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In Denver’s Post-Oprah Landscape, KMGH Decides to Launch First-Ever 3 p.m. Newscast

Later this month, ABC-affiliate KMGH will do something that no station in the Denver market has done before: broadcast a 3 p.m. newscast.

In an effort to capitalize on Oprah’s exit from rival KCNC, KMGH will move “The Dr. Oz Show,” which currently airs at 3, to 4 p.m., Oprah’s long-held time slot. As a result, KMGH’s 4 p.m. newscast will be bumped up to 3.

“The decision to put local news at 3 and put “Oz” at 4 is not an easy one, but it’s one we have to take advantage of,” said KMGH general manager Byron Grandy told the Denver Post recently. “It’s the natural Oprah replacement.”

The new, half-hour newscast will be anchored by Anne Trujillo and Mike Landess, with meteorologist Mike Nelson. It will make its debut on May 26th.

“We’re excited to open up a new time period to showcase meaningful stories to the news audience,” KMGH news director Jeff Harris said, adding, “News is always breaking.”

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