FIRST ON THE BLOG: Some small changes to report from two different markets.
FIRST ON THE BLOG: There have apparently been loads of changes taking place in the Corpus Christi market. In fact, every station is involved with the exception of the market leader, KIII.
FIRST ON THE BLOG: Corpus Christi and South Texas is now one of the latest markets to have all news-producing stations in the market to offer weekend morning newscasts.
Starting from last weekend on Saturday April 18th, 2015, KRIS 6 now offers a weekend edition of KRIS 6 News Sunrise. The newscasts are on from 6:00-7:00 a.m. on Saturdays and on Sundays from 6:00-8:00 a.m. The 6:00 a.m. hour will compete against KIII 3’s 3 News First Edition for weekend morning news, while the 7:00 a.m. hour on Sundays will be EXCLUSIVE to KRIS 6. The Saturday morning newscast is anchored by Rachel Cole and the Sunday morning edition is anchored by Mike Gillaspia. KRIS 6 Weather is delivered by Meteorologist Juan Acuna. These new newscasts are not simulcast on their sister station KZTV 10.
This is just in a series of the latest expansions for KRIS 6 in 2015, including adding newscasts on Saturday nights at 9:00 p.m. for K47DF-D2 47.2 (Ind.) and KRIS-DT 6.2 (The CW) and a Sunday 5:00 p.m. newscast, which is also not simulcast on KZTV 10.
This just further proves that KRIS 6 is truly South Texas’ home for More Local News.
FIRST ON THE BLOG: Corpus Christi, here is your news. Actually, what I meant to say is that… Corpus Christi, here is more news.
KRIS 6 has recently added a Sunday night 5:00 p.m. newscast that took place, earlier this month (possibly was added last Sunday). With this addition, this becomes the ONLY local newscast at 5:00 p.m. on Sundays, as KIII 3 (#1 in the market) broadcasts local news on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. However, this newscast ain’t simulcast on KZTV 10, opting to air American Latino TV in its place instead. It does simulcast the Sunday night 10:00 p.m. news and the other weekend newscasts from KRIS 6. But this ain’t the only addition it made…
… KRIS 6’s 9:00 p.m. newscast has now been expanded to Saturday nights with another half-hour newscast on both KRIS-DT 6.2 (The CW South Texas) and on Independent station K47DF-D2 47.2 (KDF-TV). With the addition, the 9:00 p.m. newscast is now run nightly, 7 nights a week for 30 minutes on both channels. And it remains as the ONLY primetime newscast in South Texas. Plus, K47DF-D2 47.2 also carries the area’s ONLY hour-long morning newscast at 7:00 a.m.
You know how they say KIII 3 is home to More Local News? I don’t think that’s the case. I think that KRIS 6 is THE home to More Local News in South Texas.
FIRST ON THE BLOG: I would have never thought of mentioning a South Texas addition or expansion on this blog, but for those who read up on South Texas stuff or about Texas in general, here’s your chance.
KRIS 6 has recently expanded their weeknight 9:00 p.m. newscast to Sundays, but is still not broadcast on Saturdays. The 9:00 p.m. newscast is seen on KRIS-DT 6.2, otherwise known as The CW South Texas and K47DF-D2 47.2, otherwise known as KDF-TV, a play on it’s callsign. Just like the weeknight 9:00 p.m. broadcast, the Sunday edition is also for half-hour and also just like the weeknight broadcast, the Sunday 9:00 p.m. newscast is the ONLY ones on in South Texas. The newscast is anchored by KRIS 6’s weekend news team.
Basically, that’s all we got from this area.