KHRR, Virtual channel 40 (UHF digital channel 16), is a Telemundo owned-and-operated television station and Ion Television licensed to Tucson, Arizona, United States. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast). KHRR's transmitter is located atop the Tucson Mountains.

History[edit | edit source]

KPOL[edit | edit source]

Channel 40 was originally home to an English-language independent station, known as KPOL, which signed on the air January 5, 1985. At the same time, KDTU (now KTTU) signed on with a similar format. Tucson was too small to support both stations, so KPOL filed for bankruptcy in 1988 and went dark in 1989. The license remained active.

KHRR[edit | edit source]

In 1991, local Tucson businessman Jay Zucker purchased the dormant KPOL license out of bankruptcy, and on July 1, 1992, channel 40 signed on as KHRR with Telemundo programming. Zucker owned the station until 1998, when he sold it to The Apogee Companies, who maintained the Telemundo affiliation.

KHRR became a Telemundo O&O in 2002, along with KDRX-CA (now KDPH-LP). The two stations maintained a sister relationship, sharing their newscasts and programming stations, yet with each station based out of its own city of license. The arrangement continued until a 2006 station swap relocated Telemundo O&O KPHZ to Phoenix, Arizona, where it became KTAZ, and Daystar O&O KDTP to Holbrook, Arizona. The deal also transferred KDRX-CA to Daystar, where it became KDTP-CA.

In 2007, a restructuring plan by parent company NBC Universal, called "NBCU 2.0", moved the KHRR and KTAZ newscasts to the Telemundo News Hub in Dallas, along with news operations of other Telemundo stations in the West.

TV stations in Arizona
Telemundo affiliates UniMás affiliates Univision affiliates Azteca affiliates Other stations
KTAZ, Phoenix KFTU, Douglas KTVW, Phoenix KMOH/KEJR-LD, Kingman/Phoenix KYUM-LD, Yuma
KHRR, Tucson KFPH, Flagstaff KUVE, Tucson KUDF-LP, Tucson KSWT-DT3, Yuma
KPDF-CD, Phoenix
K38IZ-D, Phoenix
KVPA-LD, Phoenix
KTTU-DT2, Phoenix
KPHE-LD, Phoenix
KFPB-LD, Globe
TV stations in Arizona
KPPX, Tolleson

KHRR-DT3, Tucson

TV stations in Tucson, Arizona
KFTU 3 (UMás)
KMSB 11 (Fox)
K35OU-D 21 (HSN)
KPCE-LP 29 (Daystar)
KWBA 58 (CW)
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