FIRST ON THE BLOG: KCBA’s news simulcasts with KTVU is working well. So much so that KCBA has added another news simulcast from KTVU.
Just recently in September 2015, KCBA 35 has added a simulcast of the weekday and hour-long KTVU FOX 2 News at 4:00 from KTVU 2 (FOX) in San Francisco. The newscast is the first afternoon newscast in the Monterey Bay Area (even though not locally-produced) as KSBW 8 (NBC/ABC) and KION 46 (CBS/CW) doesn’t produce or air one at all.
The newscast is anchored by Mike Mibach and Keba Arnold with The Weather Authority from alternating meteorologists, Mark Tamayo and Rosemary Orozco. Other than this new newscast, KCBA 35 airs KTVU Mornings on 2 on weekday mornings from 5:00-9:00 a.m. and on Sundays from 7:00-8:00 a.m. and yes, it does air The 10:00 O’Clock News on KTVU FOX 2, every night from 10:00-11:00 p.m.
So the news simulcasting agreement has expanded between KCBA 35 and KTVU 2. If you ask me, this is working out very well and glad that Monterey can get San Francisco Bay Area news as well.