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Viewers Upset with WFMY For Replacing ‘Andy Griffith Show’ with News

For the first time in thirty years, viewers of WFMY won’t be able to watch “The Andy Griffith Show” at the usual time of 5:30 p.m. and they’re not happy about it.

The Greensboro, NC, CBS affiliate recently replaced the residents of Mayberry with a new investigative news show hosted by anchor Tanya Rivera called “2 Wants to Know” and moved Griffith to an hour block starting at 3:00 p.m. According to the station, the “Andy Griffith Show” has been on WFMY since it premiered on CBS in 1960 and has been at the 5:30 slot for almost three decades.

The station announced the change on its facebook page in March. Over two hundred viewers responded to the announcement.  Many of those comments were from viewers letting the station know they were unhappy with the switch, “We’ve seen how they value Andy Griffith viewers, now let’s show how much we value News2. NIP IT IN THE BUD starting now: watch ANYTHING at 5:30 but 2 Wants To Know, find another local station for your news and unlike this Facebook page (you can still access it regardless of like/unlike).” Read more

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Julie Luck Joins WFMY as Evening Anchor

WFMY has announced Julie Luck will join Frank Mickens as co-anchor for the Gannett-owned Greensboro, NC, CBS affiliate’s evening news.

“Julie Luck is beloved here, a wonderful person, a hugely popular personality and focused journalist,” said WFMY president and general manager Larry Audas. “WFMY News 2 went from very good to great when she walked in the door.”

Luck will replace Tanya Rivera who will launch “2 Wants to Know,” a daily show airing at 5:30 p.m. the station says “will solve viewer problems, get answers and genuinely help people in these tough times.”

Luck’s first day of anchoring the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. news will be Thursday, April 25. Read more

WFMY Moves Anchor Tanya Rivera from Mornings to Evenings

WFMY in Greensboro, NC is moving Tanya Rivera from mornings to anchor the CBS-affiliate’s 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.  Rivera made the announcement on-air this morning. Here’s the video…

Rivera has been with WFMY for nine years, filling a bunch of different roles in the station’s newsroom, and now she’s being rewarded for her efforts.

“One of the best parts of my job is having a perfect opportunity to recognize and reward people who work hard and make a difference to our team and to our viewers,” said WFMY’s news director Bob Clinkingbeard. “She has earned it–through hard work, willingness to do what it takes to win, through solid and fair journalism, and being an appreciated team member and a respected leader.” Read more