KORO

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KORO
KORO28-012013.png
Corpus Christi, Texas
United States
Branding Univision 28 (general)
Noticias Univision 28 (newscasts)
Channels Digital: 27 (UHF)
Virtual: 28 (PSIP)
Subchannels 28.1 Univision
28.2 UniMás
28.3 LATV
Affiliations Univision (1987-present)
Owner Entravision Communications Corporation
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
First air date April 1977 (1977-04)[1]
Call letters' meaning ORO = Spanish for gold
Former channel number(s) Analog:
28 (UHF, 1977-2009)
Former affiliations SIN (1977-1987)
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 287.3 m
Facility ID 64877
Transmitter coordinates 27°42′28.9″N 97°37′59.9″W / 27.708028°N 97.633306°W / 27.708028; -97.633306
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.korotv.com

KORO is a Spanish-language television station in Corpus Christi, Texas, broadcasting locally on digital channel 27 (virtual channel 28) as an affiliate of Univision. The station is owned by Entravision.

History[edit]

KORO's logo prior to January 1, 2013

KORO was founded in 1977 as a locally owned, mostly independent station airing programs of the Spanish International Network, a forerunner of Univision. The original owners included lawyers, doctors, and other professionals.

The nearly 1,000-foot-tall (300 m) tower was shared by KORO and radio station KBCB (now KRYS-FM).

KORO's call letters are pronounced in station IDs as "K-Oro" (Ka-Oro).

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2]
28.1 1080i 16:9 KORO-DT Main KORO programming / Univision
28.2 480i 4:3 UniMás
28.3 LATV

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KORO shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 28, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 27.[3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 28.

Newscasts[edit]

  • Noticias Univision 28 a las 5 PM (Mondays thru Fridays 5:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.)
  • Noticias Univision 28 a las 10 PM (Monday thru Fridays 10:00 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.)

News team[edit]

Anchors

  • Nelly Guzman: Noticias 28 5 pm & 10 pm Anchor [1997-]
  • Yeshabet Quezada Noticias 28 Anchor 10 pm and health segments (2013-)
  • Daniela Sanchez: Noticias 28 5 pm reporter / 10 pm Co-anchor [2012-]
  • Gabriela Salas-Morrow: Noticias 28 5 pm & 10 pm lead reporter [1997-]

Correspondents

  • Fernando Pizarro: Noticias Univision National Correspondent (based in Washington, D.C.)

Crimestoppers

  • Nelly Guzman: 5 p.m. & 10 p.m. every Friday.

Sports

  • Pedro Lejia: Deportes 28 5 p.m. & 10 p.m. Sports anchor. [2009-]

Weather

  • Perla Montemayor: Noticias 28 5 p.m. & 10 p.m. meteorologist [2012-]

Entertainment

  • Jessica Montoya: Noticias 28 5 p.m. & 10 p.m. Entertainment reporter [2009-]

Sabores de la Costa

  • José Adrián: Noticias 28 5 p.m. & 10 p.m. Segmento Especial [2013-]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says April 15, while the Television and Cable Factbook says April 13.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KORO
  3. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.