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KTVZ NewsChannel 21

By News-Press & Gazette Company

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Central Oregon's News, Weather, and Sports Leader is now available on your iPhone. provides news, entertainment, and weather updates 24 hours a day.

The Local Alert Weather Team will keep you informed of changing weather conditions, forecasts, and weather updates, and let you know when severe weather is headed your way. also lets you keep tabs on you favorite sports teams with scores and updates.

What's New in Version 4.1.7

Fixes an issue where the wrong images were appearing.


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Customer Reviews

This is news reporting?

Most of the stories they "report" are contrite, containing one or two paragraphs that say next to nothing. It's a small news source pretending to be a big one and fails miserably. When the report something, there's hardly any meat to the story, leaving you wanting more. It they don't provide it. Basically, they put fillers in so it looks like they're reporting more than they actually do. Bunch of rank amateurs who know nothing about how to report...who, what, where, why, and when. And then for their Local News Stories, they hardly include new ones so you're left with the same, stale news for a week!
And their chief meteorologist, Bob Shaw, is only correct on his forecasts 1 out of 20 times. He's not even certified. He should have a "sparkling" retirement! But no, they keep him in for some unknown purpose.
I only use this app because the other news stations in this area don't have one.

Going downhill

Now in addition to the banner ads, there are ads interspersed in the list of stories (like I'm really going to be fooled). Between these, they can cover 75% of my iPhone screen. They must be hoping people accidentally tap the ads in this messy layout.

There are also problems with the mandatory commercial they force in front of video stories. Often it is just a blank black screen that says Learn More, which then dumps back to the story list without playing the actual video.

I'm now down to checking this app only about monthly because of the issues. One more irritating thing and I'll probably just delete it.

Previous review:
Top and bottom banner ads eat up lots of space on my iPhone. Since they usually are displaying the same thing, how about picking just one or the other.

Amount of video available has been drastically reduced (though that might not be due to the app). I used to use this app every day to get my central Oregon news. Now I go primarily to the Bend Bulletin website and only check this app every week or two.

weather forecast app not always current

many times when using the weather app it's not current, it can be as much as two days off;(. for instance today is Wednesday and the 7 day forecast is displaying Tuesday through Monday ugh!! if it's not going to work correctly then take it off line as it serves no purpose to the user when it's Erroneous

KTVZ NewsChannel 21
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.1.7
  • Size: 22.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Basque, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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