San Antonio will get another midday newscast and this time, from a station that currently ONLY delivers a morning and 9:00 p.m. newscast. Plus, this will be the ONLY ones on at this time. We’ll explain now.
Starting Monday September 14th, 2015, KABB 29 will add a half-hour midday newscast at 11:00 a.m., titled FOX 29 News Midday. The new broadcast, the ONLY ones on in the area, will be anchored by Ernie Zuniga, Jessica Headley and First Warning Weather with AMS/Sealed Meteorologist Shaun Stevens. In terms of midday news in the area, it will compete against KENS 5 (CBS – half-hour at noon) and KSAT 12 (ABC – hour-long at noon) for local news in those timeslots. WOAI 4 (NBC – KABB 29’s sister station) currently doesn’t offer a midday broadcast of its own.
KABB 29’s General Manager, Dean Radla:
“Anytime you expand your news product, you want to expand from a position of strength. The success and growth of FOX (29) News First (weekday mornings from 5:00-9:00 a.m.) will allow us to do just that while providing our viewers a familiar platform for breaking news and news of the day. I’m very excited about this expansion, as well as the other upgrades in our line-up for the fall season.”
With this move, KABB 29 is planning some changes in its programming starting in September, including the following:
- The Wendy Williams Show joins at 10:00 a.m. (replacing The Doctors)
- This follows the station’s daytime news/talk/lifestyle program, Daytime at 9:00 (am).
- Steve Harvey joins at 4:00 p.m. (replacing The Meredith Vieira Show)
- This follows Dr. Phil at 3:00 p.m.
- Two Broke Girls moves to 10:00 p.m. and starts the comedy block for the station. (replacing Two and a Half Men, which will move to 11:00 p.m., followed by Mike and Molly)
- This follows the station’s primetime newscast, FOX (29) News at 9:00.
Because this will be a half-hour newscast at 11:00 a.m., we currently don’t know as to what they will show at 11:30 a.m. However, this is a great addition, nonetheless for the market. This is the first news of a newscast being added, expanded or removed in September, but expect more news like these, as the months continue.
More midday news is coming to San Antonio. At least in a new timeslot for them, so that’s good news.