WRAL Saturday morning gets more local news
Posted September 7, 2012
Updated September 8, 2012
Sometimes we are presented with problems for which there is no good answer. Our weekend programming with CBS is the most current example.
Over time WRAL and CBS have continued to add quality news and sports programming on weekends – local news, CBS Sunday Morning, Face the Nation, CBS This Morning, ACC Football, NFL and more. However at the same time, the FCC Children’s Programming Act has very strict requirements for television stations including how many hours per week we need to carry and when they must air.
This is where these two issues collide. I’ll save you the chase, but in order to stay in compliance with the law, beginning Sept. 8 and until further notice, the second hour (9 to 10 a.m.) of CBS This Morning-Saturday Edition will air on WRAL2. You can find it over-the-air at Ch. 5.2. Time Warner Digital Cable customers get WRAL2 on Ch. 106.
Filling the gap on WRAL will be a half hour of local news at 9 a.m. followed by the children’s program Busytown Mysteries at 9:30.
I hope this answers any questions you may have.
If you have concerns or comments, feel free to contact me.