KPVI cuts its 6:00 p.m. weekday newscast.

KPVI 6 / Pocatello – Idaho Falls, ID (“KPVI News 6”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: Instead of one station recently expanding, one is actually recently cutting.

KPVI 6 has recently cut its weekday 6:00 p.m. newscast. KPVI News 6 at 6:00, as it was known, is now gone and is now replaced by Jeopardy! as part of the J!-WOF hour that the station now shows from 6:00-7:00 p.m. With this cut down, KPVI 6 continues to serve the least amount of news coverage in the Idaho Falls/Pocatello market, as market leader KIFI 8 continues to be #1 with the most hours of local news coverage, even doubled when with sister station KIDK 3.

Also with this cut down, KPVI 6 is only on the air from 6:00-7:00 a.m. weekday mornings, weeknights at 5:00 and nightly at 10:00 p.m. That’s it. Even stations like WTVY 4 in a smaller market of Dothan, AL and WCAV 19 in a even smaller market of Charlottesville, VA produce more hours of local news than KPVI 6. How embarrassing.

Just shows you that KPVI 6 doesn’t care at all about local news.

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