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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">'''KLTV''' is the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC]-affiliated [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_station television station] for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Texas East Texas] that is licensed to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler,_Texas Tyler]. It broadcasts a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_television high definition] digital signal on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHF VHF] channel 7 from a transmitter in Red Springs. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTRE KTRE] (channel 9) in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufkin,_Texas Lufkin] operates as a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-satellite semi-satellite] of KLTV; it clears all of KLTV's syndicated programming, but produces separate weeknight newscasts and airs its own commercials and station identifications. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadcast_syndication Syndicated] programming on KLTV includes:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_of_Fortune_(U.S._game_show) Wheel of Fortune]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeopardy! Jeopardy!]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Oprah_Winfrey_Show Oprah]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Phil Dr. Phil]'', and ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Country_Reporter Texas Country Reporter]''.</p>
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| colspan="2" style="text-align: center;"|[[File:250px-Kltv_2010.png]]
 
 
|+ style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; "|KLTV
 
| colspan="2" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: center; "|[[File:250px-Kltv_2010.png]]
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[[File:Kltv_dt2_2010.png]]
 
[[File:Kltv_dt2_2010.png]]
   
 
[[File:125px-Kltv_dt3_2010.png]]
 
[[File:125px-Kltv_dt3_2010.png]]
 
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! colspan="2" style="text-align: center;"|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler,_Texas Tyler] / [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longview,_Texas Longview, Texas]
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! colspan="2" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: center; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler,_Texas Tyler] / [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longview,_Texas Longview, Texas]
 
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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=""|KLTV 7 (general)
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|KLTV 7 (general)
 
KLTV 7 News
 
KLTV 7 News
This TV [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Texas East Texas] (on DT2)
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This TV [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Texas East Texas](on DT2)
 
Telemundo La Vida (on DT3)
 
Telemundo La Vida (on DT3)
 
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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=""|''Caring. Committed. Proud of East Texas.'' (general)''This is Your East Texas News Leader'' (news)
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|''Caring. Committed. Proud of East Texas.''(general)
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''This is Your East Texas News Leader''(news)
 
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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]: 7 ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_high_frequency VHF])
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_terrestrial_television Digital]: 7 ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_high_frequency VHF])
 
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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=""|7.1 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC]7.2 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_TV This TV]7.3 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemundo Telemundo]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|7.1 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company ABC]
 
7.2 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_TV This TV]
 
7.3 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemundo Telemundo]
 
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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/Raycom_Media Raycom Media]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raycom_Media Raycom Media]
 
''(KLTV/KTRE License Subsidiary, LLC)''
 
''(KLTV/KTRE License Subsidiary, LLC)''
 
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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=""|October 14, 1954
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|October 14, 1954
 
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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=""|"'''L'''" stands for Lucille Buford, a member of the station's founding family.
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|"'''L'''" stands for Lucille Buford, a member of the station's founding family.
 
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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/KTRE KTRE]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTRE KTRE]
 
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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:
 
7 (VHF, 1954-2009)
 
7 (VHF, 1954-2009)
 
Digital: 10 (VHF)
 
Digital: 10 (VHF)
 
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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=""|ABC/[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS CBS]/[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC NBC] (joint primary, 1954-1984)[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DuMont_Television_Network DuMont] (secondary, 1954-1955)NBC (secondary, 1984-1987)
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|ABC/[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS CBS]/[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC NBC] (joint primary, 1954-1984)
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DuMont_Television_Network DuMont] (secondary, 1954-1955)
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NBC (secondary, 1984-1987)
 
local weather (on DT2, 2006-2009)
 
local weather (on DT2, 2006-2009)
 
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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=""|66 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilowatt kW]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|66 [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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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAAT Height]
| style=""|300 meters (984 ft)
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|300 meters (984 ft)
 
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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=""|68540
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|68540
 
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! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|Transmitter coordinates
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! scope="row" style="vertical-align: top; text-align: left; "|Transmitter coordinates
| style=""|[http://toolserver.org/%7Egeohack/geohack.php?pagename=KLTV&params=32_32_23_N_95_13_11_W_type:landmark_scale:2000 32°32′23″N 95°13′11″W / 32.53972°N 95.21972°W / 32.53972; -95.21972]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://toolserver.org/~geohack/geohack.php?pagename=KLTV&params=32_32_23_N_95_13_11_W_type:landmark_scale:2000 32°32′23″N 95°13′11″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.kltv.com/ kltv.com]
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| style="vertical-align: top; "|[http://www.kltv.com/ kltv.com]
 
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The station can also be seen [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suddenlink_Communications Suddenlink] channel 7 and in high definition on digital channel 720. Owned by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raycom_Media Raycom Media], the channel has studios on West Ferguson Street in Downtown Tyler, located between the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_County,_Texas Smith County] and the United States courthouses.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">The station can also be seen [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suddenlink_Communications Suddenlink] channel 7 and in high definition on digital channel 720. Owned by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raycom_Media Raycom Media], the channel has studios on West Ferguson Street in Downtown Tyler, located between the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_County,_Texas Smith County] and the United States courthouses.</p>
 
==Digital programming==
 
 
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">On KLTV-DT2 and Suddenlink digital channel 247 is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_TV This TV]. On KLTV-DT3 is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemundo Telemundo]which is carried on Suddenlink channel 22.</p>
 
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===Digital 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; 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; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution Video]
On KLTV-DT2 and Suddenlink digital channel 247 is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_TV This TV]. On KLTV-DT3 is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemundo Telemundo] which is carried on Suddenlink channel 22.
 
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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; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_ratio Aspect]
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!Channel
 
![http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution Video]
 
![http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_ratio Aspect]
 
!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; "|7.1
|7.1
 
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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; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/720p 720p]
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/720p 720p]
 
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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; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16:9 16:9]
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 KLTV HD programming / ABC HD
|main KLTV HD programming / ABC HD
 
 
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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; "|7.2
|7.2
 
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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; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/480i 480i]
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/480i 480i]
 
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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; "|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4:3 4:3]
|[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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; "|KLTV-DT2 "This TV East Texas"
|KLTV-DT2 "This TV East Texas"
 
 
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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; "|7.3
|7.3
 
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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; "|480i
|480i
 
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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; "|KLTV-DT3 "Telemundo La Vida"
|KLTV-DT3 "Telemundo La Vida"
 
 
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==History==
 
==History==
KLTV went on-the-air October 14, 1954 <sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-0">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KLTV#cite_note-0 [1]]</sup> and shared primary affiliation time with ABC, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS CBS], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC NBC] until the early 1980s. The station also aired programming from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DuMont_Television_Network DuMont] on a secondary basis until 1955. It was originally locally operated by Buford Television which was owned by Lucille Buford. In 1964, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Communications_Commission Federal Communications Commission] (FCC) collapsed Lufkin and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nacogdoches,_Texas Nacogdoches] into the Tyler [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_market market]. Soon afterward, the Buford family bought KTRE and made it a satellite of KLTV. Buford Television owned the stations until the early 1990s when they were sold to Civic Communications of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson,_Mississippi Jackson, Mississippi]. Civic merged with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Liberty_Corporation The Liberty Corporation] in 2002 which in turn merged with current owner Raycom Media in 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; ">KLTV went on-the-air October 14, 1954 <sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-0" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KLTV&diff=428262038&oldid=427828399#cite_note-0 [1]]</sup> and shared primary affiliation time with ABC, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBS CBS], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC NBC] until the early 1980s. The station also aired programming from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DuMont_Television_Network DuMont] on a secondary basis until 1955. It was originally locally operated by Buford Television which was owned by Lucille Buford. In 1964, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Communications_Commission Federal Communications Commission] (FCC) collapsed Lufkin and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nacogdoches,_Texas Nacogdoches] into the Tyler [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_market market]. Soon afterward, the Buford family bought KTRE and made it a satellite of KLTV. Buford Television owned the stations until the early 1990s when they were sold to Civic Communications of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson,_Mississippi Jackson, Mississippi]. Civic merged with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Liberty_Corporation The Liberty Corporation] in 2002 which in turn merged with current owner Raycom Media in 2006.</p>
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">KLTV's studios were near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_State_Highway_31 TX 31] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_State_Highway_Loop_323 Loop 323] on the east side of Tyler until the late-1990s when it moved to facilities in Downtown Tyler. The old studios were demolished in November 2007. This channel's current studios are in a former savings loan branch and office complex near the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_County,_Texas Smith County] courthouse.</p>
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">[[File:200px-KLTV_in_Tyler,_TX_IMG_0473.jpg|thumb|left|KLTV's studios on West Ferguson Street in Downtown Tyler.]]The station installed its digital tower on September 23, 2005 and started broadcasting a high definition signal on VHF channel 10 on December 14 becoming the second East Texas station to do so. It also started airing the "StormTracker 24/7 Weather Channel" on a new second digital subchannel. This consisted of temperatures, weather conditions, and "StormTracker 7 Live Doppler Network" graphics in a rotating schedule.</p>
   
 
<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">In the first round of DTV channel elections,<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=KLTV&diff=428262038&oldid=427828399#cite_note-1 [2]]</sup> KLTV elected to return its digital channel assignment back to channel 7. On June 12, 2009, it ceased analog broadcasting on channel 7 and performed a "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash-cut flash-cut]" from digital channel 10 to channel 7. In December 2009, KLTV changed programming on DT2 to This TV.</p>
KLTV's studios were near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_State_Highway_31 TX 31] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_State_Highway_Loop_323 Loop 323] on the east side of Tyler until the late-1990s when it moved to facilities in Downtown Tyler. The old studios were demolished in November 2007. This channel's current studios are in a former savings loan branch and office complex near the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_County,_Texas Smith County] courthouse. [[File:200px-KLTV_in_Tyler,_TX_IMG_0473.jpg|thumb|left|KLTV's studios on West Ferguson Street in Downtown Tyler.]]The station installed its digital tower on September 23, 2005 and started broadcasting a high definition signal on VHF channel 10 on December 14 becoming the second East Texas station to do so. It also started airing the "StormTracker 24/7 Weather Channel" on a new second digital subchannel. This consisted of temperatures, weather conditions, and "StormTracker 7 Live Doppler Network" graphics in a rotating schedule.
 
   
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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 January 2011, KLTV started "KLTV in Your Community" on its website as a branch for citizen journalism, or community blogging, with Elizabeth Thomas as its director. "Be the reporter in your neighborhood," by Morgan Chesky announced the new service's beginnings at KLTV's website. Fifteen East Texas communities are listed with Tyler divided into four quadrants.</p>
In the first round of DTV channel elections <sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-1">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KLTV#cite_note-1 [2]]</sup>, KLTV elected to return its digital channel assignment back to channel 7. On June 12, 2009, it ceased analog broadcasting on channel 7 and performed a "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash-cut flash-cut]" from digital channel 10 to channel 7. In December 2009, KLTV changed programming on DT2 to This TV.
 
 
==Tower collapse==
 
==Tower collapse==
At approximately 7:30 in the morning on February 3, 2006, KLTV's 1,078 foot broadcast transmitter in Red Springs collapsed taking both its over-the-air analog and digital signals off-the-air leaving customers of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cox_Communications Cox Communications] as the only customers who could receive the station. The outage also affected the feed of the station to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirecTV DirecTV] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dish_Network Dish Network]. Interestingly, the collapse occurred the day after new owners Raycom Media officially took ownership of the station. Within thirteen hours of the collapse, KLTV re-established analog broadcasts at reduced power from its former station and transmitter location in Eastern Tyler. No injuries were reported as a result. No cause for the collapse has been disclosed to date.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">At approximately 7:30 in the morning on February 3, 2006, KLTV's 1,078 foot broadcast transmitter in Red Springs collapsed taking both its over-the-air analog and digital signals off-the-air leaving customers of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cox_Communications Cox Communications] as the only customers who could receive the station. The outage also affected the feed of the station to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirecTV DirecTV] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dish_Network Dish Network]. Interestingly, the collapse occurred the day after new owners Raycom Media officially took ownership of the station. Within thirteen hours of the collapse, KLTV re-established analog broadcasts at reduced power from its former station and transmitter location in Eastern Tyler. No injuries were reported as a result. No cause for the collapse has been disclosed to date.</p>
   
A new Harris transmitter was brought in the day after the collapse allowing resumption of high-power broadcasts from the Tyler site though from a tower slightly less than half the height of the destroyed one. This allowed the viewing area to see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_XL Super Bowl XL] on analog channel 7. Digital broadcasts resumed from the Tyler site several days later. In addition, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian Christian] radio station [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KVNE KVNE]-FM was also knocked off as a result of the collapse. On February 7, KVNE held a one-day fundraiser to raise a goal of $70,000 to put the station back on at high-power. The station raised more than $80,000 in its fifteen-hour campaign.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">A new Harris transmitter was brought in the day after the collapse allowing resumption of high-power broadcasts from the Tyler site though from a tower slightly less than half the height of the destroyed one. This allowed the viewing area to see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_XL Super Bowl XL] on analog channel 7. Digital broadcasts resumed from the Tyler site several days later. In addition, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian Christian] radio station [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KVNE KVNE]-FM was also knocked off as a result of the collapse. On February 7, KVNE held a one-day fundraiser to raise a goal of $70,000 to put the station back on at high-power. The station raised more than $80,000 in its fifteen-hour campaign.</p>
   
KLTV restored its analog over-the-air signal from its original tower along with its signals to DirecTV and Dish Network and the feeds to all area cable companies. Its analog transmitter equipment was undamaged and was supplemented at the original tower site with a newer transmitter. However, its over-the-air high definition and digital television transmission equipment was a total loss. In March and April 2007, KLTV ran a "Flip the Switch" promotion to promote the completion of the new Red Springs tower. Viewers were urged to submit thirty second videos to show why they should be selected to "Flip The Switch". Winners were selected by popular vote on the station's website. The winner was Jeff Heimer, and on April 17, 2007 at approximately 6:58 p.m., he officially flipped the switch to turn on the new transmitter and tower.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">KLTV restored its analog over-the-air signal from its original tower along with its signals to DirecTV and Dish Network and the feeds to all area cable companies. Its analog transmitter equipment was undamaged and was supplemented at the original tower site with a newer transmitter. However, its over-the-air high definition and digital television transmission equipment was a total loss. In March and April 2007, KLTV ran a "Flip the Switch" promotion to promote the completion of the new Red Springs tower. Viewers were urged to submit thirty second videos to show why they should be selected to "Flip The Switch". Winners were selected by popular vote on the station's website. The winner was Jeff Heimer, and on April 17, 2007 at approximately 6:58 p.m., he officially flipped the switch to turn on the new transmitter and tower.</p>
 
==Programming==
 
==Programming==
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_syndication Syndicated] programming on KLTV includes ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_of_Fortune Wheel of Fortune]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Oprah_Winfrey_Show Oprah]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Phil_%28TV_series%29 Dr. Phil]'' and ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeopardy%21 Jeopardy!]''
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_syndication Syndicated] programming on KLTV includes ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_of_Fortune_(U.S._game_show) Wheel of Fortune]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Oprah_Winfrey_Show Oprah]'', ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Phil_(TV_series) Dr. Phil]'' and ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeopardy! Jeopardy!]''</p>
 
==News operation==
 
==News operation==
[[File:220px-Kltv_news.png|thumb|KLTV news open seen weeknights at 10.]]It has been the dominant station in the market for most of its history and news broadcasts on the station routinely garner several times the number of viewers of its nearest competitor. KLTV and its staff have received several awards including seven Lone Star Emmy awards.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">[[File:220px-Kltv_news.png|thumb|KLTV news open seen weeknights at 10.]]It has been the dominant station in the market for most of its history and news broadcasts on the station routinely garner several times the number of viewers of its nearest competitor. KLTV and its staff have received several awards including seven Lone Star Emmy awards.</p>
   
The station's most well known slogan is "Proud of East Texas" which has been used since 1985. In a June 2006 article, the ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longview_News-Journal Longview News-Journal]'' reported KLTV continued its dominance of the area with an estimated 70,000 households tuning in to its weeknight 10 o'clock broadcast. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KETK KETK] was second with about 12,000 viewers and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KYTX KYTX] was watched by an estimated 9,000 viewers. The station was nominated in 2008 for eleven Lone Star Emmy Awards including: best morning and evening newscasts, weather, along with several news/sports specials and reporting. KTRE simulcasts KLTV's weekday morning, midday, and weekend newscasts. On June 21, 2010, KLTV-TV became the third station in the market to broadcast its local newscasts in high definition.
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">The station's most well known slogan is "Proud of East Texas" which has been used since 1985. In a June 2006 article, the ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longview_News-Journal Longview News-Journal]'' reported KLTV continued its dominance of the area with an estimated 70,000 households tuning in to its weeknight 10 o'clock broadcast. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KETK KETK]was second with about 12,000 viewers and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KYTX KYTX] was watched by an estimated 9,000 viewers. The station was nominated in 2008 for eleven Lone Star Emmy Awards including: best morning and evening newscasts, weather, along with several news/sports specials and reporting. KTRE simulcasts KLTV's weekday morning, midday, and weekend newscasts. On June 21, 2010, KLTV-TV became the third station in the market to broadcast its local newscasts in high definition.</p>
 
===News/station presentation===
 
===News/station presentation===
 
====Newscast titles====
 
====Newscast titles====
*''The East Texas News'' (1954-1971)
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*''The East Texas News'' (1954–1971)
*''Channel 7 News'' (1971-1985 and 1998-2004)
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*''Channel 7 News'' (1971–1985 and 1998–2004)
*''East Texas News 7'' (1985-1998)
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*''East Texas News 7'' (1985–1998)
*''KLTV 7 News'' (2004-present)
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*''KLTV 7 News'' (2004–present)
**''Good Morning East Texas'' (2007-present)
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**''Good Morning East Texas'' (2007–present)
**''East Texas News Weekend'' (2008-present)
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**''East Texas News Weekend'' (2008–present)
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====Station slogans====
 
====Station slogans====
*"Proud of East Texas" (1985-2003)
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*"Proud of East Texas" (1985–2003)
*'You'll Love it on Channel 7" (1985-1986; local version of ABC campaign)
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*'You'll Love it on Channel 7" (1985–1986; local version of ABC campaign)
*"Caring. Committed. Proud of East Texas." (2003-present; general slogan)
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*"Caring. Committed. Proud of East Texas." (2003–present; general slogan)
*"Your East Texas News Leader" (2006-present; news slogan)
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*"Your East Texas News Leader" (2006–present; news slogan)
   
 
===News team===
 
===News team===
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">'''Anchors'''</p>
   
'''Anchors'''
 
 
*Anissa Centers - Monday-Thursday at 6, and Sunday-Thursdays at 10 p.m.
 
*Anissa Centers - Monday-Thursday at 6, and Sunday-Thursdays at 10 p.m.
 
*Taylor Hemness - weeknights at 10 p.m. +
 
*Taylor Hemness - weeknights at 10 p.m. +
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*TBD - weekdays at 11:30 a.m.
 
*TBD - weekdays at 11:30 a.m.
 
*TBD - Saturdays at 6 and 10 p.m.
 
*TBD - Saturdays at 6 and 10 p.m.
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'''''StormTracker 7 Weather Team'''''
 
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">'''''StormTracker 7 Weather Team'''''</p>
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*Mark Scirto ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Meteorological_Society AMS] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Weather_Association NWA] Seals of Approval) - Chief Meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. +
 
*Mark Scirto ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Meteorological_Society AMS] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Weather_Association NWA] Seals of Approval) - Chief Meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. +
 
*Grant Dade (AMS Seal of Approval) - Meteorologist; weekday mornings and 11:30 a.m.
 
*Grant Dade (AMS Seal of Approval) - Meteorologist; weekday mornings and 11:30 a.m.
   
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'''Sports Team'''
 
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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 Team'''</p>
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*Ryan Peterson - Sports Director; weeknights at 6 and 10 p.m. +
 
*Ryan Peterson - Sports Director; weeknights at 6 and 10 p.m. +
 
*Coleman Swierc - Sports Anchor; Saturdays at 6 and weekends at 10 p.m.
 
*Coleman Swierc - Sports Anchor; Saturdays at 6 and weekends at 10 p.m.
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'''Reporters'''
 
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*'''Morgan Chesky''' - general assignment reporter
 
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<p style="margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.5em; ">'''Reporters'''</p>
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*Kerri Compton - morning traffic reporter
 
*Kerri Compton - morning traffic reporter
 
*Ed Dominguez - feature reporter
 
*Ed Dominguez - feature reporter
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*Layron Livingston - general assignment reporter
 
*Layron Livingston - general assignment reporter
 
*Sara Story - general assignment reporter
 
*Sara Story - general assignment reporter
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====Former staff====
 
====Former staff====
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*Morgan Chesky: general assignment reporter from 2007-2011 (starts work with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KVUE KVUE])
 
*Paul Abrams: general assignments reporter from 1993-1996 (currently a public relations director)
 
*Paul Abrams: general assignments reporter from 1993-1996 (currently a public relations director)
 
*[http://www.cbs19.tv/Global/story.asp?S=8693927 John Adams]: meteorologist (now with KYTX)
 
*[http://www.cbs19.tv/Global/story.asp?S=8693927 John Adams]: meteorologist (now with KYTX)
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*[http://cbs11tv.com/bios/Carol.Cavazos.KTVT.9.598844.html Carol Cavazos]: news reporter/anchor (currently with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTVT KTVT])
 
*[http://cbs11tv.com/bios/Carol.Cavazos.KTVT.9.598844.html Carol Cavazos]: news reporter/anchor (currently with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTVT KTVT])
 
*Michael Coleman: sports director from 1997-2004 (currently with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_12_Long_Island News 12 Long Island])
 
*Michael Coleman: sports director from 1997-2004 (currently with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_12_Long_Island News 12 Long Island])
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*Maya Golden: Maya Bethany, Lindale ISD Education Foundation
*Maya Golden
 
 
*Michael Hetrick: Video Editor, Weekend Meteorologist
 
*Michael Hetrick: Video Editor, Weekend Meteorologist
 
*[http://www.hilliard.ws/tv.htm Robert Hilliard]: cameraman, director, and news anchor
 
*[http://www.hilliard.ws/tv.htm Robert Hilliard]: cameraman, director, and news anchor
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*Steve Lee: - sports anchor (left to form LPH Productions)
 
*Steve Lee: - sports anchor (left to form LPH Productions)
 
*[http://www.cbs19.tv/Global/story.asp?S=10705951 Chuck McDonald]: news anchor (currently with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KYTX KYTX])
 
*[http://www.cbs19.tv/Global/story.asp?S=10705951 Chuck McDonald]: news anchor (currently with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KYTX KYTX])
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_R._Morris Allen R. Morris]: National [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmy_Award Emmy Award] winner: Was Director of Operations and Creative Services 1979-1984; Was at KTRE from 1969–1975
 
*Michelle Mortensen: news anchor from 2002-2005 (currently with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidation_Channel Liquidation Channel])
 
*Michelle Mortensen: news anchor from 2002-2005 (currently with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidation_Channel Liquidation Channel])
 
*[http://www.wbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9978748 Christine Nelson]: news anchor and reporter at 5 p.m. (currently with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBTV WBTV])
 
*[http://www.wbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9978748 Christine Nelson]: news anchor and reporter at 5 p.m. (currently with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBTV WBTV])
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*[http://www.kxan.com/dpp/search/Roger_Wallace_236668 Roger Wallace] sports anchor late 1980s (currently sports director/sports anchor with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KXAN-TV KXAN])
 
*[http://www.kxan.com/dpp/search/Roger_Wallace_236668 Roger Wallace] sports anchor late 1980s (currently sports director/sports anchor with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KXAN-TV KXAN])
 
*[http://www.nbc5i.com/station/14662394/detail.html Lindsay Wilcox]: reporter/anchor, currently weekend morning anchor with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KXAS-TV KXAS] in Dallas/Fort Worth)
 
*[http://www.nbc5i.com/station/14662394/detail.html Lindsay Wilcox]: reporter/anchor, currently weekend morning anchor with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KXAS-TV KXAS] in Dallas/Fort Worth)
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==References==
 
==References==
#'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KLTV#cite_ref-0 ^]''' [http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2762635&nav=menu117_7 KLTV 7 News Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |KLTV Celebrates 50th Anniversary]
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#'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KLTV&diff=428262038&oldid=427828399#cite_ref-0 ^]''' [http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2762635&nav=menu117_7 KLTV 7 News Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |KLTV Celebrates 50th Anniversary]
#'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KLTV#cite_ref-1 ^]''' [http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-05-2649A2.pdf 52162.xls]
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#'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KLTV&diff=428262038&oldid=427828399#cite_ref-1 ^]''' [http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-05-2649A2.pdf 52162.xls]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.kltv.com/ KLTV channel 7]
 
*[http://www.kltv.com/ KLTV channel 7]
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*[http://www.ktre.com/ KTRE channel 9]
 
*[http://www.ktre.com/ KTRE channel 9]
 
*[http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq?call=KLTV Query the FCC's TV station database for KLTV]
 
*[http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq?call=KLTV Query the FCC's TV station database for KLTV]
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KLTV is the ABC-affiliated television station for East Texas that is licensed to Tyler. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 7 from a transmitter in Red Springs. KTRE (channel 9) in Lufkin operates as a semi-satellite of KLTV; it clears all of KLTV's syndicated programming, but produces separate weeknight newscasts and airs its own commercials and station identifications. Syndicated programming on KLTV includes:Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Oprah, Dr. Phil, and Texas Country Reporter.

KLTV
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Tyler / Longview, Texas
Branding KLTV 7 (general)

KLTV 7 News This TV East Texas(on DT2) Telemundo La Vida (on DT3)

Slogan Caring. Committed. Proud of East Texas.(general)

This is Your East Texas News Leader(news)

Channels Digital: 7 (VHF)
Subchannels 7.1 ABC

7.2 This TV 7.3 Telemundo

Owner Raycom Media

(KLTV/KTRE License Subsidiary, LLC)

First air date October 14, 1954
Call letters' meaning "L" stands for Lucille Buford, a member of the station's founding family.
Sister station(s) KTRE
Former channel number(s) Analog:

7 (VHF, 1954-2009) Digital: 10 (VHF)

Former affiliations ABC/CBS/NBC (joint primary, 1954-1984)

DuMont (secondary, 1954-1955) NBC (secondary, 1984-1987) local weather (on DT2, 2006-2009)

Transmitter power 66 kW
Height 300 meters (984 ft)
Facility ID 68540
Transmitter coordinates 32°32′23″N 95°13′11″W
Website kltv.com

The station can also be seen Suddenlink channel 7 and in high definition on digital channel 720. Owned by Raycom Media, the channel has studios on West Ferguson Street in Downtown Tyler, located between the Smith County and the United States courthouses.

Digital programming

On KLTV-DT2 and Suddenlink digital channel 247 is This TV. On KLTV-DT3 is Telemundowhich is carried on Suddenlink channel 22.

Channel Video Aspect Programming
7.1 720p 16:9 main KLTV HD programming / ABC HD
7.2 480i 4:3 KLTV-DT2 "This TV East Texas"
7.3 480i 4:3 KLTV-DT3 "Telemundo La Vida"

History

KLTV went on-the-air October 14, 1954 [1] and shared primary affiliation time with ABC, CBS, and NBC until the early 1980s. The station also aired programming from DuMont on a secondary basis until 1955. It was originally locally operated by Buford Television which was owned by Lucille Buford. In 1964, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) collapsed Lufkin and Nacogdoches into the Tyler market. Soon afterward, the Buford family bought KTRE and made it a satellite of KLTV. Buford Television owned the stations until the early 1990s when they were sold to Civic Communications of Jackson, Mississippi. Civic merged with The Liberty Corporation in 2002 which in turn merged with current owner Raycom Media in 2006.

KLTV's studios were near TX 31 and Loop 323 on the east side of Tyler until the late-1990s when it moved to facilities in Downtown Tyler. The old studios were demolished in November 2007. This channel's current studios are in a former savings loan branch and office complex near the Smith County courthouse.

KLTV's studios on West Ferguson Street in Downtown Tyler.

The station installed its digital tower on September 23, 2005 and started broadcasting a high definition signal on VHF channel 10 on December 14 becoming the second East Texas station to do so. It also started airing the "StormTracker 24/7 Weather Channel" on a new second digital subchannel. This consisted of temperatures, weather conditions, and "StormTracker 7 Live Doppler Network" graphics in a rotating schedule.

In the first round of DTV channel elections,[2] KLTV elected to return its digital channel assignment back to channel 7. On June 12, 2009, it ceased analog broadcasting on channel 7 and performed a "flash-cut" from digital channel 10 to channel 7. In December 2009, KLTV changed programming on DT2 to This TV.

In January 2011, KLTV started "KLTV in Your Community" on its website as a branch for citizen journalism, or community blogging, with Elizabeth Thomas as its director. "Be the reporter in your neighborhood," by Morgan Chesky announced the new service's beginnings at KLTV's website. Fifteen East Texas communities are listed with Tyler divided into four quadrants.

Tower collapse

At approximately 7:30 in the morning on February 3, 2006, KLTV's 1,078 foot broadcast transmitter in Red Springs collapsed taking both its over-the-air analog and digital signals off-the-air leaving customers of Cox Communications as the only customers who could receive the station. The outage also affected the feed of the station to DirecTV and Dish Network. Interestingly, the collapse occurred the day after new owners Raycom Media officially took ownership of the station. Within thirteen hours of the collapse, KLTV re-established analog broadcasts at reduced power from its former station and transmitter location in Eastern Tyler. No injuries were reported as a result. No cause for the collapse has been disclosed to date.

A new Harris transmitter was brought in the day after the collapse allowing resumption of high-power broadcasts from the Tyler site though from a tower slightly less than half the height of the destroyed one. This allowed the viewing area to see Super Bowl XL on analog channel 7. Digital broadcasts resumed from the Tyler site several days later. In addition, Christian radio station KVNE-FM was also knocked off as a result of the collapse. On February 7, KVNE held a one-day fundraiser to raise a goal of $70,000 to put the station back on at high-power. The station raised more than $80,000 in its fifteen-hour campaign.

KLTV restored its analog over-the-air signal from its original tower along with its signals to DirecTV and Dish Network and the feeds to all area cable companies. Its analog transmitter equipment was undamaged and was supplemented at the original tower site with a newer transmitter. However, its over-the-air high definition and digital television transmission equipment was a total loss. In March and April 2007, KLTV ran a "Flip the Switch" promotion to promote the completion of the new Red Springs tower. Viewers were urged to submit thirty second videos to show why they should be selected to "Flip The Switch". Winners were selected by popular vote on the station's website. The winner was Jeff Heimer, and on April 17, 2007 at approximately 6:58 p.m., he officially flipped the switch to turn on the new transmitter and tower.

Programming

Syndicated programming on KLTV includes Wheel of Fortune, Oprah, Dr. Phil and Jeopardy!

News operation

KLTV news open seen weeknights at 10.

It has been the dominant station in the market for most of its history and news broadcasts on the station routinely garner several times the number of viewers of its nearest competitor. KLTV and its staff have received several awards including seven Lone Star Emmy awards.

The station's most well known slogan is "Proud of East Texas" which has been used since 1985. In a June 2006 article, the Longview News-Journal reported KLTV continued its dominance of the area with an estimated 70,000 households tuning in to its weeknight 10 o'clock broadcast. KETKwas second with about 12,000 viewers and KYTX was watched by an estimated 9,000 viewers. The station was nominated in 2008 for eleven Lone Star Emmy Awards including: best morning and evening newscasts, weather, along with several news/sports specials and reporting. KTRE simulcasts KLTV's weekday morning, midday, and weekend newscasts. On June 21, 2010, KLTV-TV became the third station in the market to broadcast its local newscasts in high definition.

News/station presentation

Newscast titles

  • The East Texas News (1954–1971)
  • Channel 7 News (1971–1985 and 1998–2004)
  • East Texas News 7 (1985–1998)
  • KLTV 7 News (2004–present)
    • Good Morning East Texas (2007–present)
    • East Texas News Weekend (2008–present)

Station slogans

  • "Proud of East Texas" (1985–2003)
  • 'You'll Love it on Channel 7" (1985–1986; local version of ABC campaign)
  • "Caring. Committed. Proud of East Texas." (2003–present; general slogan)
  • "Your East Texas News Leader" (2006–present; news slogan)

News team

+ denotes personnel not seen on KTRE

Anchors

  • Anissa Centers - Monday-Thursday at 6, and Sunday-Thursdays at 10 p.m.
  • Taylor Hemness - weeknights at 10 p.m. +
  • Jennifer Hines - weekday mornings and weeknights at 5 p.m.; also "Gift of Love" segment producer
  • Joe Terrell - weeknights at 5 and 6 p.m.; also assistant news director and "Does It Work?" segment producer
  • Clint Yeatts - weekday mornings; also managing editor and "Power of Prayer" segment producer
  • TBD - weekdays at 11:30 a.m.
  • TBD - Saturdays at 6 and 10 p.m.


StormTracker 7 Weather Team

  • Mark Scirto (AMS and NWA Seals of Approval) - Chief Meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. +
  • Grant Dade (AMS Seal of Approval) - Meteorologist; weekday mornings and 11:30 a.m.


Sports Team

  • Ryan Peterson - Sports Director; weeknights at 6 and 10 p.m. +
  • Coleman Swierc - Sports Anchor; Saturdays at 6 and weekends at 10 p.m.


Reporters

  • Kerri Compton - morning traffic reporter
  • Ed Dominguez - feature reporter
  • Bob Hallmark - general assignment reporter
  • Joan Hallmark - feature reporter
  • Layron Livingston - general assignment reporter
  • Sara Story - general assignment reporter

Former staff

  • Morgan Chesky: general assignment reporter from 2007-2011 (starts work with KVUE)
  • Paul Abrams: general assignments reporter from 1993-1996 (currently a public relations director)
  • John Adams: meteorologist (now with KYTX)
  • Jennifer Brice: morning anchor from 2002-2005 (currently with KSEE)
  • Sandra Brown: weatherperson (currently a popular novelist)
  • Danielle Capper
  • Carol Cavazos: news reporter/anchor (currently with KTVT)
  • Michael Coleman: sports director from 1997-2004 (currently with News 12 Long Island)
  • Maya Golden: Maya Bethany, Lindale ISD Education Foundation
  • Michael Hetrick: Video Editor, Weekend Meteorologist
  • Robert Hilliard: cameraman, director, and news anchor
  • Cynthia Izaguirre: anchor/reporter (currently with WFAA)
  • Judy Jordan: news anchor
  • Vivian King: Public Affairs Director with Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc. - formerly a news anchor with WTMJ-TV
  • Reid Kerr: sportscaster/WebJ (currently Sports Director at 99.3 Talk FM)
  • Gail Leach-Lollar: reporter, anchor
  • Steve Lee: - sports anchor (left to form LPH Productions)
  • Chuck McDonald: news anchor (currently with KYTX)
  • Allen R. Morris: National Emmy Award winner: Was Director of Operations and Creative Services 1979-1984; Was at KTRE from 1969–1975
  • Michelle Mortensen: news anchor from 2002-2005 (currently with Liquidation Channel)
  • Christine Nelson: news anchor and reporter at 5 p.m. (currently with WBTV)
  • Oralia Ortega: reporter/weekend anchor (currently with KTSM-TV)
  • Morgan Palmer: anchor/meteorologist from 1999-2007 (currently with WBBH)
  • Stephen Parr: morning meteorologist from 2003-2006 (currently with KSLA as Chief Meteorologist)
  • Bobby Perdue: news anchor (left to form LPH Productions)
  • Molly Reuter: reporter/anchor (now with KSTP)
  • Devin Scillian: news anchor from 1986-1989 (currently with WDIV, and also a children's author)
  • Gillian Sheridan, co-anchor (now with KYTX)
  • David Smoak: sports director
  • Eric Sorensen: morning meteorologist from 2000-2003 (currently with WREX)
  • Julie Tam: news reporter from 2003-2005 (currently general assignment reporter with KXAS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth)
  • Lorri Vaughter: reporter
  • Tracy Watler: general assignment reporter (currently with KTUL)
  • Roger Wallace sports anchor late 1980s (currently sports director/sports anchor with KXAN)
  • Lindsay Wilcox: reporter/anchor, currently weekend morning anchor with KXAS in Dallas/Fort Worth)


References

  1. ^ KLTV 7 News Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |KLTV Celebrates 50th Anniversary
  2. ^ 52162.xls

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