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KAMR-TV is an KAMR-TV, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 19), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Amarillo, Texas, United States. The station is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which also operates Fox affiliate KCIT (channel 14) and low-powered MyNetworkTV affiliate KCPN-LP (channel 33) under joint sales and shared services agreements with the latter two stations' owner, Mission Broadcasting.

All three stations share studios on South Fillmore Street in downtown Amarillo. KAMR and KCIT share transmitter facilities on Dumas Drive (U.S. 87-287) and Reclamation Plant Road in rural unincorporated Potter County. On cable, the station is available on Suddenlink Communications channel 5 in Amarillo, and on channel 4 on other providers in outlying areas of the market.[1]

KAMR-TV
KAMR2014
Amarillo, Texas
Branding KAMR Local 4 (general)

KAMR Local 4 News (news)

Slogan Your Local News Leader
Channels Digital: 19 (UHF)Virtual: 4 (PSIP)
Affiliations NBC

MyNetworkTV (DT2)

Owner Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.

(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)

First air date March 18, 1953
Call letters' meaning AMaRillo
Sister station(s) KCIT
Former callsigns KGNC-TV (1953–1974)
Former channel number(s) Analog:4 (VHF, 1953–2009)
Former affiliations DT2:NBC Weather Plus (2005-2008)
Transmitter power 400 kW
Height 455.2 meters (1,493 ft)
Facility ID 8523
Transmitter coordinates 35°20′33.2″N 101°49′21.6″W / 35.342556°N 101.822667°W / 35.342556; -101.822667
Website www.myhighplains.com

History

The station went on the air on March 18, 1953 as KGNC-TV (for Globe-News Corporation (or Company)) and was co-owned by the Amarillo Globe-News along with KGNC-AM 710. It originally operated from studio facilities located on North Polk Street in Amarillo. The Globe-News sold the station to Stauffer Communications in 1966, which in turn sold off KGNC-TV. Stuaffer sold KGNC-TV to Cannan Communications in 1974, who changed the station's call letters to the current KAMR-TV. After 25 years of ownership, Cannan sold Channel 4 to Quorum Broadcasting in 1999. The station was acquired by Nexstar Broadcasting Group after merging with Quorum Broadcasting in 2003.

KAMR celebrated 50 years of broadcasting in 2003. In 2013, the station celebrated 60 years of broadcasting.

Digital programming

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Virtual Channel Digital Channel Programming
4.1 19.1 main KAMR-TV programming / NBC
4.2 19.2 KCPN-LP (MyNetworkTV)

Personalities

Current On-Air Staff

Anchors

  • Andy Justus - weeknights at 5, 6:00, 9 (on KCIT) and 10:00 p.m.; also co-host of Studio 4
  • Jackie Kingston - weeknights at 5, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
  • Angelina Perez - weekday mornings on "Today in Amarillo"; also reporter
  • Jason Britsch - weekday mornings on "Today in Amarillo"
  • Meaghan Collier- co-host of Studio 4; also weeknights at 9 (on KCIT)
  • Maggie Glynn - weekend evenings; also weeknight reporter

Your Local Weather Leader Meteorologists

  • John Harris (AMS Seal of Approval) - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6, 10:00 p.m.
  • Chris Martin - meteorologist; weekday mornings on "Today in Amarillo"
  • Britney Trumpy - meteorologist; weekend evenings; also fill-in reporter

Sports team

  • Clint Brakebill - sports director; weeknights at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
  • Zach Martin - sports reporter; weekend evenings

Reporters

  • Ny Lynn Nichols - news director
  • Blessing Woksman- general assignment reporter
  • Angelina Perez - general assignment reporter
  • Maggie Glynn - general assignment reporter
  • Kaley Green - general assignment reporter

Former On-Air Staff

Previous On-Air Staff

  • Sunny Adams
  • Mary Allison (aka Mary Hughes)
  • Shalandys Anderson
  • Elizabeth Armstrong
  • Laurabree Austin
  • Alan Raymond - Now at WHNT in Huntsville, AL
  • Barbara Bennett
  • Gene Birk
  • Jim Blue
  • Ben Boyett
  • Brent Boynton
  • Tara Butts
  • Peggy Callahan
  • Scott Castle
  • Ilona Carson
  • Jordan Chavez - Now at KUSA (TV) in Denver, CO
  • Randy Cobb
  • Paige Cook (aka Paige Smith)
  • Kyla Cullinane
  • Jim Danner - Now at KEYE-TV Austin
  • Tony Derda
  • Dennis De La Peña - Now at Fox 7 Austin
  • Elizabeth Dinh (now anchor at KPTV in Portland, OR)
  • Dave Edgecomb
  • John Fedko
  • Paul Ferrante
  • Kim Fischer
  • Jensen Gadley
  • Malavika Gangolly
  • Amy Gardner
  • Fred Goldsmith
  • Sharon Gregory
  • Matt Hines (now chief meteorologist at KXXV in Waco)
  • Lee K. Howard
  • John Hygh
  • Bob Izzard
  • Kelly James
  • Kathy Jones
  • Rachel Kim
  • Justin Kreitz
  • Jennifer Laxson
  • Chris MacDonald
  • Charlie Martin
  • Paul Mathis
  • Paul Matney
  • Melissa McCarty
  • Steve McCauley
  • Brandon McClain
  • Roy McCoy
  • Jojo McGoojie
  • Carl McMillian
  • Christina Medina
  • Keith Monday
  • Kris Nation - then chief meteorologist at KMTR in Eugene, OR; now morning meteorologist at KREX-TV in Grand Junction, CO
  • Ellen Robertson Neal
  • Janella Newsome
  • Steve Oakley
  • Ronnie Obermeyer
  • Matt Orlando
  • Kyle Paine
  • Michelle Paul
  • Mark Parinello
  • Don Peeples
  • Sylvia Ramirez
  • Jay Ricci - then anchor at KVII-TV, now at Amarillo Globe-News
  • David Riggleman - then reporter at KVBC in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Steve Sain
  • Shireen Sandoval
  • Mark Schumacher
  • Corey Simma - now weekend meteorologist at WJAX-TV/WFOX-TV in Jacksonville, FL
  • Dan Skoff
  • Ken Snow
  • Sue Speck
  • Michael Spencer
  • Dave Spellman
  • Shellie Tackett
  • Barbara Tow
  • Bill Turner
  • Dan True
  • Vic Vela
  • Lynn Walker
  • Barbara Wallace
  • Dan Walsh
  • Jill Yonas

News/Station presentation

Newscast titles

  • Your Esso Reporter (1953–1957)
  • The Four Horseman News (1957–1960s)
  • Newswatch (1960s–1970s)
  • Action News (1970s–1992)
  • KAMR News 4 (1992–1993)
  • News 4 (1993–1998)
  • NBC 4 Amarillo (1998–2002)
  • NBC 4 News (2002–2014)
  • KAMR Local 4 News (2014-present)

Station slogans

  • The Four Horseman Station (1960s)
  • Amarillo's Full Color Station (late 1960s)
  • Newswatching Out for You (early 1970s)
  • Where the Action Is (late 1970s)
  • We're Amarillo's News Station, Channel 4! (early 1980s)
  • Channel 4, Proud as a Peacock! (1979–1981; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Channel 4, Our Pride is Showing (1981–1982; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • We're Channel 4, Just Watch Us Now (1982–1983; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Channel 4 There, Be There (1983–1984; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • People Like You (mid-late 1980s)
  • Channel 4, Let's All Be There (1984–1986; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Come Home to Channel 4 (1986–1987; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Come on Home to Channel 4 (1987–1988; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Come Home to the Best, Only on Channel 4 (1988–1990; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Channel 4, The Place to Be! (1990–1992; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • It's A Whole New Channel 4 (1992-1993; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • The Stars Are Back on Channel 4 (1993-1994; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Working for the People of the Great High Plains (1994–1996)
  • It's Channel 4! (1994-1995; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • The Year To Be on Channel 4 (1995-1996; local version of NBC ad campaign)
  • It's 4 Sure (1996-1997)
  • On Air, Online, On Your Side (2000–2002)
  • On Your Side (2003–2007)
  • Your Hometown News Team (2007–2014)
  • Your Local News Leader (2014-present)

Logos

External links

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