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KQCA
KQCA logo

Kqca dt2.png
Sacramento, California
City of license Stockton, California
Branding KQCA My 58 TV
This TV Sacramento
(on DT2)
Channels Digital: 46 (UHF)
Subchannels 58.1 MyNetworkTV/HD
58.2 This TV
Owner Hearst Television, Inc.
(Hearst Stations, Inc.)
First air date April 13, 1986
Call letters’ meaning Quality Television in CAlifornia
Sister station(s) KCRA-TV
Former callsigns KSCH-TV (1986-1995)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
58 (UHF, 1986-2009)
Former affiliations independent (1986-1995)
UPN (1995-1998)
The WB (1998-2006)
Transmitter Power 600 kW
Height 580 m
Facility ID 10242
Transmitter Coordinates 38°15′54″N 121°29′24″W / 38.265°N 121.49°W / 38.265; -121.49
Website www.my58.com

KQCA is the MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station for Sacramento, California, USA. Licensed to Stockton, the station broadcasts a digital-only signal on UHF channel 46. KQCA's transmitter is located northeast of Walnut Grove. The station is owned by Hearst Television as part of a duopoly with NBC affiliate KCRA-TV. The two stations share studios located on Television Circle in Downtown Sacramento. KQCA is known on-air as "KQCA My 58 TV".

As a result of the duopoly, local rights to syndicated shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show and Access Hollywood are shared between KCRA and KQCA. Other shows currently airing on KQCA that are not on KCRA are the syndicated Deal or No Deal, The Office, Friends, The Jerry Springer Show, Maury, Tyra Banks Show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Judge Mathis, CSI: NY, Lost, Stargate: Atlantis, Boston Legal, Monk, American Chopper, Deadliest Catch and CSI: Miami.

From September 5, 2006 to September 21, 2009, KQCA did not follow the 8 to 10 PM primetime MyNetworkTV schedule like other affiliates of the network. Instead, the station aired network programming from 7 to 9 PM and The Oprah Winfrey Show from 9 to 10 p.m. leading up to the 10 p.m. newscast that is produced by KCRA. KQCA is the second in the market to not follow a traditional network schedule. The other station KOVR has had a 7 to 10 p.m. lineup since its network switch to CBS in 1995. KQCA was also one of five MyNetworkTV affiliates on the West Coast that did not follow the 8 to 10 p.m. scheduling. The four other stations to do this (and still do so today) are KRON-TV (which has network programming slotted from 9 to 11 p.m.), KEVU (Network programming slotted from 9 to 11 p.m.), KPDX (Network Programming also slotted from 9 to 11 p.m.) and KMYQ (which also airs network programming from 7 to 9 p.m.). KQCA now airs the MyNetworkTV block in pattern.

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History

The station went on the air on April 13, 1986 with the call letters KSCH. It originally was an independent station and aired classic television shows of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Some shows that were aired had not been seen since their original network / syndication runs. KSCH was also the first stereo sound station in the Sacramento / Stockton / Modesto area built from the ground up.

In 1994, KSCH entered into a local marketing agreement (LMA) with Kelly Broadcasting, the owner of KCRA. That station then took over the operations of KSCH.

On February 1, 1995, the station changed its call letters to its current call sign KQCA, became an affiliate of UPN, and changed its on-air branding to "Q 58". On January 5, 1998, it swapped affiliations with KMAX and became an affiliate of The WB. When Hearst-Argyle Television (predecessor to today's Hearst Television) bought KCRA and its LMA with KQCA in 1999, the "Q 58" branding was dropped in favor of its call letters and channel number. Hearst-Argyle eventually bought KQCA outright in 2000 and the station adopted the "WB 58" branding in September 2004.

On January 24, 2006, the WB and UPN networks announced that they would cease broadcasting and merge to create a new network. The new network would be called The CW, the letters representing the first initial of its corporate parents CBS (the parent company of UPN) and the Warner Bros. unit of Time Warner. It was announced that KMAX would become an affiliate of The CW.

On February 22, 2006, News Corporation announced that they would start up another new broadcast television network called MyNetworkTV. The new network, which would be sister to Fox, would be operated by Fox Television Stations and its syndication division Twentieth Television. MyNetworkTV was created in order to give UPN and WB stations, not mentioned as becoming CW affiliates, another option besides becoming independent. It was also created to compete against The CW.

KQCA/KCRA Studios at 3 Television Circle

KQCA began broadcasting MyNetworkTV on September 5, 2006. KMAX began broadcasting The CW on September 18, 2006.

In August 2007, KQCA became the new home of Oakland Raiders pre-season games. It took the broadcasting rights from KMAX.

Digital Television & HD

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KQCA-DT

KQCA-DT broadcasts on digital channel 46.

Digital channels

Channel Name Programming
58.1 KQCA-DT main KQCA-TV in HD/MyNetworkTV programming in HD
58.2 KQCA-DT2 This TV

Current Personalities/Joined Date

KQCA's weeknight 10 PM newscast opening. Old title card used from 2007-2008
KQCA's weeknight 10 PM updated opening from 11/2008

Sister station KCRA produces several newscasts for KQCA. This includes ones at 6am-9am (6am Simulcast from KCRA), 10pm on weekdays and 10pm on weekends. Like KCRA, all of the newscasts on KQCA are broadcasted in HD. During all newscasts, KQCA uses KCRA's news helicopter that is known as "LiveCopter 3 HD". During all weather forecasts, KQCA uses KCRA's regional weather radar that is known as "KCRA 3 Live Triple Doppler".

Anchors

Weather

  • Eileen Javora Weekday Morning Meteorlogist 6am-9 (2005)
  • Mark Finan Weekday Evening Meteorlogist 10pm (1991)
  • Dirk Verdoorn Weekend Evening Meteorlogist 5pm 6pm 10pm (1998)
  • Jeff Martinez Fill-in Meteorologist (2009)
  • Jeff Thompson Fill-in Meteorologist (2009)

Traffic

  • Kristen Marshall, Traffic Anchor (2008)
  • Ryan Disch, Traffic Reporter (2007)

Reporters

Sports

  • Del Rodgers Weekday/Weekend Evening Sports Anchor 10pm (1997)

During KCRA-produced KQCA newscasts, additional news personnel from KCRA are also used, see the KCRA article for a complete listing

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