Wednesday, July 19, 2006

FOX Morning Show Airing Later Here, New Local Show?

OMW recently passed along a FOX press release about the debut of a new national 9-10 AM morning show, to be hosted by two FOX News Channel personalities. It'll air on all of the network's owned-and-operated stations, including Cleveland's WJW/8. apparently won't air at 9 here in Northeast Ohio. And a new locally-produced morning show may air in that time slot.

The New York Times' Jacques Steinberg weighs in on the new show (registration required), but notes the following:

Because the Los Angeles station already has a morning show at 9, and the station in Cleveland is planning to produce one of its own, Mr. Swanson said those stations might delay carrying the new national show until 10 a.m.

This is the first we've heard of a possible new WJW-produced 9-10 AM show, which would follow the station's FOX 8 News in the Morning...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If ch 8 does a 9am show, will they do a 11pm show as well? I bring this up because most fox O&O's have 90 minutes of news in primetime yet ch 8 does not. And what happens to the 6;30 portion of Fox 8 news? Many ex-new world stations are dropping that and airing Geraldo at large. With rumors of a 6;30 evening newscast, that may go away. I do think it is odd that they are going to a 9am news yet have no news on Saturday morinings but many sister stations have 2 hours of news. Unless they are dropping Maury as many stations are, tyra will be returning (fox had a 2 year deal), they should be getting christina's court (a new fox show) and Dr, Keith Ablow show is for sure and in addition to judge alex (fox), jude joe brown and judge judy (cbs/paramount they have the rights though 2008 I believe), and divorse court (fox) how will they do it. Unless they have some big plans like maybe a second station, I donot see how they will pull it off.