FIRST ON THE BLOG: Everybody in Tulsa and in East Central Oklahoma has been waking up to local news at 4:30 a.m. for quite some time now. KTUL started it, followed by KOKI and later KOTV. Apparently, KJRH didn’t get the memo. Or so they now thought? Because apparently they did and now they’re ready for it.
Starting Tuesday June 7th (yes and I don’t know why), KJRH 2 will expand its weekday morning newscast by a half-hour to 4:30am. 2 Works For You Today will now fully compete against KTUL 8 (ABC)’s weekday morning newscast, Tulsa’s Channel 8 News – Good Morning Oklahoma while also competing against 4 and a half-hour morning newscasts at KOTV 6 (CBS)/KQCW 19 (CW) with 6 in the Morning (4:30-8:00am on KOTV 6 and 6:00-9:00am on KQCW 19) and KOKI 23 (FOX) with FOX 23 News This Morning (4:30-9:00am; also simulcast on KMYT 41 – MyTV).
The weekday morning edition is anchored by Taniya Wright and Daniel Winn with 2 Works For You Storm Shield Weather from Meteorologist Kirsten Horne and LIVE morning reports with Max Resnik.
That’s all I got, but its about time that KJRH 2 has stepped up with the competition that has already broadcast local news at 4:30am since last year. It shows you how degrading KJRH 2’s news operation has become recently.