KAIT Says It Will Launch An NBC Affiliate

NBC is coming to Jonesboro.

Raycom Media-owned KAIT announced in a Dec. 18 post on its website that it will broadcast an NBC affiliate. The official move was announced as "coming soon" with no start date, or other details, identified.

TVSpy reported Monday that the broadcast will begin Jan. 26, with KAIT simulacasting news from Raycom's Memphis NBC affiliate, WMC.

KAIT is an ABC affiliate and is the only commercial television station in the local viewing area to broadcast from Jonesboro. Other local stations broadcast from Memphis. 

Previously: Hatton Weeks, KAIT’s news director, announced earlier this month that he is leaving the station in January to take the news director's job at WLBT-TV and Mississippi News Now in Jackson, Mississippi. He’s been KAIT’s news director since 2008. WLBT is also owned by Raycom.