTEN is fully utilizing its sister station WXXA very well because another newscast is being added there and it debuts tonight.
Starting tonight, Tuesday September 6th, WTEN 10 is adding a half-hour 7:00pm newscast on its sister station WXXA 23. News 10 ABC at 7:00 on FOX 23 will be home to the area’s ONLY weeknight newscast on at that time, unless if you have cable and watch Time Warner Cable News Capital Region on Charter Cable.
The new newscast compliments the newscasts that WTEN 10 already provides for WXXA 23 including the weekday morning newscast from 7:00-9:00am and the hour-long program at 10:00pm. Also, it help viewers for those who don’t get home by 6:00 or 6:30 and need an option at a later time, thus providing this 7:00pm option. I believe it will be the first time that either WTEN 10 or any other station in the Capital Region market has provided a 7:00pm newscast. By the way, it doesn’t air on WTEN 10 because it elects to air the WOF-J! hour at 7:00 and 7:30pm instead.
So a prime option at a later time for local news in the Capital Region. WTEN 10 is helping to provide that on WXXA 23, but we’ll see if the viewers will adopt to that.