call_letters = KMYS
station_branding = My35
analog = 35 (UHF)
digital = 32 (UHF)
November 6, 1985
location = Kerrville/
San Antonio, Texas
callsign_meaning = MYNetworkTV San Antonio
former_callsigns = KRRT (1985-2006)
owner = Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
licensee = San Antonio (KRRT-TV) Licensee, Inc.
former_affiliations = independent (1985-1986)
The WB (1998-2006)
effective_radiated_power = 5000 kW (analog)
1000 kW (digital)
HAAT = 515.3 m (analog)
530.8 m (digital)
facility_id = 51518
coordinates = coord|29|36|38.8|N|98|53|33.9|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.kmys.tv/ www.kmys.tv]
:"KRRT (this station's former callsign) is also the
ICAO airport codefor the Warroad International Airport-Swede Carlston Fieldin Warroad, Minnesota, U.S."
KMYS, My35, is the
MyNetworkTVaffiliate in San Antonio, Texas. The station is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. It is licensed to the nearby city of Kerrville. Its transmitter is located near Lakehills, Texas.
KMYS first hit the airwaves on
November 6, 1985, as KRRT, an independent station. The station would be the first independent general entertainment station in the San Antonio market, as well as San Antonio's first new English-language commercial station in 28 years. Prior to 1985, San Antonio was the largest market without an independent station. The station was founded by the TVX Broadcast Group.
KRRT became a charter affiliate of the Fox network in 1987 under the moniker "Fox 35". That year TVX bought large market indepednent statations and Fox affiliates from
Taft Broadcasting. The next year TVX sold stations in Norfolk ( WTVZ-TV), New Orleans ( WNOL-TV), the Piedmont Triad(WNRW), Miami (WCIX, a former Taft station that TVX intended to keep but later sold to CBS), Buffalo (WNYB), Nashville (WCAY), and Memphis (WMKW). Paramount Picturesbought a minority ownership interest in the remainder of TVX in 1989 and would acquire the rest in 1991. In 1995, KRRT became a UPNaffiliate monikered "UPN 35", and later that year Paramount sold the station to Jet Broadcasting, who began a local marketing agreement(LMA) with cross-town KABB(who became the new Fox affiliate at the same time KRRT went UPN), owned by River City Broadcasting. In 1996, Sinclair would acquire KABB and the LMA with KRRT through its purchase of River City. In 1998, UPN was dropped and KRRT became an affiliate with The WBand changed its branding to "WB 35". KMOL-TV (now WOAI-TV) would pick up UPN and air it late night, due in part to being owned at the time by Chris-Craft, a one-time part-owner of UPN. UPN, though, eventually went to KBEJ (now KCWX), which was located between Austin and San Antonio. Soon enough though, even with the "WB 35" logo, it was known over-the-air as "San Antonio's WB". Also like other general entertainment stations, KRRT moved away from classic sitcoms and movies and toward more talk/reality and court shows. They also gradually dropped cartoons keeping the afternoon Kids WBblock until that was ended nationally by WB in 2006. The Kids WB, now reduced to Saturdays, has since moved to KCWX upon the network merger.
Sinclair bought KRRT outright in
The WB Ends/KMYS Today
As the WB met its demise in September 2006 to become "
The CW", a joint venture with CBSand Time Warner, KRRT seemed likely to become an affiliate of The CW since KCWX has a rimshot signal over San Antonio and Austin. However, on March 2, 2006, Sinclair announced that most of its WB and UPN affiliates, including KRRT, with MyNetworkTV. KCWX took the CW affiliation and pulled out of the Austin market since Austin's WB affiliate, KNVAalso announced it would join the CW. At one point, based on branding conventions, KRRT could have been branded as "My San Antonio TV" but that would have caused confusion with local news website MySanAntonio.com, the combined website of KENS-TV, the " San Antonio Express-News" and KCWX, which had already been established since the mid-1990's, The station was branded as "My35" to avoid the confusion.
KRRT changed its call letters to KMYS on
June 19, 2006. The new call letters are to reflect its new affiliation with MyNetworkTV.
In late 2006, KMYS began airing the
4Kids TVline-up for the first time since 1995, when the station was a Fox station airing what was then Fox Kids.
KMYS TV Tower
KMYS broadcasts from a 473.3-meter-high, guy-wired aerial mast. The tower, built in 1985, is used for the transmission of FM radio and television programs in
Lakehills, Texas, USA.
After the analog television shutdown and digital conversion, which is tentatively scheduled to take place on February 17, 2009 http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-06-1082A2.pdf] , KMYS will remain on its current pre-transition channel number, 32. [http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101233498&formid=387&fac_num=51518 CDBS Print ] ] However, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers will display KMYS'
virtual channelas 35.
* [http://www.kmys.tv/ Station Website]
* [http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/AsrSearch/asrRegistration.jsp?regKey=105716 ASR Registration for KMYS's Tower]
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