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Encyclopedia > KRIV (TV)
KRIV
Image:Fox26-2006.jpg
Houston, Texas
Branding FOX26
Slogan Your Gulf Coast Weather Authority
Channels 26 (UHF) analog,
27 (UHF) digital
Affiliations FOX (since 1986)
Owner Fox Television Stations Group
Founded August 15, 1971
Call letters meaning Albert KRIVin (former top executive of Metromedia)
Former affiliations Independent (1971-1986)
Transmitter Power 5000 kW/594 m (analog)
500 kW/534 m (digital)
Website MyFoxHouston.com

KRIV, "FOX26" is the Fox owned-and-operated affiliate in Houston, Texas, USA. It is co-owned with UPN affiliate KTXH. Both stations share the same studio complex on 4261 Southwest Freeway in Houston. KRIV operates on 5000 kilowatts of power from a 1,949-foot (594 meter) tower located in Missouri City, Texas. Nickname: Space City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Area    - City 1,558 km²  (601. ... A brand is a collection of images and ideas representing an economic producer; more specifically, it refers to the concrete symbols such as a name, logo, slogan, and design scheme. ... Look up Slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In broadcasting, a channel is a range of frequencies (or, equivalently, wavelengths) assigned by a government for the operation of a particular broadcast station. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the signal. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Digital television. ... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... The Fox Television Stations Group (FTSG) is a group of television stations located throughout the United States which are owned and operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or ERP is determined by subtracting system losses from system gains. ... The kilowatt (symbol: kW) is a unit for measuring power, equal to one thousand watts. ... The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Fox Television Stations Group (FTSG) is a group of television stations located throughout the United States which are owned and operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... Nickname: Space City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Area    - City 1,558 km²  (601. ... This article does not use inline citations to cite its references or sources. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... KTXH (My20) is the My Network TV (former UPN) affiliate in Houston, Texas. ... Flag of Missouri City Missouri City is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ...

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History

KRIV signed on in August 15, 1971 under its original call letters of KVRL. It was the second UHF station in Houston to sign on the air. Several years after signing on, the call letters were changed to KDOG. The former GM of the station, the late Leroy Gloger, chose the letters. Another former General Manager, the late Jerry Marcus commented (upon his retirement) that he saw them appropriate during the station's formative years as, in his words, they were a "dogged station" ratings-wise. During this period, the station aired a wide variety of programs. During the day they ran English general entertainment programming such as old cartoons, sitcoms, and old movies. At night they ran Spanish programming such as spanish-language telenovelas, Spanish language movies, Spanish serials. August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Telenovela is the Spanish and Portuguese word for prime time serial or soap opera. ...


In May 1978, Metromedia purchased the station and changed the station's call letters to KRIV. The new call letters were in honor of Albert Krivin, then a top Metromedia executive. The late Jerry Marcus, General Sales Manager of Metromedia's WTTG in Washington, DC, was brought to Houston to manage the station, where he remained until his retirement in December 1999. This influx of dollars caused the station to begin taking more risks by picking up higher profile syndicated programming and forming a news department, featuring the first major primetime newscast in the market. The station was running a general entertainment format complete with cartoons, sitcoms, movies, first run syndicated shows, locally produced talk shows, and the one of the few Spanish language forums on television at the time. Overall, the station ranked near KHTV, a more well-established outlet, over the years. Metromedia (also often MetroMedia) was a conglomeration of radio and television stations in the United States that existed from the demise of the DuMont Television Network in the 1950s until the formation of the Fox Network in the 1980s. ... WTTG, FOX5 DC is an owned and operated TV station of the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... KHCW is the CW affiliate for Houston, Texas, broadcasting on UHF channel 39. ...


Six years later in 1986, Australian newspaper tycoon Rupert Murdoch purchased Metromedia television stations, including KRIV, which became a founding owned-and-operated station of his new Fox television network. The acquisition caused the station, along with a number of other former Metromedia outlets, to suddenly adopt a more sophisticated look for a network that at the time, didn't actually exist. A unified music and graphics packaged was featured on this station, as well as the original FOX O & Os, which is consistently noted for featuring graphics that were among the first of their kind for local television. Since 1986 KRIV 26 has been known as "FOX26". Rupert Murdoch Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG, (commonly known as Rupert Murdoch) (born 11 March 1931) born in Australia of Scottish and some claim Jewish ancestry, but this is unfounded. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ...


In 1987, the station formed an investigative unit, and a program called "City Under Siege" which aired after the evening news. Originally hosted by anchors Jim Marsh & Fran Fawcett, the show was actually a predecessor to one of the FOX network's later standouts: COPS. COPS / CoPs / Cops are: mean a slang for police or police officers (Cops) an acronym for Communities of Practice (CoPs) the title of both a film and a television series. ...


As a Fox O & O more first run programming was added. In 1993 KRIV Fox 26 joined 4 other O & O stations along with a growing number of affiliates launching a weekday morning newscast. The morning cartoons were dropped but they continued their afternoon kids block from Fox Kids until the end of 2001 when Fox ended the weekday kids' block nationwide. Today KRIV runs over 30 hours a week of local news along with off network sitcoms, sports, Fox first run shows, syndicated talk, court shows, reality shows and 4Kids TV. Fox Kids Logo circa. ... 4Kids current logo 4Kids TV (formerly Fox Box) is a Saturday morning television programming block on the Fox network. ...


KRIV moved to its current home studios in 1997, after 26 years at its original home on Westheimer Road. KRIV's current studios is where the syndicated television series Texas Justice and Judge Alex have been produced. Texas Justice is a television program which runs on Fox stations in the US. In the program, cases are judged by Larry Joe Doherty. ... Judge Alex Ferrer Judge Alex is a United States syndicated courtroom television show that debuted in 2005. ...


With the merger of UPN and the WB into The CW Television Network, KTXH will drop its UPN affiliation as KHCW (the former KHWB/KHTV) will be Houston's CW affiliate, and even though KTXH Channel 20 operates on a lower channel number, KRIV Channel 26 will continue to retain affiliation with Fox since it is Fox owned and operated. And KTXH will become the new affiliate for a newly launched network called My Network TV, a joint venture of FOX and its parent, Newscorp. The CW Television Network, or more casually The CW, is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006-07 television season and is also available in Canada. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) is a media conglomerate that operates world-wide. ...


On July 26, 2006, shortly after competitor KHOU-TV launched a new graphics package, KRIV also launched a new graphics and music package, which is being gradually rolled out to each of FOX's owned and operated stations. KRIV's slogan also changed from "News That Works For You" to "Your Gulf Coast Weather Authority". In addition, KRIV is soon to launch an early evening newscast that will air on KTXH. KHOU-TV is the local CBS affiliate in Houston, Texas, owned by Belo Corporation (which purchased the station, along with the rest of Corinthian Broadcasting, from Dun & Bradstreet in 1984). ...


In mid-August, the station launched their version of Fox's MyFox O&O website initiative with MyFoxHouston.com. This technically marks the station's first venture onto the Internet, as the station's previous website was more of a placeholder, and had little information besides links to the Fox network's site and their program schedule.


Logos

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Newscast titles

  • Channel 26 Metromedia News (1978-1986)
  • FOX 26 News (1986-Present)

Newscasts

  • FOX26 Morning News 5:00-9:00AM weekdays
  • FOX26 News at Noon 12:00-12:30PM weekdays
  • FOX26 News at 9 9:00-10:00PM (Every Night)

Other Locally Produced Programming

  • The Black Voice (José Griñan) 6:00-6:30AM (Saturdays)
  • Hola Houston (Mike Barajas) 6:30-7:00AM (Saturdays)

News Music

Package Composer Years Used Other Notes
FOX O&O News Package VTS Productions 1986-1995
The Edge Cue11 1997-2001 First station to commission package
The CBS Enforcer Music Collection Gari Communications 2001-2005 First station to commisssion Series 3 themes
The Viper 615 Music 2005 & 2006 Used Version 2
FOX O&O News Theme OSI Music 2006-Present

Helicopter information

SkyFox II (Eurocopter AS350BA A-star) The CBS Enforcer Music Collection is a television news music package distributed by Gari Communications. ... Frank Gari (born in New York City on April 1, 1942) is a popular singer and songwriter from the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... The Eurocopter Group is a global helicopter manufacturing and support company formed in 1992 from the merger of the helicopter divisions of French Aérospatiale and German DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA). ...

Trivia

  • To date, KRIV is the last and only original Fox affiliate of any major market in Texas.
  • Usually, KRIV is the station that reports weather events in Houston for the Weather Channel.
  • KRIV for years has been the first Fox affiliate to launch newscasts in Texas. Other Fox affiliates in the state launched theirs later on in the 1990s.

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