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KMEX-DT
KMEX Logo.png
Los Angeles, California
Branding Univision 34
Slogan A Su Lado
(On Your Side)
Channels Digital: 34 (UHF)
Translators K39DW 39 Daggett, etc.
Affiliations Univision
Owner Univision Communications, Inc.
(KMEX License Partnership, GP)
First air date September 30, 1962
Call letters’ meaning MEXico
Sister station(s) KFTR-DT, KLVE, KRCD, KSCA, KTNQ
Former channel number(s) Analog:
34 (UHF, 1962-2009)
Digital: 35 (UHF)
Former affiliations SIN (1962-1987)
Transmitter Power 392 kW
Height 956 m
Facility ID 35123
Transmitter Coordinates 34°13′36″N 118°3′59″W / 34.22667°N 118.06639°W / 34.22667; -118.06639
Website KMEX

KMEX-DT, "Univisión 34 Los Angeles", is the Univision owned-and-operated station in Los Angeles and the network's flagship station for the West Coast. KMEX, first broadcast in 1962, opened the way for other Spanish-language stations and networks in the United States. KMEX-DT offers a Spanish-language programming format featuring news, talk shows, dramas, movies, and other first-rate programming.

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History

KMEX-TV first began broadcasting on September 30, 1962 as a Spanish-language television station. Its newscast, Noticias 34, is the top rated newscast among Spanish-speaking viewers in Southern California and often draws more viewers than any of the English speaking newscasts (although that has changed recently as KVEA has improved the quality of their newscast). Currently, Noticias 34 has led the ratings in the 18-34 and 18-49 demographic at 6 p.m. for the last twelve years, a remarkable feat for any station.[1] Part of the reason for this is that the Latino population in Southern California is younger than the non-Latino population.

KMEX has long been known for its news coverage. News director Ruben Salazar was killed by the LAPD in 1970 when covering the National Chicano Moratorium March. Its news feature, El 15% de los Estados Unidos, which tells about the impact of Latinos on the United States, won a Peabody Award in 2006, and the station has won its share of Emmys and Golden Mics in the Los Angeles market.

While many stations in the region have begun producing local newscasts and other locally-produced programming in High Definition, KMEX will be presented in High Definition on January 1, 2010. Their Spanish-language rival KVEA and KWHY, as well as all English-language stations now produce local news in High Definition.

KMEX had a fully-equipped Bell Jetranger ENG helicopter for its aerial coverage of breaking news[2] shown here with pilot/reporter Desiree Horton, but the contract expired in mid 2008 and it is not known when or if they will get another one.

In 2008, The Washington Post compared Southern California English newscasts with KMEX's Spanish newscasts and concluded, "The sharpest coverage of state and local issues -- government, politics, immigration, labor, economics, health care -- is now found on Spanish-language TV."[3]

On June 12, 2009 at 11:59 PM, after some past memories from KMEX since 1962 and a brief countdown to "La Era Digital", KMEX discontinued its analog TV broadcasts and became a digital-only station.[4] Following the analog-to-digital transition, KMEX moved its digital signal back to channel 34. Digital channel 35, currently used by KMEX-DT will be the final digital channel assignment for KRCA-DT. KRCA is required to abandon its pre-transition digital channel 68, as it lies outside of the post transition core channels 2 through 51.

Newscasts

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Weekdays

  • Noticias Univision 34: Primera Edicion - 5:00 - 7:00 a.m.
  • Noticias Univision 34 A Las 6PM - 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Noticias Univision 34 Solo A Las Once - 11:00 - 11:30 p.m.

Saturdays

  • Noticias Univision 34 Fin De Semana - 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Noticias Univision 34 Fin De Semana - 11:00 - 11:15 p.m.
  • Accion Deportiva 34 - 11:15 - 11:30 p.m.

Sundays

  • Noticias Univision 34 Fin De Semana - 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Noticias Univision 34 Fin De Semana - 11:00 - 11:15 p.m.
  • Accion Deportiva 34 - 11:15 - 11:30 p.m.

News team

Anchors

  • Teresa Quevedo
  • Raul Peimbert
  • Gabriela Teissier
  • Fabiola Kramsky
  • Rolando Nichols
  • Francisco Pinto

Weather

  • Guillermo Quiroz
  • Gisela Gilbert

Sports

  • Bernardo Osuna

Reporters

  • Karina Dalmas
  • Pepe Barreto
  • Cecilia Bogran
  • Oswaldo Borraez
  • Claudia Botero
  • Norma Roque
  • Francisco Ugalde
  • Antonio Valverde
  • Luis Zaragoza

Voz y Voto (Local affairs program)

  • Xochilt Arellano

Notes

External links


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