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.