Sunday, June 27, 2010

KTBS Expands Evening News

A tipster tells me KTBS/Channel 3/Shreveport, expands its evening news at 6pm to one hour. Channel 11/KTHV in Little Rock did this awhile back and I was very skeptical but they have pulled it off. I think if a station does this they need to do more than the usual news. 11 added features in addition to retelling the top stories in their 630 pm newscast. I am anxious to see what KTBS can do to fill an additional 30 minutes. No doubt it will be cheaper for the station versus having to pay for a syndicated program to air in that time.

Update: Here's the lineup as of today:

4:00 Jeopardy
4:30 Inside Edition
5:00 KTBS News
5:30 ABC Evening News
6:00 KTBS News
6:30 KTBS Extended News

13 Comments:

At 7:06 PM, June 27, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They barely can stretch their 30 minutes as it is now. I expect (just an opinion, not fact) that the news will be carried out similiar to KPXJ News at 9PM.

 
At 7:38 PM, June 27, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're doing it with less staff too. They've already lost one reporter and I've heard more could be leaving very soon.

 
At 8:53 PM, June 27, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which reported was lost?

 
At 9:39 PM, June 27, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to change there logo to read, "On your side and stuck in the noisey VHF band."

 
At 11:11 AM, June 29, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard to watch 30 minutes of KTBS. I don't think I can stomach a full hour at 6. The 9 o'clock show is horrible in itself.

 
At 12:18 PM, June 30, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is jeff ferrel gone from ksla? The Ark La Tex Can hope he is! lol

 
At 12:34 PM, June 30, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If KTHV would have Meredith Mitchell as the sole anchor/tv personality, they could expand their evening news to 24/7 and no one would ever watch any of the other channells (including cable), she is soooo hot!

 
At 11:36 PM, June 30, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeppers! 24/7/365 and KTHV would own the the books.

 
At 5:11 PM, July 05, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like they're going to rely on more CNN stuff to fill the time. And you can bet they'll add expanded sponsored health-chat probably. I saw the extended half-hour and I thought they accidentally re-ran the 6 o'clock.
ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz !!

 
At 3:42 PM, July 06, 2010, Blogger steve said...

It might've been cheaper fpr KTBS to run a syndicated program at 6:30. Depending on market size, and
other factors...the syndicated show
could be offered to the station for
"free", just agree on a designated
and desireable time slot, run the spots that are furnished with the
program, and the local station has a couple of positions for their own
local spots. L.A.viewer

 
At 11:37 PM, July 07, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like they're going to rely on more CNN stuff to fill the time. And you can bet they'll add expanded sponsored health-chat probably. I saw the extended half-hour and I thought they accidentally re-ran the 6 o'clock.
ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz !!


Well, it will sure beat watching that guy on KARK who wants to sell you the things that molds your eyeballs while you are asleep.

 
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