FIRST ON THE BLOG: A small change just occurred outside the WHDH/WBTS affiliation debacle.
WBIN 50 (Cable 18; will use 18 for branding purposes) has recently dropped its half-hour weeknight newscast at 6:30pm. NH1 News at 6:30 was the ONLY New Hampshire-focused newscast on at that time in the market since WMUR 9 (ABC) would be showing its network news from ABC News at 6:30pm. It was anchored by Shari Small and Charlie Sherman but the program has been replaced by Family Feud with Steve Harvey and now airs three episodes of the hot syndicated show on weeknights from 6:30-8:00pm.
There has been another small expansion that took place recently, this time in San Diego as well as a major expansion coming to Knoxville. Those stories are coming later tonight on the blog so stay tuned.