KODE broke the story of Chuck Broyles' resignation as Pittsburg State University football coach at the top of the 10 p.m. newscast tonight.
The station has been on top of this unfolding saga since it reported last week on Broyles' arrest in Galena on suspicion of driving under the influence.
KODE sports anchor Brett Newtson reported the story.
KODE's sister station, KSNF, which has carried the Chuck Broyles Show on Sunday nights, held off on the story until its sports segment.
KOAM, meanwhile, had nothing about the Broyles resignation at the beginning of its newscast, but did take a different approach to the news, offering coverage of today's funeral of retired Carthage Police Detective Laverne Williams.
The timing of Williams' death after a long illness is especially poignant since he was the driving force behind the CPD's annual Christmas Party for underprivileged children in the community.
The lead stories of KODE and KOAM offer contrasting, but equally effective examples of how to handle unexpected news stories about public figures.