KYMA-DT ("News 11") is an NBC-affiliated television station in Yuma, Arizona/El Centro, California, USA, broadcasting locally in digital on VHF channel 11. KYMA can be received over the air in Blythe, California in the Palo Verde Valley, and in the southeastern end of theCoachella Valley, and it transmits a clear signal to viewers in Mexicali, Mexico. KYMA also broadcasts This TV programming on digital subchannel 11.2.
|Yuma, Arizona/El Centro, California|
|Slogan||Where News Comes First|
|Channels||Digital: 11 (VHF)|
This TV (DT2)
|Owner||Intermountain West Communications Company
(Yuma Broadcasting Company)
|First air date||January 22, 1988|
|Call letters' meaning||YuMA|
|Former callsigns||KYMA (1987-2009)
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
11 (VHF, 1988-2009) Digital: 41 (UHF, 2007-2009)
|Former affiliations||LATV (DT2, 2007-2009)|
|Transmitter power||22.3 kW|
Channel 11 had been home to Yuma's first television station, KIVA, which operated from 1953 until 1970, when it went off the air. The allocation lay vacant for ten years, but by 1980, applications had been submitted to revive channel 11 in Yuma, and on September 29, 1982, theFCC awarded an original construction permit to Elizabeth Overmyer with call letters KCAA. The station's early history was eventful, as Overmyer was forced to transfer control of the station to Cadmus, Inc. in November 1984. Cadmus then sold the station to Yuma Television Associates (later Manning Telecasting, then Yuma Broadcasting Company) in January 1986. The station changed its call letters to KYMA on July 27, 1987, reviving long-dormant call letters of a Yuma radio station, and began broadcasting in January 1988 as an ABC affiliate, later becoming an NBC affiliate in a swap with then-KYEL, which would later become KSWT. KYMA was granted its initial license on April 29, 1988. The station changed hands again on June 8, 1989, when Yuma Broadcasting was sold to Sunbelt Communications Company, and finally, KYMA and its parent company, were sold to James Rogers on May 21, 1996.
KYMA is an NBC affiliate, and its schedule is dominated by network and syndicated programming, including children's programming fromqubo. The station produces five daily newscasts weekdays, at 5:30 am, 12 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, and 10 pm, and two daily newscasts on the weekends, at 5 pm and 10 pm. (All times MST.) Until December 2008, it operated a news bureau in El Centro to provide additional coverage of the Imperial Valley.
In May 2007, KYMA added secondary programming on digital 11.2 from LATV, a bilingual music and entertainment network highlighting the Latin music scene. The affiliation lasted until late 2009, when KYMA replaced it with This TV.
On April 3, 1997, the FCC assigned UHF channel 41 as the digital companion channel for KYMA, and on May 25, 2000, granted a construction permit. KYMA applied for Special Temporary Authorization (STA) for reduced-power operations in order to get a digital signal on the air quickly. The STA was granted on June 7, 2002 and the station built temporary digital facilities, to eventually be replaced by full-power operations. In 2005, KYMA elected and was approved for channel 11 as its permanent digital channel, meaning its license for channel 41 would be returned to the FCC after the analog shut-off, at the time scheduled for February 17, 2009. Since operations on channel 41 would be temporary, KYMA requested to specify its low-power operation as its final pre-transition DTV facilities. The request was approved and the station was granted a license for its digital channel on September 20, 2006. KYMA was granted a construction permit for its post-transition operations on channel 11 on August 19, 2008. These facilities became operational on June 12, 2009, the new date for the DTV transition.
- Valley News (1960s)
- KYMA Eyewitness News 11 (1988–1990)
- KYMA First News (1990–1996)
- NewsCenter 11 (1996–1999)
- NBC NewsChannel 11 (1999–2009)
- News 11 (2009–Present)
- Channel 11 The ones to watch! (1988–1990)
- KYMA, The Place To Be! (1990–1991, localized version of NBC ad campaign)
- KYMA, Yuma/El Centro's Station (1991–1998)
- It`s A Whole New KYMA (1992-1993, localized version of NBC ad campaign)
- The Stars Are Back on KYMA (1993-1994; localized version of NBC ad campaign)
- Where News Comes First (1999–present)
Current on-air staffEdit
- Ana Corpus - Weeknights "Early Editon" 5pm
- Luis Cruz - Weeknights "Evening Editon" 6pm/ News Director
- Nick Ciletti - Weeknights "Early Editon" and "Nightside" 5pm and 10pm
- Rob Fram - Weekdays "Sunrise" 6am
- Megan Munro - Weeknights "Evening Editon" and "Nightside" 6pm and 10pm
- Maria Hechanova - Weekdays "Sunrise" 6am (also producer)
- Jon Archuleta - general assignment reporter (also producer)
- Rachel Elzufon - Imperial Valley reporter
- Paul Gutierrez - general assignment reporter (also producer)
- Maria Hechanova - general assignment reporter (also producer)
- Mitch Punpayuk - movie critic
- Matt Boyer - weekdays 6 and 10PM
- Paul Gutierrez - weekends 5 and 10PM (also general assignment reporter)
Former on-air staffEdit
(In alphabetical order)
|Personality||Position||Years at KYMA||Currently|
|Kristen Anderson||Anchor/Reporter||2000s||AZ Morning Anchor KSAZ-TV Phoenix, AZ|
|Sergio Avila||El Centro Bureau Chief||2004–2008||Reporter KGUN-TV Tucson, AZ|
|Kathleen Bade||Anchor/Reporter||1990s||Main Anchor KSWB-TV San Diego, CA|
|Jake Bell||Sports Anchor/Reporter||1999–2000||Children's Author|
|Lisa Breckenridge||Anchor/Reporter||1990s||Entertainment Reporter KTTV-TV Los Angeles, CA|
|Michael Brownlee||Anchor/Reporter||1990s||Reporter/Fill-In Anchor KTTV-TV Los Angeles, CA|
|Alejandra Cerball||Anchor/Reporter||2007–2009||Reporter KGTV-TV San Diego, CA|
|Jeane Coakley||Sports Anchor/Director||2004–2006||Sports Anchor/Jets beat reporter SportsNet New York NYC, NY|
|Rachael Cohen||Anchor/Reporter||2006–2010||Channel One News, New York, NY|
|Natasha Curry||Anchor/Reporter||2001–2002||Anchor CNN Headline News Atlanta, GA|
|Rayhan Daudani||Reporter||1999–2001||Producer, NBC News, New York, NY NBC News|
|Alexis DelChiaro||Morning Anchor/Reporter||2004–2006||Anchor "Good Morning San Diego" KUSI San Diego, CA|
|Veronica De La Cruz||Anchor/Reporter||2000s||Anchor MSNBC New York, NY|
|Nineveh Dinha||Anchor||2004–2006||Weekend Anchor/Reporter KSTU-TV Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Liz Dueweke||Anchor/Reporter||2007–2009||Weekend Anchor WJRT-TV Flint, MI|
|Carlos Faura||Weather||1998–2001||Weather anchor KATU Portland, OR; most recently with KOLO Reno, NV 2001-2007|
|Rich Garcia||News Director/Anchor/Sports Director||2001–2007||Assistant News Director WINK-TV Ft Myers, FL|
|Perette Godwin||Anchor/Reporter||2000s||Reporter KSWB-TV San Diego, CA|
|Jim Heath||Anchor/Reporter||2000–2003||Statehouse Correspondent & Moderator of Capitol Square, ONNColumbus, Ohio|
|Jim Howell||News Director/Managing Editor/Anchor/Sports Director||1992–2001, 2002–2005||Sports Information Director/'Voice of the Matadors', Arizona Western College|
|Jessica Kartalija||Anchor/Reporter||2000s||Reporter WJZ-TV Baltimore, MD|
|Evan Kelly||Anchor/Reporter||2000s||Morning Anchor WCIV Charleston, SC|
|Chera Kimiko||Anchor/Reporter||1990s||Anchor KOKI-TV Tulsa, OK|
|Bruce Kirk||News Director/Anchor||1998–2001||Faculty Member Liberty University Lynchburg, VA|
|Charles Leaf||Anchor/Reporter||1990s||Reporter WNYW-TV New York, NY|
|Edgar Linares||Anchor/Reporter||2004–2007||Reporter KTVB-TV Boise, ID|
|Dan Marries||Anchor/Reporter||2000s||Anchor KOLD-TV Tucson, AZ|
|Alan Marsden||Evening Anchor||1995–1997||Anchor KHSL-TV Chico, CA|
|Raj Mathai||Sports Anchor||1990s||Sports Director KNTV-TV San Francisco, CA|
|Melissa Mecija||Reporter/Anchor||2004-2007||Reporter KGTV San Diego, CA|
|Heather Moore||Anchor/Reporter||2000–2002||Anchor KUSI San Diego, CA|
|Alexandra Montoya||Anchor/Reporter||1990's||Tape Operator WSJV-TV South Bend, IN|
|Marie Mortera||Anchor/Reporter||2000s||Anchor/Reporter KSNV-DT Las Vegas, NV|
|Heather Myers||Reporter/Anchor||2001–2002||Anchor, XETV, San Diego 6|
|Kaley O'Kelley||Morning Anchor||2000s||Co-Host 3TV's "Good Morning Arizona" KTVK-TV Phoenix, AZ|
|Julissa Ortiz||Anchor/Reporter||1999–2000||Features Reporter Good Day Sacramento KMAX/KOVR|
|Evanka Osmak||Anchor/Reporter||2000s||Anchor Rogers Sportsnet Canada|
|Kaushal Patel||Anchor/Reporter||1999–2003||Anchor/Reporter, KGTV, San Diego, CA|
|Sean Potter||Meteorologist/Reporter||1998–1999||Communications Specialist National Weather Service Silver Spring, MD|
|Elissa Rivas||Anchor/Reporter||1997–2000||Anchor KTRK Houston, TX|
|Kimberly Romo||Anchor/Reporter||2000s||Morning Anchor KGUN-TV Tucson, AZ|
|Elizabeth Sanchez||Anchor/Reporter||1990s||Host of "A Place of our Own" PBS|
|Sara Sandrik||Anchor/Reporter/Producer||2004–2006||Sub-Anchor/North Valley Bureau Chief KFSN Fresno, CA|
|Brittney Shipp||Reporter||2000s||Weekend Weather Anchor KTVK-TV Phoenix, AZ|
|Ashlee Tate||Midday anchor and weather||2003–2005||now Ashlee Tate DeMartino Weekend Weather Anchor KTNV Las Vegas, NV|
|Tommy Tran||News Anchor/Sports Director||2005–2010||Reporter KFSN-DT Fresno, CA|
|Brad Wills||Weather Anchor||2003–2008||Weekend Weather Anchor KSWB San Diego, CA|
|Tiffany Wong||Anchor/Reporter||2000s||Weather/Reporter KABB-TV San Antonio, TX|
|Tammy Vo||Anchor/Reporter||2000–2002||Weekend Anchor KGUN Tucson, AZ|
- ^ "Sergio Avila bio". KGUN-TV website. Retrieved 2009-01-06.
- ^ "Jeane Coakley bio". WISH-TV website. Retrieved 2007-09-05.
- ^ "Natasha Curry bio". CNN website. Retrieved 2009-01-18.
- ^ "Alexis DelChiaro bio". MyFox Phoenix website. Retrieved 2007-08-23.
- ^ "Nineveh Dinha bio". KSTU-TV website. Retrieved 2008-04-21.
- ^ "Ohio News Network/WBNS 10TV". Website.
- ^ "Edgar Linares bio". KTVB website. Retrieved 2007-08-23.
- ^ "Heather Moore bio". KUSI staff bios. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
- ^ "Julissa Ortiz bio". KOVR KMAX staff. Retrieved 2007-09-04.
- ^ "Sara Sandrik bio". KFSN staff. Retrieved 2007-09-04.
- ^ "Ashlee Tate DeMartino bio". KTNV staff. Retrieved 2009-03-31.