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KIII, is an ABC affiliate television station broadcasting on digital channel 8 in Corpus Christi, Texas. It is owned by the London Broadcasting Company, though licensed under "KIII License Company, LLC" in the FCC database. Syndicated programming on KIII includes: Seinfeld, Two and a Half Men, Judge Judy, Wheel Of Fortune and Live with Regis and Kelly.

KIII
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Branding KIII-TV 3(general)

3 News(newscasts) (pronounced "K-Triple I")

Slogan More Local News

The South Texas News Leader

Channels Digital: 8 (VHF)

Virtual: 3 (PSIP)

Affiliations ABC
Owner London Broadcasting Company

(KIII License Company, LLC)

First air date May 4, 1964
Call letters' meaning III = Roman numeral3
Former channel number(s) Analog:

3 (VHF, 1964-2009)

Transmitter power 160 kW
Height 269 m
Facility ID 10188
Transmitter coordinates 27°39′32.3″N97°36′3.7″W
Website www.kiiitv.com

HistoryEdit

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KIII logo circa 1980s

It was first put on the air in 1964 by McKinnon Broadcasting. KIII-TV has been a South Texas Tradition ever since. , Channel 3 has established a programming philosophy which sets KIII-TV apart as a market leader. The Hispanic community's allegiance to KIII began with The Domingo Pena Show in 1964 and grows stronger each year. Local news, local special events and a never ending dedication to local public service has earned KIII the reputation as one of the most admired ABC affiliates in America.

In 1969, KIII started a satellite, KXIX-TV channel 19, to bring ABC programming to Victoria, Texas. In 1976, it was sold to local ownership. It now operates as Fox affiliate KVCT.

On April 29, 2010 it was announced that KIII-TV is in the process of selling this station to London Broadcasting Company,[1] which the sale was closed on August 31. [2] London plans to have KIII-TV News in HD which is a process underway.

Digital televisionEdit

KIII broadcasts on digital channel 8. The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Digital channels

Channel Name Programming
3.1 KIII-HD main KIII/ABC HD programming
3.2 KIII-SD main KIII/ABC SD programming

Anchor line-upsEdit

3 NEWS Anchors

  • Joe Gazin: 3 NEWS at Six, Ten anchor [1977-]
  • Katia Uriarte: 3 NEWS at Five, Six & Ten co-anchor [2004-]
  • Rudy Treviño: 3 NEWS at Five anchor [2005-]
  • Kim Passoth: 3 NEWS First Edition Weekend anchor [2010-]
  • Jessica James: 3 NEWS weekend anchor [2011-]
  • John Thomas: 3 NEWS First Edition anchor [2011-]


3 NEWS Reporters

  • Michael Gibson: Regional Edward R. Murrow award winner. [2004-]
  • Bill Churchwell [2007-]
  • Mike DaSilva [2010-]


3 NEWS Weather

  • Bill Vessey: 3 NEWS at Five, Six, Ten chief meteorologist (AMS Broadcast Certified Meteorologist) [1979-1980, 1992-]
  • Dave Cochran: 3 NEWS Weekend [2010-]
  • Caitilin Espinosa: 3 NEWS First Edition [2011-]


3 NEWS Sports

  • Dan McReynolds: 3 NEWS at Six, Ten sports director [1985-]
  • Chris Thomasson: 3 News Weekend [2008-]


Former on-air staff

  • Tad Dunbar: news anchor (1968-1969) - anchor for KOLO-TV Reno, NV for nearly 40 years
  • Albert Flores: weatherman (1978-1979)- now retired from KENS-TV San Antonio,TX
  • Roland Galvan: weatherman (2002-2005)- later KTRK-TV Houston, deceased
  • Alan Harwell : weekend Sports (1979-2009)- now a tennis coach in the CCISD
  • Angela Hill news anchor (1974-1975)- now at WWL-TV New Orleans, LA
  • Joe Hill: news anchor/reporter - did feature for the news called "Eyewitness Newsreel"
  • Ron Hudson: news anchor
  • Rick Hull: news anchor - anchored the news at CNN - President and CEO of The Research Advisory, Inc.
  • Charlie St. Johnn: weather "Let's talk about weather"
  • Maclovio Perez: weatherman (1996-2002)- later WOAI-TV San Antonio, now spokesman for a San Antonio-area school district
  • Phil Reynolds: reporter
  • Manuel De La Rosa: Area 3 reporter
  • Sabrina Hall: 3 NEWS Weekend anchor [2008-2011]

News/station presentationEdit

Newscast titlesEdit

  • KIII-TV News (1964-1966)
  • The South Texas Report (1966-1968)
  • Newsnight (1968-1970)
  • TV-3 News (1970-1977)
  • 3 Eyewitness News (1977–2000)
  • 3 News (2000–present)

Station slogansEdit

  • Let`s Get Together on TV-3 (1970-1971; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • This is The Place to Be on TV-3
  • Hello South Texas, Hello TV-3 (1974-1975; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Welcome to the Bright New World on Channel 3 (1975-1976; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Let Us Be The One on TV-3 (1976-1977; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • We`re Still The One, on Channel 3
  • We`re With You on Channel 3 (1984-1985; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • You`ll Love It on Channel 3 (1985-1986; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Together on Channel 3 (1986-1987; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • More Local News (2000–present)
  • The South Texas News Leader (2000–present)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.caller.com/news/2010/apr/29/dallas-based-company-to-buy-kiii-tv/
  2. ^ http://www.caller.com/news/2010/aug/31/dallas-company-buys-kiii-tv/?partner=newsletter_headlines

External linksEdit

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