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KIDK is the local CBS affiliate television station for Idaho Falls and Pocatello, Idaho, USA. It broadcasts a digital signal on channel 36. The station is owned by Fisher Communications. Its transmitter is located atop East Butte, near Atomic City.


KIDK
KIDK3
Idaho Falls/Pocatello, Idaho
Branding Channel 3 Eyewitness News
Slogan Taking Action for You
Channels Digital: 36 (UHF)
Subchannels 3.1 CBS

3.2 MyNetworkTV

Translators 38 (UHF) Rexburg

(for others, see below)

Owner Fisher Communications, Inc.

(operated through SSA by News-Press & Gazette Company) (Fisher Broadcasting - SE Idaho TV, LLC)

First air date December 20, 1953
Call letters' meaning KID (former callsign) with an extra K
Sister station(s) KIFI-TV, KXPI-LD
Former callsigns KID-TV (1953-1984)
Former channel number(s) Analog:

3 (VHF, 1953-2009)

Former affiliations All secondary:

DuMont (1953-1955)[1] NBC (1953-1961) ABC (1953-1974) UPN (1995-2003)

Transmitter power 200 kW
Height 489 m
Facility ID 56028
Transmitter coordinates 43°29′50.6″N112°39′52.7″W
Website www.kidk.com

The station was founded on December 20, 1953 as KID-TV, becoming KIDK in 1984. It was once co-owned with KID radio (AM 590 and FM 96.1).

In December 2010 it was announced that KIDK had entered into a shared services arrangement with KIFI under which KIDK would be run out of the KIFI facility and 27 KIDK staffers would be laid off.[2] As a result of the arrangement, KIDK's morning newscast was canceled on January 7, 2011.[3] The kidk.com URL was subsequently replaced by a redirect to a separate section of the KIFI website.

Current on-air staffEdit

Anchors


  • Todd Kunz
  • Jessica Crandall


Reporters


  • Brittany Borghi
  • Marissa Bodnar
  • Stephanie Hale-Lopez
  • Caleb James
  • Michelle Ludtka
  • Jamie Ostroff
  • Jessica Crandall


Weather


  • Steve Cannon
  • Liz Cosgrove


Sports


  • Jeff Landers
  • Michelle Ludtka

News/station presentationEdit

Newscast titlesEdit

  • Newswatch 3 (1970s–1980s and 2000–2007)
  • News 3 (1980s–2000)
  • No Wait News at 10 (10PM newscast; 2006–unknown)
  • Channel 3 Eyewitness News (2007–present)

Past on-air staffEdit

  • Justine Beauvais
  • Anthony Congi
  • Emily Florez
  • Laural Porter
  • Susan Furniss
  • Ann Rubin
  • Wes Horrocks
  • Jennifer McGraw
  • Rey Gutrerez
  • Araksya Karapetyan
  • Hasti Taghi
  • Sarah Schwabe
  • Tony Gugliotta
  • Rick Montanez
  • Nate Eaton
  • Betsy Lambert
  • Noah Bond
  • Teresa Priolo
  • Darlene Deacon
  • Josh Barlow
  • Jeff Robinson
  • Jackie Pepper
  • Jolyn Thomas
  • MaryBeth Dickson
  • Susan Stephens
  • Phil Lipoff
  • Jessica Wheeler
  • Ken Garcia
  • Ted Dawson

Station slogansEdit

  • Live, Local and Latebreaking (?-1997) 
  • In Touch With Idaho, In Touch With You (1997-2000)
  • The One to Watch (2000-?)
  • Taking Action for You (2007–present)

LogosEdit

TranslatorsEdit

Within its network, KIDK has a total of 20 translators serving parts of Eastern and Central Idaho, and parts of Western Wyoming.


KIDK has a construction permit for a digital fill-in translator on channel 38 in Rexburg, Idaho[4]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Aden, Frank Jr. (2006). "The Beginning of TV in Idaho". As the Turntable Turns, issue 1. July 2006. History of Idaho Broadcasting.
  2. ^ KIDK-KIFI SSA Deal To Cost 27 Jobs TVNewsCheck, December 9, 2010
  3. ^ "KIDK Programming Note". KIDK.com. January 7, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  4. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/pubacc/Auth_Files/1390655.pdf

External linksEdit

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