Posted: Feb 18, 2008 3:39 PM
Updated: Feb 18, 2008 3:39 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI-The year was 1956...Dwight Eisenhower was re-elected President. The first transatlantic telephone went into operation, and the New York Yankees took the World Series against Brooklyn, 4 - 3! It was also the year KRIS-TV, a brand new television station carrying the NBC signal, opened shop in Corpus Christi, Texas.
On May 22, 1956, KRIS-TV took to the airwaves, broadcasting classic favorites like Howdy Doody, Bob Hope, and Dragnet.
News and other local programs were broadcast from an uptown studio located inside the Robert Driscoll Hotel. Today a Wells Fargo Bank tower rests on the site. In the late 50's the KRIS staff packed up and relocated less than a mile away to its present site.
In 1997, KRIS acquired KDF and KAJA Telemundo - two additional stations meant more choices for quality programming. The KRIS product continues to evolve. Just four years ago, KRISTV.COM took its place on the Internet, and has grown into a huge success. KRISTV.COM, committed to local news, weather and sports, has already been named the Best (small market) Web site in Texas by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters - and recently received a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for best Web site (small market TV station in Texas & Oklahoma).
We've come a long way...
For 50 years, KRIS-TV and its employees have been committed to our viewers by providing programs that inform, educate and entertain. Then and now our viewers and our clients remain priority number one.
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