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Chico/Redding, California
Branding NBC 24 (Action News)
Slogan Live, Local, Late Breaking
Channel Digital: 24 (UHF)
Subchannels 24.1 NBC-HD
24.2 The AccuWeather Channel
Translators K42HL-D Oroville
Affiliations NBC
Owner Evans Broadcasting, LLC
(Operated under SSA by Catamount Broadcasting of Chico-Redding, inc.)
First air date September 24, 1985
Callsign meaning North
Former callsigns KCPM
Former channels Analog:
24 (UHF, 1983-2008)
36 (UHF, 2004-2008)
Effective power 321 kW
Height 803.5 m
Facility ID 33745
Antenna coordinates 40°15′30.5″N 122°5′24.3″W / 40.258472°N 122.090083°W / 40.258472; -122.090083 (KNVN)

KNVN-TV is the NBC television station for Chico, California and outlying areas including Redding, California. The station is owned by Evans Broadcasting, and operated by Catamount Broadcasting, the owners of KHSL-TV. It shares its studios, office and newscasts with KHSL-TV.

Before the merger with KHSL, the then 13-year-old KCPM was bound by crushing debt and nearly forced off the air. It maintained a news department aimed at younger viewers, but it failed to compete with the fiercely competing news departments at KRCR and KHSL. Since the merger, KNVN's meager quality improved while KHSL's long-time reputation suffered. However, it was the most successful attempt at a third network in Chico and Redding.


News Operation

KHSL and KNVN currently share a single news operation; for information, see KHSL-TV#Action News.

Prior to 1998, KNVN had its own newscast, but following Grapevine Communications' sale of the station in 1998 due to severe debt problems, the nearly bankrupt station signed a shared services agreement with KHSL, eventually leading to the creative yet controversial consolidation of the news departments. The news departments of both stations formally merged into a single news department in February 2000, due to the low ratings of KNVN's own newscasts.

News/Station presentation

Newscast titles

  • KCPM News (1986-early 1990s)
  • 24 Reports (early 1990s-1998)
  • North Valley News (1998-2003)

Jointly-Produced News:

Station slogans

  • Making a Difference (mid 1990s)
  • Local News That's Important To You (2005-2006)
  • Live, Local, Latebreaking (2006-present)
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Digital Television and High-Definition

Digital Television

KNVN has been broadcasting all-digital on UHF channel 24 since December 22, 2008, with its main channel and The Local AccuWeather Channel on DT2. It broadcasts an SD feed on cable channel 4 on every major cable system in Northern California.

See KHSL-TV for additional information on digital programming.

Digital channels

Channel Programming
24.1 KNVN HD
24.2 The AccuWeather Channel

Digital Translators":

Digital channels

Channel Programming
xx.1 / 12.1 KHSL SD
xx.2 / 24.1 KNVN SD
xx.3 / 12.2 The CW 10
xx.4 / 24.2 The AccuWeather Channel


The station airs all NBC produced and eventually some syndicated shows in HD. No details have been released if local newscasts will be ever produced in HD. The OTA HD feed is available to subscribers of Dish Network, Comcast (ch. 904), Charter (ch. 784), Windjammer (ch. 704), and Northland Cable (ch. 401).

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