Storms knock 3 Austin TV stations off the air

Update: KXAN, KNVA and KBVO are back on the air.

Earlier: Heavy storms that hit Central Texas Saturday night knocked three TV stations off the air for several hours.

NBC affiliate KXAN, CW affiliate KNVA and MyNetworkTV affiliate KBVO lost both their main and backup power supplies shortly after 9 p.m., according to posts on Twitter.

The three stations, which are operated by Virginia-based Media General, share studios on West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near the University of Texas campus.

The power outage forced KXAN to cancel its 10 p.m. newscast, according to the station’s assistant news director, who tweeted a photo of news anchor David Scott sitting in a darkened studio.

As of 12:30 a.m., the stations remained off the air.



Author: Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.

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