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station_logo = [[Image:Kvii-tv-logo.png|200px|KVII logo]]<br>[[Image:Kvii cwtv.JPG|100px]]|
 
station_logo = [[Image:Kvii-tv-logo.png|200px|KVII logo]]<br>[[Image:Kvii cwtv.JPG|100px]]|
 
station_slogan = The Panhandle Spirit<br>Free To Be (DT2)|
 
station_slogan = The Panhandle Spirit<br>Free To Be (DT2)|
station_branding = ProNews 7<br>Amarillo's CW (DT2)|
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station_branding = ABC 7 (general)<br>ABC 7 News (newscasts)<br>Amarillo's CW (DT2)|
 
analog = <br>'''KVII''': 7 ([[very high frequency|VHF]])<br>'''KVIH''': 12 ([[very high frequency|VHF]])|
 
analog = <br>'''KVII''': 7 ([[very high frequency|VHF]])<br>'''KVIH''': 12 ([[very high frequency|VHF]])|
 
digital = <br>'''KVII''': 23 ([[ultra high frequency|UHF]])<br>'''KVIH''': 20 ([[ultra high frequency|UHF]])|
 
digital = <br>'''KVII''': 23 ([[ultra high frequency|UHF]])<br>'''KVIH''': 20 ([[ultra high frequency|UHF]])|
 
other_chs = |
 
other_chs = |
affiliations = [[American Broadcasting Company|ABC]]<br>[[The CW Television Network|The CW]] (DT2)<br>[[ABC News Now]] (KVII DT3)<br>[[Wealth TV]] (KVII DT4)|
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affiliations = [[American Broadcasting Company|ABC]]<br>[[The CW Television Network|The CW]] (DT2)<br>[[GritTV]] (DT3)|
 
network = |
 
network = |
 
founded = |
 
founded = |
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'''KVIH''':<br>KICA-TV (1956-1964)<br>KFDW-TV (1964-1979)<br>KMCC-TV (1979-1986)|
 
'''KVIH''':<br>KICA-TV (1956-1964)<br>KFDW-TV (1964-1979)<br>KMCC-TV (1979-1986)|
 
former_channel_numbers = |
 
former_channel_numbers = |
owner = [[Barrington Broadcasting|Barrington Broadcasting Company, LLC]]|
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owner = [[Sinclair Broadcast Group]]|
licensee = Barrington Amarillo License, LLC|
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licensee = KVII Licensee, LLC|
 
sister_stations = |
 
sister_stations = |
 
former_affiliations = '''KVII''': none<br>'''KVIH''': [[CBS]] (19??-1979)|
 
former_affiliations = '''KVII''': none<br>'''KVIH''': [[CBS]] (19??-1979)|
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facility_id = '''KVII''': 40446<br>'''KVIH''': 40450|
 
facility_id = '''KVII''': 40446<br>'''KVIH''': 40450|
 
coordinates = |
 
coordinates = |
homepage = [http://www.kviionline.com/ www.kviionline.com]<br>
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homepage = [http://www.abc7amarillo.com/ www.abc7amarillo.com]<br>
 
[http://www.amarilloscw.com/ www.amarilloscw.com]|
 
[http://www.amarilloscw.com/ www.amarilloscw.com]|
 
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'''KVII-TV''', better known as '''ProNews7''', is an [[American Broadcasting Company|ABC]] affiliated [[television station]] in [[Amarillo, Texas|Amarillo]], [[Texas]] that also operates satellite '''KVIH-TV''' channel 12 in [[Clovis, New Mexico]]. It was owned by [[Stanley Marsh 3]] since [[1967]] until he sold it to [[Atlanta, Georgia|Atlanta]]-based, [[New Vision Television|New Vision Group]] in [[2002]]. In [[2005]], New Vision Group's parent company sold the station to [[Barrington Broadcasting]] for [[United States dollar|$]]22.5 million. KVII-TV uses the "[[Circle 7 logo]]."
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'''KVII-TV''', better known as '''ProNews7''', is an [[American Broadcasting Company|ABC]] affiliated [[television station]] in [[Amarillo, Texas|Amarillo]], [[Texas]] that also operates satellite '''KVIH-TV''' channel 12 in [[Clovis, New Mexico]]. Both stations are currently owned by the [[Sinclair Broadcast Group]].
   
 
KVII and satellite station KVIH serve viewers across a four-state region including the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, eastern New Mexico and southwestern Kansas. The station is broadcast over-the-air and via cable carriage and several UHF translators. In addition to Amarillo and Clovis, cities served include Canyon, Dumas, Pampa, Borger, Hereford, Muleshoe, Dalhart, Clarendon and Childress, Texas; Clayton, Tucumcari, Logan, San Jon and Portales, NM; Guymon, Boise City and Beaver, Okla.; and Elkhart and Liberal, Kan.
 
KVII and satellite station KVIH serve viewers across a four-state region including the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, eastern New Mexico and southwestern Kansas. The station is broadcast over-the-air and via cable carriage and several UHF translators. In addition to Amarillo and Clovis, cities served include Canyon, Dumas, Pampa, Borger, Hereford, Muleshoe, Dalhart, Clarendon and Childress, Texas; Clayton, Tucumcari, Logan, San Jon and Portales, NM; Guymon, Boise City and Beaver, Okla.; and Elkhart and Liberal, Kan.
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From 1999 to 2006, KVII helped provide an Amarillo affiliate station of [[The WB Television Network]]. KVII promoted and sold advertising for the network, while Amarillo's cable television operator broadcast the station on a cable channel. On [[September 18]], [[2006]], KVII's DT2 subchannel became the area's new affiliates of [[The CW Television Network]].
 
From 1999 to 2006, KVII helped provide an Amarillo affiliate station of [[The WB Television Network]]. KVII promoted and sold advertising for the network, while Amarillo's cable television operator broadcast the station on a cable channel. On [[September 18]], [[2006]], KVII's DT2 subchannel became the area's new affiliates of [[The CW Television Network]].
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In 2002, Stanley Marsh sold the station to Atlanta-based New Vision Group. In 2005, New Vision Group's parent company sold the station to Barrington Broadcasting for $22.5 million. By mid-October 2006, the digital signal was fully operating, coinciding with the introduction of a viewer-interactive newscast, in which viewers can send e-mails with questions and concerns in regards to the stories and features in the newscasts.
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On February 28, 2013, [[Barrington Broadcasting]] announced the sale of it's entire group, including KVII-TV to [[Sinclair Broadcast Group]], the sale was completed on November 25, 2013.
   
 
By mid-October, the digital signal was fully operating, coinciding with the introduction of a viewer-interactive newscast, in which viewers can send e-mails with questions and concerns in regards to the stories and features in the newscasts.
 
By mid-October, the digital signal was fully operating, coinciding with the introduction of a viewer-interactive newscast, in which viewers can send e-mails with questions and concerns in regards to the stories and features in the newscasts.
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KVII-TV uses the "Circle 7 logo" shared with ABC's owned-and-operated stations (O&O) and many ABC affiliates with Channel 7 frequencies. The Circle 7 logo has been in use continuously at KVII-TV since 1968, when it was adopted by then-owner Marsh Media shortly after purchasing the station.
   
 
==News/Station Presentation==
 
==News/Station Presentation==
 
===Newscast Titles===
 
===Newscast Titles===
*''The 10:00 Report'' (1957-1969)
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*''K-7 News'' (19??–1968)
*''Channel 7 News'' (1969-1972)
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*''Pro News'' (1968–1990s)
*''Channel 7 Eyewitness News'' (1972-1976)
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*''Pronews 7'' (1990s–2015)
*''Pro News'' (1976-1996)
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*''ABC 7 News'' (2015-present)
*''Pro News 7'' (1996-present)
 
   
 
===Station Slogans===
 
===Station Slogans===
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*''Number 1 in Texas''/''We Care About Texas'' (1984-1995)
 
*''Number 1 in Texas''/''We Care About Texas'' (1984-1995)
 
*''Coverage You Can Count On'' (1995-2002)
 
*''Coverage You Can Count On'' (1995-2002)
*''The Panhandle Spiri'' (2002-present)
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*''The Panhandle Spirit'' (2002-present)
   
   
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* Barbara Banyock
 
* Barbara Banyock
 
* Chip Lord
 
* Chip Lord
* Lisa Kudrow (now an actress)
 
 
* Doug Hall
 
* Doug Hall
 
* Kathy Vara (now at KABC-TV in Los Angeles, CA)
 
* Kathy Vara (now at KABC-TV in Los Angeles, CA)
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* Elizabeth Duncan
 
* Elizabeth Duncan
 
* Andrea Miller
 
* Andrea Miller
* Jess Miller
 
 
* Michael Freeman
 
* Michael Freeman
 
* Terry Amburn
 
* Terry Amburn

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KVII-TV / KVIH-TV

<tr><td colspan="2" style="padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;">KVII logo
100px</td></tr>

KVII: Amarillo, Texas
KVIH: Clovis, New Mexico

<tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Branding</th><td style="text-align: left;">ABC 7 (general)
ABC 7 News (newscasts)
Amarillo's CW (DT2)</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Slogan</th><td style="text-align: left;">The Panhandle Spirit
Free To Be (DT2)</td></tr>

Channels Analog:
KVII: 7 (VHF)
KVIH: 12 (VHF)

Digital:
KVII: 23 (UHF)
KVIH: 20 (UHF)
<tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Affiliations</th><td style="text-align: left;">ABC
The CW (DT2)
GritTV (DT3)</td></tr>

Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group
(KVII Licensee, LLC)

<tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">First air date</th><td style="text-align: left;">KVII: December 21, 1957
KVIH: December 2, 1956</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Call letters’ meaning</th><td style="text-align: left;">KVII:
VII = Roman numeral 7

                            KVIH:
variation of KVII with an H</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Former callsigns</th><td style="text-align: left;">KVII: none
KVIH:
KICA-TV (1956-1964)
KFDW-TV (1964-1979)
KMCC-TV (1979-1986)</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Former affiliations</th><td style="text-align: left;">KVII: none
KVIH: CBS (19??-1979)</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Transmitter Power</th><td style="text-align: left;">KVII:
316 kW (analog)
50 kW (digital)
KVIH:
178 kW (analog)
1000 kW (digital)</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Height</th><td style="text-align: left;">KVII:
519 m (analog)
342 m (digital)
KVIH:
204 m (analog)
180 m (digital)</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Facility ID</th><td style="text-align: left;">KVII: 40446
KVIH: 40450</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Website</th><td style="text-align: left;">www.abc7amarillo.com
www.amarilloscw.com</td></tr>

KVII-TV, better known as ProNews7, is an ABC affiliated television station in Amarillo, Texas that also operates satellite KVIH-TV channel 12 in Clovis, New Mexico. Both stations are currently owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group.

KVII and satellite station KVIH serve viewers across a four-state region including the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, eastern New Mexico and southwestern Kansas. The station is broadcast over-the-air and via cable carriage and several UHF translators. In addition to Amarillo and Clovis, cities served include Canyon, Dumas, Pampa, Borger, Hereford, Muleshoe, Dalhart, Clarendon and Childress, Texas; Clayton, Tucumcari, Logan, San Jon and Portales, NM; Guymon, Boise City and Beaver, Okla.; and Elkhart and Liberal, Kan.

KVII formerly operated another satellite, KVIJ-TV channel 8 in Sayre, Oklahoma from 1976 to 1992 -- that station ceased operations due to the fact that most viewers in its area of western Oklahoma received their network programming via cable which gave them access to stations from the Oklahoma City or Wichita Falls-Lawton DMAs including ABC affiliates KOCO and KSWO, respectively, and very few actually tuned in to KVIJ directly. The former studio and transmitter site of KVIJ now sit vacant northwest of Sayre at the intersection of state highways 6 and 152, at [http://toolserver.org/~geohack/geohack.php?pagename=Miscellaneous_unorganized_material/KVII-TV&params= 35_25_23.9_N_99_50_35.2_W_type:landmark_scale:2000&title=KVIJ-TV 35°25′23.9″N, 99°50′35.2″W]. Channel 8 began operations in 1961 as CBS affiliate KSWB-TV (licensed to Elk City, Oklahoma; its call sign related to original owner South West Broadcasting), and changed its call letters to KFDO-TV in 1966 when it became a satellite of Amarillo's CBS affiliate, KFDA-TV (at that time, channel 8 moved to Sayre). In 1976, it was sold to Marsh.

Also in 1976, KFDA's then-satellite station in Clovis, KFDW channel 12, was sold to Mel Wheeler (manager and a part owner of KFDA's then-ownership). The station remained a satellite of KFDA until 1979, when the station was sold to McAlister TV in Lubbock, Texas, and began operating as an adjunct to ABC affiliate KAMC (channel 28) in Lubbock under the call sign of KMCC. After death of Bill McAlister, KMCC was sold to Marsh in 1986 and became a KVII satellite, changing the call letters to KVIH in the process.

From 1999 to 2006, KVII helped provide an Amarillo affiliate station of The WB Television Network. KVII promoted and sold advertising for the network, while Amarillo's cable television operator broadcast the station on a cable channel. On September 18, 2006, KVII's DT2 subchannel became the area's new affiliates of The CW Television Network.

In 2002, Stanley Marsh sold the station to Atlanta-based New Vision Group. In 2005, New Vision Group's parent company sold the station to Barrington Broadcasting for $22.5 million. By mid-October 2006, the digital signal was fully operating, coinciding with the introduction of a viewer-interactive newscast, in which viewers can send e-mails with questions and concerns in regards to the stories and features in the newscasts.

On February 28, 2013, Barrington Broadcasting announced the sale of it's entire group, including KVII-TV to Sinclair Broadcast Group, the sale was completed on November 25, 2013.

By mid-October, the digital signal was fully operating, coinciding with the introduction of a viewer-interactive newscast, in which viewers can send e-mails with questions and concerns in regards to the stories and features in the newscasts.

KVII-TV uses the "Circle 7 logo" shared with ABC's owned-and-operated stations (O&O) and many ABC affiliates with Channel 7 frequencies. The Circle 7 logo has been in use continuously at KVII-TV since 1968, when it was adopted by then-owner Marsh Media shortly after purchasing the station.

News/Station PresentationEdit

Newscast TitlesEdit

  • K-7 News (19??–1968)
  • Pro News (1968–1990s)
  • Pronews 7 (1990s–2015)
  • ABC 7 News (2015-present)

Station SlogansEdit

  • Come On Along with Channel 7 (1981-1982, local version of ABC campaign)
  • Stereo7 (1982-1984)
  • Number 1 in Texas/We Care About Texas (1984-1995)
  • Coverage You Can Count On (1995-2002)
  • The Panhandle Spirit (2002-present)


Past On-Air PersonalitiesEdit

  • Barbara Banyock
  • Chip Lord
  • Doug Hall
  • Kathy Vara (now at KABC-TV in Los Angeles, CA)
  • Melissa Ritter
  • Pete Leyvas
  • Melissa McCarty (then KAMR-TV, now a stay at home mom)
  • Steve Myers
  • David Green
  • Paul Goldsmith
  • Elizabeth Duncan
  • Andrea Miller
  • Michael Freeman
  • Terry Amburn
  • Jody Procter
  • Samantha Johnson
  • Ben McCain
  • Heather Graham
  • Joanna Leyvas
  • Jerry Thomas
  • Jonathan Silva
  • Mary Shelton

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KVII-TV

BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KVIH-TV

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