Local TV Folo

Unlike the move of Cleveland WB affiliate WBNX/55 to pick up the new CW Network in the fall, news of WUAB/43 (UPN)’s move to My Network TV is basically being greeted with indifference by the area’s two largest local newspapers.

A quick check of websites for both the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Akron Beacon Journal shows no mention of WUAB’s new “network affiliation”. Contrasting, both papers did full articles on the WBNX/CW move, and the Plain Dealer’s Julie Washington even did a followup article later that week. We’re not sure if it’s because “My Network TV” isn’t considered as potentially significant as The CW, or because the move was basically not a surprise after WBNX’s CW affiliation.

We did find one item we hadn’t heard, going through the PD… WJW FOX 8 has officially named local TV vet Lou Maglio to replace retired anchor Tim Taylor, alongside Wilma Smith on the station’s “FOX 8 News at 6”. Anchor team Bill Martin and Stacy Bell remain firmly ensconsed at 5 and 10 PM…

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