FIRST ON THE BLOG: There have been some recent changes taking place in Denver but its kinda hard to explain right off the gate so let us explain further.
First off, KTVD 20 has started simulcasting KUSA 9’s weekday and Saturday morning newscasts. KTVD now airs KUSA’s 4:30-7:00 a.m. news block while retaining the 7:00-9:00 a.m. hours. The entire block allows KTVD to compete in full against KDVR 31 (FOX) and KWGN 2 (CW)’s own morning newscasts (FOX 31 Morning News and Channel 2 News Daybreak, respectively).
It has also started to air KUSA’s Saturday morning news from 7:00-9:00 a.m. while retaining the exclusive hour that KTVD airs at 6:00 a.m. It has yet though to air KUSA’s Sunday morning news as KTVD elects to air religious and paid programming instead. It more likely will though in the future.
KUSA has also cut KTVD’s weeknight hour-long 9:00 p.m. newscast to just a half-hour as it elects to air a rebroadcast of KUSA’s weeknight 6:00 p.m. newscast at 9:30 p.m., which is otherwise known as Next with Kyle Clark.
Another change to report is from KCNC 4. It recently started to air a half-hour local public affairs program called Together with Karen Leigh. The program airs on Fridays at 6:30 p.m., replacing the Friday edition of the 6:30 news and on Sunday mornings at 7:30 a.m., replacing the last half-hour of KCNC’s Sunday morning newscast.
Whatever way you look at it, there has been some recent changes in the Denver market indeed. For those who live in the area, please take note. They are pretty significant.