On September 5th, KSAT in San Antonio will dump their low rated 4PM newscast.
Three days later the station will expand their 6PM newscast by a half hour.
“We’re constantly reviewing our commitment to the community and listening to our viewers and we’ve learned that people get more news in the early afternoon ‘on the go’ using their smartphones, tablets and online,” said KSAT vice president/general manager Phil Lane. “That’s why we’ve recently launched a brand new web site and offer live-streaming of all our newscasts on our mobile apps.”
As for the expanded 6 p.m. news, Lane added, “it will be more accessible to people who work outside the home and want to catch up on the latest breaking news when they return home.”