No more KIII’s “First Edition” for “Me”-TV.

KIII 3 / Corpus Christi, TX (“KIII-TV 3”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: Probably our last update before Thanksgiving and this involves a newscast discontinuation in South Texas on a digital subchannel.

KIII 3 has recently discontinued 3 News First Edition at 7:00 a.m. on Me-TV Corpus Christi. It was an hour-long morning newscast, featuring the team of KIII 3’s First Edition and was shown on Me-TV Corpus Christi (KIII-DT 3.2) and not on it’s main channel KIII 3, so that station can air ABC’s Good Morning America.

Now with the discontinuation, First Edition is now only shown from 5:00-7:00 a.m. Also with the removal, KRIS 6 now airs the ONLY hour-long morning newscast at 7:00 a.m. for it’s independent station KDF-TV (K47DF-D2) with KRIS 6 News Sunrise at 7:00 a.m. on KDF-TV.

The station with More Local News in South Texas is actually showing Less Local News.

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CORRECTION: WHNS doesn’t broadcast local news at 9:00 a.m.

WHNS 21 / Greenville – Spartanburg – Anderson, SC – Asheville, NC (“FOX Carolina”)

CORRECTION: We told you weeks ago that WHNS expanded it’s weekday morning newscast to 9:00 a.m. But we have now learned, that has never been true.

After watching this morning’s LIVE stream of The Morning News on FOX Carolina, the show did end at 9:00 a.m. and therefore, did not continue. Titan TV listings had the program until 10:00 a.m. but we now know that is false. Locate TV listings do have the show end at 9:00 a.m. and showing The 700 Club with Pat Robinson in that time.

WHNS 21 does air The 700 Club at 9:00 a.m., right after The Morning News. The program is anchored by Ben Hill and Lauren Elise with FOX Carolina Weather from Meteorologist Nicole Papay and FOX Carolina Pit-Crew Traffic from traffic reporter Chris Scott. The program IS aired on weekday mornings from 5:00-9:00 a.m. and not 5:00-10:00 a.m., like earlier reported.

We apologize for that inconvenience and sorry for the confusion. The Morning News on FOX Carolina, weekday mornings from 5:00-9:00 a.m.

WBNS will expand it’s Sunday morning newscast starting this Sunday.

WBNS-TV 10 / Columbus (“10TV”)

WBNS will be adding more news on weekends, actually: ONLY on Sundays.

WBNS 10TV (using 10TV because I like that branding, fits perfectly with the station) has announced that it will expand it’s Sunday morning newscast, starting this Sunday November 30th. 10TV News Weekend, as the newscast is currently known, will expand from it’s current Sunday morning news times of 6:30-8:30 a.m., to it’s new expanded times of 6:30-9:00 a.m. Yep, it’s only adding an extra half-hour of news.

This will now lead right into CBS News Sunday Morning, which will still be on at 9:00 a.m. and also lead into Face the Nation, Sunday’s #1 political talk/current affairs show, at 10:30 a.m. The program that was on before at 8:30 a.m., Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild, will now move to 11:30 a.m. for the new newscast expansion.

WBNS 10TV will now be able to fully compete against WTTE 28’s FOX 28 News Good Day Columbus at 8:00 a.m. for news in that timeslot on Sunday mornings. GDC on WTTE 28 is produced by it’s sister station, WSYX 6, which produces all newscasts for WTTE 28.

Newer. Fresher. More Up-to-the-Minute. More Sunday Morning News on 10TV.

KOLO now says “Good Morning Reno” at 4:30 a.m.

KOLO-TV 8 / Reno (“KOLO 8”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: The 4:30 a.m. early news expansions have been going on for years. It continues in 2014.

Recently, KOLO 8 has expanded it’s weekday morning newscast, KOLO 8 News NOW Good Morning Reno to 4:30 a.m. This newscast now offers 2 & a 1/2 hours of local news from 4:30-7:00 a.m. and is just the second station, after KTVN 2’s Channel 2 Morning News to expand to 4:30 a.m. which just leaves KRNV 4’s News 4 Today to still start at 5:00 a.m. The newscast is anchored by Amanda Sanchez and Dave Lawrence with KOLO 8 First Alert Weather from Meteorologist Lindsey Matherly.

Within the ONLY 2 TV markets covering the state, Las Vegas and Reno, everybody now airs news at 4:30 a.m., with the exception of KRNV 4 in Reno.

It’s now a brighter Good Morning for KOLO 8 in the BIGGEST little city in the world.

KLAS expands it’s 4:00 p.m. newscast… again.

KLAS-TV 8 / Las Vegas (“Channel 8”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: It has happened again on 1 TV station in Las Vegas. It was KLAS.

At some point this month, KLAS 8 expanded their weekday half-hour 4:00 p.m. newscast to an hour. Anchored by Paul Joncich and Denise Valdez, 8 News NOW at 4:00 is now Las Vegas’ second station for hour-long news at 4:00 p.m. and now fully competing against KSNV 3’s News 3 LIVE at 4:00 for news in that timeslot in the market.

The newscast was shortened to a half-hour in 2013, but has now since expanded to an hour again. And this news all comes as Nexstar Broadcasting Group buys the station from Landmark Media Enterprises for $145 million, expanding Nexstar’s presence in the west.

Idk where this station is heading in terms of news, but we hope that it will be a good one for KLAS 8, now with this acquisition.

WKBT recently added primetime news for DT2.

WKBT-DT 8 / La Crosse – Eau Claire, WI (“News 8”)
WKBT-DT 8.2 / La Crosse – Eau Claire, WI (“MyTV”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: More primetime news in Western Wisconsin. Here’s why…

… WKBT 8 now has a weeknight-only primetime newscast at 9:00 p.m. for it’s DT2 subchannel, which carries the MyNetwork TV affiliation. My News at 9:00, as it’s currently known, is delivered by the WKBT 8’s News 8 team. It’s a half-hour newscast and now competes against WLAX 25/WEUX 48’s FOX 25/48 News at 9:00, which is produced by WEAU 13, for primetime news in the market. But unlike WKBT 8’s primetime production, the primetime newscast seen on WLAX/WEUX 25/48 is on, 7 nights a week.

Hmm… interesting.

KJTL adds a “Morning Edition” from KFDX.

KJTL 18 / Wichita Falls, TX – Lawton, OK (“Texoma’s FOX”)
KFDX-TV 3 / Wichita Falls, TX – Lawton, OK (“KFDX 3”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: No, not the Morning Edition from NPR, but the Morning Edition on KJTL coming from KFDX.

We don’t know how long this has been on-air, but KJTL 18 has recently aired a half-hour morning newscast at 8:00 a.m. called Texoma’s FOX Morning Edition. The half-hour morning newscast airs local news, weather and sports, produced by the KFDX 3 news team, which is also their sister station. It’s only a half-hour newscast, since it leads to Right This Minute at 8:30 a.m. It’s also the ONLY morning newscast in that timeslot in the market. But there is still no 7:00 a.m. local news in the market.

KFDX 3 already produces a weeknight-ONLY half-hour 9:00 p.m. newscast for the station. Not bad, but not to shabby either.