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WJLA Moving Morning News To 4:30 a.m.

ABC
affiliate WJLA-TV Washington's Good
Morning Washington
early newscast is moving its start time to 4:30 a.m.
from 5 a.m. as of Aug. 30. It joins a growing parade of morning news programs
getting an earlier start to the day to match morning commuters.

The
extra half-hour of local news replaces the ABC network's half-hour morning
newscast, America This Morning
(formerly World News This Morning), on the station.

Earlier
this week, WABC-TV, the ABC-owned station in New York, announced it was also
beginning its morning news program a half-hour earlier at 4:30 a.m. starting
Sept. 7.

Both
newscasts lead into Good Morning America
at 7 a.m.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.