KRBC News Abilene

KRBC TV Abilene, TX - Channel 9

KRBC-TV (Channel 9) is NBC affiliated television station and licensed to Abilene, Texas. Mission Broadcasting, Inc. has owned the station and operated by Nexstar Media Group. It shares services with KTAB-TV which owned by Nexstar Media Group and affiliated with CBS. The studios are located on South 14th Street in western Abilene. The station founded on 24 August 1953 and first show aired 65 years ago on 30 August 1953. The call letter meaning of KRBC-TV is “Reporter Broadcasting Company”.

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The station was started operation on 30 August 1953 and at this time, owned by the Ackers family. Ackers family had purchased the construction permit along KRBC radio from Harte Hanks communications, a few months earlier. The network carried four station services in which NBC, CBS, ABC, and DuMont included. But the primary affiliation of KRBC-TV was with NBC and in 1956, CBS affiliation lost.

KACB-TV started services as semi satellite channel of KRBC in 1962. The station had remained under the ownership of Ackers family’s broadcast holdings, Abilene Radio and Television Company for 44 years. In 1997, sunrise Television bought the network, and after two years, the connection severed between KRBC and KABC, due to this KACB became the full-fledged station, called KSAN-TV. Sunrise merged with LIN Television in 2002, and in 2003 KRBC sold to Mission broadcasting by LIN.

Mission Broadcasting contracted with Nexstar Media Group for providing services under the shared sales agreement. The main transmission of KRBC-TV was dropped for 13 hours due to an ice storm on 14 January 2007. The tower and analog antenna, low power digital transmission antenna had stopped.  The station engineers get back air signals of the station by using an auxiliary antenna. The microwave link of KLST and KSAN also destroyed in San Angelo, and then Nexstar fixed set a dual path fiber optic cable link in December 2007. KTAB and KRBC are working under combined site from May 2007 and providing services to Abilene and the surrounding area.


KRBC-TV has carried all kind of services like News, Talk Show, Comedy, Drama Series etc. A list of programming has given below in the table, Have a look at it.


Manifest is a supernatural drama created by Jeff Rake. It describes a story of Montego Air Flight 828 which aired from Jamaica to New York City. The flight passenger faces a brief period of severe confusion. They were in the air for over five, and half years and they presumed dead. When they reach into the present day, they face this fact that their lives and their beloved ones has changed.

Chicago MD

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Sr. No Programs Category
1 Dateline NBC News magazine
2 Saturday Night Live Variety show
3 Manifest Drama


4 The Voice Reality Competition
5 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Talk Show
6 Today Show Morning news/talk
7 Days of Our Lives Soap Opera
8 Chicago Med Medical Drama
9 Last Call With Carson Daly Late Night TV program
10 The Good Place Comedy

Philosophical Fiction



11 Superstore Sitcom

Black Comedy

12 NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt TV Program



                Digital Availability
Main KRBC-TV programming Channel 9.1
Grit Channel 9.2
Laff Channel 9.3
Bounce TV Channel 9.4