Ads, Ads, and more Ads! 2/5
This is the local station so I’m stuck with what they put out...and it sure isn’t much! Same repetitive ads for any story you click on and they are usually for just a few seconds of worthless content. What ever happened to: what, where, when, who, and why when reporting the news. Most always you get one, maybe two, of the W’s. Really poor coverage.
The weather page, my most frequent, is nearly as poor. Very, very limited information. I don’t even bother with any of the junk they put out. Why waste time any further.
Such a shame, we need a good news site but we are stuck with this. Get rid of all those ancient news people, they are just dragging down the whole place now. Get up with the times, get fresh new good people and good looking people that are at least pleasant to look at while you boar the crap out of us.
Wake up WGAL!
Just Okay 2/5
I can’t say I’m a fan of the format. Perhaps the biggest complaint is being unable to zoom in any fashion. Also I preferred when local news could be categorized by county..... it was so much easier to look for a specific article or report. Lastly the app should showcase the weather and Brittany Garzillo.
Update page with greater frequency 2/5
Would like seeing the site updated with greater frequency. Clear out the old items from months ago. I feel like high schoolers could run a better app and stay current.
If it ain’t broke-don’t FIX IT!! 1/5
By 773 trucker
Your weather app only works about half the time. You click on something and the commercial always play, but what you clicked on to see doesn’t. A lot of the time your breaking news is 2-3 hours after the fact. I’m close to deleting WGAL.
WGAL News App 4/5
By Sara E
Like the app and WGAL news coverage. It’s my first place to look for local news & weather. Really dislike the automatic commercial before each video. I already know about the news team and that drinking while driving is illegal. Just want to see the news video. That’s why you won’t get 5 stars until the video format changes. Otherwise your app is good and easy to use.
I don’t know why I have it but I can’t find a weather app for Mars cause dats where I live.
Constantly crashes! 5/5
By Trawler girl
Like being able to check news, although sometimes it seems like the app is updated very often. Also, don’t understand why the weather forecast on the app is frequently different from what I am seeing on TV. Shouldn’t they be the same?
I turned off the notifications because WGAL sends too many for my liking. But even after I turned them off, they still repeatedly sent me notifications asking me if I want to turn them back on. Um no, I turned them off for a reason. I deleted the app. Also, way too many adds.
Thanks WGAL👍❤️ 5/5
By harley daividson
Thank you WGAL for being the best newscast!
Also love the app! You guys do a excellent job of keeping the public informed!!⭐️⭐️🌟🌟🌟👍
Excellent reporting! And very GREAT weather forecasting! We moved from Lancaster to Mifflintown Pa. We make WGAL our first choice when it comes to news coverage!
Something different 5/5
I have trusted WGAL for 30 years to be fair and for the most part they are. I would love to see the ability to comment on stories
By Luis piña hio
The adds play but the news and weather videos crash after a few seconds of playing time. Please fix this. I watch WGAL on tv everyday and think it's the best news station on the air. Thank you.
In general this is a decent app 3/5
I would prefer to read more in depth about the news being featured as opposed to the videos.
Want more Lancaster County News! Not Harrisburg! 2/5
Want to hear more Lancaster County News! Not all about Harrisburg school district etc!!! Want to hear more about Eastern Lancaster County! Such as accidents and fires and accidental deaths that happen on this end of the County! Find a replacement for K. N. to freelance to get pictures at this end of the County! News reporters that have been here for quite some time still can’t properly say Strasburg and Lancaster correctly and it’s annoying! (Just 2 examples!) You lean to the left to much! I want unbiased reporting! The President of the United States should be talked about with respect! He is the President wether you like him or not! I disliked some of our recent Presidents and didn’t disrespect them! Last but not least, DON’T hype up the weather! It is so annoying! I can’t tell you how many alerts I got before we were to get dumped on by this last “big” storm!
I was ready to throw my phone! Two days before, the weather team started to blow up my phone! Totally uncalled for! Even if we would have gotten 12” of snow! I certainly don’t need to know that early and that many times over and over again! Enough! Have some common sense or get new weather people! I’m not saying that the forecast has to be spot on but don’t hound people with it’s coming, it’s coming, it’s coming for days before it’s supposed to get here and then...nothing! How about, we could possibly see some snow Thursday afternoon. We’ll know a little better Wednesday afternoon and start with an update then when we have a better idea what we’re looking at. Then again at 11:00 pm. (Not every 2 hours!) Sigh! Also, you don’t hardly update your site with anything new over the weekend. My husband and I are starting to look at other news outlets. Sorry, this is the worst review I ever gave you! Disappointing!
To many adds 2/5
When I follow up on a notification, I can’t find the story I’m looking for when I open the app. To many adds and trash articles
Black screen 2/5
By JOHNSTOWN BOY
When I go to the ap I Only get a black screen
Commercial heaven 2/5
Too many commercials, takes forever to see a video. The “interactive radar “ is a joke. That being said, I do use the app but try not to view any video
Tired of ads 2/5
I can’t stand all the advertisements and no way to make them stop. Want more positive news items
I thought this was a local news channel 3/5
Very little local news.
Unstable, when it does launch it is filled with antiquated stories. Loved weather app only, but this is useless.
Ads! Ads! Ads! 1/5
Your app has way too many ads. So does your website! They slow everything down!!!
Parade of commercials 1/5
By Radio Tom
Although they mean well with the telethon, the result was awful. A parade of commercials was unwatchable and perhaps an FCC violation.
In any event, a segment of the Today was lost.
Just one complaint 4/5
My only complaint is to many AP stories about child abuse that are not local. I do not like seeing sensational news report. Wild fires, earth quakes okay. Murder, rape and child abuse in another state no thank you.
Commercials stall out 2/5
Ads play endlessly. A 30 second commercial EVERY time you want to see a news item is just way too much. Most ads are playing all the way through now. Used to be they played a few seconds and then stopped. You simply couldn’t get to the news item.
This is just an ad app.
Can’t anything be done about the 30 second ads that play over and over and over. These interminable ads are doing to your news site what robocalls did to landlines.
I complete these surveys but I never get an answer or any acknowledgment that you even got them.
Should I even bother?
Thank you, Al Shell
I quit using it! 1/5
I found previous iterations of the WGAL app useful and worthwhile for daily checking of local news weather and national news. Now, I have to wait through a 30 second ad for every tidbit, often the same ad, if I have the patience to look behind more than one headline. Sometimes the news is shorter than the ad.
Poorly functioning app 1/5
On both my iPhone 7 and even more often on my new iPhone Xs Max, the app routinely either fails to open or opens for a few seconds and then shuts down. In addition to the poor functionality issue, the design is generally uninteresting and not inviting/stimulating enough to peruse. It seems like a design from 5-10 hrs ago when websites were very basic. I am seriously considering deleting this app and using other, more reliable (and apparently more “Apple-friendly”) local news apps.
Too many ads 3/5
I find it very frustrating that we must listen to an ad before being able to access the news story. I realize that the ads are would pay the bills for this site. I would much prefer being able to read the news site and then having an ad pop up before moving onto the next news story.
Poor news coverage 1/5
Some articles of so called news are weeks and some months old. This detracts from the whole site.
Give us more regular coverage of good things people have done.
Too many ads!! I come here for weather and news not ads.
Improve WGAL app 1/5
Get RID of the Ads!!!!!
Every time I try to scroll it opens a stupid ad
My opinion 1/5
No one likes to be forced to watch an ad before watching a news item they’re interested in. It’s infuriating, frustrating and makes one to just clear the app and forget it.
I agree with the comment above. I also am very tired with WGAL always trying to promote itself over and over especially during the weather and most other breaks
By Robby Roadman
I relocated to the Eastern Shore Maryland and I really miss the professional news reporting, weather, and traffic that was News 8! The TV stations down here do their best but......! I have the News 8 app and use it quite often to get the news back home. To appreciate how spoiled I was with News 8 just turn on the news down here! Best wishes to News 8 and all the staff members!
OK but.... 3/5
News stories very sparse, and not current with the day’s live newcast.
Not an easy flow 1/5
Too many ads. When I want to read the rest of the story its usually not available
STOP THE ADS and VIDEOS 3/5
The ads and the auto-play videos absolutely have to CEASE! It’s maddening when you’re trying to get to a story and pop-up videos keep you from scrolling. Fix this or you’re gonna lose a ton of viewers of your app! You’re better then this WGAL!!!
Poor grade for WGAL app 1/5
Do not like this app at all. The presentation is so choppy , and not uniform in how the articles are presented . Compared to other news sites , this is the worst . You cannot easily read the articles when you scroll down ... some are in “boxes” , some only have a headline .. some have a photo etc etc ... nothing is consistent
No local news 2/5
For being are local news station you guys provide very little local new on the app it’s all national news the I can get elsewhere
This app makes you watch the same advertisement after each video . Once would be enough ..........
Dew point 4/5
By Disappointed weather freak
It would be great if you would show the dew point in your weather section
Good App, less Trump clickbait please 3/5
The app is good. All of the Trump story clickbait ads all over it are really annoying.
Donna S 5/5
I love WGAL. They keep me informed and are honest in their news reporting. Their staff of reporters are always so great. Thank you.
No sports on the App, why? 2/5
By IPhone jammer
Am a faithful listener to WGAL, but if I miss seeing the news on TV, I use the App to check out what I missed. But why is there no sports info on the App?
Older viewer 1/5
I hate the new pop in movement of articles while you scroll down. Why do they have to move?
Been watching all my life 5/5
I love this channel, I do think sometimes the news is repeated too much depending on story. Updating the story is great.
I will always watch you!!
Love WGAL 5/5
I watch WGAL every chance I get. If I am looking for special
News, I know I can find it on my tv or computer. Keep up the good work. God Bless
When I hear the ding I know something’s going on! 5/5
By mimi of 2 boys
I like being current with things happening in my community, and being up to the minute, however I wish there was a way that the information could be listed in separate areas so that if I’m in a hurry I’d be able to check only the area that effects me at the time.
Lancaster County is where we live and that is what we want to hear about. York and Harrisburg is okay for filler, but we want Lancaster news, weather, and alerts first and foremost. The other two cities have their own stations. Whereas WGAL is our only station we want our news. Gotta to love WGAL!!!!👍