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KTNV-TV, channel 13, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Las Vegas, Nevadawhich is owned by Journal Broadcast Group and serves as the ABC affiliate for the Las Vegas Valley, Southern Nevada and northwest Arizona. The station's studios are based out of nearbyParadise, with the station transmitting from Mount Arden.

KTNV-TV
KTNV
Las Vegas, Nevada
Branding Channel 13 (general)

Channel 13 Action News(newscasts)

Slogan You Ask, We Investigate
Channels Digital: 13 (VHF)
Affiliations ABC
Owner Journal Broadcast Group, Inc.

(Journal Broadcast Corporation)

First air date May 4, 1956
Call letters' meaning Television Nevada
Former callsigns KSHO-TV (1956-1980)

KTNV-TV (1980-1988) KTNV (1988-2009)

Former channel number(s) Analog:13 (VHF, 1956-2009)

Digital: 12 (VHF)

Transmitter power 30.5 kW
Height 606 m
Facility ID 74100
Transmitter coordinates 35°56′43″N115°2′32″W
Website www.ktnv.com

HistoryEdit

The station signed on the air for the first time on May 4, 1956 as KSHO-TV. The station was Journal's second television station (and its first television station acquisition outside ofMilwaukee), having purchased it in 1979. It changed its callsign to KTNV-TV on March 2, 1980 (the -TV suffix was removed from 1988 to 2009).[1]

Formerly, KTNV transmitted from a tower right outside the station at the intersection of Desert Inn Road and Valley View Boulevard, on the quadruple border of city of Las Vegas, Township of Spring Valley, Township of Paradise, and Township of Winchester. The tower is a unique and visible landmark throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

On December 15, 2007 KTNV became the third television station in Las Vegas to broadcast local news in high definition. The station also unveiled its new digital production facilities and news set on the same day.

ProgrammingEdit

KTNV presently carries ABC network programming (primetime, late night, national morning and evening news, daytime and Saturday morning children's programming) largely in its entirety, with few preemptions.

Over the past several years, KTNV has been phasing out syndicated programming and replacing it with either news, or more recently, self-produced lifestyle programming. Most notably, in 2004 KTNV lost Oprah to rival CBS affiliate KLAS-TV (channel 8) (replacing it with a half-hour 4 p.m. newscast, and syndicated programming) and in 2009 KTNV declined to renew the local rights to the syndicated morning talk show Live with Regis and Kelly (replacing it with a 9 a.m. newscast, which in turn was later replaced by the Morning Blend).

Morning BlendEdit

Following the lead of many Journal stations, The Morning Blend was launched in KTNV's 9 a.m. hour on July 6, 2010. The morning program, hosted by Dao Vu and Shawn Tempesta, is a mix of paid and unpaid segments. All segments which promote a certain product or company are clearly disclaimed on air. The show is produced through the sales and advertising departments.

Digital televisionEdit

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Name Programming
13.1 KTNV-DT main KTNV-TV/ABC programming
13.2 Mexicanal Spanish language programming
13.3 theCoolTV Pop music videos

KTNV-TV turned-off its analog transmitter on June 12, 2009.[1] The station's digital broadcasts moved back to channel 13. As with all of Journal's television stations, the station also added the "-TV" suffix to its calls to become KTNV-TV.

News operationEdit

Currently, KTNV-TV broadcasts a total of 34½ hours of local newscasts each week (with 5½ hours on weekdays and 3½ hours each on Saturdays and Sundays).

KTNV's newscasts have been called: "News 13 Inside Las Vegas", "News 13", "13 Inside Las Vegas", and "Channel 13 News". This was discontinued in 2003 in favor of the current "Action News" campaign.

News/station presentationEdit

Newscast titlesEdit

  • KSHO-TV News (1956–1970s)
  • The 5 O' Clock Report/The 10 O' Clock Report (1960s)
  • NewsWatch 13 (general)/NightWatch 13 (11 p.m. newscast; 1970s–1981)
  • News 13 (1981–1987)
  • Channel 13 News (1987–1992)
  • News 13: Inside Las Vegas (1992–2003)
  • 13 Inside Las Vegas (2003)
  • Channel 13 Action News (August 2003–present)

Station slogansEdit

  • Las Vegas Television is Channel 13 (early 1970s)
  • If It's News, It's On NewsWatch 13 (mid-late 1970s)
  • Las Vegas Turns Us On (late 1970s)
  • 13 Belongs (early 1980s)
  • We're the Team (mid 1980s)
  • You'll Love It on Channel 13/13 Territory (1985–1986; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Together on Channel 13 (1986-1987; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • People You Can Count On/Turn to the Channel 13 News (late 1980s)
  • Count on 13 (late 1980s–1992)
  • Something's Happening on Channel 13 (1989-1990; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Las Vegas is Watching KTNV (1990–1992, derived from ABC's "America's Watching ABC" campaign)
  • If It's Las Vegas, It Must Be Channel 13 (1992-1993, localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Inside Las Vegas (1992–2003)
  • Nobody Does It Like KTNV Channel 13 (1996-1997, localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • TV is Good, on KTNV Channel 13 (1997-1998, localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • We Love TV, on Channel 13 (1998-1999, localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Breaking News. Solving Problems. (2003–2008)
  • You Ask, We Investigate (2008–present)

NewscastsEdit

Weekdays


  • Action News at 5 AM - 5-6 AM
  • Action News at 6 AM - 6-7 AM
  • Morning Blend - 9-10 AM
  • Action News at Midday - 11 AM-12 PM
  • Action News at 4 PM - 4-4:30 PM
  • Action News at 5 PM - 5-5:30 PM
  • Action News at 6 PM - 6-6:30 PM
  • Action News at 6:30 PM - 6:30-7 PM
  • Action News at 11 PM - 11-11:35 PM


Weekends


  • Action News at 5 AM - 5-6 AM
  • Action News at 6 AM - 6-7 AM
  • Action News at 8 AM - 8-8:30 AM
  • Action News at 6 PM - 6-6:30 PM
  • Action News at 11 PM - 11-11:35 PM

On-air staffEdit

Current on-air staff (as of August 2010)[4]Edit

Anchors


  • Casey Smith – weekday mornings "Action News This Morning" (4:30-7 a.m.) and 11 a.m.
  • Lisa Remillard – weekday mornings "Action News This Morning" (4:30-7 a.m.) and 11 a.m.
  • Tricia Kean – weeknights at 5 p.m., 6, 6:30 and 11 pm.; also consumer reporter ("Contact 13 Problem Solvers")
  • Steve Wolford – weekdays at 3:30 and weeknights at 5, 6, 6:30 and 11 p.m.
  • Rikki Cheese- weekdays at 3:30 p.m.; also reporter
  • Tina Patel – weekend mornings (5-7 and 8-8:30 a.m.); also weekday morning reporter/fill-in anchor
  • Don Guevara – weekends at 6 and 11 p.m.; also weeknight reporter

13 Action News Weather First


  • Bryan Scofield, NWA Seal of Approval; AMS associate member – Chief Meteorologist; weekdays at 3:30, 5, 6, 6:30 and 11 p.m.
  • Mike Tsolinas, AMS Seal of Approval – meteorologist; weekday mornings "Action News This Morning" (4:30-7 a.m.) and 11 a.m.
  • Christian Boris, AMS Seal of Approval – meteorologist; weekend mornings (5-7 and 8-8:30 a.m.)
  • Ashlee DeMartino, meteorologist; weekends at 6 and 11 p.m.

Sports team


  • TBD – sports director; weeknights at 6, 6:30 and 11 p.m.
  • TBD – weekends at 6 & 11 p.m.

Reporters


  • Annette Arreola – general assignment reporter
  • Rikki Cheese – general assignment reporter
  • Katie Crowther – general assignment reporter
  • Elizabeth Crum – political analyst
  • Drew Karedes – general assignment reporter
  • Heather Klein – general assignment reporter
  • Makayla Zurn - general assignment reporter
  • Roger Maynulet – "Action News Hawk" pilot
  • Kim Smith – "Problem Solver Traffic" in-studio reporter
  • Darcy Spears – chief investigative reporter ("Contact 13 Problem Solvers")
  • Marco Villarreal – general assignment reporter

Local program hosts


  • Shawn Tempesta –Morning Blend co-host
  • Dao Vu –Morning Blend co-host

Former on-air staffEdit

  • Heather Angel – reporter
  • Jena Anton – morning anchor (1999–2002)
  • Bob Bailey – anchor (1965–1971)
  • Bob Barnard – reporter (1984–1986; now at WTTG in Washington, DC)
  • Valentina Batiste – reporter
  • Christine Beltran – reporter/weekend mornings anchor (2005–2007; now Director of Marketing for Centennial Hills Hospital in Las Vegas)
  • Annie Blanco – reporter
  • Shawn Boyd – reporter (2001–2005; now Investigative & Special Projects Producer; CBS-13 KOVR, Sacramento)
  • Christina Brown - weekend anchor/reporter (now at MSNBC)
  • Scott Burton – reporter (now at KGW-TV in Portland, OR)
  • Jay Cantrell – evening anchor (early 1980s)
  • Christine Chang
  • Christine Connolly – reporter (1999–2002)
  • Wendee Lee Curtis – traffic anchor/entertainment reporter (left KTNV to tour with "Stomp")
  • John Daly – evening anchor (1990–1994; later host of the syndicated series Real TV)
  • Mike Daly – evening anchor/reporter/sports reporter (1969–1970)
  • Ben Deci – reporter (now at KTXL-TV in Sacramento, CA)
  • Mike Dello Stritto – reporter
  • Mario Diaz – weekend sports anchor/reporter
  • Dennis Evans – sports anchor
  • Paula Francis – evening anchor (1985–1990; now anchor at KLAS-TV)
  • John Futrell – reporter
  • Jessica Lovell - reporter Moved to KVVU-TV) Director and is the boss son Monica Jackson
  • Ron Futrell – sports/morning anchor/reporter (1984–2008)
  • Randy Rauch-Meteorologist (1994–1997)
  • Michael Geeser – weekend anchor (now media/government relations director for AAA Nevada)
  • Cheryl Getuiza – reporter (2004–2007; now at KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, CA)
  • Jackie Glass – reporter (now a Las Vegas district court judge)
  • John Goulet – weekend morning meteorologist
  • Jeff Gradney – reporter
  • Ken Hamilton – evening anchor (1996–2001)
  • Kristine Harrington – reporter (2006–2008; now at KTVK-TV in Phoenix, AZ)
  • Stephen Jackson – weekend sports anchor (mid 1980s-mid 1990s)
  • Mike Kirsch – reporter
  • Cara Liu – reporter (now at KPHO in Phoenix)
  • Dave Malkoff – reporter (2000–2003; now at KTLA-TV in Los Angeles)
  • Shannon Martindale – reporter
  • Marc Martinez – reporter (1996–2002; now weekend anchor at KSAZ-TV in Phoenix, AZ)
  • George Maupin – sports anchor (1980s; now morning forecaster for KHQ-TV in Spokane, WA)
  • Alyson McCarthy – anchor/reporter (now at KLAS-TV)
  • Melissa McCarty – reporter (2005–2007; now at KCBS-TV Los Angeles)
  • Glen Meek – investigative reporter (1988–1992 and 2003–2006)
  • Kyle Meenan – evening anchor (1987–1990; later host of ESPN's "Outdoor Newsbreak"; now at WTLV in Jacksonville, FL)
  • Mark Pfister – weekday morning meteorologist
  • L.P. Phillips – reporter (1992–1994; now at KDAF and KRLD (AM) in Dallas)
  • Rob Piercy – morning anchor (now at KING-TV in Seattle)
  • Dr. Jon Potter – meteorologist (late 1980s; moved to KYRK Power 97.1 FM, then just became a DJ thereafter)
  • Cathy Ray – evening anchor/reporter (1994–2007)
  • Angela Rodriguez – anchor/reporter (1986–2000)
  • Regina Ruiz – reporter
  • Kim Sherwood – anchor/reporter (1990–2005; next to CCTV 4 in China, then at KVBC as assistant news director)
  • Mark Sayre – anchor (1994–2006)
  • Steve Schorr – anchor (1980s; now vice president of ppCox Communications]] in Las Vegas)
  • Bryan Salmond – sports anchor
  • Brian Samudio – sports anchor (now sports anchor at KRNV-TV in Reno, NV)
  • Amanda Sanchez – weather anchor (2007–2009)
  • Veronica Sanchez – reporter (now at KPNX-TV in Phoenix, AZ)
  • Tiffani Sargent – anchor/reporter (now at WCAV/WAHU-LD/WVAW-LD in Charlottesville, VA)
  • Ted Textor – chief meteorologist (1997–2000)
  • Denise Saunders – reporter (2007)
  • Tamara Vaifanua – reporter (2006–2007)
  • Steve Weiss – "Weiss' World" feature reporter (1981–1985)

LogosEdit

Translator stationsEdit

KTNV can also be seen on the following translator stations:


External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-06-1082A2.pdf
  2. ^ KTNV 1999 Open, YouTube.com, Accessed October 20, 2010.
  3. ^ KTNV Channel 13 Action News at 5 Open, YouTube.com, Accessed October 20, 2010.
  4. ^ Meet the Channel 13 Action News team, [KTNV.com], Accessed October 20, 2010.

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