FIRST ON THE BLOG: If you’re looking for a morning newscast in the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the only option right now is WLOX News – Good Morning Mississippi from market leader WLOX (ABC/CBS). But in 2 weeks, that all changes.
Starting Monday September 21st, 2015, WXXV 25 will debut its first-ever weekday morning newscast with News 25 Today. The newscast will be seen on both WXXV 25’s main channel, WXXV FOX 25 (WXXV 25.1) and on WXXV 25’s NBC subchannel, WXXV NBC 25 (WXXV 25.2). The newscast will be anchored by Katarina Luketich and Bryan Kennedy with Weather Edge 25 from long-time MS Gulf Coast TV veteran and NWA/Membered Meteorologist Rob Knight.
The broadcast will be aired from 6:00-8:00 a.m., with the 6:00-7:00 a.m. hour, seen on WXXV NBC 25 while the 7:00-8:00 a.m. hour will be seen on WXXV FOX 25. The 6:00 a.m. hour competes against long-time leader WLOX 13’s Good Morning Mississippi, which is seen on both their ABC and CBS subchannels, while the 7:00 a.m. hour will be the ONLY local newscast on at that time in the market.
A very good time for WXXV 25, indeed and WLOX 13 better watch out. WXXV 25 is giving WLOX 13, a good run for their money.