Small minor newscast changes… #212.

KAUZ-TV 6 / Wichita Falls, Tex. – Lawton, Okla. (“NewsChannel 6”)
KNXV-TV 15 / Phoenix (“ABC 15 Arizona”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: Some changes that will about to take place at two different markets.

First off, KAUZ 6 is moving its Sunday morning news simulcast with its partner station, KSWO 7. The newscast, otherwise known as the Texoma Weekend Morning News, is moving to 6:30 a.m. on Sundays starting this Sunday, July 1st. This will allow CBS Sunday Morning to be aired in its normal 8:00 a.m. timeslot (previously, it was on an hour-long delay at 9:00 a.m.) followed by Face The Nation at 9:30 a.m. (instead of the hour-long delay at 10:30 a.m.)

One of the religious programs KAUZ carries, Pathway To Victory with Robert Jeffress will be moving two hours later to 10:30 a.m. (from the previous 8:30 a.m. slot). If your still looking for local weekend morning news at 8:00 a.m. in the market on Sundays, not to worry. KSWO will continue to air at that timeslot as well, as it has been for a few years now.

Next up is in Phoenix, where we’re expecting a big expansion coming from KSAZ 10 (FOX) soon, but now we’re learning that they won’t be alone. Starting Monday, July 9th, KNXV 15 will be expanding its current half-hour 4:00 p.m. newscast, otherwise known as ABC 15 News – The NOW Arizona to a full hour. This will lead into its 5:00 p.m. news and replace The List at 4:30 p.m. which is moving to 3:00 p.m. and also putting Right This Minute on at 3:30 p.m. as well to replace Crime Watch Daily which is ending production.

This will become the fourth such station to offer an hour-long 4:00 p.m. newscast (KTVK 3 – Ind. and KPNX 12 – NBC already do it and KNXV will join KSAZ when they will add an hour-long 4:00 p.m. newscast of its own on Monday, July 2nd).

There are some more small changes to report on and these have already taken place. They will be detailed in our next report so stay tuned…

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4 thoughts on “Small minor newscast changes… #212.

  1. KSWO actually has been airing a weekend morning newscast at 8:00 a.m. for about 25 years now, originally airing as a weekend edition of “Good Morning Texoma” until KAUZ and KSWO consolidated their respective weekend morning shows into a simulcast arrangement this past February. Their 6:30 a.m. newscast has only existed for a few years (probably launching within the last 10 years).

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      • Thank “TV Guide”, actually. I only know that KSWO’s weekend morning news has been around since the early ’90s because some copies I have of the magazine’s Oklahoma City edition from 1993 and 1996 mention that “Good Morning Texoma” had a weekend edition that originally aired from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at that time. It’s possible the program was cut to a half-hour around the time or before the 6:30 a.m. edition launched.

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