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High winds altering KRIS coverage across the area

Posted at 12:37 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 21:02:55-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The strong winds this morning also took a toll on us

They knocked down our broadcast tower near Robstown.

Luckily, no one was hurt. But the collapse caused us to lose our over the air signals for KRIS, The CW, KDF, Grit and Court TV for a few hours.

This affected those who get our signal from an antenna or asatellite dish.

Broadcast engineers at KRIS 6 News and its parent company, the E.W. Scripps Company, assessed technical options and worked quickly to resume broadcast to our Corpus Christi audience through the KZTV tower, which Scripps also operates.

Earlier this morning, the broadcast tower carrying the signal for KRIS 6 News programming, and several other local channels, fell as a result of a local storm system moving through the area. No one was injured and damage to the KRIS 6 News building was minimal. However, channels carried by the tower were down for several hours today.

Some viewers many need to rescan their televisions for any issues accessing KRIS 6 News (6.1), The CW (6.2), Grit (6.3) or Court TV (6.4).