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KRIV (TV)

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KRIV (TV)

Houston, Texas United States
ChannelsDigital : 26 ( UHF ) Virtual : 26 ( PSIP )
BrandingFox 26 (general) Fox 26 News (newscasts)
SloganYour Station for Life
Programming
Affiliations26.1: Fox ( O&O ), 26.2: Light TV
Ownership
OwnerFox Television Stations , LLC (a subsidiary of Fox Corporation )
Sister stationsKTXH
History
First air dateAugust 15, 1971 (49 years ago) ( 1971-08-15 )
Former call signsKVRL (1971-1975), KDOG-TV (1975-1978), KRIV-TV (1978-1986)
Former channel number(s)Analog:, 26 (UHF, 1971-2009), Digital:, 27 (UHF, 2001-2009)
Former affiliationsIndependent (1971-1986)
Call sign meaningAlbert KRIV in (former executive of former parent company, Metromedia )
Technical information
Licensing authorityFCC
Facility ID22204
ERP1000 kW
HAAT598 m (1,962 ft)
Transmitter coordinates293428N 952937W / 29.57444N 95.49361W / 29.57444; -95.49361 Coordinates : 293428N 952937W / 29.57444N 95.49361W / 29.57444; -95.49361
Links
Public license informationProfile LMS
Websitewww .fox26houston .com
Facebookfox26houston

KRIV, virtual UHF digital channel 26, is Fox own-and-operate Television station license to Houston, Texas, United States. Station Is Owned By Fox Television Stations, Subsidiary Of Fox Corporation, As Part Of Duopoly With MyNetworkTV Own-and-operate Station KTXH. Two stations share studios on Southwest Freeway in Houston; KRIV's transmitter is near Missouri City, Texas, in unincorporated northeastern Fort Bend County.

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History

KRIV presently broadcasts 56A hours of locally produced newscasts each week; in regards to number of hours devoted to news programming, it is highest newscast output of any television station in both HOUSTON Market and state of Texas. As is standard with Fox Stations that carry early evening weekend newscasts, KRIV's Saturday and 5: 00A pm newscasts are subject to preemption due to network sports telecasts that are scheduled to overlap into timeslot. Outside of regular news programming, KRIV also carries Isiah Factor: Uncensored, News and discussion program hosted by KRIV reporter / anchor Isiah Carey, weeknights following its 10 pm newscast, and political talk program What's Your Point?, Host by KRIV reporter Greg Groogan, at 7: 00A am on Sunday mornings National broadcast of Fox News Sunday. Throughout KRIV's history, news has been important element of station's programming. From its 1971 launch until 1983 formation of its News department, KRIV ran hourly local news updates during regular programming. These updates give way to 1983 launch of KRIV's 9 pm newscast, first prime Time newscast on HOUSTON Market, eventually moving to 7 pm in 1986 before moving back to 9 pm in 1989. In addition, station also launched investigative unit in 1987 and launched City Under Siege, which primarily air at 9: 30A pm on Saturday nights with focus on crime-relate News and investigative segments and was originally host by anchors Jim Marsh and Fran Fawcett. One of Fox's early hit series, Cops, was in part influenced by City Under Siege, which therefore could be considered predecessor of Cops. During early 1990s, KRIV launched midday newscast at 12: 30A pm, and in 1993 joined several other Fox-own stations in launching weekday Morning newscastawith KRIV doing so with one-hour newscast at 7 am. Following its relocation to its current studios, KRIV began to upgrade its On-air presentation and resources, coinciding with launch of Fox News and its satellite News service Fox and begin utilizing its own News helicopter, SkyFox during this Time. In 2001, KRIV began to gradually expand its news offerings, starting with expansion of its morning newscast at 6 am and expanding its 12: 30A pm newscast to one hour at noon. Noon Broadcast Would Eventually Be Truncated To Half-hour At 12: 30A Pm, While Its Morning Newscast Expanded By Two Additional Hours On Both Ends, Eventually Airing From 5 Am To 9 Am On August 18 2008, KRIV Debuted Hour-long Weeknight 5 Pm Newscast That Competes Against Its Competitors' Local 5 Pm Newscasts As Well As Their Respective Network Affiliates' National Newscasts At 5: 30A Pm On January 31 2009, KRIV Become Fourth Television Station In HOUSTON To Begin Broadcasting Its Local Newscasts In High Definition; With Transition Come Adoption Of New High-definition Version Of Standardized Graphics Package Use On Fox's Own-and-operate Stations.

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Digital television

Station First Sign On Air On August 15 1971 As KVRL, Operating As Independent Station. It was third UHF Television station in Houston, after KHTV and KVVV-TV. Four years after signing on, in station's call letters were changed to KDOG aa callsign chosen by former station general manager Leroy Gloger. Another former general manager, Jerry Marcus, commented that he saw calls appropriate during station's formative years as, in his words, channel 26 was dog station ratings-wise. Station's Slogan During This Timeframe Was That Every Dog Has His Day. During this period, station airs English-language general entertainment programming including old cartoons, sitcoms, and classic movies during daytime hours, along with Spanish-language programs including telenovelas, movies and serial series at night. For its first two decades on air, channel 26 operated from studio facilities located at 3935 Westheimer Road in Houston's Highland Village section, which is now site of H-EB Central Market. In May 1978, Metromedia purchased station and changed its call letters to current KRIV-TV, name in honor of then-Metromedia executive Albert Krivin. Jerry Marcus, general sales manager of Metromedia's Washington, DC station WTTG, was hired to manage 26's operations, remaining there until his retirement in December 1999. This influx of dollars from Metromedia's investment in station resulted in KRIV acquiring higher-profile syndicate programs and, by 1983, establishment of its News department. Station run general entertainment format complete with cartoons, sitcoms, movies, first-run syndicate shows, locally produced talk shows and of few Spanish-language public affairs programs on television at time. Overall, station's viewership ranks near KHTV, well-establish-outlet, over years. In 1986, Australian newspaper tycoon Rupert Murdoch purchased KRIV and other five television stations in Metromedia group, all of which became founding own-and-operated stations of his new television network, Fox Broadcasting Company; Upon change in ownership, station officially drop-TV suffix from its callsign. Acquisition resulted in channel 26 and other former Metromedia Stations suddenly adopting more sophisticated on-air appearance for network, that at time, did not exist. Unified Music And Graphics Package Was Featured On All Of Original Fox-own Stations, Including KRIV, Which Was Consistently Noted For Featuring Graphics That Were Among First Of Their Kind For Local Television. Station changed its on-air branding to current Fox 26 upon network's October 9 1986 launch. Despite being member of new network, KRIV's schedule wouldn't change that much, as at that time, Fox only aired late-night talk Show upon network's launch; even when prime time programming followed in 1987, network initially aired lineup on Saturdays and Sundays. Fox continued to gradually add additional nights of programming over next six years until it go seven days week in 1993. Over that seven-year wait, KRIV was still essentially de facto independent station.

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