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|Corpus Christi, Texas|
|Branding||South Texas CW
|Slogan||Free To Be Together|
|Channels||Digital: KRIS-DT 13.2 (VHF)|
(via The CW Plus)
(KVOA Communications, Inc.)
|Call letters' meaning||seen KRIS-TV|
|Sister station(s)||KRIS-TV, K47DF,
|Transmitter power||46.1 kW (digital)|
|Height||239.6 m (digital)|
|Facility ID||25559 (digital)|
KRIS-DT2 is the CW-affiliated television station for the Corpus Christi area of South Texas. The station is part of The CW Plus, a special CW feed that broadcasts on cable and/or over-the-air on a digital signal. It is a second digital subchannel of NBC affiliate KRIS-TV that is owned by Cordillera Communications (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Evening Post Publishing Company). Over-the-air, KRIS-DT2 broadcasts a digital signal on VHF channel 13.2 from a transmitter in Robstown. Known on-air as CW South Texas, this can also be seen on Grande Communications channel 16. Until December 13, 2011, it was carried on Time Warner channel 23. KRIS-TV's owners and the cable company are currently under a dispute regarding carriage fees, leaving TWCable customers in South Texas without programming from the CW.
Like all CW Plus affiliates in the Central Time Zone, the station airs the nationally syndicated morning show The Daily Buzz on weekdays from 5 to 8. The main channel produces a prime time newscast weeknights at 9 on KRIS-DT2 and sister station KDF. However, each channel has its own title and opening for the show. After KRIS-TV and former rival KZTV joined forces, the former moved into the latter's facilities in September 2010.
Due to technical issues with the move of KRIS-TV it was not able to air newscasts from September 26 until September 28. That station unveiled a brand new high definition-ready set and graphics package on September 29. Eventually, KRIS-TV will stream all of its newscasts on the website. Previously, it had streamed the weekday noon show online.
The Daily Buzz
(weekday mornings 5 to 8)
- Andy Campbell
- Holly Hannula
- News Updates:
- Kia Malone
KRIS 6 News at 9 on The CW
(weeknights 9 to 9:30)
- Lee Sausley - 6 News at 9:00 anchor [2002-]
- Jennifer Lira - 6 News at 9:00 co-anchor [2004-]
- Dale Nelson - 6 News at 9:00 chief meteorologist (AMS Seal of Approval) [1981-]
Additional personnel from KRIS-TV and KZTV are seen on this channel. See those articles for a complete listing.
- Attention Time Warner Cable and former CoBridge customers - KRIS-TV (accessed January 7, 2012)