Monday, March 05, 2007

This just in from KOAA...

Press release:

Three years ago, KOAA-TV began providing Southern Colorado’s first 24-hour, local weather channel, Weather First Now. Currently available on Comcast channel 9 in Colorado Springs and Comcast digital channel 247 in Pueblo, Weather First Now will soon evolve to become “News First Now,” your 24-hour, local news and weather source. This evolution includes the launch of newscasts in three new time periods – 4, 7, and 9pm.
These newscasts will be produced and provided by News First 5/30, Southern Colorado’s News Leader. The same quality and depth that have consistently made News First the highest-rated, oft-awarded local news product can be seen on News First Now starting Monday, June 4, 2007.

“This news expansion is part of our continuing commitment to serve as our community’s news leader,” says Cindy Aubrey, News Director. “We strive to have the information people need and want at times and in places that it’s most helpful and convenient.”

“Launching these news products obviously represents an evolution for Weather First Now,” according to Dave Whitaker, General Manager. “The name change to News First Now represents the direction and opportunities of our cable channel. Our intention is to provide detailed, local weather and news ‘right now,’ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

Weather First Now to become News First Now, your 24/7 source for local weather and local news
News First Now located on Comcast cable channel 9 in Colorado Springs and on Comcast digital cable channel 247 in Pueblo

Produced by KOAA-TV’s News First 5/30, Southern Colorado’s News Leader 9pm newscast produced live all seven days per week 4pm newscast produced live five days per week, Monday through Friday 7pm newscast is re-play of 6pm newscast from KOAA-TV 5/30, all seven days per week
Local news segments in the Weather First Now programming cycle doubled in length
Meteorologist Mike Madson, who has more than two decades of local experience, will provide weather coverage in the 4 and 9pm newscasts. Madson has been a member of the Weather First team since May 2006.

The news anchors for these shows will be announced in the near future. A half dozen additional jobs will be created with this news expansion.


At 11:36 AM, March 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for Mike Madson. He's the best!

At 11:46 AM, March 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Just what we need. Gee, thanks. I didn't realize I was in need of another channel, reporting more of nothing for me. What a "public" service. ZZzzzzzz.......

At 1:17 PM, March 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is too much news coverage already

At 5:31 PM, March 05, 2007, Blogger V said...

Does anyone else think that it is a bit odd (and perhaps not even POSSIBLE) to have "Weather First" and "News First" as taglines for the same TV station?

Which is it -> is the weather first, or is the news first.

At 8:23 PM, March 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes MORE and MORE AND MORE NEWSS> DONT THIS TV MARKET IS ALREADY "SATURATED" AS IT IS ..THANKS TO SATELLITE AND ALL> ill crawl up and read a book at the thing youll know rmpbs channel 8 will start having news like "ktsc news 8@10 ..ugh!!

At 8:26 PM, March 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adding the additional newscast is a smart programming move.

At 4:32 PM, March 06, 2007, Anonymous TV Watcher said...

On demand broadcasting is what we need - look at what Tivo has done for TV - people want to watch what they want, when they want - not some nostalgic formula of news at 6pm, sitcoms at 7 & 8pm, dramas at 9pm.

Posters #2,3 & 5 ... don't watch.

This again proves 5/30 is the best local broadcast station in CS.

FIRE: Mike Madson & Susan Davies. Mike Daniels & Craig Eliot are THE BEST!


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