KHOU Houston

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Channel 11 Texas

KHOU owned by Tegna Inc. is a CBS-affiliate broadcasting in Houston, TX, US. Launched on March 23, 1953, the studios of the channel are located at 5718 Westheimer Road near Upton Houston. Its transmitter is located near Missouri City in unincorporated northeastern Fort Bend County. It became the second largest CBS station by market while not being owned by it.

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Website:www.khou.com/

 

History

KGUL-TV hit the waves on March 23, 1953 under the ownership of Paul Taft of the Taft Broadcasting Co and was originally licensed to Galveston. After KPRC, it was the second television channel in the Houston market and beat out KPRC to get primary CBS affiliation. Its original studio location was at 2002 45th Street in Galveston.

KGUL was released by its original owners to Whitney Corporation in 1956 which in turn turned into a division of Dun & Bradstreet in 1971. The television changed its calls and city of license to KHOU and Houston respectively in June 1959. Belo Corporation acquired the channel from Dun & Bradstreet in 1984.

By the 90s it started to challenge the monopoly of KPRC and KTRK and emerged as one of network’s strongest affiliates in the United States. It KHOU became the maiden television service to broadcast in HD in 1998. Gannet Company acquired Belo announced its plans for the acquisition of Belo on June 13, 2013; the deal consummated on Dec 23, 2013. Upon the split of Gannet Company into two divisions, KHOU shifted under the umbrella of Tegna, Inc.

It added Bounce TV on its second digital sub-channel on Sep 26, 2011. Digital switch was made had already been completed by the channel on June 12, 2009. The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Wheel of Fortune, Daily Blast Live, Madam Secretary, Murdoch Mysteries, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Sister Circle have been the syndicated programs broadcasted by KHOU over the time. Great Day Houston and CBS This Morning also make the notable programming of the CBS network affiliate in Houston.

It presently hosts 32.5 hours of locally produced news-bulletins with 5.5 hours on weekdays and 3.5 hours on Sat and 1.5 on Sun. CBS Sunday Morning, CBS This Morning Saturday, KHOU 11 Sports Extra are the notable news programs. You can watch the CBS 11 online and follow it on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the website: https://www.khou.com/