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KTVA, channel 11, is a CBS affiliated television station in Anchorage, Alaska. The station is the only television station owned by the MediaNews Group newspaper chain.

KTVA is broadcast on over-the-air on digital channel 28 and on the local cable system, GCI.

KTVA
[1]
Anchorage, Alaska
Branding KTVA 11 (general)

KTVA 11 News (news)

Slogan First in Alaska
Channels Digital: 28 (UHF)Virtual: 11 (PSIP)
Affiliations CBS
Owner Denali Media Holdings

(Denali Media Anchorage, Corp.)

First air date December 11, 1953
Call letters' meaning TeleVision Alaska
Former channel number(s) Analog:11 (VHF, 1953-2009)
Former affiliations Secondary:DuMont (1953-1955)

NBC (1965-1970) PBS (Sesame Street, 1970-1975)

Transmitter power 28.9 kW
Height 60.6 m
Facility ID 49632
Transmitter coordinates 61°11′31.5″N 149°54′8.5″W / 61.192083°N 149.902361°W / 61.192083; -149.902361
Website www.ktva.com


History

KTVA is Alaska's first TV station, having signed on the air on December 11, 1953. The station arried a few NBC programs in the late 1960s, until KHAR-TV (now KIMO) took the NBC affiliation in 1970. The station was a DuMont affiliate in the early 1950s [1]. During the late 1950s, the station was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network.[2]

KTVA even carried Sesame Street from 1970 until KAKM signed on in May 1975.

Digital television

The station currently has a single 1080i high definition feed.

Digital channels


Channel

(PSIP)

Programming Freq

(MHz)

Video

PID

Audio

PID

11.1 KTVA (CBS) 557 49 52

On-air staff

Current on-air staff

Anchor

  • Dianne Baker - weeknights at 6 and 10 p.m.
  • Matt Felling - weeknights at 6 p.m. (also reporter and host of View from the Hill)
  • Andrea Gusty - weeknights at 5 p.m. (also "Eye Team" investigative reporter)
  • Grace Jang' - weekends at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. (also reporter)
  • Lauren Maxwell - weekday mornings "KTVA 11 News This Morning"
  • Dave Stroh - weeknights at 5 p.m.

Reporters

  • Corey Allen-Young - general assignment reporter
  • Karina Petersen - general assignment reporter
  • Matthew Simon - senior reporter
  • Alexis Fernandez - general assignment reporter

Skytracker Weather Team

  • Brett Shepard - Chief Meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
  • Christina Campbell (NWA Seal of Approval) - Meteorologist; weekends at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
  • Mitch Sego - Meteorologist; weekday mornings "KTVA 11 News This Morning" (also "Get Out" feature reporter)

Sports team

  • The station does not operate a sports department.

Former on-air staff

  • Sarah Palin

News/station presentation

Newscast titles

  • Your Esso Reporter (1953-1960s)
  • News Final (1960s)
  • Channel 11 News (1960s-1970s)
  • TV-11 News (1970s)
  • News 11 (1970s-1980s)
  • Eyewitness News 11 (1980s-1990s)
  • Alaska's/Anchorage's 11 News (late 1990s-early 2000s)
  • 11 News (early 2000s)
  • CBS 11 News (2005-2013)
  • KTVA 11 News (2013-present)

Station slogans

  • Alaska's 11 in Color (1960s)
  • Alaska's 11 is Easy on the Eyes (1973-1974)
  • Alaska's Complete and Comprehensive Coverage of News, Weather, and Sports (1974-1978)
  • See the Best...11 (1974-1975; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • Catch the Brightest Stars on 11 (1975-1976; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • 11, We're the Hot Ones (1976-1977; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • There's Something in the Air, on 11 (1977-1978; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • 11, Turn Us On, We'll Turn You On (1978-1979; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • We're Looking Good on 11 (1979-1980; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • Looking Good Together, 11 (1980-1981; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • Reach for the Stars on 11 (1981-1982; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • Great Moments on 11 (1982-1983; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • We've Got the Touch, You and 11 (1983-1984; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • You and 11, We've Got the Touch (1984-1985; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • We've Got the Touch on 11 (1985-1986; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • Share the Spirit on 11 (1986-1987; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • First in Alaska (1980s-1990s)
  • This is CBS, on 11 (1992-1993; localized version of CBS ad campaign)
  • Where Your Forecast Comes First (1990s-early 2000s)
  • Alaska's News Leader (2004-2005)
  • Not Just What Happens, What Matters. (2005-2013)
  • First in Alaska (2005-2013)

[2] This film, television or video-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it with reliably sourced additions.==References==

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Require Prime Evening Time for NTA Films" ([dead link]), Boxoffice: 13, November 10, 1956, http://issuu.com/boxoffice/docs/boxoffice_111056-1

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