URGENT: 2 more hours left to vote on our poll.

This is an urgent reminder that there are 2 more hours left to vote on our poll. Within the next 12-24 hours, we will let you know if this blog will have a Twitter account or not.

We have not had any good suggestions lately to expand our services, so nothing new will be added with the exception of this Twitter poll. So far, 93.75% of you (15 votes) say YES while only 6.25% (1 vote) say NO and 0% (0 votes) as UNSURE. We thank you for voting.

Right now, there’s only 1 hour and 40 minutes (as of this post) left to vote on our poll. The poll closes at midnight. Tomorrow afternoon, if the majority says YES on the poll, we will let you know our Twitter handle and what we’ll be displaying on our Twitter feed. And for the start, we won’t have a default image to provide, but we hope that someone can deliver an image for us to use.

Hurry up! You still have time. You’ll have till Midnight to vote. Thank you.


Newscasts debuting this week… Edition #18.

KRXI-TV 11 / Reno (“FOX 11”)
WTEN 10 / Albany – Schenectady – Troy (“10 ABC”)

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a list like this. Here’s another week of newscasts debuting this week.

Monday June 1st, 2015

  • 12:00-12:30 PM: The Noon News on FOX 11

KRXI in Reno. KRNV 4 moves its noon newscast to sister station KRXI 11 as it replaces that newscast with Nevada Newsmakers at 12:30 p.m. And an UPDATE: No… Mornings on FOX 11 won’t be canceled. It will still be there from 7:00-9:00 a.m., weekday mornings on KRXI 11.

  • 4:30-5:00 PM: News 10 ABC at 4:30

WTEN in New York’s Capital Region of Albany. WTEN 10 will now have the area’s ONLY 2 and a 1/2-hour local news block from 4:00-6:30 p.m. as the new weekday 4:30 p.m. newscast will replace Inside Edition.

That’s all we got for now. Have a great first new week of June.


KRNV moving its noon news to KRXI and a possible morning cancellation?

KRXI-TV 11 / Reno (“FOX 11”)
KRNV-DT 4 / Reno (“Channel 4”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: We have a double splice post to tell you about today! The first thing will be reported FIRST ON THE BLOG and the second thing is RUMORS ONLY. Here is what we mean by that…

KRNV 4 announced earlier this week that the station will move its half-hour noon newscast to its sister station KRXI 11. The newscast, more known as News 4 at Noon, will become The Noon News on FOX 11 when it starts on Monday June 1st, 2015. And if you’re thinking, a simulcast? No, it won’t be a simulcast because KRNV 4 will replace the newscast with Nevada Newsmakers, which has been airing at 11:30 a.m. on KRNV 4 for a few years now and will now be shown at 12:00 Noon. It will remain a half-hour newscast on KRXI 11, as the station will continue to air Hot Bench at 12:30 p.m. This will give KRNV 4, a greater presence for local news coverage on KRXI 11 and it will be the ONLY local newscast on at Noon in that market, still. KTVN 2 still does not provide a midday newscast while KOLO 8 airs an hour-long midday newscast at 11:00 a.m.

RUMORS ONLY: Now, we are hearing possibly rumors out there that Mornings on FOX 11 could be canceled, due to low ratings and is scheduled to end on Friday June 12th, 2015. We were the FIRST media industry blog source to report that KRNV 4 was to add a 2-hour morning show for KRXI 11, back in August of 2014. But now after low ratings, we have heard that KRXI 11 will replace the morning newscast with, once again, a simulcast of KTVU 2’s Mornings on 2. It looks like Sinclair has signed an agreement with the FOX O&O station to provide with the newscast once again and if so, more news will be coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, AGAIN, since KRXI 11 already (and still) simulcasts The 10:00 O’Clock News on KTVU FOX 2, every night. But again, nothing has been confirmed as of yet. If this does happen, we will surely let you know on The Changing Newscasts Blog.

So there’s your double spliced twist today. And now you know what will (and what could) be happening in Reno and Western Nevada.


URGENT: Only 5 days left to vote/suggest for new features!

I just wanna thank you to all who have went to our Looking for new features! page and cast their vote and suggested any new features I may do. I really appreciate all the voting. However, the poll is closing in 5 days and all suggestions will be looked up starting June 1st.

At that time, I will look at all votes in the poll and find out whether or not I will start a Twitter account for this blog. I will make it a place where I post news stories, receive tips, etc. But I need your votes. So far, 13 of you have responded and the majority of you say that we should have a Twitter account. Keep on voting and we could get one!

This post is just a reminder that you only have 5 days left to have your voice heard. If I do get a Twitter account on June 1st, I will let you know here on The Changing Newscasts Blog with the new username. So stay tuned and keep voting! For those who did, I thank you for your time. I really do appreciate it!

– Roly, the Blogposter.

KTVZ adds a half-hour 4:00 p.m. newscast for KFXO.

KTVZ 21 / Bend, OR (“NewsChannel 21”)
KFXO-LD 39 and KTVZ-DT 21.3 / Bend, OR (“FOX Central Oregon”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: What I’m about to report is a tip from Jeremy that I have received recently and it’s something that was debuted in April! I didn’t know about this until now…

… Back on Monday April 13th, 2015, KTVZ 21 added a weekday half-hour newscast at 4:00 p.m. for their sister station KFXO 39 (which is also simulcast on KTVZ-DT 21.3). Known as NewsChannel 21 – First on FOX at 4:00, the newscast is the ONLY one in the market, as well as the ONLY locally-produced newscast at that time, since KTVZ 21 is the ONLY locally-based news operation in the Bend market because KBNZ-LD 7 (CBS) and KOHD 51 (ABC) simulcast some local newscasts from KOIN 6 (CBS) / Portland and KEZI 9 (ABC) / Eugene, respectively.

KUBN-LD 43, the adjacent MyTV affiliate for Bend, is a repeater of KPDX 49 / Portland and therefore, simulcasts the primetime newscasts on KUBN 43. A second episode of Right This Minute now airs after the 4:00 p.m. newscast.

The first afternoon newscast in Central Oregon. That’s good news to hear.


WPEC now simulcasts the noon newscast with WTVX.

WPEC 12 / West Palm Beach – Boca Raton – Ft. Pierce (“CBS 12”)
WTVX 34 / Ft. Pierce – West Palm Beach – Boca Raton (“CW 34”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: This is the year of the simulcasts. And with this one added that I’m about to report on, this one is no different.

WTVX 34 has started airing the weekday half-hour noon newscast from sister station WPEC 12, now that both stations are Sinclair-owned. CBS 12 News at Noon is on from 12:00-12:30 p.m. on WTVX 34, just like WPEC 12 and is anchored by long-time WPEC 12 veterans Suzanne Boyd and Eric Roby with CBS 12 StormTrac Weather from long-time TV area and long-time WPEC 12 AMS/Sealed Meteorologist Chris Farrell. Even though WPEC 12 and WTVX 34 are now simulcasting the noon newscast, it still competes against WPBF 25 (ABC) and long-time leader WPTV 5 (NBC) for local weekday news at noon. Other than this simulcast, the ONLY other local newscast on WTVX 34 is the weekday half-hour newscast at 10:00 p.m. that’s also produced by WPEC 12 and known as CBS 12 News at 10:00 on CW 34.

Enjoy the simulcast, West Palm Beach. More news can mean good news.

A small minor newscast change… #38

KSWO-TV 7 / Lawton, OK – Wichita Falls, TX (“7 News”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: Another small change to report. We reported before the end of last year that KSWO was discontinuing its 9:00 p.m. newscast KSWO-DT3, due to switching affiliations from Live Well Network to This TV. Apparently, the newscast has come back.

KSWO 7 has re-added the weeknight-only 9:00 p.m. newscast for KSWO-DT 7.3, otherwise known as This TV Texoma. KSWO 7 has been readjusting schedules in order for KSWO 7 to allow to carry the weeknight 9:00 p.m. newscast again, as it was gone for a few weeks/months to allow for readjustment. This once again competes against other half-hour weeknight-only 9:00 p.m. newscasts from KFDX 3 (NBC) on KJTL 18 (FOX) and KAUZ 6 (CBS) on KAUZ-DT 6.2 (CW) as primetime news options in the Central Texoma market.

KSWO 7 has filled the rest of the pre-empted 2 hours of This TV programming from 9:00-11:00 p.m. CT with M*A*S*H at 9:30 and 2 episodes of The Steve Harvey Show (the old show from the defunct television network, The WB) from 10:00-11:00 p.m.

Welcome back, KSWO 7. Other than that, no other major additions or expansions to report at this time.