January 15, 2010
KTVK-3TV Expands Local News Coverage
Arizona's #1 Morning Show Adds Extra Hour, "Your Life A to Z" Moves to 10 a.m.
PHOENIX - KTVK-3TV's popular morning show "Good Morning Arizona" will expand an extra hour to 10 a.m. starting Monday, January 25th. The move is part of 3TV's continued commitment to provide the most local news coverage while responding to the change in viewing habits. 3TV's popular lifestyle and entertainment program, "Your Life A to Z" with Lisa Haffner, will move to 10 a.m. weekdays.
"While other media outlets are cutting back their operations, we are investing valuable resources into our news products," said Nick Nicholson, President and General Manager of KTVK-3TV. "This expansion represents a 2.5 hour increase in the station's local news coverage each week allowing us to provide our news consumers with the most in-depth coverage of the day's local news while continuing to provide the quality programming our viewers have come to know and expect from 3TV."
Beginning January 25th, 3TV's weekday line-up will feature "Good Morning Arizona" from 4:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., "Your Life A to Z" at 10 a.m. followed by an encore presentation of the "Dr. Oz Show" at 11 a.m.
"The 8 to 10 a.m. block of "Good Morning Arizona" will be a slightly new format, with three anchors: Tara Hitchcock, Scott Pasmore and Kaley O'Kelley," said Brad Remington, Executive News Director at KTVK-3TV. "The show will have all the news, traffic and weather, with 3TV meteorologist April Warnecke, that people need and want to start their day, along with some of our viewer's favorite segments including Dave the Garden Guy, the Queen of Clean and the "Good Morning Arizona" Watercoooler."
The expansion of "Good Morning Arizona" comes on the heels of the launch of 3TV's latest programming venture, "Politics Unplugged," a weekly half-hour political show designed to unplug political rhetoric and provide the facts on the most pressing political and policy issues facing Arizonans.
KTVK-3TV and its Phoenix sister station, KASW-CW6 are part of Belo Corp. KTVK produces 50+ hours of local news per week, more local news than most broadcast television stations in the U.S. KTVK's website,azfamily.com is the number one television station website in Arizona. One of the first 40 television stations to convert to high definition, KTVK leads the way in innovation, community involvement and local news and weather coverage delivered by the most popular on-air talent in the market. Its audience credits KTVK as being the community-minded station that most reflects the spirit of Arizona and its people.
For more information about KTVK, contact: Blanca Esparza, Community Relations Manager, 602.207.3331, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Belo Corp.
Belo Corp. (BLC) is one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, with 2008 annual revenue of $733 million. The Company owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations; which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV; reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6835.