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KRCG
Jefferson City/Columbia, Missouri
Branding KRCG
Slogan Where Accuracy Matters
Channel Digital: 12 (VHF)
Subchannels 13.1 CBS
Translators K11OJ Sedalia
Affiliations CBS
Owner Barrington Broadcasting Company, LLC
(Barrington Jefferson City License, LLC)
First air date February 13, 1955
Callsign meaning Robert C. Goshorn
(named in memory of original owner's father)
Former channels Analog:
13 (1955-2009)
Former affiliations Both secondary:
ABC (1955-1971)
UPN (1995-2004)
Effective power 15.1 kW (digital)
Height 307.8 m (digital)
Facility ID 41110
Antenna coordinates 38°41′29.9″N 92°5′44″W / 38.691639°N 92.09556°W / 38.691639; -92.09556
Website www.connectmidmissouri.com

KRCG, Channel 13 is the CBS affiliate for the Columbia/Jefferson City, Missouri television market. The station is licensed to Jefferson City.

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History

The station was founded on February 13, 1955 and was owned by the Jefferson City News Tribune. The paper's publisher, Betty Goshorn Weldon, named the station in honor of her late father, Robert C. Goshorn. Goshorn had wanted to bring a television station to the area before he died in 1953. Ms. Weldon inherited the paper on his death and took over his dream. She thus became one of the first women to own and operate a television station.

KRCG has always been a CBS affiliate, and is the only station in the market that has retained the same primary network affiliation throughout its existence. The other network affiliates in the market (KOMU-TV and KMIZ-TV) have switched networks twice (first in 1982, then reverted back to their original networks in 1986). The station also carried some ABC programs. During the late 1950s, the station was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network.[1][2]

From the 1960s through 1978, KRCG owned KMOS-TV, Channel 6, in Sedalia. KMOS was operated as a satellite of KRCG. In the 1970s, KMOS would break away from KRCG and air its own evening newscast. KRCG operated KMOS at a relatively low power level, and shied away from selling KMOS to another commercial operator. KRCG and KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, were the only two VHF network affiliates in the market, and it was feared that if KMOS was sold, the station could potentially become a full-power ABC affiliate. KRCG shared a secondary ABC affiliation with KOMU until ABC affiliate KCBJ-TV (now KMIZ), Channel 17, signed-on in Columbia in 1971. KRCG donated KMOS to Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri) in Warrensburg. At that time, KMOS was converted to a stand-alone PBS station. KRCG then signed on a Sedalia translator, K11OJ.

In 1967, KRCG was sold to Kansas City Southern Industries, which retained the station until 1985, when it was sold to Price Communications Corporation. After three years KRCG was sold to Mel Wheeler, Inc., which owned the station until March 2005, when KRCG was purchased by Barrington Broadcasting. Its transmitter, the KRCG TV Tower built in 1957, is a 282.5-meter-high guyed TV tower at Holts Summit, Missouri

KRCG has traditionally dominated the western (Jefferson City) side of the market.

Digital television

On June 12, 2009, KRCG digital broadcasts are now on channel 12 [3]; but, through the use of PSIP, digital television will display its virtual channel as 13.

Personalities

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Current On-Air Talent

Anchors

  • Ladd Egan - weeknights at 5 and news director
  • Colleen Hogan - weekend anchor and weekday reporter
  • Monica Madeja - weekday morning anchor and weekday reporter
  • Mallory McGowin - weekend anchor and weekday reporter
  • Kermit Miller - weeknights at 6 and 10
  • Dick Preston - weekday mornings and noon
  • Teresa Snow - weeknights at 5, 6 and 10

KRCG WeatherLab Meteorologists

  • Mike Roberts (NWA Seal of Approval) - Chief Meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6 and 10
  • Kassie Crimi - weekday mornings and noon
  • Zach Paul (AMS Member) - weekends

Sports

  • Rod Smith - Sports Director; weeknights at 5, 6 and 10
  • Tony Mullen - weekend sports anchor and sports reporter
  • Jeremy Stein - sports reporter

Reporters

  • Matt Grant
  • Mark Slavit - Columbia bureau chief
  • Amelia Waters - online reporter

News/Station presentation

Newscast Titles

  • TV-13 Newsroom (1970s)
  • NewsScene 13 / NightScene 13 (1980s-2000)
  • KRCG News (2000-present)

Station slogans

  • Reach for the Stars on Channel 13 (1981-1982; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • News That Works for You (1998-2004)
  • Working for You (2004-present)
  • Where Accuracy Matters (2007-present)
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See also

  • KMOS-TV (Former KRCG satellite, now a PBS member station)

References

  1. ^ "Require Prime Evening Time for NTA Films", Boxoffice: 13, November 10, 1956, http://issuu.com/boxoffice/docs/boxoffice_111056-1  
  2. ^ For the week of March 31, 1957, KRCG carried 85 CBS programs, 2 ABC programs, 4 NTA programs, 16 syndicated programs, and various local shows."Watch KRCG-TV Complete Program Schedule for Week of March 31". The News and Tribune (Jefferson City, MO): pp. 4. 1957-03-31.  
  3. ^ http://newstribune.com/articles/2009/02/05/news_local/329local97tv.txt

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