There will finally be another option for local morning news after 7:00am in Northwest Arkansas. But it will be on a digital subchannel on one of its stations. If you haven’t seen the logos by now, then guess who?
Starting Tuesday September 6th, KHBS 40/KHOG 29 is adding another half-hour to its weekday morning newscast. Titled 40/29 News Sunrise on Arkansas CW, the broadcast will air on its CW subchannel which is KHBS 40.2 and KHOG 29.2 on weekday mornings from 7:00-7:30am and its like that because of The CW Plus programming that will take over afterwards starting at 7:30am.
The newscast will be anchored by Daniel Armbruster and Yuna Lee with 40/29 Get Ready Traffic from Allison Wise and 40/29 Get Ready Weather from meteorologist Laura Huckabee. It will only be a half-hour newscast, unlike KFTA 24 (FOX)’s hour-long morning newscast at 7:00am which is produced by their sister station KNWA 51 (NBC).
KHBS 40/KHOG 29’s President and General Manager, Shawn Oswald:
“We’ve long been committed to localism and to serving our community on The Arkansas CW.In August 2012, we added a 9 p.m. local newscast on the station. This expansion into the 7 a.m. time period extends our commitment to providing local viewers our award-winning coverage at a time that is important to them.”
So yet another option has come to Northwest Arkansas after 7:00am. It may be just a half-hour, but its a great alternative indeed.