KAPP, virtual channel 35 (UHF digital channel 14), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Yakima, Washington, United States. The station is owned by Morgan Murphy Media. KAPP's studios are located on North 4th Street in downtown Yakima, and its transmitter is located on Ahtanum Ridge. KAPP operates a semi-satellite in Kennewick: KVEW (channel 42), which serves the Tri-Cities area. It repeats KAPP most of the day, though it airs separate legal identifications and commercial inserts and has its own website. Local newscasts are simulcast on both stations. Master control and most internal operations for KAPP and KVEW are based at the studios of sister station and fellow ABC affiliate KXLY-TV on West Boone Avenue in Spokane. On satellite, KAPP is only available on DirecTV, while Dish Network carries KVEW instead. Both providers do not carry either station's MeTV subchannel. It is a semi-satellite of KAPP in Yakima, Washington, airing its own newscasts and commercials. The two stations are owned by Morgan Murphy Media, who also owns KXLY-TV in Spokane, Washington.
|Branding||KAPP ABC 35 - Your Local ABC (general)
KAPP-KVEW Local News (newscasts)
|Slogan||See The Difference Every Day|
|Channels||Digital: 14 (UHF)|
|Owner||Morgan Murphy Media
(Apple Valley Broadcasting, Inc.)
|First air date||September 21, 1970|
|Call letters' meaning||APPle Valley|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
35 (UHF, 1970–2009)
|Transmitter power||160 kW|
Before KAPP signed on, CBS affiliate KIMA-TV (channel 29) had carried ABC as a secondary affiliation until KNDO (channel 23) signed on in 1959. KNDO became the area's primary ABC affiliate until 1965, when it switched its primary affiliation to NBC. Both KNDO and KIMA-TV shared ABC's programming from that point until KAPP signed on the air on September 21, 1970 and all ABC programming moved to KAPP. The most notable ABC program shown on the station's first day was the first-ever Monday Night Football game.
The station began airing Spokane's MeTV affiliate KXMN-LD on a digital subchannel in September 2006. KAPP was one of the remaining stations to sign-off every night, but that practice ended in 2012 when World News Now was added to the programming lineup.
On December 22, 2008, KAPP discontinued its 6 p.m. and weekend newscasts. The 11 p.m. newscast was reduced to a five-minute broadcast before Nightline, and post-January 2013, Jimmy Kimmel Live! In addition to this move, 17 employees from KVEW and KAPP were laid off and KAPP's studio building was listed for sale.
While weather came from KXLY for several years, local weather reports have returned as of 2016, with meteorologist Jason Valentine at 5 and 6:30, and Kristen Walls during their Good Morning Northwest newscast. With the cancellation of The Insider and Extra moving from 6 p.m. to 7:30 on September 11, 2017, KAPP began airing local news at 6:00, for the first time in almost a decade.
Current on-air staff
- Actionews 35
- News 35
- KAPP 35 News
- KAPP Local News
- KAPP/KVEW Local News
- Total News Coverage
- Where the Forecast Comes First
- Local Coverage You Can Count On
- See the Difference Every Day
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