A small minor newscast change… #119.

WBRE-TV 28 / Wilkes-Barre - Scranton (
WBRE-TV 28 / Wilkes-Barre – Scranton (“WBRE”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: A small change to report from the Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania area.

Since this past weekend, WBRE 28 has added two extra hours of weekend morning news. It’s weekend morning newscast now airs for two hours on each weekend day. On Saturdays, it now airs that extra hour at 6:00am while it also remains at 9:00am with The Today Show sandwiched in between from 7:00-9:00am. On Sundays, the extra hour is at 7:00am and is also on at 9:00am after Sunday Today, which airs on WBRE 28 at 8:00am.

On both instances, it competes against WNEP 16 (ABC)’s long-running weekend morning newscast on both days and in both hours (6:00am Saturdays and 7:00am Sundays) for local morning news at those times in the market. WBRE 28 airs the market’s ONLY local news hour on weekend mornings at 9:00am.

Other than that, there are no other major additions or expansions to report on at this time.

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