WTVC-TV NewsChannel 9 announced Tuesday its new two-hour news program Good Morning Chattanooga Weekend. The newscast begins Saturday, March 1, with the first hour at 6 a.m., followed by ABC’s Good Morning America and a second hour of Good Morning Chattanooga Weekend at 8 a.m.
“Launching Good Morning Chattanooga Weekend is the next logical step for a station dedicated to serving local viewers with the news and information they need to start their day,” said Mike Costa, general manager. “Just as viewers depend on the #1 rated Good Morning Chattanooga during the work week, they’ll now get the same great, live coverage on Saturday and Sunday.”
In addition to top local stories, breaking news and weather, Good Morning Chattanooga Weekend will also feature unique segments from its weekday counterpart: a gardening segment, movie reviews and an expanded local entertainment segment.
“This move is another example of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s investment in WTVC and Chattanooga,” Mr. Costa said.
WTVC News Channel 9, an ABC affiliate, is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and is the number one local news station in the region (Source: Nielson Station Index, November, 2013, Chattanooga - DMA Households, Monday-Friday, all newscasts). Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest, most diversified television companies in the U.S. It owns, operates or provides sales services to 140 television stations in 72 markets. Additional information can be found at www.sbgi.net