KVHP is about to debut a primetime newscast at 9:00 p.m., moving it from 12:00 Noon.

KVHP 29 / Lake Charles, LA (“FOX 29”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: In Southwest Louisiana, there is no local station offering a local primetime newscast. Starting next week, all of that will change.

KVHP 29, the local FOX affiliate owned by National Communications, Inc., is getting ready to offer a half-hour weeknight primetime newscast at 9:00pm, starting next Monday February 29th. The newscast, FOX 29 News at 9:00, will become the area’s ONLY locally-produced primetime newscast in the market as the area’s ONLY other local station with a news department, long-time #1 leader KPLC 7 (NBC), doesn’t offer a primetime newscast on any of its digital subchannels.

KVHP 29 has actually had a local newscast since 2012. Back in May of that year, the station started a half-hour weekday local newscast at 12:00 Noon called FOX 29 News Express. This newscast previously competed against KPLC 7’s half-hour noon newscast and was discontinued two weeks ago, to get ready for the primetime move to 9:00pm.

So finally, viewers in Southwest Louisiana will get a chance to receive local primetime news and I know they will enjoy this.

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2 thoughts on “KVHP is about to debut a primetime newscast at 9:00 p.m., moving it from 12:00 Noon.

  1. National Communications filed with the FCC today to sell KVHP to American Spirit Media, and immediately enter into an shared services agreement with Raycom NBC affiliate KPLC upon closing—as is standard with American Spirit and Raycom. Looking into the SSA, KPLC will be producing these newscasts.

    Application: https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101723910&formid=314&fac_num=35852

    SSA: https://licensing.fcc.gov/cdbs/CDBS_Attachment/getattachment.jsp?appn=101723910&qnum=5150&copynum=1&exhcnum=2

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