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Magazine: Three entities vying to provide PBS in RGV
HARLINGEN, April 5 - Three entities are vying to provide PBS programming in the Rio Grande Valley, according to a trade publication that concentrates on Federal Communications Commission and public media issues. Full Story >

Proposed KMBH-TV buyer has TV experience in Mexico
McALLEN, April 5 - R Communications, which wants to buy KMBH-TV, acknowledges it does not have any background in television in the United States but says it can draw on a wealth of experience in Mexico. Full Story >

Diocese agrees to sell KMBH-TV for $9 million
HARLINGEN, March 25 - The Diocese of Brownsville is selling KMBH-TV, the Rio Grande Valley’s PBS station, for $8.5 million, plus $500,000 for production services. Full Story >

UPDATED: KMBH-TV has gone off the air
HARLINGEN, March 19 - KMBH-TV President Robert Gutierrez has provided an explanation on why the station has gone dark. Full Story >

OWLS watchdog group joins battle to 'save' PBS in RGV
EDINBURG, March 10 - The OWLS watchdog group is joining RGV Equal Voice Network’s efforts to save PBS in the Rio Grande Valley. Full Story >

KMBH-TV's management agreement with MBTV made public
HARLINGEN, March 8 - The general public can now, finally, view the local programming and marketing agreement now in place for KMBH-TV, the PBS station in the Rio Grande Valley. Full Story >

Gutierrez: KMBH-TV may go dark for two weeks
HARLINGEN, March 1 – The Rio Grande Valley’s PBS station could “go dark” for a couple of weeks before re-emerging as a commercial, Spanish-language station. Full Story >

UPDATED: FCC says 'yes' to flipping KMBH-TV license from non-commercial to commercial
HARLINGEN, February 28 - The Federal Communications Commission has given permission to RGV Educational Broadcasting, Inc., to change its KMBH television broadcast station license from non-commercial to commercial. Full Story >

R Communications may run MundoFOX if it buys KMBH-TV
McALLEN, February 28 - A corporate power point presentation shows R Communications has a proposed affiliation with MundoFOX, should the company succeed in its goal of purchasing KMBH-TV. Full Story >

Diocese: KMBH 88 FM is not for sale
HARLINGEN, February 20 - The Diocese of Brownsville has sought to reassure listeners to KMBH 88 FM – which carries NPR in the Rio Grande Valley - that the station is not for sale. Full Story >

Consortium being formed to apply for Valley PBS license
EDCOUCH, February 19 - School districts and colleges across the Rio Grande Valley have been asked to join a community-based consortium to apply to the Federal Communications Commission for the local PBS license. Full Story >

Equal Voice writes to FCC to block sale of KMBH-TV
LAS MILPAS, February 11 - The RGV Equal Voice Network has written to the Federal Communications Commission to try to block the sale of KMBH-TV, the Rio Grande Valley’s PBS station. Full Story >

PBS: Research shows our programs for kids really make a difference
HARLINGEN, February 10 - Public Broadcasting Service has released in-depth information outlining how significant its programming can be for developing and enriching the nation’s youth. Full Story >

Grassroots group formed to save 'over the air' PBS for colonia children
McALLEN, February 6 - Concerned that children in colonias will miss out on “over the air” PBS educational programs, a grassroots pressure group has been formed to fight the sale of KMBH-TV. Full Story >

KEDT-TV Corpus Christi wants to save PBS in Rio Grande Valley
CORPUS CHRISTI, February 3 - South Texas Public Broadcasting System, the non-profit which operates KEDT-TV and KEDT Radio in the Coastal Bend area, wants to save and enhance PBS in the Rio Grande Valley. Full Story >

No public discussion on sale of KMBH-TV at station's annual meeting
McALLEN, November 21 - If any member of the public went along to Wednesday night’s RGV Educational Broadcasting, Inc., annual meeting hoping to learn more about the possible sale of KMBH by the Diocese of Brownsville they were out of luck. Full Story >

UT System approached about purchasing KMBH-TV
HARLINGEN, January 20 - The University of Texas has been approached by supporters of KMBH-TV with a view to saving PBS in the Rio Grande Valley. Full Story >

Whitlock tries to slow Diocese's sale of KMBH-TV
McALLEN, January 16 - There was a lively verbal exchange between the chairman of RGV Educational Broadcasting and a veteran TV broadcaster at a meeting where board members voted to proceed towards the sale of KMBH-TV. Full Story >

Diocese: We do not want the Valley to lose PBS
McALLEN, November 3 - The Diocese of Brownsville says it does not want the Rio Grande Valley to lose PBS if it decides to sell public broadcasting station KMBH-TV. Full Story >

Attorneys: Diocese working hard to keep PBS on the air
McALLEN, January 15 - Attorneys for KMBH-TV joined Bishop Daniel E. Flores on Wednesday in assuring Rio Grande Valley residents that RGV Educational Broadcasting is working tirelessly to keep PBS on the air in the region. Full Story >

KMBH TV being sold, PBS may go off the air in the Valley
McALLEN, January 14 - The Catholic Diocese of Brownsville wants to sell KMBH-TV but must first get permission from the Federal Communications Commission to flip the license from a non-commercial public service TV station to a commercial TV station. Full Story >

 

 
 
 
 
 
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