FIRST ON THE BLOG: More newscasts were added from across the country within the past week or two! Here’s a rundown list of what you need to know…
- KHSL 12 has started airing the simulcast of sister station KNVN 24’s hour-long 5:00pm newscast, which is known as Action News NOW at 5:00. This competes against KRCR 7 (ABC)’s hour-long 5:00pm newscast for local news at that timeslot in Northern California.
- Speaking of KNVN 24 and Northern California, it has now added an hour-long 4:00pm newscast with Action News NOW at 4:00. It’s the ONLY newscast on at that time in Northern California. This newscast, however, is not simulcast on its sister station KHSL 12 as it elects to air syndicated programming at that timeslot instead. This does it the market, three hours of early evening weeknight news from 4:00-7:00pm with KNVN 24 from 4:00-5:00, KRCR 7, KHSL 12 and KNVN 24 from 5:00-6:00, KHSL 12 and KNVN 24 from 6:00-6:30 and last but not least, KRCR 7 from 6:30-7:00pm.
- KFSM 5 has added a weekday half-hour 4:00pm newscast. Titled 5 News at 4:00, its the first and ONLY afternoon newscast on at that timeslot in Northwest Arkansas. It only airs for 30 minutes though as the station elects to air Jeopardy! at 4:30pm since it already airs Wheel Of Fortune at 6:30pm.
- WTVX 34 has started simulcasting the 9:00am weekday morning hour-long newscast from sister station, WPEC 12. Titled CBS 12 News This Morning at 9:00am, the program now airs on both stations and this could be a signal of the future that WPEC 12 could be willing to add and air another two hours of weekday morning news for WTVX 34 but we’ll see if they’ll ever do that and if so, then keep an eye on the blog. It competes against WPBF 25 (ABC)’s hour-long morning newscast at 9:00am for local news at that time in the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast.
- And finally, speaking of WPBF 25, it seems like the station has decided to expand its Monday-Saturday hour-long 5:00pm newscast into Sundays. WPBF 25 News at 5:00 is now seen 7 days a week on the station and gives the WPB/TC market, its first-ever nightly 90-minute local news block from 5:00-6:30pm. As of this posting, its not airing on Saturdays at the moment due to ESPN on ABC‘s coverage of College Football.
So as you can see… a lot of local newscasts from around the country have been added within the past week or two and it has been excellent for the stations involved and for the blog itself. Yet, I still have more to report on so stay tuned!