FIRST ON THE BLOG: Good news and bad news for those who watch KQDS’ morning newscast. Bad news, you’re losing a half-hour. Good news, you’re getting an extra hour. Sounds confusing, but let me break it down.
Bad news first: After Friday September 18th, 2015, KQDS 21 will no longer air the 6:30 a.m. half-hour of their morning newscast, FOX 21 News Sunrise. That half-hour was competing against long-time leader KBJR 6/KRII 11 (NBC)’s KBJR 6 and Range 11 News Today and WDIO 10/WIRT 13 (ABC)’s WDIO 10/WIRT 13 Eyewitness News – Good Morning Northland in that half-hour.
The good news now: Starting Monday September 21st, 2015, KQDS 21 will expand the morning newscast to another hour at 8:00 a.m., making the morning broadcast from 7:00-9:00 a.m. KQDS 21 will be home to the ONLY local station in the Northland delivering morning news in both those hours, since there will be no competition in those timeslots, because it will all be network morning newscasts on KQDS 21’s rivals. I don’t know who anchors the morning newscast, but Weather is delivered by Meteorologist William Seay.
So this is actually good news, since more morning news is coming to the Northland, thanks to KQDS 21. Take advantage, Northland viewers!