This is good news in the shrinking news era.
Beginning Jan. 18, Fox 16 will add a 10 p.m. newscast to go head-to-head against other Little Rock stations. It won't alter its 9 p.m. news hour.
Fox 16 is aggressively covering local news, including on-line in advance of newscasts. This is all good for news consumers.
FOX 16 NEWS RELEASE
FOX16, Arkansas' most convenient choice for evening news, is expanding again. Beginning January 18th, Donna Terrell, Kevin Kelly, Chief Meteorologist Jeff Baskin and Sports Director David Raath will debut a fresh, fast paced, look at the day's top stories on the all new FOX16 News at 10pm.
For more than five years, FOX16 News at Nine has been a convenient alternative for Arkansans, allowing viewers to get their news an hour earlier than other local news broadcasts. This recipe has been wildly successful for FOX16, with ratings that rival, and many times, top their competitors. And, viewers who enjoy FOX16’s 9pm news will be happy to know that the hour-long newscast will remain unchanged. But, as FOX16 General Manager Chuck Spohn explains, “Whether you’re putting the kids to bed, out to dinner with a friend, working late, or you just can’t tear yourself away from the ballgame, we know that sometimes life gets in the way and you just can’t watch the nine o’clock news. That’s why we’ve created another convenient option by adding this fresh, new 10pm newscast.”
While there will be some differences from the 9pm news product, including a faster thirty-minute format, FOX16 News at 10pm promises the same focus and intensity viewers expect from FOX16 News. “We’re going to do what we do best,” said FOX16 News Director Ed Trauschke, “aggressive coverage breaking news and important stories, and Jeff Baskin’s hour-by-hour forecast to help plan your day.”
The new 10pm newscast will premiere Monday, January 18th – a big night for FOX featuring part-two of the season premiere of the hit show 24 at 7pm, followed by FOX16 News at 9pm, then FOX16 News at 10pm. The popular syndicated comedy Two and a Half Men will slide to 10:30pm, followed by Seinfeld at 11pm.