FIRST ON THE BLOG: Northern California hasn’t been checked in my books often, but I just did and found out of a regional simulcast group that no longer simulcasts some of a big station’s newscasts.
Recently now and more likely for months now, KRVU 21/KZVU 22, otherwise known as MyTV Northern California, has discontinued some simulcasts of newscasts from San Francisco’s top station, KTVU 2. The station has stopped simulcasting the weeknight KTVU Channel 2 News at 6:00, the Sunday KTVU Channel 2 News at 5:00 and the nightly editions of The 10:00 O’Clock News on KTVU Channel 2.
The stations are trying to go more local now, since these stations are owned by the same people as KRCR 7 (the leader in news in Chico-Redding) and KCVU 20 in Chico-Redding, the same market area as KRVU 21/KZVU 22. However, the simulcasts of the weekday KTVU Channel 2 Morning News at 6:00 a.m., KTVU Mornings on 2 at 7:00/8:00 a.m. and KTVU Channel 2 News at Noon do still remain, which only leaves the stations’ simulcasts of KTVU, now reduced to 5 days a week, instead of 7 like before.
Less San Francisco news, less often in Northern California.