KRGV-TV launched on April 10, 1954 is a Weslaco, Texas station broadcasting in Rio Grande Valley. Manship family of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the owner of the service through its subsidiary Mobile Video Tapes, Inc. aka KRGV-TV Corporation. The studios of the channel are located on East Expressway in Weslaco with transmitter located in Santa Maria, Texas. It is available on DirecTV, Charter Spectrum and dish Network.
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KRGV signed with NBC in 1954 but maintained a secondary affiliate position with KGBT. Its original owner was O.L. Taylor who released half of its stake to would be President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Texas Broadcasting Company. The Johnsons had ownership over the station until 1961 when the KRGV got into the hands of Kenco Enterprises. In 1965, the television service was acquired by Mobile Video Tapes owned by Manship family. It dropped NBC programming and became a standalone ABC affiliate in 1976. The sister at Baton Rouge followed the suit one year later. NBC was reopened in Rio Grande Valley with the opening of KEVO-TV in 1981. KRGV in 1995 became a secondary affiliate of UPN but left it in the next year. It extended it news-bulletin by 30 min on Aug 24, 2009 and was at that time one of the 6 ABC channels to have a 60 minute 10 p.m. newscast.
It began broadcasting in High Definition and was rebranded as Channel 5 News on Sep 9, 2009. Channel 5 News expanded This Morning by half an hour in Sep 2010. The morning news bulletin was expanded in April 2011 on Sat and Sun. The logo and design of the station was overhauled in Oct 2012. It ended its deal with Tribune Broadcasting’s Antenna TV and moved its 10:30pm newscast to Somos El Valle in Jan 2018; the newly launched independent station broadcasted English and Spanish programming.
Syndicated programming produced by the channel included The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Inside Edition, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Live with Kelly and Ryan and Access. The local programs aired by KRGV include At Home with Ine and Dance with Sunshine. You can watch news, investigations, weather and sports news online. Connect with the channel on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the website: https://www.krgv.com/home/