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An ABC Texoma Update from Craig Marrs, KTEN Media GM

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Craig Marrs, General Manager, KTEN Media Craig Marrs, General Manager, KTEN Media
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We are making great progress on building ABC Texoma and our air date is getting close. Equipment is arriving daily, people are gearing up for the new ABC Texoma newscasts, and we can't wait for the addition of this exciting new program lineup to hit Texoma's airwaves!

WHEN:

We have established our on-air start date: Sunday, May 9th 2010!

WHERE:

Where can you see ABC Texoma? We are learning more and more each day from our distribution partners so we can let you know where you can find us. As of today, we have agreements with Dish Network and Grayson Cable to carry ABC Texoma when it begins airing on Sunday, May 9th.

All of our partners are very excited about ABC Texoma and are in the process of determining their carriage plans and channel lineups.

WHAT CHANNEL:

It all depends on how you get your television programming.

OVER THE AIR: Good old fashioned TV. (Well, sort of-after all over the air TV is now digital) But our over-the-air broadcasts will be seen on digital channel 10.3. If you watch that channel now, you will see a display of our Doppler radar. That will go away when we premiere ABC Texoma on May 9th. Of course, you can always get Alan Mitchell's weathercasts live on our newscasts and on-line at KTEN.COM. If you do watch our radar channel now on 10.3, you now see a crawl running alerting viewers that ABC Texoma is coming to that channel on May 9th.

CABLE: If you are one of the thousands of households that get your television programming from your local cable provider, you will need to check back with us here, watch KTEN News, or call your cable provider over the course of the next two weeks as they determine their channel lineup. Of course, we will be posting the channel lineups to ABCTexoma.com as we find out which channel we will be on.

SATELITTE: If you are one of the thousands of homes that subscribe to either Dish or DirecTV, we will be alerting you to the channel number they assign to ABC Texoma soon. We expect our agreement with DirecTV to be concluded next week. And we expect to learn the channel lineup for our partnership with Dish next week as well.

In my next update, I will cover the exciting programming we will soon be offering on ABC Texoma!

Check back often for updates.

Craig Marrs
KTEN General Manager
general.manager@kten.com