WDBJ will add news at 5:30 p.m., move 'Andy' to WZBJ

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March 20, 2019

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This might be the biggest news in Mayberry since the gold truck passed through town.

“The Andy Griffith Show,” the classic 1960s comedy that has aired in syndication on WDBJ (Channel 7) for nearly 35 years, is being replaced at its familiar 5:30 p.m. time slot with a new local newscast.

“Andy” fans need not despair, because WDBJ is moving the show to the station’s new channel WZBJ (Channel 24), which will air four episodes of “The Andy Griffith Show” in a row from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. each weekday beginning April 1. No, “Andy” fans, this is not an April Fool’s Day joke.