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KPRC Channel 2 Houston Expansion On Highway 59 South


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Can't really spill the beans quite yet but something big is in the works at KPRC. I suspect you'll hear about it and see it in the paper sometime in 2015. Btw, they have hired a new morning weather guy out of Oregon. Should see him on the air in January.

 

Wish I could disclose more but I can't. In due time...

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Can't really spill the beans quite yet but something big is in the works at KPRC. I suspect you'll hear about it and see it in the paper sometime in 2015. Btw, they have hired a new morning weather guy out of Oregon. Should see him on the air in January.

 

Wish I could disclose more but I can't. In due time...

Wait....I'm confused. Is there like an expansion, a new building?????? Or just a new meteorologist?

So curious. I know you can't say but hopefully is one of the above. :D

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Craig Roberts, lol. I'd like to see them bring back Don Armstrong with traffic or Bob Nicholas

 

I suppose it's not Earth shattering news but it's big for the employees that work there. I'm not sure if it's public knowledge yet or not so I can't really say anything yet. It has nothing to do with new or old anchors. 

 

They just recently got a new news director who is a lot more pleasant to deal with so hopefully they will be able to keep some talent. Their turnover rate is pretty high compared to other stations I feel like.

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The KPRC studios will be used to tape a new pilot TV show with a studio audience as well as a talk show with a studio audience. This will bring in people from all over and become somewhat of a tourist attraction.

Is this just a rumor or actually happening?

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So here is the "big" news:

 

Channel 2 will begin construction of a brand new studio on the same lot as the current building. Construction should begin in June. It's a 3-story, all digital media center and will be built in the back parking lot of the current studios. The current location will remain in use until the building in the back parking lot is completed. Once it is completed, the old building will be demolished. 

 

As far as employees go, they will park at an off-site location and be shuttled to work for 2 years while construction is underway. I have not seen the renderings but should be pretty nice when completed.

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So here is the "big" news:

 

Channel 2 will begin construction of a brand new studio on the same lot as the current building. Construction should begin in June. It's a 3-story, all digital media center and will be built in the back parking lot of the current studios. The current location will remain in use until the building in the back parking lot is completed. Once it is completed, the old building will be demolished. 

 

As far as employees go, they will park at an off-site location and be shuttled to work for 2 years while construction is underway. I have not seen the renderings but should be pretty nice when completed.

 

Well that's pretty disappointing.  Would like to see one of the network affiliates move their studios downtown.

 

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Why would they spend downtown money when all they really need is a bunch of open spaces that are soundproof?

 

 

Then why build a new building at all?  

 

FWIW, they also need exposure and public interaction. 

 

The odd shaped parcel that remains next to Discovery Green would be a great spot for some TV studios.

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Another station that I'm hoping for is TBN 39 to move in 28teen. If that it will take the path that My 45 Vision took, and Kirby Drive. I just talk to the Star Family Singers, they said that now El Camino Real will be historic, where the KUBE was located, T22 is moving to a smaller studio, since they no longer carrying local programming.

I agree on Westpark Drive become history, at lease WB 14 would want to move along.

year 20:14 x 2:3 = year 45:39

That's what is all about, If KHTV moves out, the building would be demolished.

Would KETH & KIAH become a partner station?

behind KNUZ on Hillcroft was KTMD & KYAZ, while behind KXLN was KTXH

Big question is whether moving to the new studios will bring new viewers to watch their stations' shows?

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Another station that I'm hoping for is TBN 39 to move in 28teen. If that it will take the path that My 45 Vision took, and Kirby Drive. I just talk to the Star Family Singers, they said that now El Camino Real will be historic, where the KUBE was located, T22 is moving to a smaller studio, since they no longer carrying local programming.

 

I agree on Westpark Drive become history, at lease WB 14 would want to move along.

 

year 20:14 x 2:3 = year 45:39

 

That's what is all about, If KHTV moves out, the building would be demolished.

 

Would KETH & KIAH become a partner station?

 

behind KNUZ on Hillcroft was KTMD & KYAZ, while behind KXLN was KTXH

 

 

Are you drunk?

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Construction has started on the new 60k SF office building for KPRC Channel 2, Houston’s NBC affiliate. The state-of-the-art facility will be at 8181 Southwest Freeway in the Sharpstown District.    KPRC’s new HQ will house all aspects of the broadcast business and more than 180 employees. It's being built 15 feet away from KPRC’s existing broadcast station, allowing critical utilities to be relocated while the station remains active.  The facility will have two new studios with control rooms for broadcasting live news programs, and the building is specially equipped to go live from anywhere on-site. A 9k SF newsroom will be built as an open concept with 14-foot ceilings and exterior windows, giving employees a view into a courtyard that includes seating areas and an outdoor kitchen that will be used for live broadcasts and employee events. KPRC’s new building will have a two-story atrium and staircase in the center of the building to provide natural light and a central meeting location. Additional space will be allocated for the sales department, creative services department, and a new equipment room to process and store all of the network’s data. Corgan is the project architect, DPR Construction is the general contractor and Office of James Burnett is the landscape architect. Completion is slated for February 2017.

 

Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/commercial-real-estate/construction-begins-on-new-kprc-building-55550?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser

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Will KTMD & KLTJ merge with KPRC, I know NBC owns the spanish affiliation. While on KIAH, KETH will merge with them. BTW, it's been a decade since 47 moved out of the Westpark Drive. KYAZ is now across from KPRC, that explains the story on Kirby Drive, as we know that KTXH moved inside KRIV, since they bought Univision 20, while my 45 vision KXLN, was the last station to retire on Kirby Drive, building a radio station. I assume that KHTV will do the same, with Smile of a Child. Kirby and Westpark has suffered the same fate. Now on El Camino Real in clear lake, KUBE was out, now KLTJ is going away, I know 22 is no longer broadcasting local programming. Any Questions?

 

 

Please share your booze with us, so that your posts might make a modicum of sense.

 

I am still trying to figure out what the hell is "WB 14".

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First day of the new 5:00 news broadcasting! The new studio looks wonderful!

 

I have a home audio/video question.  Not the correct forum to ask though. Better suited for AVSForum.

 

Does anybody else have problems receiving the Dolby Digital 5.1 signal? Last night and today the signal isn't coming in. I just turned to HBO-HD and the Dolby Digital 5.1 signal is working just fine. Does anybody mind checking to see if you have this problem as well? I'd appreciate it!

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On 9/1/2017 at 0:27 PM, htownbro said:

 

According to meteorologist Brooks Garner, after 57 years the KHOU station is rendered unusable.  They will probably have to build new facility at another location.

 

Building demoed over the weekend

 

https://www.chron.com/business/real-estate/article/KHOU-property-on-Allen-Parkway-being-sold-to-SCI-12944734.php

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