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Not to be confused with KBTC-TV.

Contents

1952–1973 1973–1977 1977–1994 1994–1997 1994–1995
1952–1973 1973–1977 1977–1994 1994–1997 1994–1995
1995–1997 1997–2008 2008–2020 2020–present
1995–1997 1997–2008 2008–2020 2020–present

1952–1973

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KTBC-TV aired its first television broadcast on Thursday, November 27, 1952, becoming the first television station in Austin and Central Texas. Originally housed in a small studio in the Driskill Hotel, the station was originally owned by the Texas Broadcasting Company (from whom the call letters are taken), which was in turn owned by then-Senator and future U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife Lady Bird, alongside KTBC radio (590 AM and 93.7 FM, now KLBJ radio).

1973–1977

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1977–1994

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1994–1997

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The "Star 7" logo was introduced in the fall of 1994 during KTBC’s last months as a CBS affiliate, carrying over into its first two years with Fox.

1994–July 1995

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July–October 1995

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On July 2, 1995, KTBC replaced KBVO-TV (channel 42) as Austin’s Fox affiliate, as a result of an affiliation agreement between Fox and New World Communications (also including a substantial investment and partial equity share from then-Fox owner News Corporation), which had purchased channel 7 from Argyle Television in a group deal just prior to the agreement's signing in May 1994. The CBS affiliation, which KTBC had held since its November 1952 sign-on, transferred to Granite Broadcasting-owned KBVO, which concurrently changed its callsign to KEYE-TV.

Nearly two years later in 1997, News Corporation would purchase the remaining interest in New World that it did not already own, resulting in KTBC becoming a Fox owned-and-operated station.

October 1995–1997

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1997-present

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1997–2008

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2008–2020

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This logo branding, first seen on sister station WTVT in Tampa, and is currently in use by most of the Fox O&Os as well as some Fox affiliates owned by different companies other than Fox, is based on the Fox News logo; with their website names ("myfox(city name).com") based off of the domain for the social network Myspace, which was briefly owned Fox's then-parent company News Corporation (then 21st Century Fox, now separately part of Fox Corporation).

2020–present

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