Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Another day, another new newscast

So KRDO/Channel 13 is starting an hour-long noon news on Monday, June 4. Anchored, naturally, by Eric Singer - who will continue to do the morning news on KRDO radio, but is giving up "Good Morning Colorado" on weekends (KRDO is bringing back former weekend anchor Rebecca Stevens to helm the GMC weekend edition).

An hour-long version is an interesting twist.

Still to come, more newscasts from KXRM/Channel 21 and KOAA/Channels 5&30. Attention local newscasters: There is no news between 1:30 and 5 a.m. Stake your claim now!

Speaking of Singer, I had the odd experience of doing a radio interview with him yesterday morning while I was camping way up above the Arkansas River Valley, near Buena Vista. Talking about reality TV while taking in a view of the Collegiate Peaks caused a little cognitive dissonance.


At 5:18 PM, May 29, 2007, Anonymous sp said...

What stations in the market have morning shows and who is all looking at adding them? I sense there are a lot of newscast popping up all over the place, which ones will be able to keep viewers?

At 7:48 AM, May 30, 2007, Blogger AndyW said...

KRDO, KOAA and KKTV have morning shows. KXRM will add one in August. KRDO is the only station with a weekend morning show.

Are there enough viewers to go around for all these shows? That's a tough question to answer. Fox's 9 p.m. news seems to be drawing new viewers (or at least stealing viewers broadly enough that it doesn't show up in the other station's ratings).

KRDO shifting its 5:30 news to 5 doesn't seem to have hurt KOAA that much or helped KKTV, but that's still a pretty recent change.

KXRM will be going directly against the other guys for an hour, plus competing with GMA, Today and CBS This Morning, so I'd guess they'll be stealing viewers rather than finding new ones. That change will still be pretty new with the fall book, so winter and spring should provide a better gauge of KXRM's success.


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