KPTV announced that it is adding a new newscast to its sister station KPDX.
Starting this this fall.The 9 O'clock News will premiere surprisingly at 9 p.m. on KPDX on Sept. 29, 2014.
It will air weeknights on KPDX after The 8 O'clock News, which also surprisingly goes on the air at 8:00.
Let's go to the quotes made up by the promo people:
"More than ever before, we live in an on-demand world," said Andy Delaporte, general manager of KPTV-KPDX, in a news release. "The 9 O'clock News is launching as a direct response to the needs of busy Oregon and southwest Washington viewers. In addition to our 24-7 livestream on KPTV.com, FOX 12 and PDX TV are here when viewers need us with the most options to access morning, early evening, primetime and late-night newscasts in the Portland market."
Executive News Director Corey Hanson said KPTV and KPDX are "excited to answer the call to provide newscasts built for the needs of hard-working Oregon and SW Washington families."
"People want to access vital news and weather information on their schedule. The 9 O'clock News is another great example of our commitment to serve the viewers of the Portland market," Hanson said.