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'''KION-TV''' is a full-power [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_station television station] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salinas,_California Salinas, California], broadcasting on digital channel 32 as a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS CBS] affiliate. The stations continues to use UHF channel 46 as its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_channel virtual channel] through the use of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSIP PSIP]. KION-TV shows local news, weather, and sports programming, as well as syndicated and community-affair programs. Owned by Cowles California Media Company, a subsidiary of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spokane,_Washington Spokane, Washington]-based [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowles_Publishing_Company Cowles Publishing Company], the station is sister to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-power_broadcasting low-powered] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemundo Telemundo] affiliate [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KMUV-LP KMUV-LP] and full-service [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Broadcasting_Company Fox] affiliate [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KCBA KCBA]. The latter is owned by Seal Rock Broadcasters but operated by Cowles through a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shared_services shared services] agreement.
 
   
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KION can be seen on channel 5 on most cable systems. While most transmitters for the Monterey Peninsula is located on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_Peak Fremont Peak], KION's transmitter is currently located on [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mount_Toro&action=edit&redlink=1 Mount Toro], about 10 miles south of Salinas.
 
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">'''KION-TV''' is a full-power [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_station television station] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salinas,_California Salinas, California], broadcasting on digital channel 32 as a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS CBS] affiliate. The stations continues to use UHF channel 46 as its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_channel virtual channel] through the use of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSIP PSIP]. KION-TV shows local news, weather, and sports programming, as well as syndicated and community-affair programs. Owned by Cowles California Media Company, a subsidiary of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spokane,_Washington Spokane, Washington]-based [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowles_Publishing_Company Cowles Publishing Company], the station is sister to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-power_broadcasting low-powered] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemundo Telemundo] affiliate [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KMUV-LP KMUV-LP] and full-service [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Broadcasting_Company Fox] affiliate [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KCBA KCBA]. The latter is owned by Seal Rock Broadcasters but operated by Cowles through a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shared_services shared services] agreement.</p>
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! colspan="2" style="text-align: center;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salinas,_California Salinas]/[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey,_California Monterey, California]
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! colspan="2" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: center; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salinas,_California Salinas]/[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey,_California Monterey, California]
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_license City of license]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_license City of license]
| style=""|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey,_California Monterey, California]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey,_California Monterey, California]
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brand Branding]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|Branding
| style=""|KION 46 (general)
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|KION 46 (general)
Central Coast News (newscasts)
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Central Coast News(newscasts)
 
Central Coast CW (DT2)
 
Central Coast CW (DT2)
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slogan Slogan]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|Slogan
| style=""|''Right Now'' (primary)
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|''Right Now'' (primary)
 
''Your Eye on the Central Coast'' (secondary)
 
''Your Eye on the Central Coast'' (secondary)
''A New Leader is Emerging'' (station)
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''A New Leader is Emerging''(station)
''Great Deals, Everyday'' (Central Coast Deals promo)
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''Great Deals, Everyday''(Central Coast Deals promo)
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_%28broadcasting%29 Channels]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_(broadcasting) Channels]
| style=""|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_terrestrial_television Digital]: 32 ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_high_frequency UHF])
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_terrestrial_television Digital]: 32 ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_high_frequency UHF])
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_subchannel Subchannels]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_subchannel Subchannels]
| style=""|46.1 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS CBS]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|46.1 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS CBS]
 
46.2 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_CW_Television_Network The CW]
 
46.2 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_CW_Television_Network The CW]
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affiliate Affiliations]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affiliate Affiliations]
| style=""|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS_Television_Network CBS Television Network] (primary)
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS_Television_Network CBS Television Network](primary)
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_CW_Television_Network The CW Television Network] (secondary)
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_CW_Television_Network The CW Television Network](secondary)
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owner Owner]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|Owner
| style=""|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowles_Publishing_Company Cowles Publishing Company]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowles_Publishing_Company Cowles Publishing Company]
 
''(Cowles California Media Company)''
 
''(Cowles California Media Company)''
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|First air date
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|First air date
| style=""|February 2, 1969
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|February 2, 1969
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_sign Call letters' meaning]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_sign Call letters' meaning]
| style=""|Your '''I''' (Eye) '''ON''' The Central Coast (former slogan)
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|Your '''I''' (Eye) '''ON''' The Central Coast (former slogan)
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_station Sister station(s)]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_station Sister station(s)]
| style=""|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KCBA KCBA], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KMUV-LP KMUV-LP]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KCBA KCBA], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KMUV-LP KMUV-LP]
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_sign Former callsigns]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_sign Former callsigns]
| style=""|KMST (1969-1993)
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|KMST (1969-1993)
 
KCCN-TV (1993-1997)
 
KCCN-TV (1993-1997)
 
KION (1997-2002)
 
KION (1997-2002)
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|Former channel number(s)
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|Former channel number(s)
| style=""|'''Analog''':
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|'''Analog''':
 
46 (UHF, 1969-2009)
 
46 (UHF, 1969-2009)
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affiliate Former affiliations]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affiliate Former affiliations]
| style=""|'''Secondary''':
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|'''Secondary''':
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPN UPN] (1995-2003)
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPN UPN] (1995-2003)
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effective_radiated_power Transmitter power]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effective_radiated_power Transmitter power]
| style=""|46 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilowatt kW]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|46 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilowatt kW]
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAAT Height]
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| style=""|758 m
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|758 m
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facility_ID Facility ID]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facility_ID Facility ID]
| style=""|26249
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|26249
 
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|Transmitter coordinates
| style=""|[http://toolserver.org/%7Egeohack/geohack.php?pagename=KION-TV&params=36_32_5_N_121_37_14_W_type:landmark_scale:2000 36°32′5″N 121°37′14″W / 36.53472°N 121.62056°W / 36.53472; -121.62056]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://toolserver.org/~geohack/geohack.php?pagename=KION-TV&params=36_32_5_N_121_37_14_W_type:landmark_scale:2000 36°32′5″N 121°37′14″W]
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Website Website]
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|Website
| style=""|[http://www.kionrightnow.com/ KION's official website]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://www.kionrightnow.com/ KION's official website]
 
[http://www.yourcwtv.com/partners/monterey/ Central Coast CW]
 
[http://www.yourcwtv.com/partners/monterey/ Central Coast CW]
 
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">KION can be seen on channel 5 on most cable systems. While most transmitters for the Monterey Peninsula is located on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_Peak Fremont Peak], KION's transmitter is currently located on [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mount_Toro&action=edit&redlink=1 Mount Toro], about 10 miles south of Salinas.</p>
 
==History==
 
==History==
KION originally started out as '''KMST-TV''' ('''M'''onterey-'''S'''alinas '''T'''elevsion) on February 2, 1969 as a CBS affiliate, taking it over from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC NBC] affiliate [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KSBW KSBW] which had it as a secondary.[http://www.electricscotland.com/history/today/0202.htm [1]] KMST was available in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_market markets] that reached from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey_Bay Monterey Bay] area to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jose,_California San Jose, California]. Retlaw Broadcasting, a subsidiary of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retlaw_Enterprises Retlaw Enterprises] (a company owned by relatives of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney Walt Disney]), acquired KMST from its original local owners in 1979.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">KION originally started out as '''KMST-TV''' ('''M'''onterey-'''S'''alinas '''T'''elevsion) on February 2, 1969 as a CBS affiliate, taking it over from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC NBC] affiliate[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KSBW KSBW] which had it as a secondary.[http://www.electricscotland.com/history/today/0202.htm [1]] KMST was available in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_market markets] that reached from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey_Bay Monterey Bay] area to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jose,_California San Jose, California]. Retlaw Broadcasting, a subsidiary of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retlaw_Enterprises Retlaw Enterprises] (a company owned by relatives of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney Walt Disney]), acquired KMST from its original local owners in 1979.</p>
   
By 1993, San Jose's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCI TCI] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_television cable] opted to drop KMST. Later that year Retlaw sold the station to a partnership between Harron Communications and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Media,_LLC Smith Broadcasting] (with Smith Broadcasting controlling the joint venture). Through a share of Smith Broadcasting, current [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport_Television Newport Television] CEO [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_DiPasquale Sandy DiPasquale] held a small stake in Channel 46 at that time. The new owners changed Channel 46's call sign to '''KCCN-TV'''. The next year Smith Broadcasting sold its share of the station to Harron in order to purchase KSBW. At that time KCBA (Fox 35), then owned by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ackerley_Group Ackerley Group], signed a local marketing agreement with KCCN with Ackerley taking over the operations of both stations. The beginning of the LMA came at a time when CBS' ratings were (relatively speaking) at one of the lowest points in the network's history while Fox's ratings were on the rise. Although KCCN was longer-established, KCBA became the senior partner in the LMA. In 1997 KCCN changed its call letters again, this time to KION.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">By 1993, San Jose's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCI TCI] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_television cable] opted to drop KMST. Later that year Retlaw sold the station to a partnership between Harron Communications and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Media,_LLC Smith Broadcasting] (with Smith Broadcasting controlling the joint venture). Through a share of Smith Broadcasting, current [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport_Television Newport Television] CEO [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_DiPasquale Sandy DiPasquale] held a small stake in Channel 46 at that time. The new owners changed Channel 46's call sign to '''KCCN-TV'''. The next year Smith Broadcasting sold its share of the station to Harron in order to purchase KSBW. At that time KCBA (Fox 35), then owned by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ackerley_Group Ackerley Group], signed a local marketing agreement with KCCN with Ackerley taking over the operations of both stations. The beginning of the LMA came at a time when CBS' ratings were (relatively speaking) at one of the lowest points in the network's history while Fox's ratings were on the rise. Although KCCN was longer-established, KCBA became the senior partner in the LMA. In 1997 KCCN changed its call letters again, this time to KION.</p>
   
Late in 1998, Ackerley bought KION outright from Harron and sold KCBA to Seal Rock Broadcasters. It took more than a year for this transaction to receive [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Communications_Commission Federal Communications Commission] approval due to the then-pending license renewals for both stations, and the deal was completed on January 12, 2000. However, Ackerley continued to operate KCBA through an LMA with its new owners, resulting in KION now becoming the senior partner in the LMA. By that time CBS' ratings had recovered to the competitive level of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC] and NBC. Two years later, Ackerley merged with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_Channel_Communications Clear Channel Communications]. Clear Channel added the '''-TV''' suffix to KION's legal call sign when what was then KTXX (AM 1460, also owned by Clear Channel) took the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KION_%28AM%29 KION] call letters on August 14, 2002. From 1995 to 2003 KION and KCBA carried [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPN UPN] programs such as ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWE_Friday_Night_SmackDown WWF/E SmackDown!]'' and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002 2002] version of ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twilight_Zone_%281959_TV_series%29 The Twilight Zone]'' as a secondary affiliate.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">Late in 1998, Ackerley bought KION outright from Harron and sold KCBA to Seal Rock Broadcasters. It took more than a year for this transaction to receive [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Communications_Commission Federal Communications Commission] approval due to the then-pending license renewals for both stations, and the deal was completed on January 12, 2000. However, Ackerley continued to operate KCBA through an LMA with its new owners, resulting in KION now becoming the senior partner in the LMA. By that time CBS' ratings had recovered to the competitive level of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC] and NBC. Two years later, Ackerley merged with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_Channel_Communications Clear Channel Communications]. Clear Channel added the '''-TV''' suffix to KION's legal call sign when what was then KTXX (AM 1460, also owned by Clear Channel) took the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KION_(AM) KION] call letters on August 14, 2002. From 1995 to 2003 KION and KCBA carried [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPN UPN] programs such as ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWE_Friday_Night_SmackDown WWF/E SmackDown!]'' and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002 2002] version of ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twilight_Zone_(1959_TV_series) The Twilight Zone]'' as a secondary affiliate.</p>
   
On April 20, 2007, Clear Channel entered into an agreement to spin off its entire television stations group to Newport Television, a broadcasting holding company established by the private equity firm [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Providence_Equity_Partners Providence Equity Partners].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-Clear_Channel_Television_0-0">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KION-TV#cite_note-Clear_Channel_Television-0 [1]]</sup>
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">On April 20, 2007, Clear Channel entered into an agreement to spin off its entire television stations group to Newport Television, a broadcasting holding company established by the private equity firm [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Providence_Equity_Partners Providence Equity Partners].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-Clear_Channel_Television_0-0" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KION-TV&diff=423212368&oldid=423194258#cite_note-Clear_Channel_Television-0 [1]]</sup></p>
   
However, Newport Television could not keep KION or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemundo Telemundo] affiliate [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KMUV-LP KMUV-LP] due to Providence Equity Partners' partial ownership of several media properties (specifically, several radio stations owned by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univision_Radio Univision Radio] that are located just outside the Monterey/Salinas [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nielsen_Media_Research Nielsen] market) which serve parts of the market. KION and KMUV were sold to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowles_Publishing_Company Cowles Publishing Company], the owner of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KHQ-TV KHQ-TV] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_KHQ_Television_Group The KHQ Television Group] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spokane,_Washington Spokane, Washington].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-1">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KION-TV#cite_note-1 [2]]</sup> The deal closed on May 7, 2008. On that day, Cowles Publishing took over the LMA for KCBA from Newport Television. However, for some time afterward, Newport Television's website continued to list all three stations (KION, KCBA and KMUV) as being owned and/or operated by Newport. Subsequently, KION and the other former Clear Channel/Newport stations now owned by Cowles switched their web site CMS providers from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inergize_Digital_Media Inergize Digital] to WorldNow.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">However, Newport Television could not keep KION or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemundo Telemundo] affiliate [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KMUV-LP KMUV-LP] due to Providence Equity Partners' partial ownership of several media properties (specifically, several radio stations owned by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univision_Radio Univision Radio] that are located just outside the Monterey/Salinas [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nielsen_Media_Research Nielsen] market) which serve parts of the market. KION and KMUV were sold to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowles_Publishing_Company Cowles Publishing Company], the owner of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KHQ-TV KHQ-TV] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_KHQ_Television_Group The KHQ Television Group] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spokane,_Washington Spokane, Washington].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-1" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KION-TV&diff=423212368&oldid=423194258#cite_note-1 [2]]</sup> The deal closed on May 7, 2008. On that day, Cowles Publishing took over the LMA for KCBA from Newport Television. However, for some time afterward, Newport Television's website continued to list all three stations (KION, KCBA and KMUV) as being owned and/or operated by Newport. Subsequently, KION and the other former Clear Channel/Newport stations now owned by Cowles switched their web site CMS providers from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inergize_Digital_Media Inergize Digital]to WorldNow.</p>
   
KION-AM 1460 is no longer co-owned with TV 46, as Clear Channel continues to operate the radio station. The radio station's logo still echoes that of KION-TV's previous logo, with a "1" and a "0" added to turn "46" into "1460".
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">KION-AM 1460 is no longer co-owned with TV 46, as Clear Channel continues to operate the radio station. The radio station's logo still echoes that of KION-TV's previous logo, with a "1" and a "0" added to turn "46" into "1460".</p>
 
==Man On The Couch and Central Coast Deals==
 
==Man On The Couch and Central Coast Deals==
'''''Man on the Couch''''' is a promo that consists of a man sitting on a couch and showing previews for upcoming shows on KION (including its second digital subchannel) and KCBA, as well as on KCOY and KKFX. Each program preview consists either of a man commenting on the preview or saying the time slot and the branding. All four station's schedules are shown on its website, although Man on the Couch's website itself is hosted by KION. "Man on the Couch" is not shown on KMUV due to its programming from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemundo Telemundo], and the fact that the station is in Spanish.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">'''''Man on the Couch''''' is a promo that consists of a man sitting on a couch and showing previews for upcoming shows on KION (including its second digital subchannel) and KCBA, as well as on KCOY and KKFX. Each program preview consists either of a man commenting on the preview or saying the time slot and the branding. The man is framed in such a way, that you are only able to see the back of the mans head while he watches television. The man on the couch is performed by production and promotion employees from the station. The original man on the couch was performed by Marc Derro and is currently performed by Jeffrey Meza. All four station's schedules are shown on its website, although Man on the Couch's website itself is hosted by KION. "Man on the Couch" is not shown on KMUV due to its programming from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemundo Telemundo], and the fact that the station is in Spanish.</p>
   
'''''Central Coast Deals''''' is a marketing promo shown on KION (including its second digital subchannel), KCBA, KCOY, and KKFX. The promo consists of a deal that appears to attract consumers and giving gift certificates that generally is 50 percent off the discount price of what would be the normal price of a gift certificate. It is noted that it is exclusive to those four stations. Broadcasts for KION and KCBA uses a 16:9 format for station ID's, however, no station ID is shown (KION's second digital subchannel continues to show it in 4:3 ratio). There is a Spanish version of "Central Coast Deals" shown on KMUV, although it uses a Spanish version of the slogan.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">'''''Central Coast Deals''''' is a marketing promo shown on KION (including its second digital subchannel), KCBA, KCOY, and KKFX. The promo consists of a deal that appears to attract consumers and giving gift certificates that generally is 50 percent off the discount price of what would be the normal price of a gift certificate. It is noted that it is exclusive to those four stations. Broadcasts for KION and KCBA uses a 16:9 format for station ID's, however, no station ID is shown (KION's second digital subchannel continues to show it in 4:3 ratio). There is a Spanish version of "Central Coast Deals" shown on KMUV, although it uses a Spanish version of the slogan.</p>
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==Syndicated Shows==
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">As of 2010, syndicated programming includes [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_with_Regis_and_Kelly Live with Regis and Kelly], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_Joe_Brown Judge Joe Brown], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_Judy Judge Judy] during the daytime, as well as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Insider_(TV_series) The Insider], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entertainment_Tonight Entertainment Tonight] before primetime, in which none of the syndicated programming except the latter two and selected comedy reruns are currently in high definition. Weekend programming includes reruns of[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_Minds Criminal Minds], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Case Cold Case], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Without_a_Trace Without a Trace] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_and_a_Half_Men Two and a Half Men].</p>
 
==Digital television==
 
==Digital television==
KION's broadcasts had become digital-only since February 17, 2009 using UHF channel 32. The stations [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_channel virtual channel] via [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSIP PSIP] remains UHF 46, its historical analog channel from 1969 to 2009.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-2">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KION-TV#cite_note-2 [3]]</sup>
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">KION's broadcasts had become digital-only since February 17, 2009 using UHF channel 32. The stations [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_channel virtual channel] via [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSIP PSIP] remains UHF 46, its historical analog channel from 1969 to 2009.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-2" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KION-TV&diff=423212368&oldid=423194258#cite_note-2 [3]]</sup></p>
   
One of the digital subchannels carries [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_CW_Television_Network the new CW network], which launched in September 2006.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">One of the digital subchannels carries [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_CW_Television_Network the new CW network], which launched in September 2006.</p>
   
KION's channels are multiplexed:
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">KION's channels are multiplexed:</p>
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{| class="wikitable" style="font-size: 13px; color: black; margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: rgb(249, 249, 249); border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; border-collapse: collapse; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "
{| class="wikitable"
 
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! style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: rgb(242, 242, 242); text-align: center; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "|Digital Channel
!Digital Channel
 
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! style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: rgb(242, 242, 242); text-align: center; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "|Aspect Ratio
!Aspect Ratio
 
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! style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: rgb(242, 242, 242); text-align: center; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "|Programming
!Programming
 
 
|-
 
|-
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| style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; "|46.1
|46.1
 
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| style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; "|16:9
|16:9
 
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| style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; "|main KION/CBS programming
|main KION/CBS programming
 
 
|-
 
|-
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| style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; "|46.2
|46.2
 
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| style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; "|4:3
|4:3
 
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| style="border-top-width: 1px; border-right-width: 1px; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 1px; border-top-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-right-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-bottom-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-left-color: rgb(170, 170, 170); border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; padding-top: 0.2em; padding-right: 0.2em; padding-bottom: 0.2em; padding-left: 0.2em; "|The CW
|The CW
 
 
|}
 
|}
 
==News operation==
 
==News operation==
KION has morning and evening [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newscasts newscasts] seven days a week, totaling 23 hours of news per week (including the broadcast on KCBA). On weekdays, a two-hour morning news block begins at 5am, followed by a half-hour newscast at 5, 6, and 11 pm, respectively. KION also produces its half-hour 10 pm newscast over on KCBA, seven nights a week. On weekends, asides from the KCBA broadcast, while KION does not have weekend morning newscasts, KION only has half-hour newscasts at 6 and 11 pm. The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS_Evening_News CBS Evening News] has its timeslot at 5:30 pm due to current ownership. KION previously had the CBS Evening News at 6pm.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">KION has morning and evening [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newscasts newscasts] seven days a week, totaling 23 hours of news per week (including the broadcast on KCBA). On weekdays, a two-hour morning news block begins at 5am, followed by a half-hour newscast at 5, 6, and 11 pm, respectively. KION also produces its half-hour 10 pm newscast over on KCBA, seven nights a week. On weekends, asides from the KCBA broadcast, while KION does not have weekend morning newscasts, KION only has half-hour newscasts at 6 and 11 pm. The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS_Evening_News CBS Evening News] has its timeslot at 5:30 pm due to current ownership. KION previously had the CBS Evening News at 6pm.</p>
   
In October 2009, KION became the first station in the Salinas - Monterey market to begin broadcasting local newscasts in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16:9 16:9] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widescreen widescreen] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_television high definition]. (KSBW had been the first to launch a widescreen newscast—a few weeks before KION; however, the KSBW newscasts are in merely widescreen [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard-definition_television standard definition] with pillarboxes around some of the content.) The 10 PM newscast on KCBA was included in the upgrade. KION and KCBA broadcast news in high definition using HD studio cameras, HD field cameras and a new HD control room installed in August 2009. Live shots are still done using upconverted widescreen standard definition signals. Sports segments originate from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KCOY-TV KCOY] studios and are pillarboxed in 4:3 standard definition. KCBA and KION were the only stations in the Monterey Bay and on the Central Coast to broadcast their news in HD until August 25, 2010, when rival KSBW started to broadcast its local news in HD.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">In October 2009, KION became the first station in the Salinas - Monterey market to begin broadcasting local newscasts in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16:9 16:9] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widescreen widescreen] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_television high definition]. The 10 PM newscast on KCBA was included in the upgrade. KION and KCBA broadcast news in high definition using HD studio cameras, HD field cameras and a new HD control room installed in August 2009. Live shots are still done using upconverted widescreen standard definition signals. Sports segments originate from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KCOY-TV KCOY] studios and are pillarboxed in 4:3 standard definition. KCBA and KION were the only stations in the Monterey Bay and on the Central Coast to broadcast their news in HD until August 25, 2010, when rival KSBW started to broadcast the majority of its local news, as well as weather and sports segments, in HD. This comes after KSBW had been the first to launch a widescreen newscast a few weeks before KION, though the KSBW newscasts were in merely widescreen [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard-definition_television standard definition], and no pillarboxes were inserted until late-February 2010.</p>
   
Under current ownership (as of May 2010), the slogan has changed from "Your Eye on the Central Coast" to "Right Now" at the start of newscasts. This slogan is used on other Cowle media stations in California, where they are also branded as '''Central Coast News''', however, the slogan mirrors other stations in that group, including [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_KHQ_Television_Group The KHQ Television Group]. KION has previously used the "Central Coast News" branding in the 1990s when it was branded as "KCCN Central Coast News".
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">Under current ownership (as of May 2010), the slogan has changed from "Your Eye on the Central Coast" to "Right Now" at the start of newscasts. This slogan is used on other Cowle media stations in California, where they are also branded as '''Central Coast News''', however, the slogan mirrors other stations in that group, including [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_KHQ_Television_Group The KHQ Television Group]. KION has previously used the "Central Coast News" branding in the 1990s when it was branded as "KCCN Central Coast News".</p>
   
As of late 2010, KION and KCBA introduced a new slogan, "A New Leader is Emerging." The new promos include viewership, news, weather, and political coverage. In addition, weekend weather anchors also produces weather segments for sister stations [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KCOY-TV KCOY] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KKFX-CA KKFX].
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">As of late 2010, KION and KCBA introduced a new slogan, "A New Leader is Emerging." The new promos include viewership, news, weather, and political coverage. In addition, weekend weather anchors also produces weather segments for sister stations [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KCOY-TV KCOY] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KKFX-CA KKFX].</p>
====[[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KION-TV&action=edit&section=5 edit]] "Friday Night Blitz"====
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====Friday Night Blitz====
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">Friday Night Blitz is a special segment which covers local High School football. The show is aired and recorded at 10:15pm on Fox 35 and then re-aired on KION 46 at 11:15pm. One hour earlier than KSBW's sports show currently titled "High School Playbook Blitz". The show features a game of the week which viewers vote for each week. The game of the week is featured in the 5pm, 6pm, and 11:15pm on KION 46 and 10:15pm on FOX 35 . The shows include live coverage and interviews from players and coaches.</p>
During sports segments, and only during high school season, a special segment called "Friday Night Blitz" follows Central Coast schools that cover a variety of sports. However, when covering football, the station will fill in the final 20 minutes covering highlights and interviews with local high school athletes. The downside, however, is that unlike KSBW's special sports segment, KION and KCBA does not cover other local sports, such as local teams that would have been normally covered by sister station KCOY. (It is noted that KSBW currently has its own title during special sports segments, namely called "High School Playbook Blitz".)
 
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====Fastbreak====
====[[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KION-TV&action=edit&section=6 edit]] KION Questions====
 
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">During High School Basketball season, Central Coast News features local scores and highlights from local teams along with player and coach interviews similar to Friday Night Blitz.</p>
During Central Coast newscasts on KION, viewers can ask questions directly via the station's website relating to local issues that was presented by various anchors and presenters can respond during various newscasts. [http://www.kionrightnow.com/Global/category.asp?C=152355&nav=menu1591_2_1 [2]] Many promos about KION questions are often viewed during commercial breaks as well as on station IDs.
 
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====KION Questions====
 
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">During Central Coast newscasts on KION, viewers can ask questions directly via the station's website relating to local issues that was presented by various anchors and presenters can respond during various newscasts. [http://www.kionrightnow.com/Global/category.asp?C=152355&nav=menu1591_2_1 [2]] Many promos about KION questions are often viewed during commercial breaks as well as on station IDs.</p>
 
==On-air staff==
 
==On-air staff==
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">(as of January 7, 2011)</p>
(as of November 8, 2010)
 
 
===Anchors===
 
===Anchors===
*'''Nick Emmons''' - weekday mornings
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*'''Colleen Chen''' - weekday mornings (5-7 a.m.)
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*'''Nick Emmons''' - weekday mornings (5-7 a.m.)
 
*'''Marc Cota-Robles''' - weeknights at 5, 6, 10 (KCBA), and 11 p.m.
 
*'''Marc Cota-Robles''' - weeknights at 5, 6, 10 (KCBA), and 11 p.m.
*'''Jasmine Biel''' - weeknights at 5, 6, 10 (KCBA), and 11 p.m.
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*'''Jasmine Viel''' - weeknights at 5, 6, 10 (KCBA), and 11 p.m.
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*'''Shannon Hogan''' - weekend evenings; also weekday reporter
 
 
==="Titan" Weather===
 
==="Titan" Weather===
 
*'''Norm Hoffmann''' - chief, seen weeknights
 
*'''Norm Hoffmann''' - chief, seen weeknights
 
*'''Tamara Berg''' - weekday mornings
 
*'''Tamara Berg''' - weekday mornings
*'''Adonica Shaw''' - weekend evenings, also reporting during the week; seen also on KCOY and KCBA
 
 
*'''Cassandra Treasure Jones''' - fill-in, also does weather reports on KMUV and reporting during the week
 
*'''Cassandra Treasure Jones''' - fill-in, also does weather reports on KMUV and reporting during the week
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===Sports===
 
===Sports===
Sports segments are provided by CBS sister-station [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KCOY-TV KCOY-TV] as of 2010; see that article for more.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">Sports segments are provided by CBS sister-station [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KCOY-TV KCOY-TV] as of 2010; see that article for more.</p>
 
===Reporters===
 
===Reporters===
(Note that some reporters also appear on Telemundo affiliate KMUV-LP.)
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">(Note that some reporters also appear on Telemundo affiliate [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KMUV-LP KMUV-LP].)</p>
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*'''Claudia Otero''' - reporter, also anchor on KMUV
 
*'''Claudia Otero''' - reporter, also anchor on KMUV
 
*'''Lucero Benitez''' - general assignment reporter, also reporter on KMUV
 
*'''Lucero Benitez''' - general assignment reporter, also reporter on KMUV
*'''Brooke Holmquist''' - general assignment reporter
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*'''Jenna Espinoza''' - general assignment reporter, also reporter on KMUV
 
*'''Susanne Brunner''' - general assignment reporter
 
*'''Susanne Brunner''' - general assignment reporter
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*'''Matt De Nesnera''' - general assignment reporter
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*'''Brooke Holmquist''' - general assignment reporter
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*'''Candice Nguyen''' - general assignment reporter
 
*'''Azenith Smith''' - general assignment reporter
 
*'''Azenith Smith''' - general assignment reporter
*'''Matt Denesnera''' - general assignment reporter
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*'''Alex Snyder''' - general assignment reporter
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===Former on-air staff===
 
===Former on-air staff===
*'''John Reger''' - anchor, now weeknight anchor at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KSBY KSBY]<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-3">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KION-TV#cite_note-3 [4]]</sup>
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*'''John Reger''' - anchor, now weeknight anchor at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KSBY KSBY]<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-3" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KION-TV&diff=419206407&oldid=419206357#cite_note-3 [4]]</sup>
 
*'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedram_Javaheri Pedram Javaheri] also known as P.J. Javaheri'''-Weekend Meteorologist (Now at CNN International)
 
*'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedram_Javaheri Pedram Javaheri] also known as P.J. Javaheri'''-Weekend Meteorologist (Now at CNN International)
*'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Tay Sharon Tay]''' - reporter (mid-1990s) Now Anchor/Reporter At KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV
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*'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Tay Sharon Tay]''' - reporter (mid-1990s) Now Anchor/Reporter At [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KCBS-TV KCBS-TV]/[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KCAL-TV KCAL-TV]
 
*'''Jim Bunner'''
 
*'''Jim Bunner'''
 
*'''Claudia Cowan''' (now at Fox News)
 
*'''Claudia Cowan''' (now at Fox News)
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*'''Kimberly Hunt'''
 
*'''Kimberly Hunt'''
 
*'''George Reading'''
 
*'''George Reading'''
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*'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Bell Art Bell]''' (future host of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coast_to_Coast_AM Coast to Coast AM])
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*'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Kilborn Craig Kilborn]''' (future host of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Daily_Show The Daily Show]) and [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=ESPN_SportCenter&action=edit&redlink=1 ESPN SportCenter]
 
*'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Olga_Ospina&action=edit&redlink=1 Olga Ospina]'''
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==News/station presentation==
 
==News/station presentation==
 
===Newscast titles===
 
===Newscast titles===
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*''Newsbeat'' (late 1970s)
 
*''Newsbeat'' (late 1970s)
 
*''The News 46'' (1985–1987)
 
*''The News 46'' (1985–1987)
*''NewsCentral'' (1987–1991)
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*''NewsCentral 46'' (1987–1991)
*''46 Eyewitness News'' (1991–1993)
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*''46 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyewitness_News Eyewitness News]'' (1991–1993)
 
*''KCCN Central Coast News'' (1993–1996)
 
*''KCCN Central Coast News'' (1993–1996)
*''CBS 46 Eyewitness News'' (1996–1998)
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*''CBS 46 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyewitness_News Eyewitness News]'' (1996–1998)
*''NewsChannel 46'' (1998–2000)
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*''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NewsChannel NewsChannel] 46'' (1998–2000)
*''News 46'' (2000–2005)
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*''KION 46 News'' (2005–2009)
 
*''KION 46 News'' (2005–2009)
 
*''Central Coast News'' (2009–present)
 
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===Station slogans===
 
*''The Spirit of 46'' (1985?)
 
*''The Spirit of 46'' (1985?)
 
*''KMST... The 1 2 C'' (1989-1990?)
 
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*''Your Eye on the Central Coast'' (1997 and 2007–present)
 
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*''The Central Coast News Channel'' (1997–2000)
 
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*''Keep It ON'' (2000–2004)
 
*''Right Now'' (2009–present)
 
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*''A New Leader is Emerging'' (2010-present)
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*''News 46'' (2000–2005)
 
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==References==
 
==References==
#'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KION-TV#cite_ref-Clear_Channel_Television_0-0 ^]''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_Channel_Communications Clear Channel Communications] (2007-04-20). [http://www.clearchannel.com/Corporate/PressRelease.aspx?PressReleaseID=1943 "Clear Channel Agrees to Sell Television Station Group to Providence Equity Partners"]. Press release. http://www.clearchannel.com/Corporate/PressRelease.aspx?PressReleaseID=1943. Retrieved 2007-04-20.
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#'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KION-TV&diff=423212368&oldid=423194258#cite_ref-Clear_Channel_Television_0-0 ^]''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_Channel_Communications Clear Channel Communications] (2007-04-20). [http://www.clearchannel.com/Corporate/PressRelease.aspx?PressReleaseID=1943 "Clear Channel Agrees to Sell Television Station Group to Providence Equity Partners"]. Press release. Retrieved 2007-04-20.
#'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KION-TV#cite_ref-1 ^]''' [http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6487848.html Deals - 10/8/2007 - Broadcasting & Cable]
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#'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KION-TV&diff=423212368&oldid=423194258#cite_ref-1 ^]''' [http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6487848.html Deals - 10/8/2007 - Broadcasting & Cable]
#'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KION-TV#cite_ref-2 ^]''' http://www.ksbw.com/editorials/18712701/detail.html
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#'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KION-TV&diff=423212368&oldid=423194258#cite_ref-2 ^]''' http://www.ksbw.com/editorials/18712701/detail.html
#'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KION-TV#cite_ref-3 ^]''' [http://www.ksby.com/news/ksby-news-announces-new-co-anchor/ KSBY News Announces New Co-Anchor]
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*[http://www.kionrightnow.com/ KION's Official Website]
 
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*[http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq?call=KION Query the FCC's TV station database for KION]
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KION-TV is a full-power television station in Salinas, California, broadcasting on digital channel 32 as a CBS affiliate. The stations continues to use UHF channel 46 as its virtual channel through the use of PSIP. KION-TV shows local news, weather, and sports programming, as well as syndicated and community-affair programs. Owned by Cowles California Media Company, a subsidiary of the Spokane, Washington-based Cowles Publishing Company, the station is sister to low-powered Telemundo affiliate KMUV-LP and full-service Fox affiliate KCBA. The latter is owned by Seal Rock Broadcasters but operated by Cowles through a shared services agreement.

KION-TV
KION46.png
Salinas/Monterey, California
City of license Monterey, California
Branding KION 46 (general)

Central Coast News(newscasts) Central Coast CW (DT2)

Slogan Right Now (primary)

Your Eye on the Central Coast (secondary) A New Leader is Emerging(station) Great Deals, Everyday(Central Coast Deals promo)

Channels Digital: 32 (UHF)
Subchannels 46.1 CBS

46.2 The CW

Affiliations CBS Television Network(primary)

The CW Television Network(secondary)

Owner Cowles Publishing Company

(Cowles California Media Company)

First air date February 2, 1969
Call letters' meaning Your I (Eye) ON The Central Coast (former slogan)
Sister station(s) KCBA, KMUV-LP
Former callsigns KMST (1969-1993)

KCCN-TV (1993-1997) KION (1997-2002)

Former channel number(s) Analog:

46 (UHF, 1969-2009)

Former affiliations Secondary:

UPN (1995-2003)

Transmitter power 46 kW
Height 758 m
Facility ID 26249
Transmitter coordinates 36°32′5″N 121°37′14″W
Website KION's official website

Central Coast CW

KION can be seen on channel 5 on most cable systems. While most transmitters for the Monterey Peninsula is located on Fremont Peak, KION's transmitter is currently located on Mount Toro, about 10 miles south of Salinas.

History

KION originally started out as KMST-TV (Monterey-Salinas Televsion) on February 2, 1969 as a CBS affiliate, taking it over from NBC affiliateKSBW which had it as a secondary.[1] KMST was available in markets that reached from the Monterey Bay area to San Jose, California. Retlaw Broadcasting, a subsidiary of Retlaw Enterprises (a company owned by relatives of Walt Disney), acquired KMST from its original local owners in 1979.

By 1993, San Jose's TCI cable opted to drop KMST. Later that year Retlaw sold the station to a partnership between Harron Communications and Smith Broadcasting (with Smith Broadcasting controlling the joint venture). Through a share of Smith Broadcasting, current Newport Television CEO Sandy DiPasquale held a small stake in Channel 46 at that time. The new owners changed Channel 46's call sign to KCCN-TV. The next year Smith Broadcasting sold its share of the station to Harron in order to purchase KSBW. At that time KCBA (Fox 35), then owned by the Ackerley Group, signed a local marketing agreement with KCCN with Ackerley taking over the operations of both stations. The beginning of the LMA came at a time when CBS' ratings were (relatively speaking) at one of the lowest points in the network's history while Fox's ratings were on the rise. Although KCCN was longer-established, KCBA became the senior partner in the LMA. In 1997 KCCN changed its call letters again, this time to KION.

Late in 1998, Ackerley bought KION outright from Harron and sold KCBA to Seal Rock Broadcasters. It took more than a year for this transaction to receive Federal Communications Commission approval due to the then-pending license renewals for both stations, and the deal was completed on January 12, 2000. However, Ackerley continued to operate KCBA through an LMA with its new owners, resulting in KION now becoming the senior partner in the LMA. By that time CBS' ratings had recovered to the competitive level of ABC and NBC. Two years later, Ackerley merged with Clear Channel Communications. Clear Channel added the -TV suffix to KION's legal call sign when what was then KTXX (AM 1460, also owned by Clear Channel) took the KION call letters on August 14, 2002. From 1995 to 2003 KION and KCBA carried UPN programs such as WWF/E SmackDown! and the 2002 version of The Twilight Zone as a secondary affiliate.

On April 20, 2007, Clear Channel entered into an agreement to spin off its entire television stations group to Newport Television, a broadcasting holding company established by the private equity firm Providence Equity Partners.[1]

However, Newport Television could not keep KION or Telemundo affiliate KMUV-LP due to Providence Equity Partners' partial ownership of several media properties (specifically, several radio stations owned by Univision Radio that are located just outside the Monterey/Salinas Nielsen market) which serve parts of the market. KION and KMUV were sold to the Cowles Publishing Company, the owner of KHQ-TV and The KHQ Television Group in Spokane, Washington.[2] The deal closed on May 7, 2008. On that day, Cowles Publishing took over the LMA for KCBA from Newport Television. However, for some time afterward, Newport Television's website continued to list all three stations (KION, KCBA and KMUV) as being owned and/or operated by Newport. Subsequently, KION and the other former Clear Channel/Newport stations now owned by Cowles switched their web site CMS providers from Inergize Digitalto WorldNow.

KION-AM 1460 is no longer co-owned with TV 46, as Clear Channel continues to operate the radio station. The radio station's logo still echoes that of KION-TV's previous logo, with a "1" and a "0" added to turn "46" into "1460".

Man On The Couch and Central Coast Deals

Man on the Couch is a promo that consists of a man sitting on a couch and showing previews for upcoming shows on KION (including its second digital subchannel) and KCBA, as well as on KCOY and KKFX. Each program preview consists either of a man commenting on the preview or saying the time slot and the branding. The man is framed in such a way, that you are only able to see the back of the mans head while he watches television. The man on the couch is performed by production and promotion employees from the station. The original man on the couch was performed by Marc Derro and is currently performed by Jeffrey Meza. All four station's schedules are shown on its website, although Man on the Couch's website itself is hosted by KION. "Man on the Couch" is not shown on KMUV due to its programming from Telemundo, and the fact that the station is in Spanish.

Central Coast Deals is a marketing promo shown on KION (including its second digital subchannel), KCBA, KCOY, and KKFX. The promo consists of a deal that appears to attract consumers and giving gift certificates that generally is 50 percent off the discount price of what would be the normal price of a gift certificate. It is noted that it is exclusive to those four stations. Broadcasts for KION and KCBA uses a 16:9 format for station ID's, however, no station ID is shown (KION's second digital subchannel continues to show it in 4:3 ratio). There is a Spanish version of "Central Coast Deals" shown on KMUV, although it uses a Spanish version of the slogan.

Syndicated Shows

As of 2010, syndicated programming includes Live with Regis and Kelly, Judge Joe Brown, and Judge Judy during the daytime, as well as The Insider, and Entertainment Tonight before primetime, in which none of the syndicated programming except the latter two and selected comedy reruns are currently in high definition. Weekend programming includes reruns ofCriminal Minds, Cold Case, Without a Trace and Two and a Half Men.

Digital television

KION's broadcasts had become digital-only since February 17, 2009 using UHF channel 32. The stations virtual channel via PSIP remains UHF 46, its historical analog channel from 1969 to 2009.[3]

One of the digital subchannels carries the new CW network, which launched in September 2006.

KION's channels are multiplexed:

Digital Channel Aspect Ratio Programming
46.1 16:9 main KION/CBS programming
46.2 4:3 The CW

News operation

KION has morning and evening newscasts seven days a week, totaling 23 hours of news per week (including the broadcast on KCBA). On weekdays, a two-hour morning news block begins at 5am, followed by a half-hour newscast at 5, 6, and 11 pm, respectively. KION also produces its half-hour 10 pm newscast over on KCBA, seven nights a week. On weekends, asides from the KCBA broadcast, while KION does not have weekend morning newscasts, KION only has half-hour newscasts at 6 and 11 pm. The CBS Evening News has its timeslot at 5:30 pm due to current ownership. KION previously had the CBS Evening News at 6pm.

In October 2009, KION became the first station in the Salinas - Monterey market to begin broadcasting local newscasts in 16:9 widescreen high definition. The 10 PM newscast on KCBA was included in the upgrade. KION and KCBA broadcast news in high definition using HD studio cameras, HD field cameras and a new HD control room installed in August 2009. Live shots are still done using upconverted widescreen standard definition signals. Sports segments originate from the KCOY studios and are pillarboxed in 4:3 standard definition. KCBA and KION were the only stations in the Monterey Bay and on the Central Coast to broadcast their news in HD until August 25, 2010, when rival KSBW started to broadcast the majority of its local news, as well as weather and sports segments, in HD. This comes after KSBW had been the first to launch a widescreen newscast a few weeks before KION, though the KSBW newscasts were in merely widescreen standard definition, and no pillarboxes were inserted until late-February 2010.

Under current ownership (as of May 2010), the slogan has changed from "Your Eye on the Central Coast" to "Right Now" at the start of newscasts. This slogan is used on other Cowle media stations in California, where they are also branded as Central Coast News, however, the slogan mirrors other stations in that group, including The KHQ Television Group. KION has previously used the "Central Coast News" branding in the 1990s when it was branded as "KCCN Central Coast News".

As of late 2010, KION and KCBA introduced a new slogan, "A New Leader is Emerging." The new promos include viewership, news, weather, and political coverage. In addition, weekend weather anchors also produces weather segments for sister stations KCOY and KKFX.

Friday Night Blitz

Friday Night Blitz is a special segment which covers local High School football. The show is aired and recorded at 10:15pm on Fox 35 and then re-aired on KION 46 at 11:15pm. One hour earlier than KSBW's sports show currently titled "High School Playbook Blitz". The show features a game of the week which viewers vote for each week. The game of the week is featured in the 5pm, 6pm, and 11:15pm on KION 46 and 10:15pm on FOX 35 . The shows include live coverage and interviews from players and coaches.

Fastbreak

During High School Basketball season, Central Coast News features local scores and highlights from local teams along with player and coach interviews similar to Friday Night Blitz.

KION Questions

During Central Coast newscasts on KION, viewers can ask questions directly via the station's website relating to local issues that was presented by various anchors and presenters can respond during various newscasts. [2] Many promos about KION questions are often viewed during commercial breaks as well as on station IDs.

On-air staff

(as of January 7, 2011)

Anchors

  • Colleen Chen - weekday mornings (5-7 a.m.)
  • Nick Emmons - weekday mornings (5-7 a.m.)
  • Marc Cota-Robles - weeknights at 5, 6, 10 (KCBA), and 11 p.m.
  • Jasmine Viel - weeknights at 5, 6, 10 (KCBA), and 11 p.m.

"Titan" Weather

  • Norm Hoffmann - chief, seen weeknights
  • Tamara Berg - weekday mornings
  • Cassandra Treasure Jones - fill-in, also does weather reports on KMUV and reporting during the week

Sports

Sports segments are provided by CBS sister-station KCOY-TV as of 2010; see that article for more.

Reporters

(Note that some reporters also appear on Telemundo affiliate KMUV-LP.)

  • Claudia Otero - reporter, also anchor on KMUV
  • Lucero Benitez - general assignment reporter, also reporter on KMUV
  • Jenna Espinoza - general assignment reporter, also reporter on KMUV
  • Susanne Brunner - general assignment reporter
  • Matt De Nesnera - general assignment reporter
  • Brooke Holmquist - general assignment reporter
  • Candice Nguyen - general assignment reporter
  • Azenith Smith - general assignment reporter
  • Alex Snyder - general assignment reporter

Former on-air staff

News/station presentation

Newscast titles

  • KMST News (1969–1974)
  • Headline News (1974–1979)
  • Newsbeat (late 1970s)
  • The News 46 (1985–1987)
  • NewsCentral 46 (1987–1991)
  • 46 Eyewitness News (1991–1993)
  • KCCN Central Coast News (1993–1996)
  • CBS 46 Eyewitness News (1996–1998)
  • NewsChannel 46 (1998–2000)
  • KION News 46 (2000–2005)
  • KION 46 News (2005–2009)
  • Central Coast News (2009–present)

Station slogans

  • The Spirit of 46 (1985?)
  • KMST... The 1 2 C (1989-1990?)
  • CBS for the Central Coast (1995–1997)
  • Your Eye on the Central Coast (1997 and 2007–present)
  • The Central Coast News Channel (1997–2000)
  • Keep It ON (2000–2004)
  • Right Now (2009–present)
  • A New Leader is Emerging (2010-present)

Station branding

  • KMST TV 46 (1985–1993)
  • CBS 46 (1996–1998)
  • NewsChannel 46 (1998–2000)
  • News 46 (2000–2005)
  • KION 46 (2006–present)

References

  1. ^ Clear Channel Communications (2007-04-20). "Clear Channel Agrees to Sell Television Station Group to Providence Equity Partners". Press release. Retrieved 2007-04-20.
  2. ^ Deals - 10/8/2007 - Broadcasting & Cable
  3. ^ http://www.ksbw.com/editorials/18712701/detail.html
  4. ^ KSBY News Announces New Co-Anchor

External links

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