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KAMR-TV is an NBC affiliate in Amarillo, Texas, USA. The station was acquired by Nexstar Broadcasting Group after merging with KAMR's parent company, Quorum Broadcasting in 2003. This station operates shared services agreements with Mission Broadcasting's stations, KCIT and KCPN-LP. Syndicated

KAMR-TV
Kamr-tv-logo
Amarillo, Texas
Branding KAMR Local 4 (general)

KAMR Local 4 News (news)

Slogan Your Local News Leader
Channels Digital: 19 (UHF)Virtual: 4 (PSIP)
Affiliations NBC

MyNetworkTV (DT2)

Owner Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.

(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)

First air date March 18, 1953
Call letters' meaning AMaRillo
Sister station(s) KCIT
Former callsigns KGNC-TV (1953-1974)
Former channel number(s) Analog:4 (VHF, 1953-2009)
Former affiliations DT2:NBC Weather Plus (2005-2008)
Transmitter power 400 kW
Height 455.2 meters (1,493 ft)
Facility ID 8523
Transmitter coordinates 35°20′33.2″N 101°49′21.6″W / 35.342556°N 101.822667°W / 35.342556; -101.822667
Website www.myhighplains.com

programming on KAMR includes: Entertainment Tonight Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, and The 700 Club, and Degrassi: The Next Generation

HistoryEdit

The station went on the air on March 18, 1953 as KGNC-TV (for Globe-News Corporation (or Company)) and was co-owned by the Amarillo Globe-News along with KGNC-AM 710. It originally operated from studio facilities located on North Polk Street in Amarillo. The Globe-News sold the station to Stauffer Communications in 1966, which in turn sold off KGNC-TV. Stuaffer sold KGNC-TV to Cannan Communications in 1974, who changed the station's call letters to the current KAMR-TV. After 25 years of ownership, Cannan sold Channel 4 to Quorum Broadcasting in 1999. The station was acquired by Nexstar Broadcasting Group after merging with Quorum Broadcasting in 2003.

KAMR celebrated 50 years of broadcasting in 2003. In 2013, the station celebrated 60 years of broadcasting.

Digital programming Edit

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Virtual Channel Digital Channel Programming
4.1 19.1 main KAMR-TV programming / NBC
4.2 19.2 KCPN-LP (MyNetworkTV)

PersonalitiesEdit

Current On-Air StaffEdit

Current Anchors

  • Angelina Perez - weekday mornings "Today in Amarillo" (also weeknight reporter)
  • Meaghan Collier- co-host of Studio 4; also weeknights at 9PM on KCIT
  • Andy Justus- weeknights at 5, 6 and 10PM
  • Jackie Kingston - weeknights at 5, 6 and 10PM
  • Meredith Avery - weekend evenings; also weeknight reporter

Reporters

  • Ny Lynn Nichols - news director
  • Blessing Woksman- general assignment reporter
  • Angelina Perez - general assignment reporter
  • Zach Martin - general assignment reporter

Your Local Weather Leader Meteorologists

  • John Harris (AMS Seal of Approval) - Chief Meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6 and 10PM
  • Chris Martin - Meteorologist; weekday mornings "Today in Amarillo"
  • Corey Simma - Meteorologist; weekend evenings; also fill-in reporter

Sports Team

  • Clint Brakebill - Sports director; weeknights at 6PM and 10PM
  • Dave Edgecomb - Sports Reporter; weekend evenings

Former On-Air StaffEdit

Previous On-Air StaffEdit

  • Sunny Adams
  • Mary Allison (aka Mary Hughes)
  • Shalandys Anderson
  • Elizabeth Armstrong
  • Laurabree Austin
  • Alan Raymond - Now at WHNT in Huntsville, AL
  • Barbara Bennett
  • Gene Birk
  • Jim Blue
  • Ben Boyett
  • Brent Boynton
  • Tara Butts
  • Peggy Callahan
  • Scott Castle
  • Ilona Carson
  • Jordan Chavez - Now at KUSA (TV) in Denver, CO
  • Randy Cobb
  • Meaghan Collier
  • Paige Cook (aka Paige Smith)
  • Kyla Cullinane
  • Jim Danner - Now at KEYE-TV Austin
  • Dennis De La Peña - Now at Fox 7 Austin
  • Elizabeth Dinh
  • John Fedko
  • Paul Ferrante
  • Kim Fischer
  • Malavika Gangolly
  • Amy Gardner
  • Fred Goldsmith
  • Sharon Gregory
  • Matt Hines (now chief meteorologist at KXXV in Waco)
  • Lee K. Howard
  • Bob Izzard
  • Kelly James
  • Rachel Kim
  • Justin Kreitz
  • Jennifer Laxson
  • Chris MacDonald
  • Charlie Martin
  • Paul Mathis
  • Paul Matney
  • Melissa McCarty
  • Steve McCauley
  • Roy McCoy
  • Jojo McGoojie
  • Carl McMillian
  • Christina Medina
  • Keith Monday
  • Kris Nation - now chief meteorologist at KMTR in Eugene, OR
  • Ellen Robertson Neal
  • Steve Oakley
  • Ronnie Obermeyer
  • Matt Orlando
  • Michelle Paul
  • Mark Parinello
  • Don Peeples
  • Sylvia Ramirez
  • Jay Ricci - then anchor at KVII-TV, now at Amarillo Globe-News
  • David Riggleman
  • Steve Sain
  • Mark Schumacher
  • Dan Skoff
  • Ken Snow
  • Sue Speck
  • Dave Spellman
  • Shellie Tackett
  • Barbara Tow
  • Bill Turner
  • Dan True
  • Lynn Walker
  • Barbara Wallace
  • Dan Walsh

News/Station presentationEdit

Newscast titlesEdit

  • Your Esso Reporter (1953–1957)
  • The Four Horseman News (1957–1960s)
  • Newswatch (1960s–1970s)
  • Action News (1970s–1992)
  • KAMR News 4 (1992–1993)
  • News 4 (1993–1998)
  • NBC 4 Amarillo (1998–2002)
  • NBC 4 News (2002–2014)
  • KAMR Local 4 News (2014-present)

Station slogansEdit

  • The Four Horseman Station (1960s)
  • Amarillo's Full Color Station (late 1960s)
  • Newswatching Out for You (early 1970s)
  • Where the Action Is (late 1970s)
  • We're Amarillo's News Station, Channel 4! (early 1980s)
  • Channel 4, Proud as a Peacock! (1979–1981; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Channel 4, Our Pride is Showing (1981–1982; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • We're Channel 4, Just Watch Us Now (1982–1983; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Channel 4 There, Be There (1983–1984; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • People Like You (mid-late 1980s)
  • Channel 4, Let's All Be There (1984–1986; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Come Home to Channel 4 (1986–1987; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Come on Home to Channel 4 (1987–1988; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Come Home to the Best, Only on Channel 4 (1988–1990; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Channel 4, The Place to Be! (1990–1992; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • It's A Whole New Channel 4 (1992-1993; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • The Stars Are Back on Channel 4 (1993-1994; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Working for the People of the Great High Plains (1994–1996)
  • It's Channel 4! (1994-1995; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • The Year To Be on Channel 4 (1995-1996; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • It's 4 Sure (1996-1997)
  • On Air, Online, On Your Side (2000–2002)
  • On Your Side (2003–2007)
  • Your Hometown News Team (2007–2014)
  • Your Local News Leader (2014-present)

LogosEdit

External linksEdit

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