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|Branding||KATN Channel 2 (general)
ABC Alaska News (newscasts)
|Channels||Digital: 18 (UHF)
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
The CW (DT2)
|Owner||Vision Alaska LLC
(Vision Alaska II LLC)
|First air date||March 1, 1955|
|Call letters' meaning||Alaska
|Former callsigns||KFAR-TV (1955-1981)
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
2 (VHF, 1955-2009)
|Former affiliations||NBC (1955-1996, secondary from 1985)
ABC (secondary 1955-1985)
|Transmitter power||16 kW|
|Transmitter coordinates||64°55′17.4″N 147°42′57.4″W / 64.9215°N 147.715944°W / 64.9215; -147.715944|
KATN was primarily an NBC station with ABC as the secondary network until 1984, when KIMO bought the station, changed the call letters (the ATN in KATN stood for Alaska Television Network, a consortium of KATN, KIMO, and KJUD), and made them the primary ABC affiliate. KATN would continue to carry NBC programs as a secondary affiliate until 1996 when KTVF flipped from CBS to NBC in response to KATN's new ownership. Until the launch of KFXF in 1992, they were Fairbanks' only two commercial network stations.
In September 2006, KATN began to show programming from The CW Television Network on its digital subchannel. The subchannel is called Fairbanks CW and uses the fictional call letters KWFA-DT (the actual call letters of the subchannel are still KATN).
Smith Media sold KATN and the remainder of the "ABC Alaska's Superstation" system to Vision Alaska LLC in 2010.
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
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