FIRST ON THE BLOG: A small change to report on from the Charlotte market.
Since this past Saturday, September 7th, WCCB 18 has expanded its half-hour Saturday news at 6:00 p.m. to a full hour. WCCB News at 6:00 is now on Saturdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. but remains as a half-hour newscast on Sundays from 6:00-6:30 p.m.
WCCB, however, doesn’t air one on weeknights as it handles master control and other duties during newscasts for sister station WOLO 25 (ABC) in Columbia, especially its weeknight 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts.
In terms of competition on Saturdays, it competes against the other stations in the market… WBTV 3 (CBS; half-hour), WSOC 9 (ABC; half-hour), WCNC 36 (NBC; half-hour) and WJZY 46 (FOX; hour-long) for local news at that time.
There could be something brewing up in Wichita and I’ll detail it in my next post so stay tuned to the blog for more.