Branching out from their evening newscasts, new C’ville TV stations CBS-19 and ABC-16 debuted a new morning show last Friday, “Good Morning Charlottesville”. The two-hour long broadcast apparently appears on both networks (I don’t get either station, so I really don’t know). To make the show happen, the staff has to arrive at work in the middle of the night, which is either “torture” or it leaves the anchors “chipper,” depending on who you believe.
The two new stations are trying to chip away NBC-29’s decades-old market share. With the recent addition of Fox, it’s increasingly clear that the Atlanta-based Gray Television is trying to bludgeon NBC into losing market share through sheer number of stations.
Thanks to Jim Winthrope for the tip.