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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)
|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|
|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.
KIII broadcasts on digital channel 8. The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|3.1||KIII-HD||main KIII/ABC HD programming|
|3.2||KIII-SD||main KIII/ABC SD programming|
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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
- 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)
- More Local News (2000–present)
- The South Texas News Leader (2000–present)
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