A new newscast for KLAF will leave one of its rivals behind in this timeslot.

KADN-TV 15 / Lafayette, La. (“FOX 15”)
KLAF-LD 46 and KADN-DT 15.2 / Lafayette, La. (“NBC 15.2”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: For a long time in Acadiana, there were two stations delivering local news at midday. Then, one cut their newscast leaving another station as the only ones to do so. It was then like that for a long time in this market.

Coming Monday, that will no longer be the case.

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KADN/KLAF has made changes to include more local news.

KADN-TV 15 / Lafayette and KLAF-LD 46.1/KADN-DT 15.2 / Lafayette (“News 15”; temporary logo to use for now. The logos for both channels will be displayed on the Wiki ASAP)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: It looks like one station in Louisiana’s Acadiana has made some changes to include a new look but more importantly, more local news.

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A small minor newscast change… #46

WVLA-TV 33 / Baton Rouge (“NBC 33”)
KLAF-LD 46 / Lafayette, LA (“Acadiana’s KLAF”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: A small minor change to report from Baton Rouge that also affects Lafayette.

WVLA 33 has moved its weeknight half-hour 6:30 p.m. newscast to 6:00 p.m. and is now called NBC 33 News at 6:00. This move now enables WVLA 33 to compete at 6:00 p.m. against WBRZ 2 (ABC)’s WBRZ News 2 at 6:00 and WAFB 9 (CBS)’s 9 News at 6:00 for local news in that timeslot, which means now more local newscasts at 6:30 p.m.

This move also affects Lafayette, since KLAF 46 also carries WVLA 33’s newscasts, temporarily, until KLAF 46 launches its own news department in January 2016. Because of the move, there’s also no local newscast at 6:30 p.m. in Lafayette anymore, since the move to 6:00 p.m. also competes against KATC 3 (ABC)’s KATC 3 – Acadiana’s NewsChannel at 6:00, KLFY 10 (CBS)’s KLFY News 10 at 6:00 and Lake Charles-based KPLC 7 (NBC)’s 7 News at 6:00 for local news in that timeslot. The change only affects weeknights as WVLA 33 continues to produce a 6:30 p.m. newscast on Saturday nights.

But other than this, there are no other major additions or expansions to report at this time.

Newscasts debuting this weekend… Edition #13

KTLA 5 / Los Angeles (“KTLA 5”)
KSNV 3 / Las Vegas (“Channel 3”)
KLAF-LD 46 and KADN-DT 15.2 / Lafayette, LA (“Acadiana’s KLAF TV”)

Another weekend of newscasts debuting this weekend. Again, by day and time order (in EDT):

Saturday July 4th, 2015 (The 4th of July, 2015)

  • 7:00-8:00 AM: News 3 Today at 7:00 a.m.

KSNV in Las Vegas. The station is shuffling its weekend morning newscasts and on Saturdays, its down to just one hour at 7:00 a.m. The station will be competing against KVVU 5 (FOX)’s FOX 5 News This Morning during this hour.

  • 6:30-7:00 PM: NBC 33 News at 6:30
  • 10:00-10:35 PM: NBC 33 News at 10:00

KLAF-LD in Lafayette. The station will continue with the simulcasts of local newscasts from WVLA 33 in Baton Rouge. The weekend editions debut this weekend. The 6:30 p.m. newscast is by themselves, while the 10:00 p.m. news competes against KATC 3 (ABC), KLFY 10 (CBS) and Lake Charles-based KPLC 7 (NBC).

Sunday July 5th, 2015

  • 7:00-8:00 AM: News 3 Today at 7:00 a.m.

KSNV in Las Vegas. This time on Sundays, the broadcast is two hours from 6:00-8:00 a.m.

  • 9:00-10:00 AM: KTLA 5 Morning News at 9:00 a.m.

KTLA in Los Angeles. KTLA 5 will only be able to expand their Sunday edition by another hour for now, as the Saturday edition can’t expand yet, due to KTLA 5’s commitment to air The CW’s E/I block on Saturday mornings, starting at 9:00 a.m., as part of The FCC’s rules for stations to show children’s or E/I programming for at least three hours each week. This hour will compete against KABC 7 (ABC)’s ABC 7 Eyewitness News at 9:00 a.m.

  • 5:00-5:30 PM: NBC 33 News at 5:00
  • 10:00-10:35 PM: NBC 33 News at 10:00

KLAF-LD in Lafayette. See above. These simulcasts will continue until the station debuts their own local news department in Early 2016. The 5:00 p.m. news competes against KPLC 7 while the 10:00 p.m. newscast competes against them, KATC 3 (ABC) and KLFY 10 (CBS).

There’s your weekend of more newscasts. Enjoy the 4th of July Holiday weekend, everybody.