KTVL, channel 10 (known as "News 10") is a CBS television affiliate based in Medford, Oregon and broadcasts from a transmitter high atop Mount Ashland, 15 miles (24 km) south of the city. The station covers eight counties in southern Oregon and northern California. The studios are located on Rossanley Drive in northwest Medford. The station has 27 translators.[1]

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Medford/Klamath Falls, Oregon [[1]]/[Shasta, California]

Branding News 10
Slogan Coverage You Can Count On
Channels Digital: 10 (VHF)
Subchannels 10.1 HD

10.2 The CW 10.3 CBS SD

Translators K19HH-D 19 Klamath Falls

K47LD-D 47 Medford for others, (see article)

Affiliations CBS
Owner Freedom Communications, Inc.

(Freedom Broadcasting of Oregon Licensee, LLC)

First air date October 3, 1961
Former callsigns KMED-TV (1961-1977)
Former channel number(s) Analog:10 (VHF, 1961-2009)Digital: 35 (UHF)
Former affiliations Primary:NBC (1961-1983)Secondary:

ABC (1961-1984)

Transmitter power 9 kW
Height 1001 m
Facility ID 22570
Transmitter coordinates 42°4′51.4″N 122°43′13.1″W


Channel 10 signed on the air October 3, 1961 as KMED-TV, owned by Ray Johnson and his company, Radio Medford, Inc., along withKMED-AM 1440. Several groups contended for the second television station in the area, but Radio Medford received a substantial assist from Bill Smulin, owner of KTVM (now KOBI), who offered Radio Medford space on KTVM's tower. KMED-TV was an NBC affiliate, since KMED-AM had been an NBC radio affiliate since 1937. It also shared ABC with KTVM.

In 1963, the station started a joint news department with its radio sister. KMED-AM had set up the first full radio news department betweenPortland and San Francisco in 1957.

In 1966, the station moved to a new tower on Mount Ashland, which added Klamath Falls to its city-grade coverage. It is the highest transmitting tower in the Pacific Northwest, with over 132,000 watts of power. To this day, channel 10 is the only Medford station that covers the entire market without a full-power satellite station.

KMED-TV bought the first color cameras in Southern Oregon in 1968, a year of many firsts for the station. That year also saw the area's first live remote broadcast, the first television editorials and the first use of live microwave technology.

In 1977, KMED was sold off, and KMED-TV became KTVL. In 1981, Johnson sold KTVL to its current owner, Freedom Communications, marking Freedom's entry into television. Under Freedom's ownership, KTVL aired the first color weather forecast in Southern Oregon. In the meantime Johnson was working on another station, which would become KTVZ in Bend, Oregon.

In 1983, KTVL traded affiliations with KOBI and became a CBS affiliate, though it continued to carry some ABC programming until KDRVsigned on a year later. Kingsley Kelley currently serves as the station's general manager.

Jerry Lewis Telethon

KTVL is also the only southern Oregon and northern California television station that has continuously broadcast the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon every Labor Day Weekend since 1970. (Fellow CBS affiliate KHSL-TV in Chico, California, was the next closest station to do so before broadcasting the program was ceased after 1997 by new ownership.) The local portion of the telethon is now hosted by members of the News 10 newscast team including Trish (Borucki) Glose, Kevin Lollis and Libby Dowsett. It is believed to be one of the most successful local telethon broadcasts in the country. Marvin Rhodes, who was the main host for 35 years, and Donna Hildebrand, who was co-host for over 25 years, ended their tenure as telethon hosts in 2005.

The most emotional moment came in 2002 when a devastated Marvin Rhodes announced that Grants Pass, Oregon resident Ray Dimmick, who battled courageously against ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), had died in December 2001. Dimmick, accompanied by his wife Debra, appeared on the show every year for 10 years despite his condition deteriorating. A tribute video was broadcast in his memory. [2] [3] [4]

After 10


After 10 program logo (launched 2006)

After 10 was KTVL's attempt to compete against NBC's Saturday Night Live by producing a program for its target audience themselves, instead on relying on syndication. After 10 was being retooled and was expected to be relaunched in the third quarter of 2007, but it never returned to the air.On June 3, 2006, KTVL launched a new locally-produced late night program for young adults called After 10, hosted by Curtis Bartlett and Lindsey Matherly, every Saturday night at 11:30pm. It was dubbed as the only locally produced show that delivers news and information on the local music scene, video games, movie releases (in theaters and on video), graphic novels, music videos, viral videos from the internet, and websites.

News 10 Good Morning

On January 24, 2011 KTVL added an additional hour to their morning news program. Originally, it was News 10 at 6 a.m. but they changed the start time to 4:55 a.m. dubbing it "News 10 Good Morning" going head-to-head with competitor KDRV's early morning newscast. The show switch up its format, differing from its competitors to include faster-paced headline style news with more morning weather hits than any other station in Southern Oregon and Northern California. In addition to showcasing the station's strong social media content, with the only station to have smart phone and iPad applications.

News Operation

The newscasts are currently anchored by Trish Glose at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chief meteorologist is Kevin Lollis. Sebastian Robertson and Cate Cauguiran anchor the 5 a.m. newscast--News 10 Good Morning and Libby Dowsett anchors the region's only noon newscast.

KTVL (as well as competitor KOBI) does not currently have a local sportscast. It was dropped in 2009 by management. It is a move that many believe has hurt the station. (KDRV is the only station in the market to continue airing a local sportscast.)

On-air staff

Current On-Air Staff

News Team

  • Trish Glose - Anchor; News 10 at 5, 6,and 11 p.m.
  • Rick Tillery- Anchor; News 10 at 5, 6 and 11pm
  • Libby Dowsett - Anchor; News 10 at Noon
  • Sebastian Robertson - Anchor/Reporter; News 10 Good Morning
  • Katie Conner - Weekend Anchor/Reporter; News 10 Weekends at 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Cate Cauguiran - Anchor/Reporter; News 10 Good Morning
  • Jenica Villamor - Reporter
  • Whitney Clark - Reporter
  • Ramses Alvarez - Reporter

Weather Team

  • Kevin Lollis - Chief Meteorologist; News 10 at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. (also environmental reporter)
  • Lindsey Matherly - Weather Anchor; News 10 Good Morning and Noon
  • Krystle Henderson - Weather Anchor; News 10 Weekends at 6 and 11 p.m. (also reporter)

Sports Team

  • The station does not currently operate a sports department.

Former staff

  • Pete Belcastro - commentator (former director of Rogue Valley Community Television (RVTV) at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon and SOU former football and basketball commentator at KMED-AM and KCMX-AM)
  • Ann Curry (telethon co-hostess, now of NBC's The Today Show)
  • Ethan Harp (now reporter at KNTV in San Jose/San Francisco)
  • Hank Henry - news anchor, commentator and Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon co-host (former Jackson County commissioner who died in 2003)
  • Leon Hunsaker (legendary weatherman/meteorologist, also formerly of KOBI, now retired)
  • Fred Inglis (now weekend sports anchor at KTVU in Oakland/San Francisco)
  • Marvin Rhodes - on-air talent, account executive and Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon co-host from 1970 to 2005

News/station presentation

Newscast titles

  • NewsCenter 10 (?-1980s)
  • Channel 10 News (1980s-2002)
  • News 10 (2002-present)

Station slogans

  • Making a Difference (2002-2006)
  • Coverage You Can Count On (2006-present)

Digital television

KTVL-DT broadcasts on digital channel 10.

Digital channels

Channel Name Programming
10.1 KTVL-DT Main KTVL programming / CBSHD
10.2 KTVL-DT2 The CW

KTVL shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 10, on June 12, 2009, as part of the DTV transition in the United States. [5] The station had been broadcasting its pre-transition digital signal over UHF channel 35, but returned to channel 10 for its post-transition operations.[6]

Southern Oregon CW 11

On September 18, 2006, The WB and UPN merged to form the new CW Network. KTVL has picked up the affiliation to The CW, and is broadcasting its programming on a digital subchannel. KMFD, Medford's former WB "cable-only" station is the new CW affiliate and has been renamed KTVL-DT 2, "Southern Oregon's CW 11".


KTVL is rebroadcast on the following translator stations.

City Grade Translators:

Repeater stations:


  1. ^ "Translator Information".
  2. ^ Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon on KTVL - Ray Dimmick tribute part 1, courtesy of KTVL, September 2002
  3. ^ Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon on KTVL - Ray Dimmick tribute part 2, courtesy of KTVL, September 2002
  4. ^ Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon on KTVL - Ray Dimmick tribute part 3, courtesy of KTVL, September 2002
  5. ^
  6. ^ CDBS Print

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