FIRST ON THE BLOG: A small change to report from the largest market in Colorado.
Just recently, KUSA 9 has stopped producing a LIVE half-hour midday newscast for its sister station KTVD 20 (MyTV). Titled 9 News at 11:00am on Channel 20, it competed against KMGH 7 (ABC)’s hour-long 11:00am newscast as well as KDVR 31 (FOX)’s recently launched half-hour newscast in the same timeslot. They have since replaced the newscast with a repeat of KUSA 9’s lifestyle/talk show Colorado and Company, which airs at 10:00am on KUSA 9 and now airs immediately as a repeat one hour later at 11:00am on KTVD 20.
The newscast was started in 2010 when there was a Daily Connection between NBC O&O’s and NBC News. KTVD 20 was the only non-NBC O&O station to participate. When that folded in 2011, it converted into a traditional newscast and was airing in that timeslot since.
Other than that, there is a major expansion coming to West Central Pennsylvania. It comes from a duopoly there but it’s the opposite station this time. Details will come in the next report.