KVCT

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For the airport in Victoria, Texas assigned the ICAO code KVCT, see Victoria Regional Airport. For the engineering college in Tamil Nadu, visit KVCT, see Kalaivani College of Technology.
KVCT
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Victoria, Texas
Branding Fox 19
Channels Digital: 11 (VHF)
Subchannels 19.1 Fox
19.2 Telemundo
19.3 This TV
Affiliations Fox
Owner Surtsey Media, LLC
(operated under SSA by Saga Communications, Inc.)
First air date October 1, 1969
Call letters' meaning ViCToria
Sister station(s) KAVU-TV
Former callsigns KXIX (1969-1984)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
19 (UHF, 1969-2009)
Former affiliations ABC (1969-1989)
TBN (1989-1994)
Transmitter power 18 kW
Height 290 m
Facility ID 35846
Transmitter coordinates 28°50′43.4″N 97°7′34″W / 28.845389°N 97.12611°W / 28.845389; -97.12611
Website Official Site

KVCT is a television station in Victoria, Texas, broadcasting locally on digital channel 11 (virtual channel 19) as a Fox affiliate.

KVCT is part of a combo of six Victoria-area television stations owned by Saga Communications, anchored by KAVU-TV. As a result, it broadcasts a KAVU-produced 9 p.m. newscast each night.

History[edit]

In Fall 1969, the station went on the air as KXIX, an affiliate of ABC. It was originally a satellite of KIII in Corpus Christi. In 1976, channel 19 was sold to local ownership and became a separate station.

In 1984, the call letters were changed to KVCT. Financial problems eventually led to the station dropping the ABC affiliation and dissolving its news operation in 1990, becoming a religious station, as an affiliate of the TBN network. , In 1994 it entered into a local marketing agreement with KAVU-TV and became a Fox affiliate. Before then, the network was available on cable via either KRIV in Houston or KRRT (now KMYS) in San Antonio. KAVU also periodically produced newscasts for the station. After an attempt in 1998, local news was not seen on KVCT until 2002, when the current newscast debuted. Saga Communications, KAVU's owner, eventually bought channel 19 outright.

Newscast[edit]

Fox News at 9 (Weeknights 9 to 9:35 P.M.)

  • Anchors:
    • Emily Collins
  • Weather:
    • Bill Alexander

KVCT features additional news personnel from KAVU. See that article for a complete listing.'

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