FIRST ON THE BLOG: If you have thought about 6:30pm news in Central Kentucky and wondering when it will show up, it already has thanks to WTVQ’s weekend news. But now, it shows up on weeknights as well… thanks to WKYT.
Since this past Monday September 12th, WKYT 27 has added a weeknight half-hour newscast at 6:30pm on its second digital subchannel, known as The CW Lexington. WKYT News at 6:30 on The CW Lexington marks it as the first time that any station in the market has tried to air a local weeknight newscast at 6:30pm when the other big three are airing national newscasts. Because of this, its also the ONLY one on in the market.
This newscast is anchored by Sam Dick and Jennifer Palumbo with WKYT First Alert Weather from AMS & NWA/Sealed Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey. However, this is not the first time that WKYT 27 has decided to air a newscast on its second digital subchannel as currently, it airs a Sunday morning newscast there for an hour at 7:00am and airs the main channel’s weekend 6:00pm newscast when the main channel can’t do so at that time due to CBS Sports programming. And because of this addition, WKYT 27 now airs three straight continuous hours of local news from 4:00-7:00pm with the first two and a half on WKYT 27.1 and the 6:30pm half-hour on WKYT 27.2.
So yes, more local news in Lexington, even though its under a second digital subchannel and WKYT 27 is here to deliver.