Small minor newscast changes… #135.

WCYB-TV 5 / Bristol, VA – Johnson City – Kingsport – Bristol, TN (“WCYB-TV 5”)
WEMT 39 / Greeneville – Johnson City – Kingsport – Bristol, TN – Bristol, VA (“FOX Tri-Cities”)
WJHL-TV 11 / Johnson City – Kingsport – Bristol, TN – Bristol, VA (“NewsChannel 11”)
WJHL-DT 11.2 / Johnson City – Kingsport – Bristol, TN – Bristol, VA (“ABC Tri-Cities”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: Some few changes have taken place across the Tri-Cities, Tenn./Va. market.

First off, WCYB 5 has cut the weekend edition of its 10:00 p.m. newscast that it produces for its sister station, WEMT 39. News 5 at 10:00 on FOX Tri-Cities now only airs for just a half-hour on weekends from 10:00-10:30 p.m. The weeknight edition does remain as an hour-long newscast from 10:00-11:00 p.m. and is still the ONLY primetime newscast in the market.

Another change that took place is that WJHL 11 has allowed its second digital subchannel, ABC Tri-Cities, to simulcast the main channel’s half-hour weekday noon newscast. Known as NewsChannel 11 at Noon, the newscast is now seen on both WJHL 11.1 and WJHL 11.2. The Young and The Restless airs after the noon news on WJHL 11.1 while Family Feud airs afterwards on WJHL 11.2.

There is actually more small changes that have taken place from across the country and will be detailed on the next report.

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