FIRST ON THE BLOG: Well… that experiment ended early.
When KCTV 5 launched a 6:30 p.m. newscast for KSMO 62 back on August 4th, 2014 (a week before this blog made its debut), a weekend edition was included as well. That meant that KSMO 62 had a 6:30 p.m. newscast, 7 nights a week, including Sundays.
Today, I found out that KSMO 62 is no longer airing that 6:30 p.m. weekend newscast. It’s been replaced by paid programming on both days. It means that KMBC 9 and KSHB 41 will be the ONLY ones left, airing a Saturday night newscast at 6:30 p.m. KSHB 41’s 6:00 p.m. Saturday news, expands to an hour this weekend. KCTV 5 will continue to produce and air a LIVE weeknight newscast at 6:30 p.m. for KSMO 62, as it has been since August of 2014.
So much for that weekend experiment…