Nashville DTV News

WSMV Adding More News

- Posted August 19th, 2022 at 11:11pm
Just found out that WSMV will be adding an hour long newscast at 3pm. Also, they will be expanding the midday newscast. It will start at 11am and go to 1pm, and they will be moving "Today in Nashville" to 2pm and expanding it also to an hour. The 3pm newscast will be anchored by Tracy Kornet and weather by Dan Thomas. Click here for the full article. Until more news breaks, that's all for now.


- Posted on August 20th, 2022 at 12:03am

That's good of them to expand news coverage on WSMV.

Brentwood OTA
- Posted on August 20th, 2022 at 11:09am

All made possible because NBC is movie that old soaper, Days of Our Lives, to Peacock. I'd hate to be working the phones the day that switch takes place.

- Posted on August 21st, 2022 at 6:21pm - Edited

Maybe they'll add more UHF translators for the upper cumberland/east middle TN. I hate losing WSMV (and RF 5, WTVF) every night from stupid LED based security lights.

- Posted on August 21st, 2022 at 6:34pm

Xmguy I think our problems would be solved if they put channel 14 to 15 kw non-directional and if channel 5 had another repeator that is UHF then it might be better for reception.

- Posted on August 22nd, 2022 at 9:48am - Edited

So, in September, WSMV's early morning/daytime weekday schedule will look like a News channel rather than a general entertainment station. 16 straight hours of basically news programming. Just goes to show the media landscape is changing and WSMV is trying to find a niche they can sell. News and Sports is what still captures "live" viewers. We are going to streaming providers for our entertainment programming. It's probably only a matter of time until one of the big 4 converts to this model. 3am-4am Early Today|4am-7am News 4 Today|7am-9am Today|9am-10a Third Hour Today|10am-11a Today with Hoda & Jenna|11am-1p News 4 Midday|1p-2p NBC Network Newscast|2p-3p Today in Nashville|3p-4p News 4 at 3:00|4p-5p News 4 at 4:00|5p-5:30p News 4 at 5:00|5:30-6pm NBC Nightly News|6p-7p News 4 at 6 & 6:30

- Posted on August 22nd, 2022 at 6:26pm

It looks like WSMV is trying to make news and sports their main focus by what is described.

Brentwood OTA
- Posted on August 23rd, 2022 at 8:35am

It's hard to call the various "Today" shows news anymore. Yes they include news, but they've really become more of a general entertainment program with a variety of other kinds of segments including commentary, cooking, music acts, how-tos, celebrity worship, shopping tips, pet helps, etc. Infotainment maybe?

- Posted on August 23rd, 2022 at 6:01pm

If that's what draws people to watch their content then they will do it.

- Posted on August 24th, 2022 at 10:40pm

I see this as simply a cost savings move. They will be eliminating having to pay for two syndicated talk shows they are currently airing that have lousy ratings. Plus, they will be losing any ratings numbers they had once Days of Our Lives moves to Peacock. Much cheaper to use staff for news, sports, and entertainment programming to fill those slots. On another interesting note, The Kelly Clarkson Show will be moving from 9am to 3pm in September on WTVF, since The Ellen Show is no more. I haven't heard what is going to fill the 9am time slot.

- Posted on August 25th, 2022 at 9:55pm

Taking off some old shows and replacing it with new content with cheaper results is something businesses will do everytime they can.

- Posted on August 25th, 2022 at 11:00pm

Here is the new post about the 9am slot -

- Posted on August 28th, 2022 at 4:40pm

Long gone are the days when daytime programming, especially the soaps on the big three, had 10-15 million viewers. Same goes for the network morning shows. I remember when WTVF only broadcast the final hour of CBS' morning show until CBS made it a requirement for affiliates to broadcast the entire two hours.

- Posted on August 26th, 2022 at 5:12am

They are not adding content, only increasing repetition. Same stories repeated every thirty minutes.

- Posted on September 27th, 2022 at 3:37pm

Is WSMV getting GetTV? I'm getting a test pattern on channel 4.6. It is identifying as GetTV.

- Posted on September 27th, 2022 at 4:47pm

I seen that on Rabbitears Get TV is being moved from 30.2 to 4.6. I think Quest will be on 30.2 instead of Get TV and I seen a few weeks ago that Quest showed up on 30.2 guide and programming was tailered from what Quest was showing at the time but still showed Get TV programming.

- Posted on September 27th, 2022 at 7:27pm

GetTV is now on 4.6. It is also still on 30.2. I wonder when it will be replaced on 30.2.

- Posted on September 27th, 2022 at 7:31pm

Possibly it will be changed sometime in the near future.

- Posted on September 27th, 2022 at 7:55pm

Both of you beat me to the punch. I just now found out.

- Posted on September 27th, 2022 at 8:43pm

It happens. I just have more time on my hands than most people.

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