KXII-DT3

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KXII-DT3
KXIIFox12.png
Sherman, Texas/
Ada, Oklahoma
United States
City of license Sherman, Texas
Branding Fox 12 (general)
News 12 (during KXII-produced newscasts)
Slogan Right News. Right Time.
Channels Digital: KXII-DT 12.3 (UHF)
Virtual: 12.3 (PSIP)
Affiliations Fox
Owner Gray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
First air date 2006[specify]
Call letters' meaning see KXII
Transmitter power 36 kW (digital)
Height 545.5 m (digital)
Facility ID 35954
Transmitter coordinates 34°1′57.8″N 96°48′0.3″W / 34.032722°N 96.800083°W / 34.032722; -96.800083
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website kxii.com/fox

KXII-DT3, VHF channel 12.3, is a Fox-affiliated television station located in Sherman, Texas, United States which also serves Ada and Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Denison, Texas. It operates as a third digital subchannel of CBS affiliate KXII (channel 12), which is owned by Gray Television. Its parent station maintains studios located on Texoma Parkway in Sherman, and its transmitter is located southwest of Madill, Oklahoma. This subchannel can also be seen on Cable One channel 4 and in high definition on digital channel 475. Syndicated programming on KXII-DT3 includes Two and a Half Men, omg! Insider, Judge Mathis, Access Hollywood, The Big Bang Theory, Divorce Court, Maury, 30 Rock, Family Guy and Entertainment Tonight.

History[edit]

KXII-DT3's logo through November 2012

This subchannel's history began in 2006 as the first full-time local Fox station for the Sherman-Denison market. Prior to the launch of KXII-DT3, KTEN (channel 10) served as a secondary affiliate of Fox starting in 1994 after the network had won the broadcast rights to carry National Football Conference games from the NFL, ending CBS' 37-year broadcast association with the conference. KTEN's owners had filed for bankruptcy at the time and gained additional monetary compensation from Fox, along with allowing KTEN the ability to show every single Dallas Cowboys game that was not available on cable television. However, this affiliation agreement resulted in the station becoming even more of a hybrid network affiliate as it already had a primary NBC affiliation and a secondary affiliation with ABC, in addition to carrying select Fox programs.

KTEN became an exclusive NBC affiliate in 1998, leaving the Sherman-Ada market without any local affiliates of ABC or Fox. Fox network programming was available in the market thereafter through cable via out-of-market stations from Oklahoma City (KOKH-TV, which is available over-the-air in northern parts of the market and was available on Cable One in Ada and Ardmore) and Dallas-Fort Worth (KDFW, which was available over-the-air in the portions of the southern part of the market and was available to Cable One subscribers in Sherman). The launch of the Fox subchannel occurred the same year that KTEN added a CW-affiliated subchannel and KXII added a subchannel affiliated with Fox's sister programming service, MyNetworkTV. As a result, the two station Ada-Sherman market is the only television market in the United States with all six broadcast networks – ABC (which returned to the market in 2010 on a third digital subchannel of KTEN), CBS, NBC, Fox, The CW and MyNetworkTV – carrying affiliations with only two commercial stations (both of which are full-power outlets).

Newscasts[edit]

KXII-DT3's 5:30 newscast title card with the Fox Texoma News branding.

Prior to September 2009, KXII-DT3 did not offer any locally-produced programming exclusive to the subchannel, with the exception of severe weather coverage simulcast on both of the station's digital subchannels. KXII-DT3 carries special reports and most breaking news coverage produced by Fox News for carriage on Fox's affiliates. KXII also produces an occasional sports talk program seen on Friday nights titled Sports Overtime for KXII-DT3, the subchannel also carries KXII's public affairs program First News Forum.

In September 2009, KXII began to produce a five-minute news and weather segment at 9 p.m. weeknights for the subchannel, under the title First News at Nine; it used the same evening anchor staff as that seen on KXII's main channel. The newscast used the same news set and theme (The CBS Enforcer Music Collection by Gari Media Group) as KXII's main channel for its newscasts.

On August 26, 2011, KXII expanded the subchannel's news programming with the debut of a half-hour newscast at 5:30 and the expansion of its 9 p.m. newscast to a half-hour. Originally known as Fox Texoma News, the newscasts began carrying the same News 12 branding as the newscasts on the main channel in 2012. The 5:30 p.m. broadcast offers a local alternative to the national early evening news programs seen on the Big Three networks while the 9 p.m. newscast competes against primetime network programming on ABC, NBC and CBS and another primetime newscast on KTEN's CW-affiliated subchannel. The high definition newscasts originate from a secondary set at KXII's facility on Texoma Parkway and Frisco Road on the northern side of Sherman. On April 29, 2013, KXII began producing an hour-long weekday morning newscast at 7 a.m., titled News 12 Good Day, which competes with CBS This Morning on the station's main channel.[1]

On-air staff[edit]

Current on-air staff[2][edit]

Anchors
  • Maureen Kane - weeknights at 5:30 and 9 p.m.
  • Heather Sahr - weekday mornings on News 12 Good Day (7-9 a.m.)
Weather team
  • Tom Hale (AMS Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; weeknights at 5:30 and 9 p.m.
  • Wava Denito - meteorologist; weekday mornings on News 12 Good Day (7-9 a.m.)
Reporters
  • Matthew Boyd - Paris bureau reporter
  • Alexandra Carter - general assignment reporter; also production assistant
  • Morgan Downing - Sherman bureau reporter
  • Allison Harris - Sherman bureau reporter
  • Helen Headlee - Ardmore bureau reporter
  • Victoria Maranan - Sherman bureau reporter
  • Ashley Park - Ada bureau reporter
  • Steven Powell - Sherman bureau reporter
  • Lauren Smith - Ardmore bureau reporter
  • Chelsi Smith - Paris bureau reporter
  • Josh Stevenson - Sherman bureau senior reporter; also news operations manager and photojournalist

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