KLDO-TV

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KLDO-TV
KLDO27.png
Laredo, Texas
United States
BrandingUnivision Laredo
ChannelsDigital: 19 (UHF)
Virtual: 27 (PSIP)
Subchannels(see article)
AffiliationsUnivision
OwnerEntravision Communications
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
FoundedFebruary 14, 1984
First air dateDecember 17, 1984[1]
Call letters' meaningLareDO
Sister station(s)KXOF-CD
KETF-CD
Former callsignsKJTB (1984, construction permit)
Former channel number(s)Analog
(UHF, 1984–2009)
Former affiliationsABC (1984–1988)
Telemundo (1988–1998)
Transmitter power150 kW
Height132 m (433 ft)
Facility ID51479
Transmitter coordinates27°39′54.9″N 99°36′31.4″W / 27.665250°N 99.608722°W / 27.665250; -99.608722
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitehttps://noticiasya.com/laredo/

KLDO-TV, virtual channel 27 (UHF digital channel 19), is a Univision-affilaited television station licensed to Laredo, Texas, United States. Owned by Entravision Communications, it is a sister station to two low-power Class A stations: Fox affiliate KETF-CD (channel 39), and UniMás affiliate KXOF-CD (channel 31). The three stations share studios on Bob Bullock Loop in Laredo; KLDO-TV's transmitter is located in Ranchos Penitas West.

History[edit]

KLDO's logo prior to January 1, 2013

KLDO signed on in December 1984 as an ABC affiliate owned by Panorama Broadcasting, making Laredo one of the last markets with full network service. However, the station found the going difficult. Laredo was just barely large enough for three television stations, and its close proximity to the Mexican border limited its potential audience. Prior to the launch of KLDO, KGNS-TV aired some of ABC's network programs as a secondary affiliate. It didn't help matters that KSAT-TV in San Antonio was available on cable.

The station switched to Telemundo on October 31, 1988.[2] It became the first all-Spanish station on the American side of the Laredo/Nuevo Laredo area. Laredo would not regain an ABC affiliate until July 2014, when KGNS-TV added the network on a digital subchannel; in the interim, most cable systems piped in KSAT or Corpus Christi's KIII.

Entravision bought the station in 1997. The following year, following the openings of TV Azteca stations XHLAT (Azteca 7) and XHLNA (Azteca 13), Entravision changed KLDO's affiliation to Univision; Telemundo at the time used to get most of its programming from TV Azteca (though most of its programming did not air until months later), and most of Entravision's stations are affiliated with Univision.

Digital programming[edit]

KLDO also carries LATV programming on its digital signal, on subchannel 27.2; ZUUS Latino Spanish music video programming on its digital subchannel 27.3 since March 2013. In September 2013, the station stopped broadcasting ZUUS Latino programming.

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming
27.1 1080i 16:9 KLDO-DT Main KLDO-TV programming / Univision
27.2 480i 4:3 LATV
27.3 TBD
27.4 Stadium
27.5 16:9 Court TV

Newscasts[edit]

As an ABC affiliate, KLDO produced English-language newscasts branded as Laredo Eyewitness News, competing against KGNS-TV and KVTV. Until February 28, 2018, the station produced Spanish-language newscasts, branded as Noticias Univision 27; the KLDO news operation was discontinued in favor of a regional newscast produced out of McAllen sister station KNVO.[3]

News team[edit]

Anchor

  • Alma Ferrara - Lead Anchor
  • Miguel Amante- Anchor

Weather

  • Perla Montemayor - Lead Weather Anchor

Sports

  • David Miguel - Lead Sports Anchor

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says December 17, while the Television and Cable Factbook says December 18.
  2. ^ "ABC affiliate in Laredo, Texas, switches to Telemundo Spanish language network" (Press release). Telemundo Group. October 20, 1988. Retrieved April 28, 2011.[dead link] (subscription content preview)
  3. ^ Villafañe, Veronica (March 1, 2018). "Entravision shuts down Univision Laredo newscast, lays off staff". Media Moves. Retrieved March 12, 2018.

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