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KSEE (on-air, referred to as KSEE 24, pronounced "K-SEE") is the NBC affiliated television station in Fresno, California, broadcasting on digital channel 38. KSEE is owned and operated by Granite Broadcasting Corporation. Granite owns and operates eight network-affiliated television stations nationwide. KSEE is an NBC network affiliate and a member of the National Association of Broadcasters.

KSEE 24
200px-Ksee24
Fresno, California
Branding KSEE 24
Slogan News That Matters
Channels Digital: 38 (UHF)
Affiliations NBC

KSEE Weather Plus (DT2) LATV (DT3)

Owner Granite Broadcasting Corporation

(KSEE License, Inc.)

First air date June 1, 1953
Call letters' meaning pronounced "K-SEE"
Former callsigns KMJ-TV (1953-1981)
Former channel number(s) Analog:24 (UHF, 1953-2009)Digital:

16 (UHF, 2002-2005)

Transmitter power 326 kW
Height 601.1 m
Facility ID 35594
Transmitter coordinates 37°4′19″N119°25′52.4″W
Website www.ksee24.com

HistoryEdit

KSEE started transmitting on June 1, 1953, as KMJ-TV. It was the first station to go on-air in Fresno and the first to use color film and network color in 1954.[citation needed] The station was affiliated with NBC, but also carried independent programming.[1]

KMJ-TV was originally owned by the McClatchy family whose assets included KMJ radio and three Californian newspapers called The Bee, in Fresno, Sacramento and Modesto.

In 1981, McClatchy retired from television station ownership by selling KMJ-TV to San Joaquin Communications, which changed the station's call letters to the present-day KSEE (as McClatchy heold on to KMJ radio until 1987). San Joaquin Communications, in turn, sold KSEE to Meredith Corporation in 1984.

but later withdrew its bid. In 1985 rumors circulated that it would join CBS when KFSN-TV] -- which had been Fresno's CBS affiliate for 29 years (1956–1985) -- decided to join ABC during the "Big Network Switch" However, later in 1984, Granite Broadcasting Corporation bought KSEE and then-sister station WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, New York from Tak's creditors. In the end KSEE stayed with NBC and CBS instead signed with KJEO-TV now KGPE as its new affiliate in 1985.

Granite Broadcasting purchased KSEE, along with Syracuse, New York's CBS affiliate WTVH, from Meredith Corporation on December 27, 1993.

The station may have changed its call letters once, but its network affiliation hasn't; it is one of the two Central California television stations that has never changed its affiliation, and has been since the mid-1980s the region's second rated television station behind longtime leader KFSN. The other station to keep its affiliation is KMPH.

Digital televisionEdit

The station's digital signal is UHF 38, multiplexed:

Channel Programming
24.1 main KSEE-TV/NBC programming
24.2 KSEE Weather Plus
24.3 LATV

ProgrammingEdit

In addition to local programming, syndicated programming on KSEE are light, with Dr. Phil and Inside Edition in the mid-afternoons, andAccess Hollywood before primetime. KSEE clears all NBC programming, however, Days of our Lives airs an hour later than the recommended 1 p.m. slot.

KSEE produced a local oriented show MedWatch which aired every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with former Fresno anchor Cindy Suryan.MedWatch talked about health topics and concerns as well as featuring the latest in medical technology.

In September 2005, Sports Central was launched. The show went more in-depth about local sports teams as well as national sports topics. The KSEE sports department also launched The Bulldog Insider to air on Sundays at 6:30 p.m., this series goes in-depth with California State University, Fresno's athletic teams .

In September 2007, a new business-entertainment show Central Valley Today was launched and airs at 11 a.m. after the fourth-hour ofToday. The daily hour-long show features KSEE 24 Sunrise news anchor Alex Delgado as host. Producing credit along with Delgado is Amanda Jaurigui. Monica Favila, now in San Diego, was the show-launch producer along with Monique Soltani, now at KPIX-TV in San Francisco, who served as associate producer and co-host.

Analog-to-digital conversionEdit

KSEE remains on its current pre-transition channel number, 38. However, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers will display KSEE24's virtual channel as 24.1.

News operationEdit

As of 2011, KSEE totals 27 hours of local news per week (5 hours on weekdays and 1 hour on weekends). A two hour newscast airs at 5 a.m., followed by half-hour blocks at noon and 5 p.m., one hour at 6 p.m., half-hour at 7 p.m., and a 35-minute wrap at 11 p.m. On weekends, only half-hour newscasts at 6 and 11 p.m. are provided. KSEE previously had a 4 p.m. newscast before being replaced by a 30-minute locally produced live program called "We Are Fresno" in March 2011, which airs between Dr. Phil and Inside Edition.

On July 31, 2006, KSEE 24 produced a 10 p.m. primetime newscast every Monday through Friday on My Network TV affiliate KAIL until September 11, 2009. KSEE 24 was the only station to start a 4:30 a.m. newscast for KSEE Sunrise," earlier than any other station. On January 1, 2011, KSEE Sunrise moved the newscast start time to 5:00 a.m. Since September 21, 2009, KSEE 24 is the first and only station to launch a 7 p.m. newscast with a different kind of format and is hosted by Carolyn Bruck and Lindsey Pena..

As of October 12, 2010, KSEE is one of two stations without high definition newscasts (along with KGPE); however, KSEE's newscasts are now in 16:9 enhanced widescreen.

News/station presentationEdit

Newscast titlesEdit

  • The Fresno & World Report (1953-1962)
  • KMJ-TV News (1962-1966)
  • The 5th/6th/11th Hour Report (1966-1974) 
  • Total News (1974-1980s)
  • NewsCenter 24 (1980s-1990s)
  • KSEE 24 Hour News (1990s–2000)
  • KSEE 24 News (2000–present)

Newscast programmingEdit

Daily


  • KSEE Sunrise (1992–present)
  • Central Valley Today (2007–present)
  • KSEE 24 News at Noon
  • "We Are Fresno Live" (2011-present)
  • KSEE 24 News at 4PM (2002–2011)
  • KSEE 24 News at 5PM
  • KSEE 24 News at 6PM
  • KSEE 24 News at 6:30PM (1998–present)
  • KSEE 24 News at 7PM (2009–present)
  • KSEE 24 News at 10PM (2006–2009)
  • KSEE 24 News at 11PM (19??-1995, 2003–present)
  • KSEE 24 News 11 at Eleven (1995–2003)


Saturdays


  • KSEE 24 Sunrise Saturday (2000–2008)
  • Central Valley Today Weekend (2008–present)
  • KSEE 24 News at 6PM
  • Medwatch (2004–2009)
  • KSEE 24 Sports Central (2005–2009)
  • KSEE 24 News at 11PM


Sundays


  • KSEE 24 News at 6PM
  • KSEE 24 Sports Central Bulldog Insider (2007–present)
  • KSEE 24 News at 10PM (2006, 2008–2009) - during Sunday Night Football
  • KSEE 24 News at 11PM
  • KSEE 24 Sports Central (2005–present)

Station slogansEdit

  • 24, Proud As A Peacock! (1979-1981; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • 24, Our Pride Is Showing (1981-1982; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • We`re 24, Just Watch Us Now (1982-1983; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • We Give You More (1980s–1994)
  • 24 There, Be There (1983-1984; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • 24, Let`s All Be There (1984-1986; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Come Home To 24 (1986–1987; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Come On Home to 24 (1987–1988; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Come Home To The Best, Only On 24 (1988-1990; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • 24, is The Place To Be! (1990-1992; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • It`s A Whole New 24 (1992-1993; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • The Stars Are Back on 24 (1993-1994; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • It's 24 (1994-1995; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • Coverage You Can Count On (1994–2000)
  • The Year To Be on 24 (1995-1996; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
  • People You Can Count On (2000–2003)
  • The People You Count On (2003–2006)
  • Big Stories & Breaking News, First, KSEE 24: The Central Valley's News Station (2006–2010)
  • News That Matters (2010–present)

On-air staffEdit

Current on-air staff

Anchors

+ = Indicates staffer also appears on sister station KGPE


  • Stefani Booroojian - weeknights at 5:00, 6:00, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
  • Carina Corral - weekday mornings on KSEE 24 Sunrise (5:00-7:00) and weekdays on KSEE 24 Midday at 11:00 a.m.
  • Bud Elliott - weeknights at 5:00, 6:00, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
  • George Takata - weekday mornings on KSEE 24 Sunrise (5:00-7:00) and weekdays on KSEE 24 Midday at 11:00 a.m.
  • + TBD - weekends at 11:00 p.m.; also general assignment reporter


Your Local Weather Authority


  • A.J. Fox (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5:00, 6:00, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
  • Heidi Waggoner (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; weekday mornings on KSEE 24 Sunrise (5:00-7:00) and weekdays on KSEE 24 Midday at 11:00 a.m.
  • + Dave Spahr (AMS Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; weekends at 11:00 p.m.
  • + Justin Sacher (AMS Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; fill-in


Sports Central 


  • + Scott Bemis - sports anchor; weeknights at 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.
  • + Andrew Marden - sports anchor; weekend evenings at 11:00 p.m.; also sports reporter and host of Bulldog Insider
  • + Devon Thrasher - sports reporter and fill-in sports anchor


Reporters


  • + Lemor Abrams - general assignment reporter
  • + Tony Botti - general assignment reporter
  • + Raquel Cervantes - general assignment reporter
  • + Angela Greenwood - general assignment reporter; also fill-in anchor
  • + Kathryn Herr - general assignment reporter
  • + Jack Highberger - general assignment reporter; also fill-in anchor
  • + Robb Johnson - weekday morning traffic reporter ("YourCentralValley.com Traffic")
  • Matt Otstot - weekday morning and midday live features reporter; also fill-in weather anchor
  • + Claudia Rodarte - general assignment reporter
  • + Joe Ybarra - general assignment and South Valley bureau reporter


Central Valley Today 


  • Alex Delgado - host
  • Feleena Sutton - announcer


Former on-air staffEdit

  • Ted Chen - reporter (now weekend morning anchor at KNBC in Los Angeles)
  • Mike Hill - weekend sports anchor/reporter (1995-1997; now with Fox Sports 1)
  • Raj Mathai - weekend sports anchor/reporter (1997–1998; now evening anchor at KNTV in San Jose)
  • Catherine Mylinh - anchor/reporter (2005-2008)
  • Pablo Pereira - reporter/fill-in news and weather anchor (1991-1995; now chief meteorologist at KTTV in Los Angeles)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fresno Bee Republican: 19, 1953-06-10

External linksEdit

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