More and More Stations Set Early Morning Alarm

By Andrew Gauthier 

Television Broadcast

Two more morning news teams get to set back their clocks. WIS-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, S.C., and WFXT-TV, the Fox O&O in Boston, are the latest in a string of TV stations across the country moving the morning news start time to 4:30 a.m.

WFXT launched “Fox25 Morning News” at 4:30 a.m. yesterday, adding 30 minutes to the front end and another hour to the back, so the telecast ends at 10 a.m. WFXT becomes the fourth Boston station doing news at the early hour. WCVB-TV, the ABC affiliate; WBZ-TV, the CBS; and NECN, a regional Comcast news network all start news at 4:30 a.m. More…