Starting Sept. 17, KSBI-52 will become a MyNetworkTV affiliate and premiere a new format of first-run comedies and dramas, as well as expand its locally produced programs, the station announced.
Owned by the Family Broadcasting Group, the station has heavily invested in sports and syndicated programming that includes Texas Rangers baseball and SEC football.
The station's new fall schedule will include “Law & Order SVU,” “House,” “Monk,” “White Collar,” and “Numb3rs” as part of MyNetworkTV, as well as first-run programs including “The Border,” “Collector,” “Jeremiah,” “Leverage,” “Unsealed,” “Mr. Box Office” and “First Family.”
KSBI's locally produced “OK Sports Wrap” will expand to 6:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Other programs include “Oklahoma Live” at 1 p.m., “Rodeo Opry Sundays” at 8 p.m. Sunday and “Oklahoma Cooks” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. “Mind Games” will expand to include the original college games at 6 p.m. Sunday followed by a new high school edition of the games at 6:30 p.m.
Continental Television Sales, a division of the Katz Television Group, announced that it will provide representation for KSBI.
“We are very pleased and excited to become a member of the impressive group of stations Katz and Continental Television Sales represent,” said Vince Orza, KSBI president and chief executive officer. “Over the last year, KSBI has received 15 national, regional and local awards for broadcast excellence. Typically, recognitions of this nature go to local news departments, so we're extremely proud of the extraordinary array of local sports, entertainment programs and specials that KSBI produces to showcase the best of Oklahoma.”
Continental represents more than 185 stations nationwide and maintains sales offices across the country.