KAYU (Fox 28) is the Fox affiliated television station for Spokane, Washington, owned and operated by Mountain Broadcasting, LLC, a division of Northwest Broadcasting Company.

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Spokane, Washington
Branding Fox 28
Channels Digital: 28 (UHF)
Translators (see article)
Affiliations Fox

This TV (on DT2)

Owner Northwest Broadcasting, Inc.

(Mountain Licenses, LP)

First air date October 31, 1982
Former channel number(s) Analog:

28 (UHF, 1982-2009) Digital: 30 (UHF)

Former affiliations independent (1982-1987)

UPN (secondary, 1995-1997)

Transmitter power 91.4 kW
Height 601 m
Facility ID 58684
Transmitter coordinates 47°34′44″N 117°17′46″W

Cable carriageEdit

KAYU's signal is carried by some 75 multi-video providers, including Comcast (Spokane), Time Warner (North Idaho), Cable One (Lewiston, ID) and Northland Cable (Moses Lake/Ephrata, WA). In addition both US satellite providers, Dish Network carries a High Definition and a Standard Definition version of the KAYU signal. Further, KAYU's signal is uplinked by Shaw Cableand Shaw Direct and is shown in much of Central and Southern Alberta and Southeastern British Columbia, Canada.

KAYU has been off the air on DirecTV since January 1, 2011 due to a contract dispute and as a result, DirecTV currently does not carry a High Definition and a Standard Definition version of the KAYU signal.

Digital televisionEdit

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Digital channels

Channel Programming
28.1 Main KAYU programming
28.2 This TV[1]

Post-analog shutdownEdit

KAYU-TV shut down its analog signal on February 17, 2009 [2], continuing digital broadcasts on channel 28.[3]


KAYU is rebroadcast on the following translator stations.


In 1991, KAYU began broadcasting a 10 pm newscast produced by KREM. Dismal ratings caused KREM to cancel the newscast in 1993, upon which KHQ stepped in. Their news offering was canceled in 1994.

In 1999, KAYU produced an in-house 10 pm newscast that ran until 2004. KXLY assisted in content and talent for a short time.

In 2004, KAYU went back to KHQ for news, resulting in Fox First at Ten.

In 2008, KAYU came back to Pullman. This is the first time there has been a Fox broadcast since 2007.

As of April 2010, KAYU is the only station in Spokane to not broadcast their news in widescreen or HD.

Current ProgrammingEdit

The station, which signed on the air on October 31, 1982, offers a staple of diverse syndicated programming fare, including:



Prime Time

Late Night/Graveyard Slot

Fox First at TenEdit

Current on-air staffEdit


  • Bill Kelly - (Mon-Fri)
  • Stephanie Vigil- (Mon-Fri)
  • Tom Durian- (Sat-Sun)


  • Anthony Gomes
  • Katilyn Bolduc


  • Bill Kelly - (Mon-Fri)
  • Leslie Lowe - (Sat-Sun)

Sports Anchors:

  • Sam Adams
  • Michelle Dapper- (Sat-Sun)
  • John Fritz

Former on-air staffEdit

  • Brian Albercht Weather Anchor (KAYU and KHQ). Now Ministry Director at St. John's Lutheran Church (Spokane, WA).
  • Ana Cabrera Anchor (KAYU and KHQ). Currently weekend morning anchor/weekday reporter at KMGH-TV in Denver, CO.
  • Paola Cherzad Reporter (KAYU and KHQ).
  • Peter Colford Weather (1991-1993). Deceased.
  • Kris Crocker Weather (2003-2004). Currently chief meteorologist for former KAYU assistant, KXLY-TV.
  • Derek Deis Sports Anchor (KAYU and KHQ). Currently Sports Director for former KAYU assistant, KXLY-TV.
  • Dan Garrity Anchor (KAYU). Now a professor at Gonzaga University.
  • Tom Grant Reporter. Currently an editor for Metro Spirit in Augusta, GA.
  • Rich Henkels Sports (1991-1992).
  • Paul Horton Weather Anchor (KAYU). Now Morning and Noon Meteorologist at KPHO-TV in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Maria Kotula Weeknight 10 P.M. anchor 1993-1995. Currently anchor/reporter for WCNC-TV in Charlotte, NC.
  • Rob McMillan Reporter/Fill-in anchor (KAYU). Currently a General Assignment reporter for KABC-TV in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Craig McMorris-Prime Anchor KAYU-TV. Currently Morning Anchor/Reporter for WNEM-TV in Saginaw, MI.
  • Dan Mitchinson Anchor (KAYU) Now a radio news anchor for KJRB.
  • Charles Rowe Anchor (1991-1993). Retired from KREM-TV in November 2007.
  • Julia Sandstrom Weather (2009-2010) (KAYU, KHQ, and SWX Right Now)
  • Pamela Stark Anchor KHQ-TV.
  • Linda Stratton Anchor KAYU-TV. Last was a freelance reporter for KTNV-TV.
  • Nadine Woodward Anchor (1991-1993). Fired from KREM-TV in September 2009, due to age and gender discrimination.[4]. Currently an anchor/special reporter for former KAYU assistant, KXLY-TV and morning anchor on KXLY-AM.


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