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==Personalities==
 
==Personalities==
 
===Current On-Air Staff===
 
===Current On-Air Staff===
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===Anchors===
 
===Anchors===
*'''Andy Justus''' - weeknights at 5, 6:00, 9 (on [[KCIT]]) and 10:00 p.m.; also co-host of Studio 4
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*'''Andy Justus''' - weeknights at 5, 6:00, 9 (on [[KCIT]]) and 10:00 p.m.; also host of Studio 4
 
*'''Jackie Kingston''' - weeknights at 5, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
 
*'''Jackie Kingston''' - weeknights at 5, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
*'''Angelina Perez''' - weekday mornings on "Today in Amarillo"; also reporter
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*'''Jason Britsch '''- weekday mornings on "Today in Amarillo"; also weeknight reporter
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*'''Ally Coscetti '''- 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
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*'''Kaley Green''' - weekend evenings; also weeknight reporter
   
 
===Your Local Weather Leader Meteorologists===
 
===Your Local Weather Leader Meteorologists===
*'''John Harris''' ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Meteorological_Society AMS] Seal of Approval) - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
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*'''John Harris''' ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Meteorological_Society AMS] Seal of Approval) - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6, 10:00 p.m.
*'''Chris Martin''' - meteorologist; weekday mornings on "Today in Amarillo"
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*'''Maria Pasillas''' - forecaster; weekday mornings on "Today in Amarillo"
*'''Britney Trumpy''' - meteorologist; weekend evenings; also fill-in reporter
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*'''Melissa Terrazas''' - meteorologist; weekend evenings; also fill-in reporter
   
 
===Sports team===
 
===Sports team===
 
*'''Clint Brakebill''' - sports director; weeknights at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
 
*'''Clint Brakebill''' - sports director; weeknights at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
*'''Zach Martin''' - sports reporter; weekend evenings
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*'''David Davis''' - sports reporter; weekend evenings
   
 
===Reporters===
 
===Reporters===
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*'''Kaley Green '''- general assignment reporter
 
*'''Jason Britsch''' - general assignment reporter
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*'''Ally Coscetti''' - general assignment reporter
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*'''Jack Kessler '''- general assignment reporter
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*'''Judd Baker''' - general assignment reporter
 
*'''Ny Lynn Nichols''' - news director
 
*'''Ny Lynn Nichols''' - news director
*'''Blessing Woksman'''- general assignment reporter
 
*'''Angelina Perez''' - general assignment reporter
 
   
 
==Former On-Air Staff==
 
==Former On-Air Staff==
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*Jordan Chavez - Now at [[KUSA (TV)]] in Denver, CO
 
*Jordan Chavez - Now at [[KUSA (TV)]] in Denver, CO
 
*Randy Cobb
 
*Randy Cobb
*[http://www.kxrm.com/about/bio.aspx?id=289 Meaghan Collier]
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*Meaghan Collier
 
*Paige Cook (aka Paige Smith)
 
*Paige Cook (aka Paige Smith)
 
*Kyla Cullinane
 
*Kyla Cullinane
 
*Jim Danner - Now at KEYE-TV Austin
 
*Jim Danner - Now at KEYE-TV Austin
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*Tony Derda
 
*Dennis De La Peña - Now at Fox 7 Austin
 
*Dennis De La Peña - Now at Fox 7 Austin
 
*Elizabeth Dinh (now anchor at [[KPTV]] in Portland, OR)
 
*Elizabeth Dinh (now anchor at [[KPTV]] in Portland, OR)
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*[http://www.cavecreekpc.com/ Paul Ferrante]
 
*[http://www.cavecreekpc.com/ Paul Ferrante]
 
*[http://www.woai.com/content/bios/story.aspx?content_id=23150be0-a437-4f21-ae82-af387af4f6b5 Kim Fischer]
 
*[http://www.woai.com/content/bios/story.aspx?content_id=23150be0-a437-4f21-ae82-af387af4f6b5 Kim Fischer]
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*Jensen Gadley
 
*Malavika Gangolly
 
*Malavika Gangolly
 
*Amy Gardner
 
*Amy Gardner
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*Maggie Glynn (now Nexstar correspondent in Austin)
 
*Fred Goldsmith
 
*Fred Goldsmith
 
*[http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=5978338 Sharon Gregory]
 
*[http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=5978338 Sharon Gregory]
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*Amberly Hildebrandt
 
*Matt Hines (now chief meteorologist at [[KXXV]] in Waco)
 
*Matt Hines (now chief meteorologist at [[KXXV]] in Waco)
 
*Lee K. Howard
 
*Lee K. Howard
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*John Hygh
 
*Bob Izzard
 
*Bob Izzard
 
*Kelly James
 
*Kelly James
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*Kathy Jones (deceased)
 
*Rachel Kim
 
*Rachel Kim
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*Leeann Kossey
 
*Justin Kreitz
 
*Justin Kreitz
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*Shardae LaRae
 
*Jennifer Laxson
 
*Jennifer Laxson
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*James Lozada
 
*[http://www.fox40now.com/contactus/staffbios/staff/20628844.html Chris MacDonald]
 
*[http://www.fox40now.com/contactus/staffbios/staff/20628844.html Chris MacDonald]
 
*Charlie Martin
 
*Charlie Martin
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*Chris Martin
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*Zach Martin
 
*Paul Mathis
 
*Paul Mathis
 
*Paul Matney
 
*Paul Matney
 
*Melissa McCarty
 
*Melissa McCarty
 
*[http://www.wfaa.com/smccauley/ Steve McCauley]
 
*[http://www.wfaa.com/smccauley/ Steve McCauley]
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*Brandon McClain
 
*Roy McCoy
 
*Roy McCoy
 
*Jojo McGoojie
 
*Jojo McGoojie
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*Kris Nation - then chief meteorologist at [[KMTR]] in Eugene, OR; now morning meteorologist at [[KREX-TV]] in Grand Junction, CO
 
*Kris Nation - then chief meteorologist at [[KMTR]] in Eugene, OR; now morning meteorologist at [[KREX-TV]] in Grand Junction, CO
 
*Ellen Robertson Neal
 
*Ellen Robertson Neal
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*Janella Newsome
 
*Steve Oakley
 
*Steve Oakley
 
*Ronnie Obermeyer
 
*Ronnie Obermeyer
 
*Matt Orlando
 
*Matt Orlando
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*Kyle Paine
 
*Michelle Paul
 
*Michelle Paul
 
*Mark Parinello
 
*Mark Parinello
 
*Don Peeples
 
*Don Peeples
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*Angelina Perez
 
*Sylvia Ramirez
 
*Sylvia Ramirez
 
*Jay Ricci - then anchor at [[KVII-TV]], now at Amarillo Globe-News
 
*Jay Ricci - then anchor at [[KVII-TV]], now at Amarillo Globe-News
 
*David Riggleman - then reporter at [[KSNV-DT|KVBC]] in Las Vegas, Nevada
 
*David Riggleman - then reporter at [[KSNV-DT|KVBC]] in Las Vegas, Nevada
 
*Steve Sain
 
*Steve Sain
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*Shireen Sandoval
 
*Mark Schumacher
 
*Mark Schumacher
 
*Corey Simma - now weekend meteorologist at [[WJAX-TV]]/[[WFOX-TV]] in Jacksonville, FL
 
*Corey Simma - now weekend meteorologist at [[WJAX-TV]]/[[WFOX-TV]] in Jacksonville, FL
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*Ken Snow
 
*Ken Snow
 
*Sue Speck
 
*Sue Speck
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*Michael Spencer
 
*Dave Spellman
 
*Dave Spellman
 
*Shellie Tackett
 
*Shellie Tackett
 
*Barbara Tow
 
*Barbara Tow
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*Britney Trumpy (now meteorologist at [[WBTW-TV]] in Florence/Myrtle Beach, SC)
 
*Bill Turner
 
*Bill Turner
 
*Dan True
 
*Dan True
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*Vic Vela
 
*[http://timesrecordnews.com/staff/lynn-walker/ Lynn Walker]
 
*[http://timesrecordnews.com/staff/lynn-walker/ Lynn Walker]
 
*Barbara Wallace
 
*Barbara Wallace
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*David Williams
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*Blessing Woksman
 
*Dan Walsh
 
*Dan Walsh
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*Jill Yonas
   
 
==News/Station presentation==
 
==News/Station presentation==
 
===Newscast titles===
 
===Newscast titles===
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*''The Four Horseman News''
*''Your Esso Reporter'' (1953–1957)
 
*''The Four Horseman News'' (1957–1960s)
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*''KGNC News''
*''Newswatch'' (1960s–1970s)
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*''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NewsWatch_(branding) Newswatch]'' (1960s–1974)
*''Action News'' (1970s–1992)
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*''News 4'' (1974)
*''KAMR News 4'' (1992–1993)
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*''The News'' (1974-1970s)
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*''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_News Action News]'' (1970s–1992)
*''News 4'' (1993–1998)
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*''KAMR News 4'' (1992–1998)
 
*''NBC 4 Amarillo'' (1998–2002)
 
*''NBC 4 Amarillo'' (1998–2002)
 
*''NBC 4 News'' (2002–2014)
 
*''NBC 4 News'' (2002–2014)
*''KAMR Local 4 News'' (2014-present)
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*''KAMR Local 4 News'' (2014–present)
   
 
===Station slogans===
 
===Station slogans===

Latest revision as of 12:27, 9 June 2021

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.png
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 host of Studio 4
  • Jackie Kingston - weeknights at 5, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
  • Jason Britsch - weekday mornings on "Today in Amarillo"; also weeknight reporter
  • Ally Coscetti - weekday mornings on "Today in Amarillo"
  • Kaley Green - 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.
  • Maria Pasillas - forecaster; weekday mornings on "Today in Amarillo"
  • Melissa Terrazas - meteorologist; weekend evenings; also fill-in reporter

Sports team

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

Reporters

  • Kaley Green - general assignment reporter
  • Jason Britsch - general assignment reporter
  • Ally Coscetti - general assignment reporter
  • Jack Kessler - general assignment reporter
  • Judd Baker - general assignment reporter
  • Ny Lynn Nichols - news director

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
  • Meaghan Collier
  • 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
  • Maggie Glynn (now Nexstar correspondent in Austin)
  • Fred Goldsmith
  • Sharon Gregory
  • Amberly Hildebrandt
  • Matt Hines (now chief meteorologist at KXXV in Waco)
  • Lee K. Howard
  • John Hygh
  • Bob Izzard
  • Kelly James
  • Kathy Jones (deceased)
  • Rachel Kim
  • Leeann Kossey
  • Justin Kreitz
  • Shardae LaRae
  • Jennifer Laxson
  • James Lozada
  • Chris MacDonald
  • Charlie Martin
  • Chris Martin
  • Zach 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
  • Angelina Perez
  • 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
  • Britney Trumpy (now meteorologist at WBTW-TV in Florence/Myrtle Beach, SC)
  • Bill Turner
  • Dan True
  • Vic Vela
  • Lynn Walker
  • Barbara Wallace
  • David Williams
  • Blessing Woksman
  • Dan Walsh
  • Jill Yonas

News/Station presentation

Newscast titles

  • The Four Horseman News
  • KGNC News
  • Newswatch (1960s–1974)
  • News 4 (1974)
  • The News (1974-1970s)
  • Action News (1970s–1992)
  • KAMR News 4 (1992–1998)
  • 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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