New York stations are doing the same thing with plugging their primetime lineup. It's nothing new.
But, I split my viewing time between WABC and WPVI. It seems to be an O & O mandate.
Local news in Philly really has changed. NBC10 does a very good hard/breaking news product, with enough features to balance it out. And, they do have some well known names in the market. PVI is still Jim Gardner and the theme song, but they are slipping. CBS3 is trying. I like the team, but the content is off the mark. Fox29 and Fox 5 are actually the freshest things going on in the morning.