KGNS-DT3

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KGNS-DT3
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Laredo, Texas-
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
City of license Laredo, Texas
Branding Telemundo Laredo
Channels Digital: KGNS-DT 8.3 (VHF)
Virtual: 8.3 (PSIP)
Affiliations Telemundo
Owner Gray Television
(Yellowstone LicenseCo, LLC)
Founded 2007[specify]
Call letters' meaning see KGNS-TV
Transmitter power 20 kW (digital)
Height 312 m (digital)
Facility ID 10061
Transmitter coordinates 27°40′21″N 99°39′51″W / 27.67250°N 99.66417°W / 27.67250; -99.66417
Website Telemundo Laredo

KGNS-DT3 is the Telemundo-affiliated television station for Laredo, Texas and the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. Owned by Gray Television, it operates as a third digital subchannel of NBC affiliate KGNS-TV. Over the air, it broadcasts a standard definition digital signal on VHF channel 8.3 from a transmitter located near the Pinto Valle Industrial Park (to the immediate north of the United States-Mexico border), northwest of Laredo. It operates out of studios located on West Del Mar Boulevard and Springfield Avenue (near I-35) in northern Laredo. This station can also be seen on Time Warner Cable channel 25.

This subchannel began in 2007 when KGNS-TV announced that it would launch a Telemundo affiliate on digital subchannel 8.3.[1] This subchannel broadcasts a local Spanish-language newscast produced by KGNS-TV called Telenoticias, airing on Monday through Friday evenings at 10 p.m.

In May 2013, SagamoreHill Broadcasting reached a deal to sell KGNS-TV (and thus KGNS-DT3), along with KGWN-TV in Cheyenne, Wyoming and KSTF in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to Yellowstone Holdings; Yellowstone is a subsidiary of Frontier Radio Management.[2] On November 4, 2013, Gray Television announced a deal to acquire Yellowstone Holdings for $23 million. KGNS-TV will be operated under a local marketing agreement by Gray until the closure of the deal.[3] The sale was completed on December 31.[4]

On-air staff[edit]

Current on-air staff[5][edit]

Anchors

  • Lupita Benavides - anchor
  • Roberto Galvez - sports director
  • Noraida Negron - general assignment reporter; also executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ pro8news.com: about us
  2. ^ Malone, Michael (May 31, 2013). "Yellowstone Buys Laredo, Cheyenne Stations For $20.5 Million". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gray Buying Yellowstone Stations". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 2 January, 2014
  5. ^ News team

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