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Anchorage, Alaska
Branding KIMO Channel 13 (general)

ABC Alaska News (newscasts)

Slogan Alaska's Superstation
Channels Digital: 12 (VHF)

Virtual: 13 (PSIP)

Translators K03FW 3 Kenai
Affiliations ABC (since 1971)

The CW (DT2)

Owner Smith Media, LLC

(sale to Vision Alaska LLC pending) (Smith Media License Holdings, LLC)

First air date October 31, 1967
Call letters' meaning EsKIMO
Former callsigns KHAR-TV (1967-1971)
Former channel number(s) Analog:

13 (VHF, 1967-2009)

Former affiliations NBC (1970-1971)

PBS (per program, 1971-1975)

Transmitter power 41 kW
Height 240 m
Facility ID 13815
Transmitter coordinates 61°25′19.8″N 149°52′27.8″W / 61.422167°N 149.874389°W / 61.422167; -149.874389


[hide]*1 History

  • 2 Digital television
  • 3 News/station presentation
    • 3.1 Newscast titles
    • 3.2 Station slogans
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


KIMO, the flagship station, signed on the air on October 31, 1967, and its call letters were originally KHAR-TV. It was the third television station in Anchorage, after KTVA and KTUU. Its transmitter is located in Knik, Alaska.

At first the station was an independent, but obtained an affiliation with NBC in 1970. It switched to ABC in 1971, the same year the KIMO call letters were adopted. In 1972, KIMO opened its own taping facility in Seattle so it could tape ABC shows directly off the network feed without having to use Hawaii as a middleman. The station brought Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and some other PBS programs to Anchorage in the early '70s.

The station once had the top local newscasts in Anchorage from 1977 until 1986, when they were surpassed by KTUU.

"Alaska's Superstation" was created in 1995.

Smith Media sold KIMO and the remainder of the "ABC Alaska's Superstation" system to Vision Alaska LLC in 2010.[1]

Digital television

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Digital channels



Programming Freq






13.1 KIMO (ABC) 207 49 52
13.2 KWBX-DT (CW) (unofficial call letters) 207 65 68

News/station presentation

Newscast titles

  • KIMO Evening News (1970s)
  • Action News 13 (1970s-early 1980s)
  • Alaska Statewide News (1980s-early 1990s, 1999-2001)
  • KIMO News 13/KIMO 13 News (1980s-1996)
  • Newslink Alaska (1996-1999)
  • ABC Alaska News (2001-present)

Station slogans

  • KHAR-TV Channel 13 in Color (1967-early 1970s)
  • Channel 13 is Alaska's Choice (early 1970s)
  • Alaska's Most Complete and Comprehensive Coverage of News, Weather and Sports (mid 1970s)
  • Action News 13: Where the Action Is (late 1970s)
  • We're Still the One, on Channel 13 (1979-1980; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • You and Me and Channel 13 (1980-1981; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Now is the Time, Channel 13 is the Place (1981-1982; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Come on Along to Channel 13 (1982-1983; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • That Special Feeling on Channel 13 (1983-1984; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • We're With You on Channel 13 (1984-1985; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • You'll Love It on Channel 13 (1985-1986; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Together on Channel 13 (1986-1987; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Something's Happening on Channel 13 (1987-1990; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Alaska's Watching Channel 13 (1990-1992; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • If It's Channel 13, It Must Be ABC (1992-1993; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Where The News Comes First (1993-1995)
  • Alaska's Superstation (1995-present; general slogan)
  • A Difference You Can Trust (1995-2007; news slogan)
  • To the Point (2007-present; news slogan)
This film, television or video-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it with reliably sourced additions.==References==
  1. ^ "Alaska TV group sold". Television Business Report. January 15, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2010.

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