System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at DotNetNuke.Framework.DefaultPage.OnLoad(EventArgs e) in e:\websites\\public_html\Default.aspx.cs:line 791 Local station debuts text message service | TvTechnology

Local station debuts text message service

July 10, 2005

KMPH-TV, a Pappas Telecasting owned FOX affiliate in the Fresno-Visalia, CA, has initiated a free text message service for its viewers.

Using TextCaster software, the new service delivers news and program-oriented text messages to cell phones. The content includes:

  • Breaking news
  • National security alerts
  • Daily morning weather forecast
  • Traffic alerts
  • Contests and promotions information
  • Daily stock market closing information
  • AMBER alerts

Viewers may sign up for this free service by visiting, and then clicking the First Alert News link. Text messages reach the mobile phones of users who opt-in almost immediately.

Pappas Telecasting has already initiated text-messaging service at KTNC-TV, the Azteca America affiliate in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose and Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto DMAs. It offers the first text service with AMBER Alerts in Spanish. The company previously announced plans to offer text-messaging service at KPTM-TV, Omaha, NE; KDBC-TV, El Paso, TX; KSWT-TV, Yuma, AZ; and KHGI-TV, Lincoln-Hastings-Kearney, NE.

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