KCTV is going two hours earlier to primetime on KSMO.

KCTV 5 / Kansas City, Mo. – Kans. (“KCTV 5”)
KSMO-TV 62 / Kansas City, Mo. – Kans. (“KSMO-TV”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: If 6:00 p.m. is not your option for local news but at the same time, neither 9:00 nor 10:00 p.m. is your option either, then KCTV may have solved that problem for those living in Kansas City.

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Small minor newscast changes… #166.

WLTZ 38 / Columbus, Ga. – Opelika – Auburn, Ala. (“WLTZ”)
KCTV 5 / Kansas City (“KCTV 5”)
KSMO-TV 62 / Kansas City (“KSMO-TV”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: Small changes to report from the Chattahoochee Valley and from Kansas City.

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KCTV’s 6:30 p.m. weekend newscast for KSMO… out the window.

KSMO-TV 62 / Kansas City, MO-KS (“KSMO”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG: Well… that experiment ended early.

When KCTV 5 launched a 6:30 p.m. newscast for KSMO 62 back on August 4th, 2014 (a week before this blog made its debut), a weekend edition was included as well. That meant that KSMO 62 had a 6:30 p.m. newscast, 7 nights a week, including Sundays.

Today, I found out that KSMO 62 is no longer airing that 6:30 p.m. weekend newscast. It’s been replaced by paid programming on both days. It means that KMBC 9 and KSHB 41 will be the ONLY ones left, airing a Saturday night newscast at 6:30 p.m. KSHB 41’s 6:00 p.m. Saturday news, expands to an hour this weekend. KCTV 5 will continue to produce and air a LIVE weeknight newscast at 6:30 p.m. for KSMO 62, as it has been since August of 2014.

So much for that weekend experiment…