Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the television station. The station first signed on the air on January 1, 1949, as KLEE-TV. In March 1953, the station operated its first permanent studio located on 3014 Post Oak Road, which later became the Lakes on Post Oak klee, point final PDF the Galleria shopping complex in Uptown Houston. The station became the source of controversy after some television viewers in the United Kingdom claimed to receive its signal on September 14, 1953, three years after the original signal was transmitted.
However, this was actually a hoax. In December 2015, KPRC broke ground on a new studio, behind the old studio in the employee parking lot, on the same Shaprstown site. The new studios were dedicated in April 2016, and the previous 45-year-old studios have since been demolished. Since 1994, KPRC has used the familiar « Lone Star 2 » logo, which was modified in 2004 for HD.
KPRC had carried This TV from the start of 2009 until May 28, 2018 on its second subchannel, being one of the network’s longest-tenured affiliates before leaving the network on that day. 2 then became the new home of MeTV in the Houston market, taking over that role from KUBE-TV 57. This TV moved to the newly created 57. KPRC-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over VHF channel 2, on June 12, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television. In addition to clearing most of NBC’s programming schedule, KPRC-TV broadcasts mostly syndicated programming during the daytime hours such as Dr.
Beginning in 1965, the American Football League signed a broadcast deal with NBC. As a result, KPRC became the primary station for the Houston Oilers, one of the league’s eight founding teams. KPRC had been notorious in recent years for its share of preemptions. KPRC opted to air reruns of The Jenny Jones Show in its place. On August 23, 2016, KPRC debuted a new daily lifestyle and entertainment program called Houston Life. From there, the station had its ratings slip dramatically.