If you’re looking for more news in Northwest Ohio, don’t look for WNWO. Thanks to their owners at Sinclair, a portion of their news has been dumped and after reading this, you’ll see its not much of a commitment anymore.
Just recently, WNWO 24 has dumped 90 minutes of its weekday morning news and is now relegated to just a half-hour. NBC 24 News Today now starts at 6:30am, two hours later than the other stations, WTOL 11 (CBS) and WTVG 13 (ABC). Now replaced is Family Feud with Steve Harvey at 5:00am (yep, you heard that right. A game show in the morning), followed by Early Today at 5:30am and then a repeat at 6:00am. That wasn’t the only cut, though…
The station has also decided to cut its half-hour midday newscast at 11:30am. NBC 24 News Midday has now been replaced by an extension of the station’s lifestyle program, Better Living, which now airs for a full hour from 11:00am-12:00pm.
This all comes as WNWO 24 shifts production of its newscasts from Toledo to its sister station in South Bend, WSBT 22 (CBS/FOX). The latter station helps production and assists in WNWO 24’s newscasts while retains some staff for locally-based news and weather coverage.
So Sinclair is actually dumping local news content on its Toledo station as it moves some news production to South Bend. Talk about commitment, huh? Not really.