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WQAD News 8, KLJB Fox 18 partner for local news at 9 p.m.

There are 11 comments on the WQAD story from Aug 6, 2010, titled WQAD News 8, KLJB Fox 18 partner for local news at 9 p.m.. In it, WQAD reports that:

On Friday, Larry Rosmilso, President & General Manager of WQAD and Kathleen DeBoeuf, Assistant General Manager of KLJB are proud to announce that the two stations will partner to bring a more locally-focused newscast to Quad Cities news viewers seven days a week at 9pm.

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Evansdale, IA

#1 Aug 6, 2010
KLJB is going to be spending a lot of $$ for this

Salt Lake City, UT

#2 Aug 7, 2010
What's the point? Why bother with news on Fox then, why not just send people to watch WQAD at that time? Lame

Davenport, IA

#3 Aug 9, 2010
i don't quite understand this change either??? plus, what has happened to Kia Carter??? I miss her and I am sure others do too... Why do you not offer an explanation when we don't see someone for a while, or when someone leaves. your viewers are your foundation.. thanks.

Rockford, IL

#4 Aug 12, 2010
Kia actually did give an explanation. She moved to Chicago i believe. And also, nothing on Channel 8 is changing. It's just FOX that is changing.
Kia Carter

Chicago, IL

#5 Aug 12, 2010
Hi Babs!
James is right, we had a sendoff for me my last weekend in June. I decided to make a move to Chicago and go to graduate school to get into a new career. Thanks for the support!

Oshkosh, WI

#6 Aug 12, 2010
Will the newscast be expanded to 60 minutes as a result?
Rex Stratton

Knox, IN

#7 Aug 13, 2010
While the personality and ad libs have been lame at Fox nine o clock news its been relaxed and up to date. The sports announcer needs to find a new job. Sheesh. And what is WQAD going to do with Terry Swails? Obviously a local favorite, and would add brains and grace over sweaty James Zahara. I know these decisions are as fluffy as the egos of the managers.
The perfect answer and the answer of the future is CGI generated personalities that simply dole out the data. No emotion, no unnecessary audience reactions. Weather data, without the oohs and aaahs, and scores without the hype. But 10 more years till that happens eh?

Davenport, IA

#8 Aug 14, 2010
I'm a little surprised to hear about News 8 airing on Fox 18 at 9pm. I kinda thought maybe one day WQAD would air a live newscast on My TV 16. In any case, this means that not only will WQAD News air on 2 stations at the same time, but News 8 will air on a grand total of 4 stations!(With live telecasts on WQAD and KLJB and repeats on KGCW and WBQD...)

United States

#9 Sep 3, 2010
I think this is a money saver for fox because they are able to sell their studios and operate with minimal staff using all of WQAD's video reporters ect. Basically it is doing more with less. I am sure the behind the scene staff are going to have double the work without any pay increase so that both companies can get the benefits. Also Terry Swails is now at 6 and 10 FYI so they made that move already. Trust me this is not a good move for the staff of either station with the exception of the big wigs who don t really have any thing to do with local news anyway. I am glad I got out of that Buisness.
Deana Ballard

Springfield, MO

#10 Oct 23, 2010
Is James still doing weather on WQAD? I have not seen him for awhile.
Jammie Morris

Mount Morris, MI

#11 Oct 27, 2010
James wrote:
Kia actually did give an explanation. She moved to Chicago i believe. And also, nothing on Channel 8 is changing. It's just FOX that is changing.
James i have always been a big fan of yours . but i do admit that there are times im to tired to watch late news or not up early to watch morning news , so i think it is awsome that now i can still watch my forcast with you at 9 , by the way is terry swails still on newschannel also ?

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