FIRST ON THE BLOG: KYW is about to do something that it should have never done back in fall of 2009… replace the noon newscast with Talk Philly, a local talk show. In 2015, they have finally learned their lesson and is bringing back their noon newscast.
Today, Talk Philly has been canceled after almost 6 years (but like really… come on. You can’t compete against WPVI 6’s Channel 6 Action News at Noon.) and come Monday, June 29th, 2015, KYW 3 will be airing CBS 3 Eyewitness News at Noon… AGAIN. The newscast is returning after a 6-year hiatus and will feature the latest local news and weather during the 12:00 Noon timeslot, which it will compete against long-time leader WPVI 6’s hour-long noon newscast and WFMZ 69 (Ind. Allentown)’s half-hour 69 News at Noon.
The newscast will probably be anchored by either one of two of KYW 3’s long-time veterans, Ukee Washington or Pat Ciarrocchi, or could be anchored by both again until the newscast was canceled in 2009 for the ill-failed talk show (that I couldn’t believe the show lasted for that long). CBS 3 Eyewitness Weather will be delivered by Meteorologist Kate Bilo (who used to be a Meteorologist for AccuWeather).
This should’ve been done a long time ago by keeping the noon newscast and not showing Talk Philly. But its better late than never and I’m glad KYW 3 learned their lesson. (Because otherwise, I would have turned to KYW Newsradio 1060, instead of KYW 3.)