WPMT Moving Evening News to Earlier Time

By Kevin Eck Comment

Harrisburg, PA, FOX affiliate WPMT is shifting the start time and adding an hour to its evening news line up.

The station said it’s adding a 4:00 and a 5:00 p.m. newscast beginning August 5. The station currently airs one hour of news at 6:00 p.m. Starting September 9, that hour will be filled with back-to-back episodes of “Two and a Half Men.”

“We have always been laser-focused on providing a reason and a viewer benefit when we schedule our newscasts,” said WPMT news director David Silverstein. “From the launch of FOX43 NEWS AT 10:00, we have reached out to meet an audience that wants local news at non-traditional times.”