Volunteer TV announces one hour Local 8 newscast at 4pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – WVLT, Knoxville’s first station to broadcast local news in HD, will expand to a full hour of news at 4pm, starting Monday September 12.

Christopher Baker, EVP/General Manager of WVLT & MyVLT, says the move reflects the station’s commitment to viewers who want more local news in a convenient and popular time period.

“We felt when we first launched our 4pm newscast; there would be great support from our community. We’ve developed quite a following for those 30 minutes and recognize a real opportunity to serve our viewers better with the addition of more local content. That’s why we believe this is the right time for VLT Local 8 News to produce a full hour starting at 4pm”.

Members of the existing news team will anchor the expanded newscast.

“Local 8 News, First at 4” will focus on the top stories that affect East Tennessee; breaking news, local weather, exclusive airborne traffic and social media segments”, says Vice President of News, Lena Sadiwskyj. “And as the sports leader, we’ll have any new developments on the Vols and local high school teams.”

The Andy Griffith Show, which currently airs at 4:30pm, moves to 7:30pm, right after Entertainment Tonight. “For people seeking entertainment programming at 7pm, WVLT is the only place to see it”, adds Baker.

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV and MyVLT are owned and operated by Gray Television, Inc, a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Gray Television currently operates 36 television stations serving 30 markets throughout the United States. The stations are affiliated with either CBS (17 stations), NBC (10 stations), ABC (8 stations) or FOX (1 station). In addition, Gray currently operates 39 digital second channels including 1 ABC, 4 Fox, 7 CW, 18 MyNetwork, and 2 Universal Sports Network


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  • by Stephen Location: Knoxville on Sep 12, 2011 at 09:43 PM
    I would much rather have the news at seven. I watched almost nightly. Many nights I get home after the six o'clock news is already over.
  • by Myra Location: Farragut on Sep 12, 2011 at 04:50 PM
    I am very upset that I have paid for HD cable and I cannot watch the US Open final Mens match because you are not showing it on CBS where it is stated that it will be shown. The MYVLT channel is jummpy with the lines moving in and out and it is rediculous!! I will stop watching CBS altogether!!
  • by Marion Location: Maryville on Sep 12, 2011 at 06:40 AM
    I get home late and the 7 pm news is the only news I get to watch. Pity - guess I won't be watching WVLT anymore...
  • by Mitch Riley Location: Farragut on Sep 11, 2011 at 09:02 PM
    It seems to me there's more than enough news on. I look forward to Andy Griffith being on at 4:30. I would prefer Andy Griffith to be on sometime between 4:00 & 6:00, certainly not 7:30 My 2 cents worth.
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      by Dave on Sep 12, 2011 at 06:59 AM in reply to Mitch Riley
      I agree with Mitch

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