Farm families and consumers now can have 24-hour access to agriculture information--not just at the top or the bottom of the hour
Listeners can depend on full packages of news, traffic, sports, and weather at the top and bottom of the hour
during the morning show, as well as updates at 10:00am, 11:00am.
Super-sized episodes also became popular, particularly in the early part of the decade, and nets still play fast and loose with airtimes (nothing seems to start directly at the top or bottom of the hour
The most satisfying thing is that when we announce at the bottom of the hour
that we're going to be taking phone calls, all the lines light up right away.
She says that typically, "an hour of 57 minutes of news might have a two-minute editorial at the bottom of the hour
Fox News Channel, for example, has guaranteed headlines at the top and bottom of the hour
since it launched two years ago, while MSNBC generally offers two news updates per hour during the business day, as well as on-screen news briefs up to six or seven times an hour day and night.