Quincy Newspapers’ ABC affiliate in the Wisconsin capital will offer 6:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. newscasts starting Jan. 8.
On Jan. 8, Quincy Newspapers’ WKOW will become the first TV station in Madison, Wis., to air a 6:30 p.m. newscast. Christa Dubill will anchor.
“Madison is very much becoming a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“late to home’ market, says News Director Al Zobel. “Traffic, family commitments, and social events make it difficult to get home by 5 or even 6 o’clock. This new 6:30 newscast is designed for those people who can’t get home in time to watch a newscast at a traditional time.”
Joining Dubill on the newscast will be two of Madison’s most veteran and most respected broadcasters, Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier and Sports Director Jay Wilson. 27 News at 5 anchor Elizabeth Hopkins will also make a significant contribution to this newscast.
In addition to the new 6:30 p.m. newscast, 27 News will also debut a new 11 a.m. newscast on the same day. The half-hour newscast will immediately follow ABC’s The View and will be anchored by Wake Up Wisconsin veteran Roland Beres. He’ll be joined by Meteorologist Brian Olson.
“WKOW continues to break the mold by offering news at new, non-traditional times.” says WKOW VP/General Manager Kevin Harlan. “While non-traditional, we feel these new news times fit more with today’s changing lifestyles. It’s all a part of our continued commitment to serving the community and truly living our slogan of Making a Difference.”