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KTIV
KTIV.png
Sioux City, Iowa
Branding KTIV 4 (general)
NewsChannel 4 (news)
Slogan Siouxland's News Channel
Channel Digital: 41 (UHF)
Subchannels 4.1 NBC
4.2 The CW
Translators K40HB Neligh NE
K48CH Norfolk NE
K51CC O'Neill NE
Affiliations National Broadcasting Company
Owner Quincy Newspapers, Inc.
(KTIV Television, Inc.)
First air date October 10, 1954
Callsign meaning Television
IV (Roman numeral 4)
Former channels Analog:
4 (1954-2009)
Former affiliations ABC (secondary, 1954-1965)
CBS (secondary, 1965-1967)
The WB (DT2 until 2006)
Effective power 873 kW
Height 609 m
Facility ID 66170
Antenna coordinates 42°35′11.8″N 96°13′19.7″W / 42.586611°N 96.222139°W / 42.586611; -96.222139
Website www.ktiv.com

KTIV is an NBC television station in Sioux City, Iowa, broadcasting on digital channel 41.

KTIV also carries The CW Television Network, which replaced The WB network in September 2006, on its 4.2 digital subchannel.

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Station history

After overcoming some construction obstacles, including having to raise the microwave tower height twice to avoid interference with a tree which blocked the microwave signal, KTIV made its broadcasting debut on Sunday, October 10, 1954. That first broadcast evening included four NBC shows: "People are Funny" at 6pm; "The Liebman Spectacular" from 6:30-8pm; "The Television Playhouse" from 8-9pm; and "The Loretta Young Show" from 9-9:30pm.[1]

The station has always been an NBC affiliate, but it shared ABC programming with KVTV/KCAU-TV until November 1,1965, when KCAU switched its primary affiliation to ABC. KTIV then took on a few CBS shows until KMEG-TV signed on in 1967. During the late 1950s, the station was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network.[2]

For many years, the station was co-owned with the Sioux City Journal. Since 1:30pm February 17, 2009, KTIV's broadcasts have been digital-only.[3]

Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw and former KNBC anchor Paul Moyer began their television careers at KTIV.

News/Station presentation

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Newscast titles

  • The Channel 4 Report (1950s-1960s)
  • The Sixth Hour Report/The Eleventh Hour Report (1960s-1970s)
  • TV-4 Total News (1970s)
  • NewsCenter 4 (1970s-1980s)
  • Channel 4 News (1980s-1996)
  • NewsChannel 4 (1996-present)

Station slogans

  • Hello Siouxland, Channel 4 Loves You (1980s-1990; used during period station used Frank Gari's "Hello News")
  • In Touch with Siouxland (late 1980s-1990)
  • Siouxland's News Channel (1996-present)
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Personalities

Current on-air talent

Current Anchors

  • Christy Batien - weekday mornings "NewsChannel 4 Today" and noon (also news producer)
  • Matt Breen - weeknights at 5, 6 and 10PM (also news producer)
  • Al Joens - weekday mornings "NewsChannel 4 Today" and noon
  • Kristen Johnson - Saturdays at 6, Sundays at 5 and weekends at 10PM (also reporter)
  • Kristie VerMulm - weeknights at 5, 6 and 10PM (also news producer)

Reporters

  • Allissa Hopkins - general assignment reporter
  • Jyl Sobolewski - general assignment reporter
  • Zach Tecklenburg - general assignment reporter

Storm Track 4 Weather Team

  • Ron Demers (AMS Seal of Approval) - Chief Meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6 and 10PM
  • Dave Winslow (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) - Meteorologist; weekday mornings "NewsChannel 4 Today"
  • Mike Zwier - Meteorologist; Saturdays at 6, Sundays at 5 and weekends at 10PM
  • Michelle Rook - Meteorologist; fill-in

Sports Team

  • Brad Pautsch - Sports Director; weeknights at 5, 6 and 10PM
  • Michael Klos - Sports Anchor; Saturdays at 6, Sundays at 5 and weekends at 10PM

News Personnel

  • Bridget Breen - news director
  • Tia Heidebrecht - chief photographer
  • Julie Ott - editor
  • Kim Wilson - news producer

Former on-air talent

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Translators

KTIV's signal is re-broadcast over three translators:[4]

External links

References

  1. ^ KTIV History, KTIV website, archived from the original April 21, 2006; original page has since been deleted.
  2. ^ "Require Prime Evening Time for NTA Films", Boxoffice: 13, November 10, 1956, http://issuu.com/boxoffice/docs/boxoffice_111056-1 
  3. ^ Today is the day for digital TV switch, Dave Dreeszen, Sioux City Journal, February 17, 2009
  4. ^ REC Broadcast Query, retrieved July 25, 2006.

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