KPTM-42 is joining the 4 p.m. newscast race in the coming weeks. KPTM, the local Fox affiliate, will join WOWT-6, previously the only local station to offer a 4 p.m. newscast.
However, while WOWT has a 30-minute offering, KPTM will present a one-hour 4 p.m. newscast, according to News Director Joe Radske.
“We’re building a new set, and that set was to be installed the first week in September,” Radske said this week. “As these new sets go, sometimes the installers take a few more days than they anticipated. We want to make sure we get on the new set and rehearse on it and make sure we’re all in line before we launch the show.”
KPTM’s 9 p.m. news anchors, Taylor Wilson and Amanda Mueller, will also anchor the 4 p.m. newscast. Radske said meteorologist Tyson Pearsall will also be part of the 4 p.m. newscast, with some limited sports from J.J. Davis.