Channel 7 shuffles anchor lineup; Diana Lewis leaves 11pm newscast
With last week's retirement of veteran anchor Robbie Timmons from WXYZ-TV, Channel 7 has revealed its new weekday anchor lineup which will become effective on Monday, October 25th:
5 - 7 a.m.: Alicia Smith & Vic Faust
12 - 1 p.m.: Vic Faust & Joanne Purtan
5 - 6 p.m.: Diana Lewis & Joanne Purtan
6 - 6:30 p.m.: Diana Lewis & Stephen Clark
7 - 7:30 p.m.: Stephen Clark & Carolyn Clifford
11 - 11:35 p.m.: Carolyn Clifford & Stephen Clark
The biggest change with this new lineup is Lewis' exit from the 11 p.m. news where she'd been co-anchor since 1977 (with a hiatus during part of the 1980s). The announcement was made during the late newscast on October 20th:
CKWW AM 580 bringing back 'War Of The Worlds' annual tradition on October 30th
Tune in at 10 p.m. on Saturday to hear "The War of the Worlds" as it was originally broadcast in 1938 as part of the "Mercury Theatre on the Air" program. Based on the H.G. Wells science fiction novel, this radio show starring Orson Welles had a nation convinced aliens were invading. Despite numerous disclaimers, the simulated news bulletins were so believable that panic gripped the country as thousands actually thought aliens had landed in Grover's Mill, New Jersey and were taking over the world.
AM 580 has aired this historic broadcast every year at Halloween since the early 1990's.