WBTV drops its 8:00 p.m. newscast on its Bounce subchannel.

WBTV 3 / Charlotte (“WBTV”)
WBTV-DT 3.2 / Charlotte (“Bounce Charlotte”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: Charlotte *was* one of the few markets that were lucky to have a primetime newscast. The key word is was because Charlotte has lost that distinction.

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WDBJ is adding more news on new sister station, WZBJ.

WDBJ 7 / Roanoke – Lynchburg (“WDBJ 7”)
WZBJ 24 / Danville – Roanoke – Lynchburg (“WZBJ 24”; soon-to-be from former WFFP-TV 24)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: More news is coming to the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas in the form of a new sister station that WDBJ has acquired.

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WXIX is adding two more newscasts… one in the afternoon and another at night.

WXIX-TV 19 / Newport, Ky. – Cincinnati, Ohio (“FOX 19 NOW”)

WXIX is a station in Cincinnati that’s not known to air much local news during the daytime and into the evening. It only airs 90 minutes between 4:00-11:00 p.m. when others have aired more hours during the day. Now, WXIX will finally catch up with more local news, including one during the day.

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