KKTV, channel 11, is a CBS affiliated television station in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It serves the Colorado Springs/Pueblo market and is owned by Gray Television. Its transmitter is located on Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs.
KKTV is carried on cable channel 10 in Colorado Springs and channel 11 in Pueblo.
|Colorado Springs, Colorado|
KKTV 11 News (newscasts) MyKKTV (general) My11 News (newscasts)
|Channels||Digital: 10 (VHF)|
|Owner||Gray Television, Inc.
(Gray Television Licensee, Inc.)
|First air date||December 7, 1952|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
11 (VHF, 1952-2009)
|Former affiliations||All secondary:|
|Transmitter power||20.1 kW|
|Transmitter coordinates||38°44′42″N 104°51′45.5″W / 38.745°N 104.862639°W / 38.745; -104.862639Coordinates: 38°44′42″N 104°51′45.5″W / 38.745°N 104.862639°W / 38.745; -104.862639|
KKTV signed on the air on December 7, 1952. It is the third-oldest station in Colorado—behind Denver's KWGN-TV and KUSA-TV--and the oldest outside Denver. It originally carried programming from CBS, NBC, ABC, and DuMont. In 1953, KRDO-TV signed on and took the NBC affiliation. DuMont folded in 1956. During the late 1950s, KKTV was a primary CBS affiliate and held a secondary affiliation with ABC.
By 1960, the formerly separate Colorado Springs and Pueblo markets became one single market serving the Pikes Peak region and surrounding areas with each of the area's three TV stations becoming "exclusive" network affiliates. KKTV became a sole CBS affiliate with KRDO-TV becoming a full-time ABC affiliate and Pueblo's KCSJ-TV (now KOAA-TV), which had been a primary NBC affiliate since its inception in 1953, becoming the area's sole NBC affiliate.
In late 1982, KKTV's original local owners sold the station to the Seattle-based Ackerley Group, becoming one of that company's earliest acquisitions. Ackerley owned the station until early 1999 when it swapped KKTV to Benedek Broadcasting in exchange for KCOY in Santa Maria, California. Current owner Gray Television acquired KKTV when it bought most of Benedek's stations in April 2002.
On October 17, 2009; KKTV became the second station in the Colorado Springs-Pueblo market to present its newscasts in high definition (HD) beginning with its 10PM newscast.
KKTV has a construction permit to move to channel 49 because of viewer reception & interference issues with channel 10. At this time, no date has been announced on when the channel change will commence.
Other programming on MyKKTV includes replays and extra runs of KKTV's syndicated programming (such as Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune) and some syndicated programs of its own. For newscasts, MyKKTV features a 9 PM newscast seen only on MyKKTV.
MyKKTV is carried on cable channel 41 in Colorado Springs and cable channel 246 Pueblo.
KKTV No Wait WeatherEdit
Since October 2007, KKTV has been broadcasting a 24-hour Weather channel called "KKTV No Wait Weather" on digital channel 11.3 and cable. The channel began as a time filler service on KKTV digital channel 11.2. Up until June 2009 No Wait Weather was seen on 11.2 overnights but this discontinued and was replaced by Gems TV. On January 1, 2010, this service was discontinued and KKTV-DT3 was removed from Cable 140.
- Telenews (1952-1964)
- The Six O'Clock Report/The Eleven O'Clock Report (1964-1968)
- Newsnight (1968-1970)
- NewsScene (1970-1974)
- Action News (1974-1976)
- KKTV News (1976-1979)
- NewsCenter 11 (1979-1989)
- 11 News (1989-present)
- KKTV 11 News (2002-present)
- My 11 News (2006-2009; on My KKTV. The monker was dropped in October 2009.)
- Television 11 in Color (1960s)
- Action News, Where The Action Is (1974-1975)
- Catch the Brightest Stars on TV-11 (1975-1976; local version of CBS ad campaign)
- We're #1 in Southern Colorado, TV-11! (late 1970s)
- We're Looking Good on TV-11 (1979-1980; local version of CBS ad campaign)
- Looking Good Together, TV-11 (1980-1981; local version of CBS ad campaign)
- Hello Colorado (1981; used during period station used Frank Gari's "Hello News")
- NewsCenter 11: We're The Team (1982-1983)
- We've Got the Touch, You and Channel 11 (1983-1984; local version of CBS ad campaign)
- KKTV is On The Go (1985-1986)
- Say Hello (1986-1987; used during period station used Frank Gari's "Hello News")
- Channel 11, The Team To Watch (1988-1989)
- The Difference at Night (1988-1991, used for the 10PM newscasts)
- Get Ready for TV-11 (1989-1991; local version of CBS ad campaign)
- The Look of Colorado Springs is TV-11 (1991-1992; local version of CBS ad campaign)
- This is TV-11 (1993-1994; local version of CBS ad campaign)
- It's All Right Here on KKTV (1994-1995)
- Coverage That Counts (1997-1998)
- Coverage You Can Count On (1998-2005)
- On Air, Online, or On the Go, KKTV 11 News Delivers (2008)
- On Your Side (2009-present)