Advocate to publish primetime TV listings daily

Published 8:14 am Friday, August 4, 2017

Starting today, The Advocate-Messenger will begin publishing TV listings daily on the advice page. Every paper will feature the evening’s primetime listings for local broadcast and many cable/satellite channels.

“This was not an easy decision because we know that a small segment of our readers enjoyed the full TV book,” said Larry Hensley, publisher. “This allows us to best utilize our valuable resources toward achieving our core mission — providing local news and sports coverage you cannot find anywhere else.”

In addition to appearing in each day’s paper, the listings will be available online at and physical copies can be obtained at the Advocate’s office, 330 S. Fourth St., Danville.

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“With this change, readers can open The Advocate-Messenger on any day of the week to check out what’s on TV that evening,” said Ben Kleppinger, executive editor. “Our Bluegrass Portraits features will still appear in the paper, but they won’t be on the advice page anymore. Instead, we’ll take the time to find the best photos and quotes and showcase them on our local news pages.”

The TV listings will appear every weekday on the advice page of the newspaper, along with the paper’s advice columnists. Saturday’s and Sunday’s listings will run together on a single page in weekend editions.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Why make this change?

A: After evaluating our current TV book model, the listings were printed too small and they were not as up-to-date because our production scheduled required us to print too far in advance.

Q: Where will I find the TV listings?

A: The listings will be printed on the advice page every day. This means they will be the most accurate, up-to-date listings.

Q: What about Saturday and Sunday listings?

A: Saturday and Sunday primetime listings will both be printed on a single page in the weekend edition of the newspaper. The weekend listings will include all the same channels and times as the weekday listings.

Q: Are there other options to receive the TV listings?

A: Yes, you can visit our website,, for the TV listings or you can stop by our office, 330 S. Fourth St., Danville, to obtain print-outs of the listings.

Q: Why are there so many channels listed? Why isn’t my favorite channel listed?

A: Please contact our office and let us know, and we will try our best to get those channels added or removed.

Q: Why are the listings only for primetime?

A: In order to produce the listings in a larger font and format, we needed to choose the most-watched time slot.