A small minor newscast change… #280.

KOTV-DT 6 / Tulsa (“KOTV 6”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: Another Tulsa station is finally ready to offer some local competition at 4:00 p.m. that the market has otherwise hasn’t had any in 15 years. We’ll explain.

Starting August 5th, KOTV is adding an hour-long newscast at 4:00 p.m. The News on 6 at 4:00 will also provide Tulsa’s ONLY local newscast on at 4:30 p.m. but more than that, it will be Tulsa’s first competition to 4:00 p.m. news for KTUL 8 (ABC) in 15 years. Yes, 15 years since KTUL launched its half-hour 4:00 p.m. newscast in 2004.

Programming note too… Dr. Phil on KOTV is moving to 3:00 p.m. to replace the now-canceled show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and for the first time, KOTV will match sister station KWTV 9 (CBS in OKC) in terms of early-evening offerings with an hour at 4:00 followed by half-hour news at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.

However, there’s been barely any promotion of this new newscast and we don’t even know who’ll be the new anchor team but do expect the weather to be handled by AMS/Sealed Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer, one of the area’s most recognizable meteorologists.

We have yet to report on a major change on one television station in Savannah, especially in the morning. That will soon come for sure so stay tuned to the blog.

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4 thoughts on “A small minor newscast change… #280.

  1. Finally it has taken 50,000 eons or forever in a day for KOTV to get a 4:00 pm newscast. They should have gotten a 4:00 pm newscast a long time ago since they are a top rated station for newz in Tulsa and since there other station in KWTV in OKC already has a 4:00 pm newscast. KOTV new 4 pm newscast will be an alternative to the Sinclair owned station is the currently the sole station that offers 4 pm news in the Tulsa TV Market, People who may not like Sinclair stations local news content who want to see a 4 pm newscast will have a place to watch news on KOTV at 4 pm. If I lived in Tulsa I would not watch KTUL news. Plus it will be an hour long newscast. It is unusual for a Market like Tulsa to have one TV station with only a 30 minute 4:00 pm news, even 30 minute newscasts at 4:00 pm are unusual since most 4:00 pm newscasts are an hour long.

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  2. IS the “writing on the wall” stating that every local affiliate in every local market go all “LIVE AND LOCAL” from now on? There are network affiliated TV stations that complain: “There must be room for strong syndication in our lineups.” I strongly agree. Stations having to go local all morning (exception of national news morning programs like CBS Morning News)

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    • I wasn’t finished. Stations have to go local all morning (exception of national news like CBS Morning News) are setting themselves up for a 1 year migraine committing financial injury to themselves. It’s time to pay female newsies 21% more than their male counterparts plus confiscate their motherly rights.

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  3. “It’s time to pay female newsies 21% more than their male counterparts plus confiscate their motherly rights”

    Gayle King on CBS This Morning and Geneva Salvatore on CNN are female newsies.

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