FIRST ON THE BLOG: If you’ve ever heard of the statement, “If it doesn’t work, then try and try again,” then that’s what KSNV will go for, on sister station KVCW.
Six years after discontinuing the weeknight 10:00 p.m. newscast on KVCW 33, KSNV 3 will try again by bringing back the 10:00 p.m. newscast starting this Monday August 17th, 2015. The weeknight-only half-hour 10:00 p.m. newscast will be called The CW Las Vegas News at 10:00 and will be anchored by KSNV 3’s Marie Mortera with The Weather Authroity delivered by KSNV 3’s Chief Meteorologist Kevin Jamison (who used to do Weather at KLAS 8 – CBS). The newscast will, once again, compete with KVVU 5 (FOX)’s already long-established and dominant, FOX 5 News at 10:00 for weeknight news in that timeslot in the market.
I said once again because KSNV 3 (KVBC 3 at the time) started a weeknight (and hour-long too) 10:00 p.m. newscast back in 2006 after it was moved from KVMY 21 (KVWB 21 at the time), because of the stronger ratings on KVCW 33 from KVWB 21. This time, it will only be a weeknight half-hour 10:00 p.m. newscast for now. But this won’t be the only newscast debuting on KVCW 33 that same day…
… Also on Monday August 17th, 2015, KVCW 33 will debut another newscast produced by KSNV 3. It will be a 2-hour morning newscast on weekdays from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and will be named as Wake Up with The CW. The program will be anchored by KSNV 3’s Krystal Allen and newcomer Jeff Mahler, who joins the station from KXTV 10 (ABC) in Sacramento with The Weather Authority from Meteorologist Kelly Curran. And no, this will not be an extension of Wake Up with The Wagners, since Kim and Dana Wagner will ONLY remain on the 4:30-7:00 a.m. newscast on KSNV 3.
However, Wake Up on The CW will also compete with KVVU 5’s also already-established and long-dominant FOX 5 News This Morning from 7:00-9:00 a.m. for local news in that timeslot.
KSNV 3 is trying this again on KVCW 33 and hopefully, a much better second attempt at it. Plus, more news this time because of a weekday morning newscast. Let’s see how KSNV 3 does with this, this time.