FIRST ON THE BLOG: KAAL is not known for having as much news as its competitors, but it will make history with this addition on Monday September 14th, 2015.
Starting on that day, KAAL 6 is adding a half-hour weeknight local newscast at 6:30 p.m. with ABC 6 News at 6:30. With this addition, it will create the area’s first hour-long early-evening newscast, with ABC 6 News at 6:00 and ABC 6 News at 6:30. The newscast is expected to be anchored by James Wilcox (who does the 10:00 p.m.) and by either Betsy Singer (who does the 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.) or Laura Lee (who also does the 10:00 p.m.), or it could be anchored by both Betsy and Laura, I’m not sure at this point. StormTracker 6 Weather comes from Chief Meteorologist Chris Kuball and Sports from either Jeanna Radz or Sean Tehan.
This newscast will be the ONLY ones on in the area at 6:30 p.m., as well as, I already mentioned, the area’s first hour-long early evening news block, since KIMT 3 (CBS/MyTV) and KTTC 10 (NBC) only broadcast a half-hour local newscast at 6:00 p.m.
Pretty good for a station that doesn’t broadcast much news, but it’s known for being “The Austin Station.” (For the station’s city of license)