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KVEW, digital channel 44, is the ABC affiliate television station for the Tri-Cities area of Pasco, Richland, and Kennewick, Washington. It is a semi-satellite of KAPP in Yakima, Washington, airing its own newscasts and commercials. The two stations are owned by Morgan Murphy Media, who also owns KXLY-TV in Spokane, Washington.


KVEW
KVEW Logo
Kennewick/Richland/Pasco, Washington
Branding KVEW ABC 42 (general)

KVEW Local News(newscasts)

Slogan See The Difference Every Day
Channels Digital: 44 (UHF)
Translators K14HT Walla Walla
Affiliations ABC

MyNetworkTV (DT2)

Owner Morgan Murphy Media

(Apple Valley Broadcasting, Inc.)

First air date October 1970[1]
Call letters' meaning sounds like k-view
Former channel number(s) Analog:

42 (UHF, 1970-2009)

Transmitter power 160 kW
Height 404 m
Facility ID 2495
Transmitter coordinates 46°6′12″N119°7′57″W
Website www.kvewtv.com

On satellite, KVEW is only available on Dish Network, while DirecTV carries KAPP instead. Both carriers do not carry either stations' MyNetworkTV subchannel.

HistoryEdit

The station began serving the Tri-Cities region in October 1970. Before KVEW's existence, KEPR-TV had carried ABC as a secondary affiliation until 1959; KNBS-TV operated briefly in nearby Walla Walla, Washington as an ABC affiliate in 1960; KNDU signed on in 1961 and became the area's primary ABC affiliate until 1965, when it switched its primary affiliation to NBC. Both KEPR-TV and KNDU shared ABC programming from that point until KVEW signed on and all ABC programming moved to KVEW.

It began airing Spokane's MyNetworkTV affiliate KXMN-LP on a digital subchannel in September 2006. KVEW is one of a few stations that still sign-off at night.

Starting December 22, 2008, KVEW discontinued its 6 pm newscast in favor of a 6:30 broadcast. The 11pm newscast is 5 minutes long and weekend newscasts have been discontinued. In addition to this move, 17 employees from KVEW and KAPP, were laid off.[2][3]

News teamEdit

Current on-air staffEdit

Anchors

  • Kristi Paulus - Local News @ 5 and 6:30 Anchor, Local News @ 11 Newsbrief
  • Kevin Uretsky - Local News @ 5:00 and Local News @ 6:30 Anchor
  • Crystal Costa - Good Morning Northwest Anchor
  • Jason Valentine - Good Morning Northwest Weather & Co-Anchor


Reporters

  • Ian Cull
  • David Mance
  • Josh Peterson
  • Anusha Roy
  • Collin Sullivan


Producers

  • Dan Thesman - Local News @ 5 and Local News @ 6:30


Weather

  • Kris Crocker - Local News @ 5:00 and Local News @ 6:30


Former on-air staff

  • Dana Cowley - Local News Hour, Local News @ 5, 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 Co-Anchor/Anchor

News/station presentationEdit

Newscast titlesEdit

  • News 42/K-View News
  • KVEW Local News (2005-present)

Station slogansEdit

  • Where the Forecast Comes First (1997-2000)
  • Local Coverage You Can Count On (2005–2008)
  • New. Now Next (2008-2009)
  • See The Difference Every Day (2010-present)

Digital televisionEdit

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Digital channels

Channel Programming
42.1 / 44.1 Main KVEW Programing
42.2 / 44.2 MyNetworkTV from KXMN-LP

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says October 30, while the Television and Cable Factbook says October 29.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]

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