KLDO-TV is a Spanish-language television station in Laredo, Texas, broadcasting locally on digital channel 19 as an affiliate of Univision. Founded February 14, 1984, the station is owned by Entravision.
|Channels||Digital: 19 (UHF)|
|Subchannels||KETF-CA (TeleFutura, DT2)KXOF-CA (Fox, DT3)
|Owner||Entravision Communications Corporation
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
|First air date||December 1984|
|Call letters' meaning||LareDO|
|Former callsigns||KJTB (1984, construction permit)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:27 (UHF, 1984-2009)|
|Former affiliations||ABC (1984-1988)Telemundo (1988-1998)|
|Transmitter power||50 kW|
KLDO signed on in December 1984 as an ABC affiliate owned by Panorama Broadcasting, making Laredo one of the last markets with full network service. The station switched toTelemundo on October 31, 1988. Laredo has not had an ABC affiliate since then; most cable systems pipe in San Antonio's KSAT-TV.
Entravision bought the station in 1997. The following year, following the openings of TV Aztecastations XHLAT-TV and XHLNA-TV, Entravision changed KLDO's affiliation to Univision; Telemundo at the time used to get most of its programming from TV Azteca (though most of its programming did not air until months later), and most of Entravision's stations are affiliated with Univision.
KLDO also carries Telefutura programming from KETF on its digital signal, on subchannel 27.2;Fox programming from KXOF on its digital subchannel 27.3; and LATV programming on its digital subchannel 27.4.
|27.1||19.1||1080i||16:9||main KLDO programming (Univision)|
|27.2||19.2||480i||4:3||KETF simulcast (Telefutura)|
|27.3||19.3||480i||4:3||KXOF simulcast (Fox, MyNetworkTV, LATV)|
As an ABC affiliate, KLDO produced English-language newscasts branded as Laredo Eyewitness News, competing against KGNS-TV and KVTV. Currently, the station offers Spanish-language newscasts, branded as Noticias Univision 27, weeknights at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
- Official site
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KLDO
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KLDO-TV
- ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says December 17, while the Television and Cable Factbook says December 18.
- ^ Telemundo Group (October 20, 1988). "ABC affiliate in Laredo, Texas, switches to Telemundo Spanish language network". Press release. Retrieved April 28, 2011. (subscription content preview)