Vegas Station Pulls Plug on News

The news out of Sin City is there is no more news.

At least that's the story at KMCC, the MundoMax affiliate.

The station suddenly pulled the plug on its 5 and 10 pm newscasts, launched in April of 2014.

About 20 news and production staff lost their jobs, including anchors Ricardo Fernández and Rosana Romero, as well as 4 MMJs.

Staffers were called to a meeting after last Thursday’s 5 pm show and notified that was their last newscast.

According to an email sent out by Chris Román, the station’s President and CEO, “business conditions” forced Cranston, LLC, the owners of KMCC, to shut down news operations.

Here is the email Román sent out on Friday explaining the decision.

From: Chris Roman
Date: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Subject: Some changes to announce . . .

Dear Friends,

Two years ago, we launched a very ambitious ocal newscast in Las Vegas which has proven to be very aggressive at an early stage of our development.  We built a state of the art facility and stafd up with any local professional journalists o launch a twice ightly weekday newscast in Las Vegas in early 2014.

We are very proud of the great work done by our team, including the community service initiatives we launched.   Unfortunately, business conditions are such that we, like many stations in this and other markets, have been forced to trim our operations and halt our news operation for now.  All other programming continues, along with our commercial services for advertisers.

s we say goodbye to our very talented news team, I’m mindful that never have I been prouder and more honored to work with such a great team.   We will miss those who are leaving us.

Our stations continue with our other programming, as mentioned.   We’ll keep you posted on further developments.    These are challenging times for everyone, but we will persevere. 

We appreciate your continued support and encouragement.   

With best wishes,

H/T Media Moves