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KIFI-TV
Idaho Falls/Pocatello, Idaho
Branding Local News 8
Slogan Local People, Local News
Channels Digital: 8 (VHF)
Subchannels 8.1 ABC

8.2 Telemundo 8.3 The CW

Owner News-Press & Gazette Company

(NPG of Idaho, Inc.)

First air date January 1961[1]
Call letters' meaning Idaho Falls, Idaho
Former channel number(s) Analog:

8 (VHF, 1961-2009) Digital: 9 (VHF)

Former affiliations Primary:

NBC (1961-1996) Secondary: ABC (1961-1974)

Transmitter power 63 kW
Height 464 m
Facility ID 66258
Transmitter coordinates 43°30′4″N 112°39′43″W / 43.50111°N 112.66194°W / 43.50111; -112.66194
Website www.localnews8.com

Contents

[hide]*1 History

  • 2 On-air staff
    • 2.1 Current on-air staff
    • 2.2 Former on-air staff
  • 3 News/station presentation
    • 3.1 Newscast titles
    • 3.2 Station slogans
  • 4 Sources
  • 5 External links
  • 6 References

[edit] History

Founded in 1961, KIFI-TV was the third television station to broadcast in Eastern Idaho. It went on the air in January 1961. In early 1996, KIFI-TV changed from an NBC affiliate to an ABC affiliate, swapping with the longtime ABC affiliate KPVI.

Originally owned by The Post Register, the area's leading newspaper, it was sold to News-Press & Gazette in 2005.

KIFI-TV was branded as Idaho 8 for a number of years, before being branded Local News 8 in early 1999.

KIFI has ended analogue broadcasts and transmits as digitally only, effective June 12, 2009.[2]

On March 1, 2009, KIFI became the first station in the Idaho Falls/Pocatello TV market to air Local News in High Definition. TIt is currently broadcasting in a 720p format.

As of September 7, 2009, KIFI added the CW as a DT3 subchannel.

[edit] On-air staff

[edit] Current on-air staff

Anchors

  • Jay Hildebrandt - weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. (also Vice President of News)
  • Karole Honas - weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
  • Justin Betti - weekday mornings and noon (also reporter)
  • Emma Jade - weekends at 5 and 10 p.m. (also reporter)

Reporters

  • Brett Crandall - Upper Valley reporter
  • Aman Chabra - general assignment reporter
  • Hailey Higgins - court reporter
  • Genevieve Judge - Pocatello Bureau chief (also fill-in anchor)
  • Dairen Laird - general assignment report (also weekend weather anchor)
  • Brittany Borghi - Pocatello reporter

First Alert Weather Team

  • Michael Coats - Chief Meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
  • Ido Walker - Meteorologist; weekday mornings
  • Darien Laird - Weather Anchor; weekends at 5 and 10 p.m. (also reporter)

Sports team

  • Scott Bemis - Sports Director; weeknights at 6 and 10 p.m.
  • Alyssa Chin - Sports Anchor; weekends at 5 and 10 p.m. (also reporter)

[edit] Former on-air staff

This film, television or video-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it with reliably sourced additions.==[edit] News/station presentation==

[edit] Newscast titles

  • Local News 8 (1999-present)

[edit] Station slogans

  • Local People, Local News (1999-present)
This film, television or video-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it with reliably sourced additions.==[edit] Sources==

[edit] External links

[edit] References

  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says January 21, while the Television and Cable Factbook says January 23.
  2. ^ Local News 8 Operating Analog Signal Until June 12, KIFI-TV, Feb 4, 2009

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