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Weather, Local News and Traffic Reports from KEYE-TV (CBS 42)

CBS Austin logoCBS Austin KEYE-TV is a dual Telemundo/CBS-affiliate TV broadcaster serving the entire area of Austin, Texas. The channel is currently operating under the ownership of Sinclair Broadcast Group. CBS 42 live stream delivers regional newscasts, weather radar, forecasting, and traffic alerts. It also presents sports & entertainment content along with items of interest and notices of entertainment in the Austin community and nearby regions. The areas being covered by the channel in Central Texas Hill County include Georgetown, Kyle, Hutto, Lockhart, Lake Buchanon, and other surrounding regions. Watch the channel on the internet at the official website through CBS Austin live stream video available all day long. CBS Austin uses the slogan “Central Texas Trusted.”

The station’s “Marshal’s Most Wanted” segment enlists convicts who are among the most wanted list of US Marshals. It includes murderers, sex offenders, rapists, shooters, prison escapees, etc. Its lifestyle program, “We are Austin,” gives you the taste of life in Central Texas. Plus, the network’s “Time Saver Traffic Tracker” tracks the traffic conditions in the area and provides real-time information. “CBS Austin Storm Tracker” gives the proper report of local storms in the area.

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CBS Austin studio facilities are available in North Austin’s Metric Boulevard. KEYE-TV is one of the two TV services in the region whose studios are resided in this location. The other one is KVUE, an ABC-affiliate TV network operating at CH 24. The transmitter of the channel is installed on the west side of the city at Waymaker Way.

CBS Austin building
CBS Austin office building located at 10700 Metric Blvd. Austin, TX 78758

You can find the channel on various cable service operators at CH 5 i.e., Grande Communications, Charter Spectrum, and Suddenlink.

Affiliate Partners

  • CBS
  • Telemundo

CBS Austin Weather segment presents the most fantastic weather services in town. Its hurricane center keeps you updated about the hurricanes in the area. The live CBS Austin radar gives you the high-quality image of entire Texas. Plus, it tracks the location of storms and hurricanes in real-time. CBS Austin Weather section also provides detailed information about the flight schedule in Texas. It shows which flight is getting late due to the bad weather.

We Are Austin

CBS Austin hosts an incredible lifestyle TV show, which is presented by Trevor Scott and Taylor Ellison. The duo explores interesting stories, food, entertainment, and people, that make the Austin community perfect. Viewers can watch their favorite program every day on CBS 42 News from 9 to 10 am.

News Team

CBS Austin features a fantastic team of exclusive news anchors providing their valued services to the community.

Weather Team

The channel’s weather team consists of a number of experienced weather anchors delivering their expertise to the Austin area 24/7.

Channel’s Overview

The network hit the waves for the first time on 4 December 1983 as the NBC-affiliate network with the call-signs KBVO-TV. It was the only independent TV channel in the region, which was operating under the name of Steve Beard, a small group of investors. Later, the KBVO-TV became a FOX-affiliate channel on 6 October 1986 and started using a brand “Fox 42”. In 1993, Granite Broadcasting bought KBVO from Steve Beard for 54m dollars.

CBS Austin Live Streaming Studio
KEYE Studio | Courtesy: official website

On 1 July 1995, KBVO and KTBC exchanged the affiliation partners of each other, following that KBVO started taking CBS content, and Fox adopted KTBC. After this deal, the channel decided to flip its call-letters into KEYE-TV, the current ones. It also adopted the brand name “K-EYE 42,” meaning “Your Eye on Austin.” However, later the channel removed 42 from its branding and simply adopted “K-EYE” in 1999.

Also Watch: Fox 7 Austin, Texas

In 1999, Granite had to give away the station due to debt burden; thus, CBS decided to purchase the station for 160m dollars in April. It made KEYE-TV, the second-largest TV station O&O by CBS in the market. After this, Viacom bought CBS, and KEYE automatically shifted under Viacom’s name, which was already managing several TV stations in Texas.

CBS Austin news van
CBS Austin news DSNG van | Credits: facebook page

In 2005, the channel’s branding was once again modified. This time it included CBS in its prefix and became “CBS42 K-EYE”. A year later, it completely dropped off its branding and simply adopted the calls KEYE-TV, which were only representing the network’s website and identifications.

Jeff Barker at KEYE studio
Jeff Barker at KEYE studio | Source: twitter

CBS gave away the ownership

CBS decided to give away seven of its TV channels to Cerberus Capital Management on 7 February 2007 for 185m dollars. Cerberus created a new company Four Points Media Group, for the sole purpose of managing these newly bought stations. Four Points Media Group managed these channels until 20 March 2009 and then signed a 3-year local contract with the Nexstar Media Broadcasting. Following this, all the Four Points TV networks, including KEYE-TV, were started getting managed by Nexstar.

On 8 September 2011, Sinclair shewed its interest in buying the Four Points Media for 200m dollars from Cerberus Capital. After the US Department of Justice gave antitrust approval to Sinclair, the company started operating those channels, including KEYE, under LMA. This deal made CBS 42, the third Sinclair owned-TV service in Texas region.

Programming

SEAL Team Game On! The Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS Austin News
We are Austin The Late Show with James Corden CBS Morning News Modern Family
CBS Overnight The Price is Right CBS This Morning The Talk
The Young and the Restless The Bold and the Beautiful Let’s make a deal Tamron Hall
Young Sheldon The Kelly Clarkson Show The Unicorn Blue Bloods
Texas Music Scene Magnum P.I. The Armstrong Williams Show Gametime with Boomer Edition
Lucky Dog Pet vet dream team The Henry Food’s Innovation Nation Best Friends with Kel Mitchel
Mission Unstoppable Hope in the Wild Nyle Maxwell Good Taste with Tanji Patton

Tel: +1 512-835-0042
Website: http://cbsaustin.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cbsaustin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CBSAustin/
Tower Location: west side of the city at Waymaker Way
Brand Name: CBS Austin

Coverage Map:

CBS Austin KEYE TV coverage map
KEYE Coverage Map | Source: www.publicfiles.fcc.gov

Trevelyan Cosmo
A professional writer since 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Trevelyan Cosmo ran the creative writing department for the major News Channels until 2019. He then worked as a Senior content writer with LiveNewsGlobe.com, including national newspapers, magazines, and online work. He specializes in economics and broadcasting communications.

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