KMIZ and KQFX are about to add weekend morning news, starting tomorrow.

KMIZ 17 / Columbia – Jefferson City, MO (“ABC 17”)
KQFX-LD 22 and KMIZ-DT 17.4 / Columbia – Jefferson City, MO (“FOX 22”)

One duopoly is about to make local TV history in Mid-Missouri and it starts tomorrow…

For the first time in Mid-Missouri TV history, weekend morning news is coming.

Starting tomorrow, Saturday January 9th, KMIZ 17 will add two hours of weekend morning newscasts, one hour at 6:00am and another hour at 8:00am with the weekend editions of ABC 17 News This Morning. The newscasts will sandwich ABC’s Good Morning America in between at 7:00am. KMIZ 17’s sister station, KQFX 22 (FOX) will get in the mix as well…

… KQFX 22 will offer another NEW hour of the weekend morning newscast at 9:00am with ABC 17 News This Morning at 9:00am on FOX 22. In other words, KMIZ 17’s new weekend morning newscast will air from 6:00-7:00 and 8:00-10:00am with the 9:00am hour on KQFX 22. However, this is ironic, since KQFX 22 airs a repeat of KMIZ 17’s two-hour weekday morning newscast (ABC 17 News This Morning from 5:00-7:00am) on weekdays from 7:00-9:00am.

KMIZ 17 and KQFX 22’s General Manager, Curtis Varns:

“Mid-Missourians have shown an increasing appetite for local news and content and ABC 17 has responded over the years by expanding our offerings on air and on our digital platforms. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be able to bring live weather and news to time periods that are so important in people’s lives.”

The newscast will follow a format similar to ABC 17 News This Morning’s weekday newscast lineup including ABC 17 StormTrack Weather, every 10 minutes “on the 7s.”

So history is coming to Mid-Missouri television, tomorrow with weekend morning news on KMIZ 17 and KQFX 22. This is very exciting!


One thought on “KMIZ and KQFX are about to add weekend morning news, starting tomorrow.

  1. I had a funny feeling that that one of the TV stations in the Columbia/Jefferson City. Missouri TV Market was going to start offering weekend morning news


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