Newscasts debuting this weekend… Edition #29

Yes… another list of local newscasts debuting this weekend. And oddly enough, its taking place during Easter Weekend and earlier today was Good Friday with this Sunday being Easter Sunday itself, so its a holiday weekend, mostly religious nonetheless. But anyways, here’s that list you’ve been looking for…

Saturday March 26th, 2016

  • 7:00-8:00 AM: NewsChannel 15’s First News This Morning at 7:00 a.m.

WANE in Ft. Wayne. The station expands its Saturday morning newscast and now becomes a two-hour morning newscast from 7:00-9:00am. The Sunday morning newscast, however, remains just an hour-long from 8:00-9:00am. Nonetheless, this is Northeast Indiana’s ONLY weekend morning newscast.

  • 9:00-9:30 PM: KCCI 8 News at 9:00 on Me-TV Des Moines

KCCI 8.2 in Des Moines. The weekend edition debuts tomorrow on KCCI’s second digital subchannel and competes against WHO 13 (NBC)’s weekend edition of its 9:00pm news (half-hour) on KDSM 17 (FOX). And starting in April or in May, it will also compete against KCWI 23 (CW)’s new 9:00pm newscast, which will be produced by their sister station, WOI 5 (ABC).

Sunday March 27th, 2016

  • 9:00-9:30 PM: KCCI 8 News at 9:00 on Me-TV Des Moines

KCCI 8.2 in Des Moines. See above.

That’s it for this weekend. If there are any more changes, I will certainly let you know on the blog as well as on Twitter (@ChangeNewsBlog) and on Facebook (“The Changing Newscasts Blog”). Have a great weekend and if you’re religious, then enjoy your Easter weekend.

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