WAVE Taking News to 11 (a.m.), Changing Hosts on Local Show

WAVE-TV is making more changes to its daytime schedule in January.

Having suffered through a November sweeps in which its Noon newscast was attracting less audience than WLKY, WHAS, Family Feud and the Jerry Springer Show, WAVE GM Ken Selvaggi is making a big change next month. Starting January 9, WAVE’s Noon newscast will air at 11 a.m., followed by Extra at 11:30.

At Noon, WAVE will air its locally-produced WAVE 3 Listens, but with a new host. Gone is Cindi Sullivan as host, and John Ramsey will take over.  In a staff email, Selvaggi thanked Sullivan for “several years” hosting the program, which bottomed out with ratings at 11 a.m. in November at just over 1.  Ramsey hosts the weekly 725 Live show, and has filled in frequently for Sullivan.Selvaggi called it a promotion from within.

According to her station bio, Sullivan has been with WAVE-TV for 12 years in various capacities.

The changes can’t hurt WAVE’s ratings, and it will have a morning time slot at 11 in which it will be the only station airing local news.

As has been reported here, the station is also adding former WLKY anchor John Boel to its morning reporting team next week.