KVLY expands its “Valley Today” to 4:30 a.m. on both its NBC and CBS channels.

KVLY-TV 11 / Fargo – Moorhead – Grand Forks (“KVLY-TV 11”)
KVLY-DT 11.2 / Fargo – Moorhead – Grand Forks (“KX 4”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: Speaking of the Red River Valley in North Dakota… there’s more morning news in one station in the area.

KVLY 11 has expanded its weekday morning newscast, The Valley Today, to 4:30 a.m. The newscast is now the ONLY ones on in the area and in North Dakota, to expand to 4:30 a.m. and it was expanded on both the NBC (KVLY 11.1 – KVLY-TV 11) and CBS (KVLY 11.2 – KX 4) subchannels.

This took place after the announcement of the retirement of long-time Valley News LIVE Morning Meteorologist and Farm Director, Mick Kjar, who left KVLY 11 last week after 27 years working for Valley News LIVE, which before 2007, was known as KVLY News 11 and before hand in 1995, KTHI News 11 (the old call sign before it was changed to KVLY in 1995).

He led The Valley Show – Ag Show, a half-hour farm/Ag-related newscast, devoted to the latest news on the agriculture in the Red River Valley and it was on at 4:30 a.m., before The Valley Today. It was only after Mick left that KVLY 11 decided to expand their weekday morning newscast to 4:30 a.m. and now, their weekday morning newscast is on from 4:30-7:00 a.m., the longest time-airing morning newscast in Fargo and in North Dakota.

So there you go, Red River Valley. Valley News LIVE is up earlier than anybody else and bringing you news when it matters to you, when you wake up in the morning. Enjoy, R.R.V!

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