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KTVN, virtual channel 2 (VHF digital channel 11), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Reno, Nevada, United States. The station is owned by Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. KTVN's studios are located on Energy Way in Reno, and its transmitter is located on Slide Mountain between SR 431 and I-580/US 395/US 395 ALT in unincorporated Washoe County (on a tower shared with NBC affiliate KRNV-DT, channel 4, and dual ABC/CW+ affiliate KOLO-TV, channel 8). On cable, KTVN is available on Charter Spectrum channel 2 and in high definition on digital channel 782.

KTVN
Reno, Nevada
Branding general: CBS 2
newscasts: CBS 2 News
Slogan Coverage You Can Count On
Channels Digital: 11 (UHF) Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
Affiliations CBS (1972–present)
Owner Sarkes Tarzian, Inc.
First air date June 4, 1967
Call letters' meaning TeleVision Nevada
Former channel number(s) Analog:
2 (UHF, 1967–2009)
Digital:
13 (VHF, until 2019)
Former affiliations ABC (1967–1972)
Transmitter power 20.6 kW
Height 227 m 891.4 m (2,925 ft)
Facility ID 59139
Transmitter coordinates [1]
Website https://www.ktvn.com/


History

KTVN signed on the air on June 4, 1967 as an ABC affiliate owned by Washoe Empire.[1] It took over the CBS affiliation on May 10, 1972, replacing previous affiliate KOLO-TV.[2]

During the 1970s, the station operated a satellite station, KEKO-TV (channel 10) in Elko.[2] KEKO signed on April 18, 1973; it was off-the-air from January 24, 1974 to June 27, 1975.[3] On December 23, 1975, Washoe Empire informed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that KEKO's transmitter and equipment had been destroyed in a fire; on April 14, 1976, the FCC granted special temporary authority (STA) to Washoe Empire to operate a KTVN translator on channel 10 (at the time, Washoe Empire had made no decision about returning KEKO to the air).[4] On April 8, 1977, at the station's request, the FCC canceled the KEKO license effective March 18.[5] Channel 10 in Elko is currently used by KENV-DT, which formerly operated as a satellite of KRNV-DT until its disaffiliation from NBC on January 1, 2018; it is now a Comet TV-operated station.

Sarkes Tarzian bought KTVN from Washoe Empire for $12.5 million in 1980.[6]

News operation

KTVN is the only station in the Reno market to not have a midday newscast. KTVN airs the CBS Evening News at 6:00 p.m. and KOLO-TV also airs their national newscast at 6:00 p.m. while KRNV is the only station to air their national newscast at 5:30 p.m. Other newscasts include a two and a half hour long 2 News This Morning that runs from 4:30-7:00 a.m. and 2 News at 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:30, 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. KOLO-TV began competing with KTVN on the 4:30 a.m. newscast which debuted on October 13, 2014.

Newscast titles

  • KTVN NewsWatch (1972-?)
  • Newswatch 2
  • NewsCenter 2
  • News 2
  • News Source 2 (1991–1997)
  • Channel 2 News (1997–2018)
  • 2 News (2018–present)

Station slogans

  • Nevada's News Channel
  • Your 24-Hour News Source
  • Coverage You Can Count On (1997–present)

Current on-air staff

Anchors

  • Kristen Remington -
  • Ryan Canaday - weeknights at 5, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
  • Arianna Bennett - weekdays at 4 p.m.; and weeknights at 7 & 11 p.m.
  • Bryan Hofmann -
  • Andi Guevara -
  • John Potter - weekday mornings

Weather

  • Mike Alger - (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) chief meteorologist;
  • Jeff Martinez - (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) meteorologist; weekday mornings
  • Angela Schilling -

Sports

  • Garrett Dearborn - sports director;
  • Andrew Nepsund - weekends

External links


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