KPRC Houston

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KPRC-TV established on Jan 1, 1949 is a Houston NBC-affiliate broadcasting in Houston and different areas of Texas in United States. Graham Holdings Company, a division of Graham Media Group owns the channel located on Southwest Freeway in the Southwest Management District. It has its transmitter fixed in unincorporated northeastern Fort Bend County. KPRC is the largest NBC affiliate by market size in Houston.

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Slogan: Houston’s Home for News

Sisters: KTRH

Website: www.click2houston.com/

 

History

KPRC went on air on Jan 1, 1949 as Houston’s maiden television and second to hit the waves in Texas under the calls KLEE-TV after KXAS and WFAA which were previously identified respectively as WBAP and KBTV. W. Albert Lee was the original owner and founder of the channel; he by professional was a hotelier. It initially carried all the major networks including ABC, NBC, DuMont and CBS.

Lee released his asset to Hobby family on June 1, 1950 and changed its callsign to KPRC to align its identity with the radio sister KPRC 950 AM on July 3, 1950. After a freeze imposed on new television licenses by FCC, KPRC served as the only station in the Houston for four years. CBS roped in KGUL, while ABC moved to KTRK and DuMont cancelled its operations permanently in 1956 to leave KPRC as a sole and primary NBC affiliate. It as a result of affiliation with NBC became the maiden television service in Houston to introduce color programming.

KPRC relocated its studio to a new facility in March 1972. MediaNews Group took over Channel 2 in 1983 before selling it to The Washington Post Company on April 22, 1994. It was branded as Local 2 in 2004 and rebranded as Channel 2 in Jan 2015. KPRC opened replaced its 45-years old studio facility with a brand new one in April 2016.

Syndicated programs produced by the NBC affiliate include Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, Celebrity Page, Extra, Days of Our Lives, Inside Edition, You bet Your Life, Hollywood Squares, The Eyes of Texas and Family Feud. It presently broadcasts 39.5 hours of local news-bulletins with 6.5 hours on weekdays, 3 hours on Sat and 4 hours on Sun. Jacob Rascon is the notable anchor linked with KPRC since 2017. Audiences can watch KPRC online and follow it on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Here is the website: https://www.click2houston.com/