FIRST ON THE BLOG: Some small changes to report in two markets, mainly expansions.
Just recently, WJCL 22 has expanded its Sunday 11:00pm newscast to a full hour with WJCL 22 News at 11:35. Its now the ONLY hour-long 11:00pm newscast on Sundays in the market. It remains as a half-hour newscast at 11:00pm on Saturdays, but is temporarily moved to 11:30pm during the college football season from ESPN on ABC.
Another recent change is that KOAA 5 has added another hour of its Sunday morning newscast. News 5 Today expands to 6:00am on Sundays and becomes a two-hour morning newscast on Sundays from 6:00-8:00am. The 6:00am hour allows KOAA 5 to compete against weekend morning newscasts in the market from KRDO 13 (ABC) and KXRM 21 (FOX). The 7:00am hour remains all by themselves. On Saturdays, it remains as an hour-long newscast from 7:00-8:00am, due to the preceding Saturday edition of Today from 5:00-7:00am.
Other than that, there are no other major additions or expansions to report on at this time.