FIRST ON THE BLOG: If you’re looking for more morning news in Western Oregon, you got it. Thank KVAL for this one.
Starting Monday September 14th, 2015, KVAL 13 and its sister stations across Western Oregon (KCBY 11 and KPIC 4), will be adding an hour-long morning newscast at 9:00 a.m., obviously called KVAL News at 9:00 a.m. The newscast will feature the latest news and weather in Western Oregon and will be the ONLY option for local news at 9:00 a.m. in Eugune and Western Oregon, as other stations will be either carrying syndicated programming, or in sister station through SSA KMTR 16 and satellites KMCB 23/KTCW 46 (NBC)’s case, Today.
I don’t know as to who will anchor the news or deliver the weather on this particular morning newscast, but it could be the same crew that already anchors KVAL 13’s current 5:00-7:00 a.m. morning news block. This will actually be the second morning newscast after 7:00 a.m. in the area as My Network TV-affiliated station KEVU-CD 23 carries the 8:00 a.m. (LIVE) hour of FOX 12 News – Good Day Oregon from KPTV 12 (FOX) in Portland, which makes that hour, more targeted towards Portland and not towards people in Western Oregon.
But safe assure you, this is a good move for KVAL 13. It’s something that the people of Western Oregon can enjoy, if they can. And it gives them more options for more local news at more times. Good for you, KVAL 13.