Summary of the new formats (see part two for assessment of new formats):
The new format for the morning news program included having the program start at 4:30 a.m. instead of 5:00 a.m. and having a new group of contributors for the program in addition to most of the regular contributors from the old format (Pat Greenwood, a news presenter, and Deitra Tate, a weather reporter) such as Kelly Jones, whose job was to present news with Pat Greenwood between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. (Kelly Jones replaced Pat Greenwood's former partner Tami Brehse, who was reassigned to reporting news for the station's 5:00 p.m, 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 news programs), Jordan Early, whose job was to report news discussed on social sites on the World Wide Web (her official title for this position was "social media reporter"), and Stephen Quinn, whose job was to present live reports from various locations outside of the station's broadcast facility and ask people for their personal feelings about different topics based on news reports.
Some of the regular features for the morning news program were retained ever since the new format took effect such as the birthday greetings feature, the "What's Trending" feature (reports about Internet trends), the "Friday Forecaster" feature (for students in the station's local broadcast area to present weather reports), and the "Cool Schools" feature (for broadcasting live and recorded reports about schools in the station's local broadcast area).
The new format for the 12:00 p.m. news program included having the program continue past 12:30 p.m. before ending by 1:00 p.m., having Pat Greenwood present news for the first half of the program and Kelly Jones present news for the second half, having regular features of the program from the old format broadcast between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., having Taren Reed, the station's Internet specialist and producer of Internet content, provide news about technology and provide commentary for the station's "What Do You Think?" segments along with Kelly Jones and Deitra Tate during the second half of the program on a regular basis, and having Tom Russo, the station's assignment manager, tell viewers and listeners of the program about current assignments for the station's reporters during the final segments of the program.
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