The NBC affiliate in Paducah-Cape Girardeau will produce a nightly newscast for the Fox affiliate in the market beginning this fall.
WPSD, the NBC affiliate in the Paducah, Ky.-Cape Girardeau, Mo., market (DMA 80), will produce a nightly half-hour newscast at 9 p.m. for the market’s Fox affiliate, KBSI, beginning in October.
WPSD is the only TV station of Paducah-based Paxton Media Group, primarily a newspaper publisher. KBSI is owned by Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns 58 TV stations in 36 markets.
“WPSD has been a news leader in the Paducah/Cape Girardeau/Harrisburg area for years and teaming with KBSI enables us to bring area viewers a quality newscast in prime-time,ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â said KBSI GM Tom Tipton.
David Jernigan, VP of sales and programming for WPSD, said, “KBSI is an excellent Fox affiliate. We believe our partnership will greatly benefit our communities.”