NBC 5/KXAS Highlights Tech Firsts in 75TH Anniversary Celebration | TV Tech

FORT WORTH/DALLAS, Texas—In the run-up to NBC 5/KXAS’s seventy fifth anniversary celebration on Sept. 27, the station has launched an extended checklist of broadcasting and tech firsts that the station has been concerned in since its launch on Sept. 27, 1948. Those firsts embrace being the primary the primary tv station to go on the air in the state of Texas and your complete Southwest. In addition the brand new station was the primary facility in the nation particularly designed for tv manufacturing and broadcasting, the station reported. An in depth historical past of the station’s 75 years might be discovered at NBCDFW.com.The station’s first broadcast featured a go to by President Harry S. Truman, who was campaigning in Fort Worth. Since that first broadcast, the station reported that NBC 5 has performed a big function in the event and evolution of tv and native information protection in North Texas. Notable firsts and milestones embrace:First tv station to go on the air in the State of Texas and the SouthwestFirst facility in the nation to be particularly designed for tv manufacturing and broadcastingFirst dwell native information report in 1948First dwell native sports activities in 1948First native station climate middle in the United States in 1949First shade broadcast in Texas in 1954First shade tape recorder in Texas in 1959First all-color information movie in 1966First 30-minute native TV information journal program “Texas ‘70s” in 1970First dwell intercontinental satellite tv for pc report in 1977First Texas station to debut closed-captioning newscast for deaf and hearing-impaired viewers in 1989First business TV station to supply full on-line laptop entry in 1995First Southwest station to supply viewers information delivered by way of e-mail in 1997First Texas station to air a dwell sporting occasion by way of High-Definition Television (HDTV) in 1997First TV station in Texas to have its personal S-Band radar in 2016First TV station in Texas to make use of geographic overlay expertise with the information helicopter in 2018“NBC 5 continues to empower our viewers utilizing the very best journalistic ethics and requirements,” stated Tony Canales, president and GM of NBC 5 and Telemundo 39. “The station stays a broadcasting chief in delivering to our viewers the perfect in programming and native, nationwide and worldwide information protection, highlighted by an unwavering dedication to group service.”Every Friday this month, NBC 5 News at 4 pm will air tales wanting again at totally different points of the station’s historical past, together with the evolution of stories, information expertise, climate forecasting, investigative journalism, group affect efforts, and a dialog with the primary feminine normal speak present host in the Southwest, Bobbie Wygant. These tales can be discovered on the station’s streaming platforms. KXAS is now co-located in NBCUniversal Local’s state-of-the-art facility in Fort Worth alongside its sister station Telemundo 39/KXTX. As a number one multiplatform information supplier for North Texans, KXAS and KXTX make up the biggest dual-language tv newsroom in DFW market, informing audiences in English and Spanish, the stations stated. Together, the stations produce extra hours of native day by day information than another station available on the market. Both stations are owned by NBCUniversal. 


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