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KIII Expands Morning Newscast on Subchannel

Corpus Christi ABC affiliate KIII has expanded its morning newscast into the 7 a.m. hour on a digital subchannel.

“We are pleased to add another hour of 3News First Edition for our viewers who want more local information during that important hour,” VP-GM Dan Robbins said in a statement. “The format will provide more time for special issues and a variety of topics for our viewers.”

The additional hour will be helmed by morning anchors John Thomas and Jane Monreal and meteorologist Kristin Diaz. “Good Morning America” will continue to be seen at 7 a.m. on KIII’s main channel.

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Bruce Cummings Named VP-GM of KBMT

Bruce Cummings has been named vice president and general manager of KBMT, London Broadcasting’s ABC-affiliate in Beaumont, TX. His appointment is effective today.

Cummings joins KBMT from KULR, the NBC-affiliate in Billings, MT, where he has been general manager since 1996.

“We feel very fortunate to have someone with his high level of experience join our company as we continue to develop our business plan exclusively with Texas as our footprint,” Philip Hurley, EVP and COO of London Broadcasting, said in a statement.

Cummings will also oversee NBC-affiliated K-JAC and MyNetworkTV-affiliated MYTX, both of which are operated by KBMT on digital subchannels. He replaces Dan Robbins, who left for KIII earlier this year.

KIII Adds Half-Hour to Morning Newscast

KIII is expanding its weekday morning newscast.  Beginning this week, the Corpus Christi ABC-affiliate is adding an extra thirty minutes to its morning show, moving its start time to 5:00 a.m.

“We are proud to be able to provide an additional half-hour of morning news to the viewers of South Texas,” KIII news director Richard Longoria said, announcing the programming change. “We’ll continue to make sure our viewers have all the information they need to get their day going.”

The change to the morning newscast, which will continue to be anchored by John Thomas and Caitlin Espinosa, comes two weeks after the station introduced veteran Texas broadcast executive Dan Robbins as its vice president and general manager. Read more

Texas Veteran Dan Robbins Named VP-GM of KIII

Veteran Texas broadcast executive Dan Robbins has been named vice president and general manager of KIII in Corpus Christi.  Robbins has been serving as the station’s interim GM for the past several weeks.

Robbins came to KIII from KBMT in Beaumont-Port Arthur, where he served as the vice president and general manager of the London Broadcasting-owned station for a little over two years.

During his over three decade-long career, Robbins has managed stations in Abilene, Tyler, El Paso, Midland, Waco, and Brownsville, as well as Corpus Christi.

“I’m very excited to be back in Corpus,” Robbins.  “Both my wife and I love it here.” Read more