If WOAI-TV is covered in more areas, it would make sense.
They now have essentially the same coverage.
If they did the same amount of news like Fox 7 Austin it would garner more ratings and do some damage to KENS, and KSAT.
On the surface, moving the news load from one station to another wouldn't change the "damage" to competing stations.
There is a chance Telemundo could carry NBC on HD2, or Univision's HD-2. Example Austin's KVUE 42.1, and 42.2 Telemundo NVUE-TV.
Telemundo in San Antonio is a Telemundo-owned full power station. They gain nothing being carried by the NBC affiliate and vice versa. KVUE & KEYE each carry digital subchannels that otherwise would be unavailable in their market.
I am always having problems with KLRU and it's subchannels over here in the Arboretum area, but KTBC Fox comes in nicely. My co-worker lives in Far West area and has reception problems with KTBC Fox 7 and not KLRU. Since these are apartments an outdoor antenna is out of the question. I could shimmy an antenna up in the crawlspace feeding in the closet via cutting the drywall in the ceiling, (Don't worry I clean up before moving out, patches, paint, and all) would that make a difference with reception?
IIRC-- KLRU is on the same tower with KVUE and KEYE. I'm not sure why you would have problems with KLRU and not the others. Does your antenna have an amplifier. Maybe you're getting overload from the FMs in the West Lake Hills antenna farm. I had to put an FM filter on my antenna for that reason. A lot of people have problem with Fox 7 since it is a VHF in a world of UHF HDTVs and more importantly a world of UHF indoor antennas. Perhaps your coworker has a UHF-only antenna and doesn't know it.