KBTX at 60: 2007 - 2017 - KBTX in the digital age

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- If you're like most Americans, the way you get your news has drastically changed over the last decade.

And the way we deliver the news, and our programming has also changed, thanks to new technology and the use of social media

In 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPhone. It forever changed the way we gather news and communicate with our viewers.

In 2009, engineers removed the analog antenna off the KBTX tower in Grimes County, and with a flip of the switch, we jumped into the digital age of broadcasting.

In 2011, Oprah signed off, and was replaced by First News at Four.

It would become the first newscast at KBTX to be broadcast in High Definition. We also saw the transformation of our facilities, including the control room and the studio.

KBTX journalists have proudly stood side-by-side in the last decade with Aggies in New York City, Afghanistan, and Belgium. We were also there as Aggieland celebrated the A&M Women Basketball team's national championship win in 2011.

Our cameras were rolling with when the Plaza Hotel came tumbling down in 2012, and the implosion of the west end of Kyle Field.

Here at KBTX, there was a shift in leadership. Mike Wright added our sister station in Waco to his list of responsibilities, and Lori Bruffett became our first female station manager.

Last year, tornadoes touched down in Bryan and Navasota and deadly flooding devastated parts of Washington County. It was also our first chance to really use the new Weather Edge. It’s a state-of-the-art storm tracking vehicle designed to keep you and your family informed and safe.

We know our community continues to grow at a rapid pace, and it's our commitment to continue meeting your expectations. It's why in January we expanded BVTM to 5:00 a.m.

We never know what tomorrow will bring, but being prepared for it is what we strive for at KBTX.

Today, tomorrow, and for the next 60 years.