FIRST ON THE BLOG: KRBK doesn’t have a full-scale news department, but it seems committed to having one now. For a few years, KRBK has offered a 10-minute news update, but now it has expanded that newscast.
Just recently, KRBK 49 (Cable 5; will use 5 for the rest of this post) has expanded their 9:00 p.m. weeknight newscast, FOX 5 News at 9:00, from a 10-minute news update to a full half-hour newscast. The newscast now effectively competes against KOLR 10 (CBS) on KOZL 27 (MyTV)’s KOLR 10 News at 9:00 on Z-27 and the first half-hour of KYTV 3 (NBC) on K15CZ/KSPR-DT 33.2 (CW)’s KY3 News at 9:00 on Ozarks’ CW.
The newscast is a weeknight-ONLY newscast, unlike the other two and is anchored by Janelle Brandom with FOX 5 First Alert Weather from Chief Meteorologist David Koeller with reports from multimedia journalists Julie Wilson and Aaron Campbell.
KRBK 5 started airing a local newscast in Fall 2012 under FOX KRBK News at 9:00, a 10-minute local news update. Once they lost the MyTV affiliation, the newscast was later renamed to FOX 5 News at 9:00 and now in 2015, has expanded to a full half-hour.
A new news department has taken shape in The Ozarks. KRBK 5 is for real.