UPDATE (as of 7:25pm on 9/17/2015):
I have received an update to confirm that KOKH 25 will NOT and I repeat… NOT add another hour to its weekday morning newscast at 10:00 a.m. Instead, the station will debut a lifestyle talk show at 10:00 a.m. called Living Oklahoma and will debut on Monday October 5th, 2015 with host and OKC TV news veteran, Meg Alexander, who was let go from KFOR 4 (NBC) earlier this year.
It’s not a newscast, therefore, FOX 25 Morning News will remain from 5:00-9:00 a.m. and FOX 25 News – Good Day Oklahoma will also remain from 9:00-10:00 a.m.
This tweet from Meg Alexander (@newsmommy) pretty much confirms what I just said:
Please take note and ignore the story below. Thank you.
ORIGINAL POST (12:35pm on 9/17/2015)
FIRST ON THE BLOG: As if you though 5 hours of morning news in OKC wasn’t enough, KOKH is about to deliver 6.
Starting Monday September 21st, 2015, KOKH 25 will expand FOX 25 News – Good Day Oklahoma to a two-hour broadcast, with another hour at 10:00 a.m. With this expansion, KOKH 25 will become the first station to air a newscast at 10:00 a.m. in O.K.C., the ONLY newscast on at that timeslot in O.K.C. and totaling KOKH 25’s morning newscast to a whopping 6 hours, every weekday morning from 5:00-11:00 a.m. (7 if you watch KFOR 4 (NBC) or KWTV 9 (CBS)’s morning newscast first, which both start at 4:00 a.m.)
The extra hour to Good Day Oklahoma will more likely feature a different crew than the ones who already work from 5:00-10:00 a.m., but if they keep the same crew instead, it would be Bill Young, Leslie Draffin, FOX 25 StormWatch Weather with AMS-CBM/Sealed Meteorlogist Marcy Novak, LIVE morning features from Mitch English (yes, THE Mitch English who used to work for The Daily Buzz) and LIVE morning reports from Danielle Dupuy.
KOKH 25 competes against the BIG 3, KFOR 4, KWTV 9 and KOCO 5 (ABC) from 5:00-7:00 a.m., against KAUT 43 (Ind. – KFOR 4’s sister station) from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and soon, will be by themselves from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
O.K.C. is a much smaller market than Miami and yet, they are getting another hour of weekday morning news. This is good news for them, but also, lucky!