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Gray Buys Laredo Station Monday, Announces Launch of Digital ABC Affiliate Today

gray_abcABC has announced an affiliation agreement with Gray Television for the station group’s newly purchased Laredo, TX, station KGNS.

The new digital ABC affiliate is targeted for launch in February 2014 and will air the full ABC schedule including “Good Morning America, “World News Tonight” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Currently KGNS broadcasts NBC, the CW and Telemundo.

“Laredo’s number one local station, KGNS, is the logical choice to bring ABC’s news, entertainment and sports programming to the local community,” Kevin Latek, Gray’s SVP for Business Affairs said in a statement.  “And Gray is the logical choice to build the newest ABC affiliate as  Gray has launched four new CBS affiliates and one new NBC since September 2012.”

Monday, Gray announced the addition of KGNS as part of its purchase of Yellowstone Television.

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Entravision Names News Director for Univision and FOX Stations in Laredo

Diana Castillo has been named news director for Entravision owned Univision affiliate KLDO and FOX affiliate KXOF in Laredo, TX.

Castillo is also the anchor for the KXOF 9:00 p.m. news.

Before working for KXOF, Castillo worked for Entravision’s Univision affiliate KORO in Corpus Christi, TX.

Image: KXOF [Media Moves]

Preparing to Launch Local Newscast, KXOF Hires Sports Anchor David Iniga

David Iniga has been hired as the first sports anchor at Entravision’s KXOF, the Fox-affiliate in Laredo, TX.

KXOF is preparing to launch a local newscast this Spring. Iniga will anchor sports for the 9 p.m. newscasts, as well as the 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts for KLDO, Entravision’s Univision affiliate.

Iniga was most recently a reporter for KGET-KKEY, the NBC and Telemundo affiliates in Bakersfield, CA. He will begin at KXOF on April 2.