The Arkansas CW will add a half-hour newscast on Saturdays and Sundays launching Sept. 23 using newsgathering resources from the local ABC affiliate and sister station 40/29.
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 23 viewers will be able to watch 40/29 News at 5 p.m. on the Arkansas CW every weekend from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Using the award-winning newsgathering resources from local ABC affiliate and sister station 40/29 TV, the 5:00 p.m. weekend newscast on The Arkansas CW will offer local viewers an additional option for coverage. 40/29 Weekend News at 5 p.m. on the Arkansas CW will feature familiar faces, including news anchor Allison Wise, weather with Taylor Pannell and Reese Miller with sports. Teams of field crews from across the entire region will cover important news and weather events from Fort Smith, The River Valley and all of Northwest Arkansas.
“We continue to be committed to localism and to serving our community on The Arkansas CW by providing local viewers our award-winning coverage at a time that is important to them,” said KHBS/KHOG-TV President and General Manager Shawn Oswald. “On Sept. 11, we expanded our morning news, 40/29 News Sunrise on The Arkansas CW at 7 am to an hour and we are excited to continue our expansion of our local news product into the weekends for the 5:00 p.m. time period.”