KRGV Employment Opportunities

Associate Producer
KRGV NEWSCHANNEL 5 has a job-opening for an Associate Producer.

Experience: One to two years of videotape-editing, teleprompter experience and pre- and post-production techniques.

Requirements: Must have excellent writing skills and good news judgement. Will assist the news producer in planning, coordinating and supervising the production of daily newscasts.

Contact: Jenny Martinez P.O. Box 5 Weslaco, TX 78599.

Meterorologist
Experience: Will accept recent graduate

Requirements: Must have degree in Meteorology or equivalent. Must be able to work under deadlines in a fast paced environment. Candidate will also be asked to work extensive hours during bad weather days. Will be working with WSI System.

Mail resume & tape to Jenny Martinez, P.O. Box 5, Weslaco TX 78599

New Business Account Executive
This person will be specializing in new-business developement and non-traditional revenue. This position will be based in McAllen. Knowledge of and sales experience in the upper Valley area is helpful. Previous media sales experience is a plus. Position available immediately. Compensation includes a high commission rate on new business, an expense allowance and generous benefits package.

News Reporter
Applicants should have significant experience in general assignment reporting, including Live ENG and satellite work. You must be able to develop your own contacts, enterprise good news stories, and respond well to breaking and spot news. Outstanding writing skills are required as well as the ability to make good use of graphics and production equipment.

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KRGV-TV is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Discriminatory employment practices are specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission.

Informing you and your organization of the above employment opportunity is an affirmative action on our part to actively seek qualified minorities and women for our staff vacancies. Through your assistance we want to ensure that our employment opportunities are made known to members of minority groups and to women.

KRGV-TV is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace

If you or anyone you know might be qualified for an advertised vacancy, we encourage you to send a resume to:
Tammy Meier
Personnel Director
KRGV-TV
P.O. Box 5
Weslaco, TX 78599
Fax: (956) 973-5003

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Mother Sentenced to Death for Murdering Her Daughter

Lucio first woman in Cameron County history sentenced to death

BROWNSVILLE – For the first time ever, a Cameron County jury has come back with a death sentence for a woman.

Thirty-nine-year-old Melissa Lucio was sentenced to death for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter.

The toddler was killed in the woman’s home last year. An autopsy showed 2-year-old Mariah died from a blow to the head and had cocaine in her system at the time of her death.

Lucio’s husband, Robert Alvarez, is already in jail for baby Mariah’s death, but he’s only been charged with injury to a child. He could face up to life in prison when his trial starts in August.

The last time the Cameron County District Attorney’s office asked for the death penalty was during the John Allen Rubio and Angela Camacho murder trials. Rubio was sentenced to death, but it was later overturned. Camacho was sentenced to life in prison.

Kids You Should Know

Four years ago, KRGV-TV introduced “Kids You Should Know” and asked teachers and viewers to send us stories of the kids they thought “you should know.” The response has been overwhelming. We have introduced kids who live in challenging circumstance to those who seem to have everything going for them. We have introduced kids who were physically handicapped to kids who are star athletes. We have introduced kids who struggle to make passing grades to kids who are extremely gifted. But all the kids we have introduced have one thing in common: They have taken responsibility for their own lives.

Introducing the latest Kids You Should Know:

Samantha Arciba

“Kid You Should Know” 2005-05-02 09:09:05.161891

Hello, my name is Yvonne Arciba. I am 28 years old and an elementary school teacher in Edinburg. My husband Ramon Arciba is 31 years old and a full-time student at the University of Texas-Pan American where he is in the final stages of pursing a Kinisiology and Math degree. We have been married 10 years and have two wonderful children. Our daughter Samantha is 10 years old, and our son Ramon III is 4 years old.

Today, I am extremely honored to nominate my daughter, Samantha Rae Arciba, to Kids You Should Know. Samantha is a 10 year old fourth grader at Jefferson Elementary School in Edinburg. She has been in the E.C.I.S.D. Gifted and Talented Program for three years. She has maintained a Straight A Honor Roll (90-100 average) in all subjects throughout all of her academic life. She has never brought home anything lower than a 90 on her report card. Currently, Samantha is a member of her school choir, student council, and UIL. All of her teachers have always told me she is a model student.

In addition to her academics, Samantha is activiely involved in many different sports. She is currently playing on two softball teams. She is the pitcher for the Edinburg Pony Softball Association’s Lady Longhorns Fastpich team. Samantha has also been playing for a traveling softball team for about 10 months. In January she attendend a pitching and hitting camp at the University of Texas in Austin where she and the other attendees were trained by the Longhorns softball team. She has been playing softball every year since kindergarten. In addition to softball, she is also involved in soccer. She has only been playing soccer for two years, but has had tremendous growth and success. Her 2004 Edinburg Fall League team won the State Championship in San Antonio this past December. About three weeks ago she wrapped up a Soccer League in the city of Edinburg (where she played with another team) and her team took first place in the league.

Also, in additon to softball and soccer, Samantha also enjoys playing basketball. She plays for the Edinburg Parks and Recreation Department’s Winter Basketball League. In February she wrapped up the season as her team’s point guard. She has been actively playing basketball in the city of Edinburg for the past three years. Similarly, for the past three summers my daughter has also participated in the Edinburg Parks & Recreation’s Learn to Swim Program where she takes swimming lessons in the months of June and July. She loves swimming and is anxious for the pools to open this year.

My daughter is a loving, intelligent, and active 10 year old with a heart of gold. Every day I am amazed at her ongoing enthusiasm towards school and sports. I really hope you can consider her for your program. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you very much for your time.

nomination submitted by: Yvonne Arciba

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Mainly clear skies. Low around 75F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night:

Generally sunny. High near 95F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday

High:95°
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Clear to partly cloudy skies. Low 74F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night:

Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 93F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

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High:93°
Low:75°
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Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

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High:94°
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UV Index: 11 Extreme
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Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

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Low:75°
UV Index: 11 Extreme
Precipitation: 10 %
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

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KRGV NEWSCHANNEL 5 Broadcast in Digital Format

Weslaco, Texas.KRGV NEWSCHANNEL 5 started broadcasting a Digital signal to the Rio Grande Valley market on October 8th, 2002.

“KRGV NEWSCHANNEL 5 is proud to provide Digital TV to our viewers in the Rio Grande Valley,” said KRGV NEWSCHANNEL 5 General Manager Ray Alexander. “Digital TV means quality and choice for the consumer. Higher resolution, a sharper picture, crystal clear sound. It’s like being there.”

A digital signal removes a lot of the video noise viewers currently see, and has almost a three-dimensional quality.

In order to see the new digital signal, viewers will have to upgrade their television sets to a set that will receive a digital signal.

However, current analog signal viewers are watching right now will not be interrupted, as NEWSCHANNEL 5 will broadcast in both digital and analog formats for the next few years.

In the digital spectrum, NEWSCHANNEL 5 will broadcast KRGV-DT on digital channel 13. Currently one local cable company, Time-Warner Cable, is carrying KRGV-DT on its digital service.

Programming

Programming on KRGV-DT currently consists of the full daily schedule of NEWSCHANNEL 5, with wide-screen High Definition programming from ABC in evening prime time. The ABC Television Network is broadcasting about fourteen hours a week of HDTV, including comedies such as “The George Lopez Show”; Dramas “NYPD Blue”, and “Alias”; as well as theatrical movies and certain sports events. ABC is planning to telecast the 2003-2004 season of “Monday Night Football” in HDTV as well. All ABC HD programs will be presented in wide screen format with Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound audio.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Digital TV?
KRGV-DT Channel 13 (DTV) is clearer pictures, better sound, more programming and more viewing excitement than traditional analog television. DTV offers a picture free of “ghosts”, “snow” or interference. The crisper, sharper image is due to the increased number of pixels the digital signal puts on the screen – the higher the number, the sharper the picture – and High-definition Television has the highest resolution available. Furthermore, high definition TV has CD-quality Dolby 5.1 surround sound, adding to the ultimate home theater experience. DTV also enables broadcasters to multicast, bringing viewers multiple channels of over-the-air programming simultaneously in a Standard-definition Television format.

Why is Digital TV better than “regular” analog TV?
KRGV-DT brings viewers five times the picture resolution and clarity of analog TV, making viewers feel like they are right in the middle of the action on their screens. DTV uses binary code, the same system of ones and zeroes that run on computers and digitally recorded compact discs. Switching TV broadcasts to digital is like switching from cassette tape to compact disc or from VHS tape to a DVD – the pictures are clearer, and sound is improved, giving viewers the opportunity to experience with a 16.9 aspect ratio compared to today’s 4.3 aspect ratio of analog television. DTV lets viewers see wide screen images.

Will consumers have to pay to receive Digital TV broadcasts?
No. Unlike digital cable where consumers pay monthly fees for services, KRGV-DT provides high quality programming with over-the-air broadcasting.

What about my existing analog TV?
Until the total conversion to DTV is made, KRGV NEWSCHANNEL 5 will generally simulcast the same programs on two different channels – KRGV-DT Channel 13 in a digital format and KRGV NEWSCHANNEL 5 on Channel 5 in analog. Viewers with analog sets will be able to convert a digital signal to an analog signal by hooking up a digital tuner decoder to their sets; however, they will not be able to experience the crystal clear pictures and sound quality that an high definition TV set provides, nor will they experience the advantages of data-casting or Interactive television.

What are the different signals viewers will see with DTV? KRGV-DT has the capability of transmitting several different programs simultaneously. With the proper equipment, the viewer can select the desired signal, including:

High-definition Television allows KRGV-DT to transmit a wide-screen picture with many times more detail than is contained in current analog TV pictures, High definition TV brings viewers programming so crisp and clear, it produces an image as sharp as reality. In addition, High definition TV offers unsurpassed audio quality with Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound.

Standard-definition Television – A standard definition TV signal is another type of signal that viewers experience through DTV. While standard definition TV signals eliminate ghosting and snow, they are particularly remarkable because they occupy less space on the allocated spectrum than high- definition signals and brings viewers multiple channels of free, over-the-air programming from the same station.

In effect, one Digital Television signal can carry a program broadcast in High Definition, as well as a second program in Standard Definition; or as many as three different programs in Standard Definition at the same time.What should consumers look for-when shopping for a new TV set today?
When shopping for a new TV set, consumers today have many choices:

An integrated Digital TV set – This option allows viewers to receive analog and digital signals. An integrated set can project high-definition, or standard-definition signals. An high definition TV set has the highest resolution available and provides the ultimate home theater experience. An integrated DTV set provides consumers the most convenient, hassle-free way to experience Digital TV.

A Digital TV monitor and a separate digital tuner decoder box-this option allows consumer to upgrade to Digital TV when ready. If consumers choose to purchase only a Digital TV monitor, they will get a wide-screen format and improved picture. In order to receive an over-the-air signal with a Digital TV monitor, consumers must purchase a set-top decoder box. These boxes may be used with high definition, or standard definition monitors. An analog set – If consumers buy an analog set today, they will not receive any of the benefits of Digital TV, including the clearest pictures and sound ever available. Because an analog set does not have a digital tuner, consumers will have to purchase a digital tuner decoder box to watch Digital TV.

Where Can I Buy An HDTV Set? How Much Do They Cost?
If your TV has progressive-scan inputs for connection to a computer display card or DVD player, you’ll be able to see some HDTV signals by adding a set-top box receiver (STB), which will generally yield some but not all of the advanced resolution of HDTV. These cost in the range of $400 to $1,000. Otherwise, you can buy new HDTV sets at most electronics stores. Just like any cutting-edge electronic equipment, the early receivers are expensive. When HDTV sets came on the market, they cost as much as $8,000. In a short amount of time, prices have dropped to around $2,000, and prices may drop to $1,500 within a year.

Can I receive KRGV-DT on digital cable? If I buy a Digital TV will it work with digital cable?
Currently KRGV-DT is carried by Time Warner Cable, however a special “cable box” is required to receive the digital signal. This box will connect to most standard and High Definition television sets, however the benefits of HDTV will only be available with a High Definition set and digital audio system.

How long will it take the Television World to switch to the new Digital Technology?
Originally, the Federal Communications Commission set Jan. 1, 2007, as the final date to turn off the existing analog television systems. Congress will inevitably delay that date until more than 85 percent of the people have access to digital television signals.

Will my Current TV set be obsolete?
You will be able to watch digital TV signals on your existing TV set with a set-top digital receiver. However, you will not be able to enjoy the crisp high-definition picture.

What about my VCR, DVD player and Camcorder? Will I be able to use them with an HDTV set?
HDTV sets are “backward compatible,” meaning all existing analog equipment (VCR’s, DVD players, camcorders, video games, etc.) will work on digital TV sets, but not in high definition. Their video will be displayed in the maximum resolution that each product is capable of.