According to WPMI-TV, they had a plan for providing their companion* WJTC-TV local news programming from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and from 9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (including advertisements) on a regular basis from Monday through Thursday that was set to go into effect on the fourth Monday of this September, specifically the 23rd day of that month (WJTC-TV used to broadcast local news segments from WPMI-TV on a hourly basis from Monday through Friday between 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. that were usually less than one minute in length).
Even though the plan did not include providing local news programming on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, WPMI-TV would start including Friday in the plan until after the first Friday of this November, specifically the first day of this November because by then WJTC-TV would have completed their schedule for broadcasting local high-school football programming every Friday night from 6:30 p.m. until sometime around 10:00 p.m. (the schedule included a "preview show" between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and a live football game under the name "The UTV44 High School Football Game of the Week").
An administrator for the official Facebook page for WPMI-TV made reference to part of the station's plan for WJTC-TV in a message posted on the page this past Tuesday, August 27th (the date September 23rd and the plan to provide WJTC-TV a local news program at 9:00 p.m. were not mentioned). You may view the message and the responses to the message from other Facebook users by selecting this link.
*WPMI-TV and WJTC-TV are members of the same company, the Sinclair Broadcast Group, and they operate from the same building in Mobile.
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