KODE unveiled its state-of-the-art set tonight, devoting a couple of segments of its 10 p.m. newscast to the change.
The set is a bit overwhelming, but immediately provides a much brighter look to the newscasts, and seems guaranteed to energize the staff.
The set goes along with the more energetic production KODE has had in recent months and should help showcase the positive changes the station has made.
I didn't catch the entire flashback to past KODE newscasts, but I did hear a fond reference to the late Bob Phillips and caught a glimpse of former anchor Tracy Stark and sportscaster Russ Riesinger in the clips that were shown.
With the combination of young and veteran reporters KODE has, I would love to see the station take a few chances with its coverage and distinguish itself from its sister station KSNF. Perhaps some longer , more detailed looks at some of the news events and issues that are being covered.
With the combination of strong reporting and 21st century graphics, plus the energy KODE has, it has an opportunity to bring a new style of television journalism to the four-state area.
The packaging is there and the product has been on a sharp upward incline for the past several months. I look forward to watching the next chapter in KODE News history unfold.