KLST

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KLST
KLST 2018 Logo.png
San Angelo, Texas
United States
Branding KLST (general)
KLST News (newscasts)
Slogan Local News First
Channels Digital: 11 (VHF)
Virtual: 8 (PSIP)
Affiliations
Owner Nexstar Media Group
(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date June 26, 1953 (66 years ago) (1953-06-26)
Call letters' meaning Lone
Star
Texas
(reference to state flag used in logo)
Sister station(s) KSAN-TV
Former callsigns KTXL-TV (1953–1957)
KCTV (1957–1983)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
8 (VHF, 1953–2009)
Transmitter power 18.8 kW
Height 434.2 m (1,425 ft)
Facility ID 31114
Transmitter coordinates 31°22′2″N 100°2′49″W / 31.36722°N 100.04694°W / 31.36722; -100.04694
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information Profile
CDBS
Website www.conchovalleyhomepage.com

KLST, virtual channel 8 (VHF digital channel 11), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to San Angelo, Texas, United States. The station is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which also operates NBC affiliate KSAN-TV (channel 3) under joint sales and shared services agreements (SSA) with owner Mission Broadcasting. The two stations share studios on Armstrong Street in San Angelo; KLST's transmitter is located near Eola, Texas.

History[edit]

It was the first television station in San Angelo, signing on the air on June 26, 1953 as KTXL-TV; the call letters are now at the Fox affiliate in Sacramento, California as of 1968. It was originally founded by A.D. Rust & B.P. Bludworth. In 1957, the station changed its call sign to KCTV, which is now the call sign of the CBS network affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri. Big Spring Broadcasting purchased the station in 1959. Big Spring Broadcasting sold the station to Westex Television in 1962. Westex would then sold it to Jewell Television Corp. in 1971. In 1983, the station changed its call letters again to become KLST. KLST was purchased by Nexstar Broadcasting in 2004 from the Jewell Television Corporation.

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [1]
8.1 1080i 16:9 KLST-DT Main KLST programming / CBS
8.2 480i 4:3 Grit
8.3 Court TV Mystery

On June 15, 2016, Nexstar announced that it has entered into an affiliation agreement with Katz Broadcasting for the Escape (now Court TV Mystery), Laff, Grit, and Bounce TV networks (the last one of which is owned by Bounce Media LLC, whose COO Jonathan Katz is president/CEO of Katz Broadcasting), bringing the four networks to 81 stations owned and/or operated by Nexstar, including KLST and KSAN-TV.[2]

Coverage area[edit]

KLST serves as the CBS affiliate for 11 counties in West Central Texas that form the San Angelo television market as defined by Nielsen (Tom Green, Sterling, Coke, Irion, Concho, McCulloch, Schleicher, Menard, Crockett, Sutton, and Kimble).

KLST also provides news and weather coverage to four other counties that assigned to other nearby television markets (Runnels and Coleman in the AbileneSweetwater DMA, Reagan in the MidlandOdessa DMA, and Mason in the Austin DMA). Runnels County is immediately adjacent to Tom Green County (where San Angelo is located), but the majority of the residents in the county watch local television stations that broadcast from Abilene, so the county is assigned to the Abilene–Sweetwater television market by Nielsen.

News operation[edit]

KLST presently broadcasts 19 hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with 3½ hours each weekday, one hour on Saturdays and switches between a half-hour and one hour on Sundays during sports seasons.[3])

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=KLST#station
  2. ^ "Bounce TV, Grit, Escape, Laff Multicast Deal Covers 81 Stations, 54 Markets". Broadcasting & Cable. June 15, 2016. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "Season Pass | Concho Valley - San Angelo and West Central Texas". CONCHOVALLEYHOMEPAGE. Retrieved 2017-05-07.

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