KORO

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KORO
KORO28-012013.png
Corpus Christi, Texas
United States
BrandingUnivision 28 (general)
Noticias Univision 28 (newscasts)
ChannelsDigital: 27 (UHF)
Virtual: 28 (PSIP)
Affiliations28.1: Univision (1987–present)
28.2: Escape
28.3: Laff
28.4: Comet
OwnerEntravision Communications
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
First air dateApril 1977 (42 years ago) (1977-04)[1]
Call letters' meaningORO = Spanish for gold
Sister station(s)KCRP-CD
Former channel number(s)Analog:
28 (UHF, 1977–2009)
Former affiliationsAnalog/DT1:
SIN (1977–1987)
DT2:
UniMás (via KCRP-CD, until 2019)
Transmitter power1000 kW
Height287.3 m (943 ft)
Facility ID64877
Transmitter coordinates27°42′29″N 97°38′0″W / 27.70806°N 97.63333°W / 27.70806; -97.63333
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitenoticiasya.com/corpus-christi

KORO, virtual channel 28 (UHF digital channel 27), is a Univision-affiliated television station licensed to Corpus Christi, Texas, United States. Owned by Entravision Communications, it is a sister station to low-power, Class A UniMás affiliate KCRP-CD (channel 41). The two stations share studios on North Mesquite Street in Downtown Corpus Christi; KORO's transmitter is located between Petronila and Robstown.

History[edit]

KORO's logo prior to January 1, 2013

KORO was founded in 1977 as a locally owned, mostly independent station airing programming from the Spanish International Network, a forerunner of Univision. The original owners included lawyers, doctors, and other professionals.

The nearly 1,000-foot-tall (300 m) tower was shared by KORO and radio station KBCB (now KRYS-FM).

KORO's call letters are pronounced in station IDs as "Kah-ORO".

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2]
28.1 1080i 16:9 KORO-DT Main KORO programming / Univision
28.2 480i 4:3 Escape
28.3 Laff
28.4 Comet

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KORO shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 28, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 27.[3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 28.

Newscasts[edit]

  • En Punto de las Cinco - Noticias Univision 28 (Mondays thru Fridays 5:00–5:30 p.m.)
  • Sólo a las Diez - Noticias Univision 28 (Mondays thru Fridays 10:00–10:30 p.m.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says April 15, while the Television and Cable Factbook says April 13.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KORO
  3. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.

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