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.
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.
FIRST ON THE BLOG: Is Hearst about to explode in the midday timeslot on stations across the country, especially in the Central and Mountain timeslots? One station is about to do just that and could be a domino effect in the not-too-distant future…
FIRST ON THE BLOG: WJZ is finally moving into the 21st century. I’ll explain more on that in this post.
FIRST ON THE BLOG: Small changes to report from two small markets but both are going to the first late hour for local news.
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.
FIRST ON THE BLOG: WSB has expanded its weekday morning newscast. However, its where they put the expanded hours that makes this interesting.