|San Angelo, Texas|
|Branding||KIDY FOX San Angelo
My San Angelo (on DT2)
|Channels||Digital: 19 (UHF)
Virtual: 6 (PSIP)
|Owner||London Broadcasting Company
(KIDY/KXVA License Company, LLC)
|First air date||May 12, 1984|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
6 (VHF, 1984-2009)
|Former affiliations||independent (1984-1987)|
|Transmitter power||700 kW|
KIDY, virtual channel 6, is a television station in San Angelo, Texas, broadcasting locally on digital channel 19 as a Fox affiliate, and is owned by London Broadcasting. The station broadcasts its digital signal on UHF channel 19, which maps to its former VHF analog channel 6. While the station's over-the-air analog channel number is 6, it is sometimes referred to as FOX 10 because channel 10 is the station's designation on all cable systems in the area. MyNetworkTV programming can be seen on KIDY's digital subchannel 19.2 (virtual channel 6.2) and is branded as My San Angelo.
|This section requires expansion with: further information on KIDY's history. (July 2011)|
KIDY began broadcasting on May 12, 1984 as an independent station. It became a charter affiliate of the Fox television network on April 5, 1987. In 2008, KIDY was purchased by Bayou City Broadcasting in a group deal for approximately $3 million.
On September 27, 2012, Bayou City Broadcasting announced an agreement to sell KXVA and its seven other television stations to London Broadcasting Company (the sale price initially was not disclosed). The sale marks a temporary exit from the broadcasting industry for the company's owner DuJuan McCoy, who plans on refocusing his company to acquire major network affiliates in mid-sized markets larger than San Angelo and Abilene. The FCC granted its approval of the sale on November 14. The sale was completed on December 31.
This station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|6.1||720p||16:9||KIDY-DT||main KIDY programming / Fox|
The station's news department closed in 1988. It did not broadcast a newscast again until 2009, with the addition of a simulcast of Fox News at Nine, an one-hour newscast from San Antonio Fox affiliate KABB (channel 29); the newscast airs every night at 9 p.m., except in the case of live television programming run-over. The following year in October 2010, the station began simulcasting KABB's four-hour morning newscast, Fox News First; the newscast airs weekday mornings from 5 to 9 a.m.
In addition to local news headline updates airing during Fox News at Nine and Fox News First, KIDY provides hourly local news updates weekdays between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., with headlines and news information provided by the San Angelo Standard-Times newspaper.
- Channel 6 News (1984–1987)
- Action 6 News (1987–1988)
- FOX News at Nine (2009–present; during simulcasts of KABB 9 p.m. newscast)
- FOX News First (2010–present; during simulcasts of KABB morning newscast)
- Ted Garcia - weekends at 9 p.m.; also weeknight reporter
- Mileka Lincoln - weekends at 9 p.m.; also weeknight reporter
- Karen Martinez - weeknights at 9 p.m.
- Monica Taylor - weekday mornings Fox News First (5-9 a.m.)
- Michael Valdes - weeknights at 9 p.m.
- Ernie Zuniga - weekday mornings Fox News First (5-9 a.m.)
First Warning Weather
- Alex Garcia (AMS Seal of Approval) - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 9 p.m.
- Mike Hernandez (AMS Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; weekends at 9 p.m.
- Shaun Stevens (AMS Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; weekday mornings "Fox News First" (5-9 a.m.)
- Chuck Miketinac - sports director; Tuesday-Fridays at 9 p.m.
- Hector Ledesma - sports anchor; weekends at 9 p.m.; also sports reporter
- Darren Haynes - sports anchor; Mondays at 9 p.m.; also sports reporter
- Christina Coleman - general assignment reporter
- Robert Price - general assignment reporter
- Sylvia Rincon - general assignment reporter
- Jennifer Saucedo - video journalist
- JT Street - video journalist
- Yami Virgin - general assignment reporter
- Grace White - general assignment reporter
- Miriam Zamorano - weekday morning traffic and general assignment reporter
- Temporary Exit With Fox Duo Sale by McCoy, TVNewsCheck, September 27, 2012.
- KIDY Website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KIDY
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KIDY-TV
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