2 Jonesboro stations partner for newscast
Two northeast Arkansas TV stations established two years ago are set to start a joint news broadcast next week, according to the affiliates.
Jonesboro’s Fox and CBS affiliates said Northeast Arkansas News, a weeknight news program airing at different times each weeknight, will begin serving viewers in the state’s northeast Monday, according to a statement.
Both stations air under the call letters KJNB-TV, with Fox 39 as the primary channel and CBS 39 as a secondary digital channel.
“Northeast Arkansas News will offer Jonesboro and the surrounding area a compelling brand of news that will give a new voice of local events and happenings,” said journalist Lon Tegals.
Tegals has more than 30 years of experience working at TV stations and directed the start of Fox and NBC stations in Biloxi, Miss.
The show’s anchor team will include Sarah Blakely, an alumna of Purdue University’s Brian Lamb School of Communication, according to the statement.