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KXXV (News Channel 25) is a full-power television station in Waco, Texas, serving Central Texas as an ABC affiliate. It is currently owned by the Drewry Communications Group (a family-owned company based in Oklahoma). A planned late 2008 sale of the Drewry stations to London Broadcasting fell through due to the late 2000s credit crisis. [1] London Broadcasting subsequently purchased local NBC affiliate KCEN-TV.

KXXV
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Waco, Texas
Branding KXXV NewsChannel 25

KRHD-LP ABC 40

Slogan KXXV: Breaking News, Breaking Stories, Tracking Storms

KRHD: Digging Deeper, Tracking Storms

Channels Digital: 26 (UHF)
Subchannels 25.1 ABC

25.2 Telemundo 25.3 25 Weather Now

Translators KRHD-CD 40 Bryan/College Station
Affiliations ABC (September 1985-present)
Owner Drewry Communications Group

(Centex Television Limited Partnership)

First air date March 22, 1985
Call letters' meaning XXV = Roman numeral 25
Former channel number(s) Analog:

25 (UHF, 1985-2009)

Former affiliations NBC (1985)
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 561.4 m
Facility ID 9781
Transmitter coordinates 31°20′16″N 97°18′36″W / 31.33778°N 97.31°W / 31.33778; -97.31
Website www.kxxv.com/

KXXV also operates a low-powered, Class-A, digital semi-satellite in Bryan, KRHD-CD channel 40. KRHD has a small newsroom with several reporters who provide stories for a daily 10pm newscast that is produced by KXXV.

In Waco/Killeen/Temple, KXXV broadcasts on cable channel 5, while in Bryan/College Station KRHD-LP broadcasts on cable channel 9.


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[hide]*1 History

[edit] History

KXXV signed on for the first time on March 22, 1985 as an NBC affiliate; Waco was one of the last markets in the nation with full service from all three networks. It switched to ABC that fall.

KRHD-LP's call letters are based on the name of Robert H. Drewry, an Oklahoma native and founder of the Drewry Communications Group.

[edit] Digital television

KXXV's broadcasts have been digital-only since February 17, 2009;[1] the digital signal also offers Telemundo programming on 25.2 and local weather 24/7 on 25.3.

[edit] Newscasts

Monday-Friday

  • Good Morning Texas Early Edition (5:30am-6am)
  • Good Morning Texas (6-7am)
  • The Texas Report (11-11:30am)
  • News Channel 25 at 5:00 (5-5:30pm)
  • News Channel 25 at 6:00 (6-6:30pm)
  • News Channel 25 NightBeat (10-10:35pm)
  • ABC 40 NightBeat (10-10:35pm)

Saturday

  • The Texas Report (6-6:30pm)
  • The Texas Report (10-10:30pm)

Sunday

  • The Texas Report (5:30-6pm)
  • The Texas Report (10-10:30pm)

[edit] On-air staff

[edit] Current on-air staff

Anchors

  • Bruce Gietzen (anchor)
  • Ann Harder (anchor)
  • Loren Korn (anchor/reporter)
  • Seth Kovar (anchor)

Reporters

  • Natasha Chen (reporter)
  • John Cuoco (reporter)

Meteorologists

  • Matt Hines (chief meteorologist)
  • Tiffany Savona (morning meteorologist)
  • Conley Isom (weekend meteorologist)

Sports

  • Brandon Davidow (sports director)
  • Jeff McAdam (sports reporter)
  • Jahmai Webster (sports reporter)

[edit] Notable reporters

  • Brian Collins, best remembered as the sports anchor on Ball State's college news program fumbling highlights only to conclude with the catch phrase Boom goes the dynamite.[2][3]
  • E.D. Hill (1986-1987) KXXV-TV, Waco, TX - reporter/anchor, best known as Fox and Friends Morning Anchor 1998-2006

[edit] News/station presentation

[edit] Newscast titles

  • Eyewitness News 25 (1985-1995)
  • News 25 (1995-2004)
  • Nightbeat (10PM newscast; 1995-2009; still used on weekend newscasts)
  • News Channel 25 (2004-present)
  • The Texas Report (10PM newscast; 2009-present)

[edit] Station slogans

  • TV-25, Let's All Be There! (1985, local version of NBC campaign)
  • Eyewitness News 25, Count on the Team (1985-1995)
  • Coverage You Can Count On (1995-2002)
  • Your First Choice for News (2002-2004)
  • The News Channel for Central Texas (2004-2005)
  • Breaking News, Breaking Stories, Tracking Storms (2005-present)

[3] This film, television or video-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it with reliably sourced additions.==[edit] References==

  1. ^ http://www.kxxv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9863697
  2. ^ "Brian Collins' Career Finally Gets A Boom". Deadspin. http://deadspin.com/5039901/brian-collins-career-finally-gets-a-boom. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  3. ^ "Collins Bio". KXXV. http://www.kxxv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8808235&nav=menu509_11_1. Retrieved 2008-08-26.

[edit] External links

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