Originally posted Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Fox 5 is adding a new hour of “Good Day Atlanta” at 10 a.m. starting April 15.
The 10 a.m. hour will be led by Sharon Lawson, Katie Beasley and meteorologist Joanne Feldman.
This means “Good Day Atlanta” will run from 4:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., the longest local morning show in town at six and a half consecutive hours. The other three broadcast affiliates with news operations (WXIA-TV, WSB-TV and WGCL-TV) air national morning shows from 7 to 9 a.m. and in 11Alive’s case, until 11 a.m.
Fox 5 is also the only Atlanta affiliate who can run an entire hour of news at 10 p.m. as well as 11 p.m. since it has fewer national network obligations.
The Fox affiliate (WAGA-TV) can potentially make more money with local news than paying for syndicated programming. Over the years, all the broadcast networks have added extra news hours to their line ups. 11 Alive and CBS46 air news programs on sister stations WATL-TV and Peachtree TV in the evenings, respectively.
“The Wendy Williams Show,” which has been at 10 a.m. on Fox 5 since it debuted a decade ago, is moving to 11 a.m., a Fox spokeswoman said.
“The Real” moves to 1 p.m, bumping “TMZ Live” to 2 p.m. It appears “Page Six TV” and “Access” will lose their 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. slots respectively.
The new 10 a.m. hour of “Good Day Atlanta” will feature a segment focused on trending stories and daily “talkback” segments with notable locals and radio personalities.
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