ABC O&O will supply Granite’s indie with hour-long 9 p.m. news.
Beginning Jan. 8, 2007, ABC O&O KGO San Francisco will produce a new Monday through Friday one-hour newscast for Granite Broadcasting’s independent KBWB.
ABC7 News at 9 on Your TV 20 will air weeknights at 9 p.m. on KBWB. The agreement calls for KGO News to provide all editorial content, producing the newscast just like any other KGO news program.
“We are excited at the opportunity to provide a local newscast to Bay Area viewers in primetime where there has been a demonstrated appetite for news,” commented Bob Anderson, president/general manager of KBWB. “And we couldn’t be happier to be working with ABC7’s outstanding news organization to make it happen.”
“The launch of ABC7 News at 9 on Your TV 20, furthers our goal of providing Bay Area viewers multiple, convenient options for getting their news, weather, and sports,” said Valari Staab, president/general manager of KGO.
“All of the resources of ABC7 News will be tapped to produce this new newscast,” said Kevin Keeshan, vice president, news for KGO. “Dan Ashley will anchor the broadcast along with weather anchor Sandhya Patel and sports anchor Larry Beil. The newscast will also include contributions from 7 On Your Side, the ITeam and Dr. Dean Edell.”