Fox Stations Beef Up Local News In 9 Markets

The additional 29½ hours per week are at the group’s stations in Los Angeles; Philadelphia; Washington; Atlanta; Minneapolis; Phoenix; Charlotte, N.C.; Memphis; and Austin, Texas, will boost the groups local news total to 885 hours per week.

Fox Television Stations said today that it will expand its local news offerings in nine markets this year: Los Angeles; Philadelphia; Washington; Atlanta; Minneapolis; Phoenix; Charlotte, N.C.; Memphis; and Austin, Texas.

With the additions, which total 29½ hours, FTS will broadcast 885 hours of local news per week.

In making the announcement, Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations said: “Uninformed critics say big companies are cutting local news. However, the opposite is true at Fox. We are expanding in a big way.”

Fox Television Stations 2014 News Expansions

Station

Market

Time Period

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Date Effective

KSAZ FOX 10

Phoenix

Saturday

6-7 a.m.

4/26/14

KSAZ FOX 10

Phoenix

Sunday

6-8 a.m.

4/27/14

WTTG FOX 5

Washington, D.C.

Monday-Friday

10-11 a.m.

6/16/14

KTTV FOX 11

Los Angeles

Monday – Friday

12 p.m. expands to full hour

12-1 p.m.

6/30/14

WAGA FOX 5

Atlanta

Saturday

8:30 – 9 a.m.

 

7/5/14

WHBQ FOX 13

Memphis

Sunday

6-8 a.m.

7/6/14

WTTG FOX 5

Washington D.C.

Saturday

7-9 a.m.

7/12/14

WTTG FOX 5

Washington D.C.

Sunday

7-8 a.m.

7/13/14

KMSP FOX 9

Minneapolis

Sunday

10-11 a.m.

7/13/14

KMSP FOX 9

Minneapolis

 

Sunday

10:30-11p.m.

7/13/14

WJZY FOX Carolinas

Charlotte

Monday-Sunday

6-7 p.m.

July 2014

WJZY FOX Carolinas

Charlotte

Monday-Friday

4:30-9 a.m.

August 2014

 

WJZY FOX Carolinas

Charlotte

Saturday

5 – 8 a.m.

August 2014

 

WJZY FOX Carolinas

Charlotte

Sunday

5-9 a.m.

August 2014

 

WTXF FOX 29

Philadelphia

Saturday

8-10 a.m.

9/6/14

WTXF FOX 29

Philadelphia

Sunday

8-9 a.m.

9/6/14

KMSP FOX 9

Minneapolis

Monday-Friday

6-6:30 p.m.

9/6/14

KTBC FOX 7

Austin

Monday-Friday

10-10:30 p.m.

August 2014


Comments (3)

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Jay Miller says:

June 25, 2014 at 6:33 pm

There goes the CPP’s in those markets!!!!

Amneris Vargas says:

June 26, 2014 at 7:25 am

Here comes political inventory

kendra campbell says:

June 26, 2014 at 10:20 am

In many cases local news has become just another word for “fill”. Chasing “1” demos. Yawn.


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