Central Oregon’s KOHD to Cease All Newscasts

By Andrew Gauthier 

Oregon Media Central

When the ax falls on KOHD, the once booming city of Bend will be reduced to having only one full-time TV news station. Employees at the ABC affiliate were informed this morning that the station will become a Bend bureau for KEZI, Chambers Communications’ sister station in Eugene. Bend employees will then create local packages for KEZI-produced Bend cut-ins during KEZI newscasts.

Executives at KOHD and KEZI aren’t yet talking, but information that we’ve learned, some from sources who were specifically instructed not to talk to blogs about this news, is that there will be three “one-man bands” in Bend and an anchor/producer hosting KOHD cut-ins from Eugene. More…