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KMYS
Kmys mntv logo.jpg
Kerrville/San Antonio, Texas
Branding My35
Channels Digital: 32 (UHF)
Affiliations MyNetworkTV
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
(San Antonio (KRRT-TV) Licensee, Inc.)
First air date November 6, 1985
Call letters’ meaning MYNetworkTV San Antonio
Sister station(s) KABB
Former callsigns KRRT (1985-2006)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
35 (UHF, 1985-2009)
Former affiliations independent (1985-1986)
Fox (1986-1995)
UPN (1995-1998)
The WB (1998-2006)
Transmitter Power 1000 kW
Height 530.8 m
Facility ID 51518
Transmitter Coordinates 29°36′38″N 98°53′33″W / 29.61056°N 98.8925°W / 29.61056; -98.8925
Website www.kmys.tv
KRRT (this station's former callsign) is also the ICAO airport code for the Warroad International Airport-Swede Carlston Field in Warroad, Minnesota, U.S.

KMYS, My35, is the MyNetworkTV affiliate in San Antonio, Texas. The station is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. It is licensed to the nearby city of Kerrville. Its transmitter is located near Lakehills, Texas.

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History

KMYS first hit the airwaves on November 6, 1985, as KRRT, an independent station. The station would be the first independent general entertainment station in the San Antonio market, as well as San Antonio's first new English-language commercial station in 28 years. Prior to 1985, San Antonio was the largest market without an independent station. The station was founded by the TVX Broadcast Group.

KRRT became a charter affiliate of the Fox network in 1987 under the moniker Fox 35. That year TVX bought large market independent stations and Fox affiliates from Taft Broadcasting. The next year TVX sold stations in Norfolk (WTVZ-TV), New Orleans (WNOL-TV), the Piedmont Triad (WNRW), Miami (WCIX, a former Taft station that TVX intended to keep but later sold to CBS), Buffalo (WNYB), Nashville (WCAY), and Memphis (WMKW). Paramount Pictures bought a minority ownership interest in the remainder of TVX in 1989 and would acquire the rest in 1991. In 1995, KRRT became a UPN affiliate monikered UPN 35, and later that year Paramount sold the station to Jet Broadcasting, who began a local marketing agreement (LMA) with cross-town KABB (who became the new Fox affiliate at the same time KRRT went UPN), owned by River City Broadcasting. In 1996, Sinclair would acquire KABB and the LMA with KRRT through its purchase of River City. In 1998, UPN was dropped and KRRT became an affiliate with The WB and changed its branding to WB 35. KMOL-TV (now WOAI-TV) would pick up UPN and air it late night, due in part to being owned at the time by Chris-Craft, a one-time part-owner of UPN. UPN, though, eventually went to KBEJ (now KCWX), which was located between Austin and San Antonio. Soon enough though, even with the WB 35 logo, it was known over-the-air as "San Antonio's WB". Also like other general entertainment stations, KRRT moved away from classic sitcoms and movies and toward more talk/reality and court shows. They also gradually dropped cartoons keeping the afternoon Kids WB block until that was ended nationally by WB in 2006. The Kids WB, now reduced to Saturdays, has since moved to KCWX upon the network merger.

Sinclair bought KRRT outright in 2001.

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The WB Ends/KMYS Today

As the WB met its demise in September 2006 to become The CW, a joint venture with CBS and Time Warner, KRRT seemed likely to become an affiliate of The CW since KCWX has a rimshot signal over San Antonio and Austin. However, on March 2, 2006, Sinclair announced that most of its WB and UPN affiliates, including KRRT, with MyNetworkTV. KCWX took the CW affiliation and pulled out of the Austin market since Austin's WB affiliate, KNVA also announced it would join the CW. At one point, based on branding conventions, KRRT could have been branded as "My San Antonio TV" but that would have caused confusion with local news website MySanAntonio.com, the combined website of KENS-TV, the San Antonio Express-News and KCWX, which had already been established since the mid-1990s, The station was branded as My35 to avoid the confusion.

KRRT changed its call letters to KMYS on June 19, 2006. The new call letters are to reflect its new affiliation with MyNetworkTV.

In late 2006, KMYS began airing the 4Kids TV line-up for the first time since 1995, when the station was a Fox station airing what was then Fox Kids. The station still airs Fox's New Saturday Moring Block, Weekend Marketplace.

KMYS TV Tower

KMYS broadcasts from a 473.3-meter-high, guy-wired aerial mast. The tower, built in 1985, is used for the transmission of FM radio and television programs in Lakehills, Texas, USA.

Digital television

KMYS shut down its analog signal on February 17, 2009 [1], continuing digital broadcasts on its pre-transition channel number, 32 [2] using PSIP to display KMYS' virtual channel as 35.

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