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KTTC
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Rochester-Austin-Mason City
City of license Rochester, Minnesota
Branding KTTC
Slogan The People You Know, The News You Trust
Channel Digital: 10 (VHF)
Virtual: 10 (PSIP)
Subchannels 10.1 NBC
10.2 The CW
Translators W50DR La Crosse
K62EV Winona
K70DR Blue Earth
Affiliations NBC, CW
Owner Quincy Newspapers
(KTTC Television, Inc.)
First air date July 14, 1953[1]
Callsign meaning Ten
Television
Channel
Sister station(s) KXLT
Former callsigns KROC-TV (1953-1976)
Former channels Analog: 10 (VHF)
(July 14, 1953 - February 17, 2009)
Digital: 36 (UHF)
(September 2000 - February 17, 2009)
Former affiliations All secondary:
DuMont (1953-1955)
CBS (1953-1956)
ABC (1953-1956) [5]
Effective power 20 kW
Height 381 m
Facility ID 35678
Antenna coordinates 43°34′14.9″N 92°25′38.1″W / 43.570806°N 92.42725°W / 43.570806; -92.42725
Website www.kttc.com

KTTC-DT is a television station based in Rochester, Minnesota, broadcasting on channel 10 (VHF). The station broadcasts two subchannels. Subchannel 10.1, known simply as KTTC (Rochester cable 12 and digital 93.10), is an NBC affiliate. Subchannel 10.2 is The Signal Hill CW, a member of The CW Plus group of affiliates of The CW. "Signal Hill" denotes the studio location, at the northern-most point of Rochester, Minnesota, on the hill at the north end of Bandel Road, NW. The station shares studios with KXLT-TV channel 47, a Fox affiliate. KTTC is owned by Quincy Newspapers.

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History

The station was the first television station to operate in Rochester and the third station in the state after KSTP-TV and WTCN-TV, coming online in 1953 with the callsign KROC-TV.

The station was launched by G. David Gentling, the son of KROC Radio owner Gregory P. Gentling. As KROC, the station carried programming from all four commercial networks of the 1950s: ABC, CBS, NBC, and DuMont [6]. It is Minnesota's third-oldest television station, and the oldest outside the Twin Cities.

The family operation eventually became the Southern Minnesota Broadcasting Company, though the TV station was sold to Quincy Newspapers, Inc. in 1976 and changed its name.

Personalities

KTTC News Today (5:30 to 7:00am)

  • Joshua Stevens: Anchor
  • Jess Abrahamson: Anchor
  • Ted Schmidt: Weather
  • C.J. Spang: Wake-Up Sports

KTTC News at Noon

  • Jess Abrahamson: Anchor
  • Ted Schmidt: Weather

KTTC News at Five (Mon-Fri)

  • Rachel Wick: Anchor
  • Tom Overle Fill in Anchor
  • Randy Brock: Weather

KTTC News at Six and at Ten (Mon-Fri)

  • Tom Overlie: Anchor
  • Rachel Wick: Anchor
  • Randy Brock: Weather
  • Pat Lund: Sports

KTTC News Weekends

  • Jennifer Hoff: Anchor
  • Steph Anderson: Weather
  • C.J. Spang:

Anchors

  • Tom Overlie
  • Rachel Wick
  • Jess Abrahamson
  • Joshua Stevens

Anchors/Reporters

  • Ali Lucia
  • Jennifer Hoff[
  • Crystal Oko

*General Assignment Reporters

  • Ali Lucia
  • Chris Hrapsky
  • Crystal Oko
  • Fanna Haile-Selassie
  • Meghan Sparks
  • Kerry Klatt
  • Chris Conte
  • Steph Anderson: Weather Reporter

KTTC Storm Team

  • Randy Brock Evening Meteorologist
  • Steph Anderson Weekend Meteorologist/Weather Reporter
  • Ted Schmidt Today/Midday Meteorologist

Sports EXTRA

  • Pat Lund
  • C.J. Spang
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Past Personalities

  • Candice Grossklaus - Morning/Noon Anchor (Now as Candice Kelly at WBRE, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA)[2 ]
  • Jeremiah Jacobsen - Morning Anchor (Now at WINK-TV, Fort Myers, FL)[2 ]
  • Amy Kuns - 5pm Anchor/9pm KXLT Anchor
  • Jeff Oelrich - Anchor (Now as Jeff Olson at KARE, Minneapolis)[2 ]
  • Julianna Holfeld - Anchor (Now as Juliana Olson at KARE, Minneapolis.
  • Betsy Singer - Anchor (Now 5pm anchor at rival KAAL)[3]
  • Vivien Williams - Anchor (Now produces Mayo Clinic "Medical Edge")[2 ] Came back to KTTC in 2007 for 6 months to fill in Betsy Singers Position until the hiring of Rachel Wick.
  • Jamie Yuccas - Anchor/Reporter (Now at WBBH, Fort Myers, FL)[2 ]
  • James Wilcox - Reporter now Anchor at Rival KAAL

News/Station presentation

Newscast titles

  • KROC-TV News (1953-1971)
  • Area 10 News (1971-1973)
  • Newservice 10 (1973-1977)
  • NewsCenter 10 (1977-1982)
  • NewsWatch 10 (1982-1990)
  • KTTC News 10 (1990-1997)
  • KTTC NewsCenter (1997-2008)
  • NewsCENTER (2008-present)
  • KTTC News (2009-Present)

Station slogans

  • Channel 10, Proud as a Peacock! (1980-1981; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Covering All of Southern Minnesota (1980s)
  • Southern Minnesota's 24-Hour News Channel (1990-1994)
  • Turn to the Leader (1995-2003)
  • The People You Know, The News You Trust (2003-present)
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Broadcasting facilities

KTTC's transmitter is located very near the Iowa-Minnesota border in Ostrander, Minnesota, and reaches communities including Albert Lea, Minnesota, Austin, Minnesota, and Mason City, Iowa. Their tower is shared with KROC-FM.

KTTC can also be seen in La Crosse, Wisconsin on digital translator W50DR (broadcast from WXOW-TV's tower), and in Winona, Minnesota on analog translator K62EV channel 62. Analog translator K70DR channel 70, located in Blue Earth, Minnesota and one of the last stations to broadcast on that frequency, is not currently on the air.

Digital Transition

KTTC-DT began broadcasting on channel 36 (UHF) in September 2000.[4] KTTC-TV ceased analog broadcasting on channel 10 (VHF) at approximately 1:35 PM on the afternoon of February 17, 2009.[5] Later that afteroon, KTTC-DT commenced broadcasting on channel 10 (VHF).[6] (The station's pre-transition digital facility, channel 36, became the final post-transition facility for ABC affiliate KAAL.[7])

In the La Crosse, Wisconsin area, KTTC analog translator station W67CH channel 67 ceased broadcasting on November 4, 2009.[8] It was replaced with digital translator station W50DR, which went on the air at 2:10 PM on the afternoon of October 14, 2009.[9]

In the Winona, Minnesota area, KTTC has obtained authorization to replace analog translator K62EV channel 62 with digital translator K43KE. K43KE is not yet on the air, but KTTC planned to make the transition before the end of 2009.[10]

In the Blue Earth, Minnesota area, KTTC has obtained authorization to replace analog translator K70DR channel 70 with digital translator K16GY. K16GY is not yet on the air, but KTTC planned to make the transition before the end of 2009.[10]

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