KWKT-TV

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KWKT-TV / KYLE-TV
KWKT logo
KYLE logo
KWKT: Waco/Killeen/Temple, Texas
KYLE: Bryan/College Station, Texas
Branding Fox 44 Central Texas (KWKT)
Fox 28 Brazos Valley (KYLE)
Slogan So Fox 44 (general)
The Most Powerful Name in Local News (news)
Channels Digital:
KWKT: 44 (UHF)
KYLE: 28 (UHF)
Affiliations Fox (primary)
MyNetworkTV (secondary)
Estrella TV (DT2)
Owner Nexstar Broadcasting Group
(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date KWKT: March 13, 1988
KYLE: October 31, 1994
Call letters' meaning KWKT: Waco-Killeen-Temple
KYLE: KYLE Field at Texas A&M
Former channel number(s) Analog:
KWKT:
44 (UHF, 1988-2009)
KYLE:
28 (UHF, 1994-2009)
Former affiliations Secondary:
The WB (2003-2006)
Transmitter power KWKT: 100 kW
KYLE: 50 kW
Height KWKT: 557.6 m
KYLE: 220 m
Facility ID KWKT: 12522
KYLE: 60384
Transmitter coordinates KWKT:
31°18′53″N 97°19′36″W / 31.31472°N 97.32667°W / 31.31472; -97.32667
KYLE:
30°41′18″N 96°25′35″W / 30.68833°N 96.42639°W / 30.68833; -96.42639 (KYLE-TV)
Website www.mycentx.com

KWKT-TV channel 44 and KYLE-TV channel 28 are Fox affiliates in Central Texas and are owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group. KWKT serves the Waco/Killeen/Temple area. KYLE serves the Bryan-College Station area. The main studio operations for both stations are located on Woodway Drive in Woodway, Texas (with a Waco address), while a secondary studio for KYLE is in Bryan. KWKT's transmitter is near Moody, Texas, and KYLE's transmitter is on the west outskirts of Bryan.

Programming on both stations are identical, except for idents and local ads. Besides local news programming, the two stations carry Fox News reports when necessary.

KWKT broadcasts on cable 14 in its respective part of the market, while KYLE broadcasts on cable 7 in its part as well.

The MyNetworkTV primetime programming block currently airs weeknights from midnight to 2 A.M. on KWKT and KYLE. [1][2]

History[edit]

KWKT signed on the air on March 13, 1988, KYLE signed on as a satellite of KWKT on October 31, 1994. The two stations started as exclusive Fox affiliates, but in 2003 they added a secondary affiliation with The WB. KWKT and KYLE aired Fox as a primary affiliate from 7-9 PM, with WB shows airing from 1-3 AM. Following the merger of UPN and The WB into The CW in 2006, KWKT and KYLE added a secondary affiliation with MyNetworkTV.

Both stations aired Fox Kids from 2-4 PM from 1990 to 2001 (1994-2001 for KYLE), and then continued on Saturday mornings until 2002, when it was replaced by 4KidsTV. Syndicated shows replaced the weekday block until 2003, when Kids' WB moved into the time slot, and was also aired on Sunday mornings. This block lasted until 2006 and was replaced by Daytime WB. As the two were not chosen to join The CW, Kids' WB was dropped in 2006, then eventually 4Kids after Fox ended the block in December 2008. E/I programming now airs for a half-hour each Monday-Saturday at 7am, consisting solely of syndicated low-profile E/I syndicated programming.

On April 24, 2013, ComCorp announced the sale of its entire group (including KWKT and KYLE) to Nexstar Broadcasting Group.[3] The sale was completed on January 1, 2015.[4] On May 7, 2015, Nexstar announced that KYLE would become a separate station with a primary MyNetworkTV affiliation starting on July 1.[5]

Newscast[edit]

On January 28, 2008, KWKT premiered Fox News Central Texas at 9 PM. The pre-taped newscast is produced by sister station KFXK-TV in Longview, Texas.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.kwkt.com/programming/schedule KWKT-TV programming schedule
  2. ^ http://www.kyle28.com/programming/schedule KYLE-TV programming schedule
  3. ^ https://licensing.fcc.gov/cdbs/CDBS_Attachment/getattachment.jsp?appn=101552312&qnum=5040&copynum=1&exhcnum=1
  4. ^ Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 6 January, 2015.
  5. ^ Malone, Michael (May 7, 2015). "Nexstar First Quarter Revenue Up 52%". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ Waco Tribune, 1/28/2008 (article 1)
  7. ^ Waco Tribune, 1/28/2008 (article 2) Ali "the Tractor" Cerrato is a radio personality often utilized by KWKT-TV.

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