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KAPP
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Yakima, Washington
Branding KAPP ABC 35 (general)
KAPP Local News (newscasts)
Slogan Local Coverage You Can Count On
Channel Digital: 14 (UHF)
Subchannels 35.1 ABC-HD
35.2 KXMN (MyTV)
Affiliations American Broadcasting Company
Owner Morgan Murphy Media
(Apple Valley Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date September 21, 1970
Callsign meaning APPle Valley
Former channels Analog:
35 (UHF, 1970-2009)
Effective power 160 kW
Height 293 m
Facility ID 2506
Antenna coordinates 46°31′56.2″N 120°30′46.3″W / 46.532278°N 120.512861°W / 46.532278; -120.512861
Website www.kapptv.com

KAPP is the ABC affiliate for Yakima, Washington, serving the Central Washington area with a mix of news, sports, syndicated fare, and local programming since it first signed on the air on September 21, 1970. KAPP also serves as the satellite station for KVEW/Kennewick, Washington. The station is owned by Morgan Murphy Media.

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History

It has begun airing My Network TV on a digital subchannel in September 2006 [1]. Just like KVEW, KAPP is one of a few stations that still sign-off at night (around 2-6AM).

On December 22, 2008, KAPP discontinued its 6 pm newscast. The 11pm newscast is 5 minutes long and weekend newscasts come out of Spokane. All weather and sports reports for weekdays and weekends come from Spokane as well. In addition to this move, 17 employees from KVEW and KAPP were laid off[2] and the building listed for sale.[3]

KAPP has been digital-only since February 17, 2009.[4]

News Team

Anchors

  • Julie Stevens - Local News at 5:00 & Local News at 6:30 Co-Anchor
  • Kevin Uretsky - Local News at 5:00 & Local News at 6:30 Co-Anchor
  • Susanne Brunner - NIGHTLINE NEWS BRIEF Anchor

Reporters

  • Shane Doyle
  • Lindsay France
  • Matt Haugen
  • David Mance
  • Lindsay Watts

Weather

  • Kris Crocker - Local News at 5:00, Local News at 6:30 & kxly Chief Metorologist
  • Molly O'Brien - Good Morning Northwest

Managing Editor

  • Kevin Uretsky

News Director Kxly News Director oversees KAPP & KVEW

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Former News Team Members

  • Dana Cowley - Local News at 5:00 & 6:00, also Local News Hour
  • Mike Balmelli - Local News at 5:00 & 6:00 and News Director
  • Brandi Hitt - anchor, now at KOVR Sacramento, CA

News/Station Presentation

Newscast Titles

  • KAPP Local News (2005-present)

Station Slogans

  • Local Coverage You Can Count On (2005-present)
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Digital Television

The station's digital channel (UHF 14) is multiplexed:

Digital channels

Virtual
Channel
Video Aspect Programming
35.1 720p 16:9 KAPP / ABC HD
35.2 480i 4:3 KXMN-LP / My Network TV

References

  1. ^ http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6335167.html?display=Breaking+News
  2. ^ KAPP-TV to cut 6 p.m. broadcast - 17 jobs, Mai Hoang, Yakima Herald-Republic, November 7, 2008
  3. ^ KAPP Television building for sale as station cuts back, Mai Hoang, Yakima Herald-Republic, December 31, 2008
  4. ^ FCC list of full-service US TV stations, February 16, 2009

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