KABB will be adding a midday newscast at 11:00 a.m.

KABB 29 / San Antonio (“FOX 29”)

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.

“FOX (29) News Midday” premieres September 14th as a half-hour newscast at 11:00 a.m.

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.


6 thoughts on “KABB will be adding a midday newscast at 11:00 a.m.

  1. Isn’t KABB also owned be Sinclair? If KABB and WOAI have two separate news departments but owned by the same company then its similar to the way WTTV and WXIN are owned by the same company by have separate news departments.


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