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KVDA
KVDA logo
San Antonio, Texas
Branding Telemundo San Antonio
Channels Digital: 38 (UHF)
Affiliations Telemundo
Owner NBC Universal, Inc.
(operated by ZGS Communications, Inc.)
(NBC Telemundo License Company)
First air date September 10, 1989
Former channel number(s) Analog:
60 (UHF, 1989-2009)
Transmitter Power 1000 kW
Height 414 m
Facility ID 64969
Transmitter Coordinates 29°17′39.4″N 98°15′31.8″W / 29.294278°N 98.258833°W / 29.294278; -98.258833
Website sanantonio.holaciudad.com

KVDA, virtual channel 60, is the local Telemundo affiliate in San Antonio, Texas, USA owned by NBC Universal and operated by ZGS Communications. The station operates a digital signal on channel 38.

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History

Previous station logo

KVDA signed on September 10, 1989, and has always operated as a Telemundo affiliate.

In 2009, KVDA will remain on its current pre-transition channel number, 38.[1][2] However, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers will display KVDA's virtual channel as 60.

ZGS Communications took over the operations of KVDA (as well as Fresno sister station KNSO) on May 1, 2009, though NBC retains the stations' licenses.[3]

News operation

Noticiero 60 was the name of KVDA's news operation, which began with the station in 1989. Within one ratings period, the station was challenging KWEX-TV for the position of the top-rated Spanish-language station, which KWEX had held for almost 30 years.

In 2007, budget cuts announced by NBC Universal resulted in the cancellation of Noticiero 60 and its replacement with a regional newscast based out of a new production center at KXTX-TV in Dallas. This move attracted criticism from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, including formal statements against NBC Universal.[4]

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Former news staff

  • Ana Abud
  • Rebeca Alvarado ( News Anchor,Producer and Reporter)
  • Patrick Ayarzagoitia, photographer, editor
  • Phillip Benavidez
  • Angel Covarrbias, reporter, anchor (now Univision Corpus Christi, Texas)
  • Patricio Espinoza founding news director, anchor, Texas correspondent
  • Grace-Valerie Faubion, weather caster
  • Frank Fleenor, engineer
  • Jorge Galvez
  • Dan Garcia (now News Director at KAUZ, Wichita Falls, TX)
  • Graciela Echeverria (Weather)
  • Nora Fernandez ( Anchor, Reporter)
  • Fredric Fraga
  • Teresa Garza
  • Adan Garza
  • Mike Guerrero, photographer
  • Victor Landa, news director
  • Connie Larios
  • Carlos Leos
  • Sarah Lora, reporter, anchor (now working as market leader for Burson-Marsteller office in Puerto Rico)
  • Nancy Lozano
  • Fabian Magaloni
  • Danny Martinez, photographer, editor, assignments editor
  • Enrique Martinez
  • Pablo Montez
  • Jaime Parra
  • Johnny Pounce
  • James Peluffo
  • Helen Pena
  • Jesse P. Perez
  • Mike Pesina
  • Rapido Rodriguez, sportscaster
  • Mario Rios, photographer
  • Alejandrina Rosales
  • Raul Saenz
  • J.J Saenz, photographer
  • Joe Sandoval, assignments editor
  • Claudia Solis
  • Roger Topping, chief engineer

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