We're learning this as most of you are today...and it is definitely no joke...
WXIX-TV 19/Newport has scored not one but two major coups according to John Kiesewetter in a post yesterday:
The first deal is immediate: 19 is doing weather forecasts on WLW 700AM/Cincinnati and WKRC-AM 550/Cincinnati, replacing WLWT 5/Cincinnati. Again, that happened today.
The second is for fans of WEBN Fireworks every Labor Day weekend. 19 now has those rights, too... taking those from WLWT as well.
What's not clear yet is how this impacts Bonneville Broadcasting which had, until recently, used WXIX news and weather. For now, we think they'll resort to dropping morning news and delivering the NWS forecasts. (If you hear differently email us.)
All this, on a day notorious for pranks. We thought it was just that til we began to check around...
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