KLDO-TV

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KLDO-TV
KLDO27.png
Laredo, Texas
Branding Univision Laredo
Channels Digital: 19 (UHF)
Subchannels 19.2 LATV
19.3 Dark
Affiliations Univision
Owner Entravision Communications Corporation
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
First air date December 1984[1]
Call letters' meaning LareDO
Sister station(s) KLDO-DT2
KETF-CD
KXOF-CD
Former callsigns KJTB (1984, construction permit)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
27 (UHF, 1984-2009)
Former affiliations ABC (1984-1988)
Telemundo (1988-1998)
Transmitter power 50 kW
Height 132 m
Facility ID 51479
Transmitter coordinates 27°39′53″N 99°36′25″W / 27.66472°N 99.60694°W / 27.66472; -99.60694Coordinates: 27°39′53″N 99°36′25″W / 27.66472°N 99.60694°W / 27.66472; -99.60694
Website http://www.kldotv.com
KLDO-TV's studios on the Bob Bullock Loop in Laredo.

KLDO-TV is a Spanish-language television station in Laredo, Texas, broadcasting locally on digital channel 19 (VC 27) as an affiliate of Univision. Founded February 14, 1984, the station is owned by Entravision.

History[edit]

KLDO's logo prior to January 1, 2013

KLDO signed on in December 1984 as an ABC affiliate owned by Panorama Broadcasting, making Laredo one of the last markets with full network service. The station switched to Telemundo on October 31, 1988.[2] Laredo has not had an ABC affiliate since then; most cable systems pipe in San Antonio's KSAT.

Entravision bought the station in 1997. The following year, following the openings of TV Azteca stations XHLAT and XHLNA, Entravision changed KLDO's affiliation to Univision; Telemundo at the time used to get most of its programming from TV Azteca (though most of its programming did not air until months later), and most of Entravision's stations are affiliated with Univision.

Digital programming[edit]

KLDO also carries LATV programming on its digital signal, on subchannel 27.2; ZUUS Latino Spanish music video programming on its digital subchannel 27.3 since March 2013. In September 2013, the station stopped broadcasting ZUUS Latino programming.

Virtual
Channel
Physical
RF Channel
Video Aspect Programming
27.1 19.1 1080i 16:9 main KLDO programming (Univision)
27.2 19.2 480i 4:3 LATV
19.3 19.3 480i 4:3 Dark

Newscasts[edit]

As an ABC affiliate, KLDO produced English-language newscasts branded as Laredo Eyewitness News, competing against KGNS-TV and KVTV. Currently, the station offers Spanish-language newscasts, branded as Noticias Univision 27, weeknights at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

News team[edit]

Anchor

  • Alma Ferrara - Lead Anchor

Weather

  • Perla Montemayor - Lead Weather Anchor

Sports

  • David Miguel - Lead Sports Anchor

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says December 17, while the Television and Cable Factbook says December 18.
  2. ^ "ABC affiliate in Laredo, Texas, switches to Telemundo Spanish language network" (Press release). Telemundo Group. October 20, 1988. Retrieved April 28, 2011.  (subscription content preview)

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