Small minor newscast changes… #274.

WJZ-TV 13 / Baltimore (“WJZ 13”)
KRIS-TV 6 / Corpus Christi (“KRIS 6”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: Some small changes to report from two different markets.

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Loads of changes in Corpus Christi and everyone is involved, except KIII.

KRIS-TV 6 / Corpus Christi (“KRIS-TV 6” / “KRIS 6” / “KRIS-TV”)
KZTV 10 / Corpus Christi (“KZTV Action 10”)
K47DF-D 47.2 / Corpus Christi (“KDF-TV”)
KSCC 38 / Corpus Christi (“KSCC FOX 38”)

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.

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KRIS now expands their “Sunrise” to weekends.

KRIS-TV 6 / Corpus Christi (“KRIS 6 News”)

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.

KRIS has given more news to Corpus Christi and South Texas.

KRIS-TV 6 / Corpus Christi (“KRIS 6 News”)
KRIS-DT 6.2 / Corpus Christi (“The CW South Texas”)
K47DF-D2 47.2 / Corpus Christi (“KDF-TV”)

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.

KRIS now has a Sunday 9:00 p.m. newscast for The CW and KDF.

KRIS-TV 6 / Corpus Christi, TX (“6 News”)
KRIS-DT 6.2 / Corpus Christi, TX (“The CW South Texas”)
K47DF-D2 47.2 / Corpus Christi, TX (“KDF-TV”)

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.