Get ready for a seismic shift in the Sioux Falls, S.D., television news landscape. Next week, KSFY News will be no more. KDLT News will be no more. Dakota News Now is set to go live Monday as two of the city’s largest network affiliates join forces under one brand (and owner — Gray Television), a model of TV news that will test new regulatory waters recently approved by the FCC.
Stretched across South Dakota and Wyoming are two DMAs that cover both ends of the spectrum when it comes to making money online. After a year of being more online-focused, and putting up a paywall, The Argus Leader has managed to make 20% of its advertising revenue online, well above the national average. But Young Broadcasting-owned Sioux Falls, S.D. CBS affiliate KELO isn’t far behind its newspaper competition with its KELOLAND.com.
Beginning Sept.10, the Hoak Media ABC affiliate will air CW programming on a subchannel.