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Corpus Christi, Texas
Branding KIII-TV 3 (general)3 News (newscasts)

(pronounced "K-Triple I")

Slogan More Local News

The South Texas News Leader

Channels Digital: 8 (VHF)

Virtual: 3 (PSIP)

Affiliations ABC
Owner McKinnon Broadcasting Company

(Sale to London Broadcasting, pending FCC approval) (Channel 3 of Corpus Christi, Inc.)

First air date May 4, 1964
Call letters' meaning III = Roman numeral 3
Former channel number(s) Analog:3 (VHF, 1964-2009)
Transmitter power 160 kW
Height 269 m
Facility ID 10188
Transmitter coordinates 27°39′32.3″N 97°36′3.7″W / 27.658972°N 97.601028°W / 27.658972; -97.601028


It was first put on the air in 1964 by McKinnon Broadcasting.KIII-TV has been a South Texas Tradition ever since. , Channel 3 has established a programming philosophy which sets KIII-TV apart as a market leader. The Hispanic community's allegiance to KIII began with The Domingo Pena Show in 1964 and grows stronger each year. Local news, local special events and a never ending dedication to local public service has earned KIII the reputation as one of the most admired ABC affiliates in America.

In 1969, KIII started a satellite, KXIX-TV channel 19, to bring ABC programming to Victoria, Texas. In 1976, it was sold to local ownership. It now operates as Fox affiliate KVCT.

On April 29, 2010 it was announced that KIII-TV is in the process of selling this station to London Broadcasting Company, pending FCC approval.[1]

Digital television

KIII broadcasts on digital channel 8. The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Digital channels

Channel Name Programming
3.1 KIII-HD main KIII/ABC HD programming
3.2 KIII-SD main KIII/ABC SD programming

Anchor line-ups

3 NEWS Anchors

  • Joe Gazin: 3 NEWS at Six, Ten anchor
  • Katy Kiser: 3 NEWS First Edition anchor
  • Rudy Trevino: 3 NEWS at Five anchor
  • Katia Uriarte: 3 NEWS at Five, Six & Ten co-anchor
  • Sabrina Hall: 3 NEWS Weekend anchor

3 NEWS Reporters

  • Michael Gibson: Regional Edward R. Murrow award winner.
  • Manuel De La Rosa
  • Bill Churchwell
  • Kim Passoth

3 NEWS Weather

  • Bill Vessey: 3 NEWS at Five, Six, Ten chief meteorologist (AMS Broadcast Certified Meteorologist)
  • Dave Cochran: 3 NEWS First Edition
  • Caitilin Espinosa:3 News Weekend

3 NEWS Sports

  • Dan McReynolds: 3 NEWS at Six, Ten sports director
  • Chris Thomasson: 3 News Weekend

Former on-air staff

  • Tad Dunbar: news anchor (1968-69) - anchor for KOLO-TV in Reno, NV for nearly 40 years
  • Albert Flores: weatherman (1978-79)- now retired from KENS-TV in San Antonio,TX
  • Roland Galvan: weatherman (2002-2005)- deceased
  • Alan Harwell : weekend Sports (1979-2009)- now a Tennis coach in the CCISD
  • Angela Hill news anchor (1974-75)- now at WWL-TV in New Orleans, LA
  • Joe Hill: news anchor/reporter - did feature for the news called "Eyewitness Newsreel"
  • Ron Hudson: news anchor
  • Rick Hull: news anchor - anchored the news at CNN - President and CEO of The Research Advisory, Inc.
  • Charlie St. Johnn: weather "Let's talk about weather"
  • Maclovio Perez: weatherman (1996-2002)- later worked at WOAI-TV in San Antonio, now spokesman for a San Antonio-area school district
  • Phil Reynolds: reporter

News/station presentation

Newscast titles

  • KIII-TV News (1964-1966)
  • The South Texas Report (1966-1968)
  • Newsnight (1968-1970)
  • TV-3 News (1970-1977)
  • 3 Eyewitness News (1977–2000)
  • 3 News (2000–present)

Station slogans

  • More Local News (2000–present)
  • The South Texas News Leader (2000–present)
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