FIRST ON THE BLOG: If you’re looking for even earlier early-evening weekend news in Southern Colorado, well… you got it. But after all, KSL-TV in Utah already does this as well.
KOAA 5 has recently added a half-hour weekend newscast at 4:30 p.m. Titled News 5 Weekend at 4:30, this is the ONLY local newscast on, at that time, in Southern Colorado, as KRDO 13 doesn’t start their weekend news till 5:00 p.m. and KKTV 11 doesn’t start theirs till 5:30 p.m. Don’t worry, KOAA 5 will continue to air their 5:30 p.m. weekend newscast, as they always have been, which is right after NBC Nightly News at 5:00 p.m.
Yes, this is rare on the West Coast, but you already have KABC 7 in Los Angeles with weekend news at 4:00 p.m., KNTV 11 in the Bay Area with Sunday news at 4:30 p.m. and, just as I mentioned before, KSL 5 in Utah with weekend news at 4:30 p.m. KOAA 5 is now on that list and they can do so because NBC Sports is broadcast at an earlier time than on the Eastern Time Zone, thus allowing for much earlier early evening news during the weekend on the station.
So there you go, Southern Colorado. Much earlier news on the weekends. Congrats, KOAA 5.