FIRST ON THE BLOG: Well… this news is hugely disappointing for those living in Western Nevada and the Reno market.
KRNV 4 has discontinued its weekend 6:00 p.m. half-hour newscast. The newscast, previously titled News 4 Nightly at 6:00, was the only newscast on at that time in Reno on weekends. But with this discontinuation, now nobody broadcasts a local weekend newscast in Reno at 6:00 p.m. as KTVN 2 and KOLO 8 air their respective national network newscasts, CBS Evening News and ABC World News TONIGHT, respectively.
And no, this newscast was not moved to their sister station KRXI 11. It has been canceled permanently. This leaves KRNV 4 with weekend half-hour newscasts at 5:00 and 11:00 p.m. And no, KRNV 4 has still not premiered a local 10:00 p.m. newscast for KRXI 11, yet. They still rather deliver a simulcast of The 10:00 O’Clock News on KTVU FOX 2 from KTVU in San Francisco. So, its just 5:00 and 11:00 p.m. on weekends.
We don’t know as to why KRNV 4 has discontinued its 6:00 p.m. weekend newscast. The newscast has been replaced by a paid program on Saturdays and The Insider on Sundays.
We don’t know why, but this is a bad loss for KRNV 4 and for the Reno market, in my opinion.