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KVDA, virtual channel 60, is the local Telemundo affiliate in San Antonio, Texas, USA owned by NBCUniversal and operated by ZGS Communications. The station operates a digital signal on channel 38.


KVDA
70px-Telemundo San Antonio Logo.svg
San Antonio, Texas
Branding Telemundo San Antonio
Channels Digital: 38 (UHF)
Affiliations Telemundo
Owner NBCUniversal

(operated by ZGS Communications, Inc.) (NBC Telemundo License Company)

First air date September 10, 1989
Former channel number(s) Analog:

60 (UHF, 1989-2009)

Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 414 m
Facility ID 64969
Transmitter coordinates 29°17′39.4″N98°15′31.8″W
Website sanantonio.holaciudad.com

HistoryEdit

In 2009, KVDA will remain on its current pre-transition channel number, 38.[1][2] However, through the use ofPSIP, digital television receivers will display KVDA's virtual channel as 60.KVDA signed on September 10, 1989, and has always operated as a Telemundo affiliate.

ZGS Communications took over the operations of KVDA (as well as Fresno sister station KNSO) on May 1, 2009, though NBC retains the stations' licenses.[3]

News operationEdit

Noticiero 60 was the name of KVDA's news operation, which began wit

150px-60KVDA

Previous station logo

h the station in 1989. Within one ratings period, the station was challenging KWEX-TV for the position of the top-rated Spanish-language station, which KWEX had held for almost 30 years.

In 2007, budget cuts announced by NBC Universal resulted in the cancellation of Noticiero 60 and its replacement with a regional newscast based out of a new production center at KXTX-TV in Dallas.[citation needed] This move attracted criticism from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, including formal statements against NBC Universal.[4]

Former news staffEdit

  • Ana Abud
  • Rebeca Alvarado ( News Anchor,Producer and Reporter)
  • Patrick Ayarzagoitia, photographer, editor
  • Phillip Benavidez
  • Angel Covarrbias, reporter, anchor (now Univision Corpus Christi, Texas)
  • Patricio Espinoza founding news director, anchor, Texas correspondent
  • Grace-Valerie Faubion, weather caster
  • Frank Fleenor, engineer
  • Jorge Galvez
  • Dan Garcia (now News Director at KAUZ, Wichita Falls, TX)
  • Graciela Echeverria (Weather)
  • Nora Fernandez ( Anchor, Reporter)
  • Fredric Fraga
  • Teresa Garza
  • Adan Garza
  • Mike Guerrero, photographer
  • Victor Landa, news director
  • Connie Larios
  • Carlos Leos
  • Sarah Lora, reporter, anchor (now working as market leader for Burson-Marsteller office in Puerto Rico)
  • Nancy Lozano
  • Fabian Magaloni
  • Danny Martinez, photographer, editor, assignments editor
  • Enrique Martinez
  • Pablo Montez
  • Jaime Parra
  • Johnny Pounce
  • James Peluffo
  • Helen Pena
  • Jesse P. Perez
  • Mike Pesina
  • Rapido Rodriguez, sportscaster
  • Mario Rios, photographer
  • Alejandrina Rosales
  • Raul Saenz
  • J.J Saenz, photographer
  • Joe Sandoval, assignments editor
  • Claudia Solis
  • Roger Topping, chief engineer

Newscast titlesEdit

  • Noticiero 60 (1988-2007)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-06-1082A2.pdf
  2. ^ CDBS Print
  3. ^ "On air". ZGS Communications. May 2009. Retrieved May 24, 2009.
  4. ^ The National Association of Hispanic Journalists

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