The four-state’s “most watched” morning news will soon be seen weekday mornings on FOX 14. Beginning Monday, Oct. 23, the KOAM Morning News will be re-broadcast, in its entirety, at 7 a.m. on KFJX. 

The four-state’s “most watched” morning news will soon be seen weekday mornings on FOX 14. Beginning Monday, Oct. 23, the KOAM Morning News will be re-broadcast, in its entirety, at 7 a.m. on KFJX. 

“We’re excited to offer our viewers another opportunity to see the area’s most-watched morning news,” said Darren Dishman, General Manager/Program Director of FOX 14. “People who aren’t up early enough to watch the show on KOAM can now get 90 minutes of local news and weather beginning at 7,” said Dishman. “For many four-state viewers who want local news and weather before work, this is a more convenient time.”

The KOAM Morning News is hosted by Dave Pylant and Tawnya Bach. It is broadcast weekdays on KOAM beginning at 5:30 a.m. It was the first local morning news program in the four-state area. 

“They produce an excellent newscast, as evidenced by its large and extremely loyal audience,” said Dishman. “I think by adding it to our morning lineup on FOX 14, a whole new set of viewers will discover the outstanding work Dave, Tawnya and their team produce day in and day out.”

Making local news available in non-traditional timeslots is nothing new for FOX 14. In 2004, FOX 14 was the first station to offer a primetime local newscast, FOX 14 News at 9. Hosted by Mike Olmstead, it expanded to become the area’s first hour-long evening newscast in 2010. 

“Fox 14 News at 9 clearly filled a void for our viewers,” said Dishman. “The four-states quickly embraced an earlier nighttime newscast, partly because of the convenient time period.”
According to Nielsen audience research, Fox 14 News at 9 has grown to become the area’s second most-watched evening newscast. 

“We pride ourselves in providing viewers with the right news at the right time,” said Dishman. “I fully anticipate that the later start of the KOAM Morning News on FOX 14 will be a better fit for many viewers.”