Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Finally, Akron/Canton News Closure Is Near

No, we don't know if it was our incessant "coverage" of the lack of the WKYC/3-produced "Akron/Canton News" on the former Adelphia Summit County systems now owned by Time Warner Cable. But it looks like we'll finally get our wish.

"Akron/Canton News" anchor Eric Mansfield, on his DiscoverNEO blog, says Akron area residents on the former Adelphia system should be able to see his program soon:

Don't touch that dial: The official announcement is coming Friday from Time-Warner Cable but it looks like the Adelphia customers in Summit County will now be able to see Akron-Canton News as early as next week. I don't have all the details yet, but it will help our newsroom finally reach a major component of the audience. I've heard from so many viewers in Copley, Fairlawn, Hudson, and all points in between, who've been frustrated with no access to the evening news. Watch for the full details later this week.

One question we don't know the answer to yet: "Akron/Canton News" conflicts for a half-hour with TWC's "More Sports and Les Levine".

The "legacy" TWC system in Akron/Canton breaks away from Les' show at 6:30 for the newscast, though the 11 PM repeat airing is broadcast in full on TWC's Akron/Canton local programming channel 23...

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