FIRST ON THE BLOG: KRGV is making a secret move on September 14th. How do I know its a secret? Because I tried to ask KRGV on this, but they said to me on their Facebook page…
“No public announcement is being made at this time about a date or any time expansions. Thank you.”
See? They are hiding a secret. Wanna know what it is? Okay. I’ll tell you.
Starting Monday September 14th, 2015, KRGV 5 will be expanding their weekday 4:00 p.m. newscast from 30 minutes to an hour. Channel 5 News at 4:00 has always been RGV’s ONLY option for local news at 4:00 p.m., but now KRGV 5 will fill the 4:30 p.m. half-hour timeslot that’s currently filled by Entertainment TONIGHT with another local newscast at 4:30 p.m., creating RGV’s first-ever 90-minute local news block from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Once the newscast is expanded to an hour, KRGV 5 will also have a distinction of being the ONLY station in RGV with 3 straight hours of news from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with KRGV 5’s Channel 5 News at 4:00 from 4:00-5:00, Channel 5 News at 5:00 from 5:00-5:30, ABC World News TONIGHT with David Muir from 5:30-6:00 and the other hour-long newscast, Channel 5 News at 6:00 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Cary Zayas will continue her role as KRGV 5’s soon-to-be expanded 4:00 p.m. newscast. First Warn 5 Weather will continue to be delivered by long-time station veteran and Chief Meteorologist, Tim Smith. The expanded newscast will displace Entertainment TONIGHT and will either find a new timeslot on KRGV 5 or will be displaced from KRGV 5’s airwaves.
All I know is that KRGV 5 will continue to be #1 with this new expanded edition at 4:00 p.m. Everybody watches KRGV 5 anyways and it will continue to do so, because its always been Breaking News. Breaking Stories.