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KMIR-TV
KMIR6.PNG
Palm Springs, California
Branding KMIR 6
(cable channel)
Slogan Right Here, Right Now
Channels Digital: 46 (UHF)
Subchannels 6.1 NBC
6.2 Mexicanal
Owner Journal Broadcast Group, Inc.
(Journal Broadcast Corporation)
First air date October 26, 1968
Call letters’ meaning El MIRador Hotel
Former channel number(s) Analog:
36 (UHF, 1968-2009)
Transmitter Power 12 kW
Height 212.5 m
Facility ID 16749
Transmitter Coordinates 33°52′0.3″N 116°26′2.2″W / 33.86675°N 116.433944°W / 33.86675; -116.433944
Website www.kmir6.com

KMIR-TV (Channel 36 (digital 46), cable 6) is an NBC-affiliated television station located in Palm Desert, California. Its signal covers most of the Coachella Valley, including Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage and Indio.

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History

KMIR is the first commercial television station for Palm Springs, first went on the air in October 1968. John Conte (actor) owned KMIR-TV before Journal Broadcast Group purchased the station in 1999. KMIR-TV was the first television station to go on the air exclusively serving the Palm Springs market. Mr. Conte also owned the El Mirador hotel in Palm Springs, giving the station the call letters K(MIR). Desert Regional Medical Center now occupies the site of the old El Mirador hotel. Today, you can still see the El Mirador Tower standing in front of the hospital. This is where the station originally broadcast from. The current El Mirador Tower is actually a new tower made to look like the original which fell victim to fire in 1989.

Like its major competitors in the market, KMIR uses its cable designation in its branding (KMIR 6), rather than its over-the-air channel. KMIR's sister stations are KPSE-LP channel 50, a My Network affiliate and KRET-LP channel 45, an ION and part-time RTN affiliate.[citation needed]

Personalities

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Current on-air talent

Current Anchors

  • Elizabeth Cook - weeknights at 5, 6, 10 ("My 13") and 11PM
  • Gino LaMont - weeknights at 5, 6 and 11PM
  • Brandon Behle - weekday mornings "KMIR6 Today"
  • Liberté Chan - weekday mornings "KMIR6 Today"
  • Anthony Alvarez - weekends at 6 and 11PM

Reporters

  • Anthony Alvarez - general assignment reporter
  • Angela Monroe - general assignment reporter

Weather Team'

  • Bryan Scofield (NWA Seal of Approval) - Forecasts from Las Vegas, NV, weeknights at 5, 6, 10("my13") and 11PM

Former on-air talent

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News/Station presentation

Newscast titles

  • TV-6 News (1970s-1998)
  • KMIR 6 News (1998-present)

Station slogans

  • Come Home to KMIR-TV 6/36 Palm Springs (1986-1987; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Your Choice for Local News (1993-1998)
  • Local, Live, Late Breaking (1998-2006)
  • Right Here. Right Now. (2006-present)
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