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KSAX is the ABC-affiliated television station for Alexandria, Minnesota. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 42 from a transmitter southwest of Westport. Owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, the station has studios on Fillmore Street in Downtown Alexandria.Syndicated programming on this channel includes: According to Jim, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and Live with Regis and Kelly. KRWFin Redwood Falls, Minnesota operates as a full-time satellite of KSAX. This station airs a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 27 from a transmitter southwest of Vesta.

KSAX / KRWF (semi-satellites of KSTP-TV St. Paul / Minneapolis, Minnesota)
200px-KSAX-KRWF Logo
KSAX: Alexandria, Minnesota

KRWF: Redwood Falls, Minnesota

Branding KSAX / KRWF ABC

KSAX / KRWF ABCEyewitness News 5 Eyewitness News

Slogan Leading With

More News

Channels Digital:

KSAX: 42 (UHF) KRWF: 27 (UHF) Virtual: KSAX: 42 (PSIP) KRWF: 43 (PSIP)

Subchannels 42.1 / 43.1 ABC
Owner Hubbard Broadcasting

(KSAX-TV, Inc.)

First air date KSAX:: September 15, 1987

KRWF: April 14, 1987

Call letters' meaning KSAX:: KSTP AleXandria

KRWF:: KSTP RedWoodFalls

Sister station(s) KSTP, KSTC-TV, KSTP-AM,KSTP-FM, KTMY-FM
Former channel number(s) Analog:

KSAX: 42 (UHF, 1987-2009) KRWF: 43 (UHF, 1987-2009)

Transmitter power KSAX: 80 kW

KRWF: 58 kW

Height KSAX: 356 m

KRWF: 151 m

Facility ID KSAX: 35584

KRWF: 35585

Transmitter coordinates KSAX:45°41′59″N95°10′35″W

KRWF:44°29′2.5″N95°29′28″W

Website ksax.com

OverviewEdit

Although KSAX/KRWF identify as separate stations in their own right, they are considered semi-satellites of sister station KSTP-TV in theTwin Cities. The stations air ten-minute local inserts during KSTP's weeknight newscasts (at 5, 6, and 10), local commercial inserts during commercial breaks, some original local programming, and separate identifications. Otherwise, they simulcast all programming from KSTP. Combined with a large network of translator stations, they serve thirty counties in Central and Western Minnesota.

KSAX and KRWF signed-on September 15, 1987 as satellite stations of KSTP. Right from the start, they aired local newscast cut-ins during KSTP's weeknight broadcasts. Expanding their operations in 2000, the stations hired their first meteorologist. This continued in 2004 with the launch of a half-hour high school sports highlight show. [1] The stations have won numerous broadcast journalism awards from various broadcaster associations. The KSTP newscasts originate from facilities on University Avenue on the Minneapolis and St. Paul city line.


News/Station presentationEdit

Newscast titlesEdit

  • KSAX/KRWF Eyewitness News (1988-present)

Station slogansEdit

  • Leading With More News (2004-present)

TranslatorsEdit

KSAX operates 11 translators. When combined with KSTP's five translators, it forms the largest translator network in Minnesota.

KSAX translatorsEdit

KRWF translatorsEdit

News teamEdit

+ denotes KSAX / KRWF personnel seen in weeknight cut-ins

Anchors

  • + Kenny King - weeknights at 5 and 6 p.m.; also reporter
  • + Tony Seeman - weeknights at 10 p.m.; also reporter


Eyewitness News Meteorologists

  • + Mark Anthony - Meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6, and 10 p.m.


Reporters

  • + Cristi Jessee - news director and occasional reporter
  • + Brian Collins (reporter) - trainee
  • + Laurie Stribling
  • + Joe Nelson

Former on-air staffEdit

  • Marlita Bevenue - anchor
  • Melanie Bloom - anchor
  • Sarah Casello
  • Kristin Haubrich (now at KREX-TV in Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Todd Hicks - anchor (now anchor at WGBA-TV in Green Bay, WI)
  • A.J. Hilton - anchor (now at WSYM-TV in Lansing, MI)
  • Jodi Huisentruit
  • Drew Keogh - anchor
  • Matt Montgomery - anchor
  • Corey Poppe - anchor
  • Jeannie Prescott
  • Thor Tripp - (now at KOLN/KGIN in Lincoln, NE)
  • Mark Vanderwerf - anchor
  • Ryan Vipond - meteorologist (November 2004-July 2008)
  • Dan Williamson - anchor
  • Sujita Gyawaly - news trainee
  • Matt Standal - news trainee (2009 accepted multimedia journalist job at KDLH in Duluth, MN)
  • Emily Deem - anchor (2010 accepted reporter job at WLUK in Green Bay, WI)
  • Megan Matthews - reporter (2010 accepted producer job at KAAL in Austin, MN)
  • Anthony Kiekow - reporter (2010 accepted multimedia journalist job at WDTN in Dayton, OH)
  • Megan Brown - reporter (2010 accepted multimedia journalist job at WHO-TV in Des Moines, IA)
  • Kaylin Karsin (Cockriel) - Now Hosting 'Bloomington Today' in Bloomington MN. 2011

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://ksax.com/article/stories/S104899.shtml?cat=10281

LogosEdit

External linksEdit

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