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KTBC, virtual and VHF digital channel 7, is a Fox owned-and-operated television station licensed to Austin, Texas, United States. The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of Fox Corporation. KTBC’s studios are positioned on East 10th avenue in front of the Texas State Capitol in business quarter Austin, and its transmitter is based at the West Austin Antenna Farm on Mount Larson.On cable, KTBC can be see on Charter Spectrum, Suddenlink and Grande Communications channel 2

KTBC-TV aired its first television show on Thursday, November 27, 1952, attractive the first television station in Austin and Central Texas. Originally housed in a tiny studio in the Driskill Hotel  the station was originally owned by the Texas Broadcasting Company (from whom the call letters are taken), which was in turn owned by then-Senator and future U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife Lady Bird, alongside KTBC radio (590 AM and 93.7 FM). Lady Bird Johnson used the money from her family inheritance to purchase KTBC-TV, she remain active with her radio station until she was in her eighties which led her to become the first president’s wife to have become a millionaire on her own  It carried all four major networks at the time: ABC, CBS, NBC and the now-defunct DuMont Television Network. However, it was a most important CBS affiliate. In its early history, it carried roughly 65% of CBS’s list; NBC and ABC roughly split the outstanding coverage in half In 1960, the staff of channel 7 formed a film for the Texas Department of Public Safety, permitted Target Austin. The 20-minute film presents the scenario of a nuclear missile beat on the outskirts of Austin and follows the storylines of several characters from the CONELRAD broadcast to the announcement that it is protected to emerge from shelter. The film take place in Austin, highlighting several iconic location in the city, and featured an Austin-based cast and crew: including boss Gordon Wilkison (of KTBC), narrator Cactus Pryor (also of KTBC), actress Coleen Hardin, and El Rancho restaurant owner Matt Martinez.

 

 

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