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Nampa/Boise, Idaho
Branding KIVI: Today's Channel 6 (general)

Today's 6 News KSAW: KSAW Channel 51

Slogan Touch Today's Channel 6 (general)

Idaho's Most Award-Winning News. (news)

Channels Digital: 24 (UHF)
Subchannels 6.1 ABC

6.2 Mexicanal

Translators K27DX 27 McCall

KSAW-LD 51 Twin Falls

Owner Journal Communications

(Journal Broadcast Corporation)

First air date February 1, 1974
Call letters' meaning Idaho VI (Roman numeral 6)
Sister station(s) KNIN-TV, KRVB-FM 94.9, KQXR-FM 100.3, KJOT-FM 105.1, KTHI-FM 107.1, KGEM-AM 1140, KCID-AM 1490
Former callsigns KITC (1974-1975)

KIVI-TV (1975-1998)

Former channel number(s) 6 (VHF analog, 1974-2009)
Transmitter power 589 kW
Height 858.1 m
Facility ID 59255
Transmitter coordinates 43°45′21″N 116°5′54″W / 43.75583°N 116.09833°W / 43.75583; -116.09833

KSAW-LD in Twin Falls operates as a semi-satellite of KIVI. This broadcasts a low-powered digital signal on UHF channel 51 from a transmitter in Jerome. KSAW has studios on Falls Avenue in Twin Falls. It airs separate syndicated programming and commercials/station identifications. The station simulcasts all newscasts from KIVI and does not provide any coverage from Twin Falls.


[hide]*1 Digital programming

  • 2 History
  • 3 News team
    • 3.1 Newscast titles
    • 3.2 Station slogans
    • 3.3 References
  • 4 External links

[edit] Digital programming

On KIVI-DT2 and Cable One digital channel 456 is Mexicanal.

Channel Name Programming
6.1 KIVI-DT main KIVI programming/ABC HD
6.2 KIVI-DT2 Mexicanal

[edit] History

The channel has been an ABC affiliate since it signed-on February 1, 1974 as KITC-TV. The station changed its calls to KIVI-TV in 1975 and dropped the -TV suffux in 1998. KIVI expanded to the Twin Falls market in 1996 with KSAW-LP after KKVI (now KXTF) dropped ABC for Fox. On July 1, 2008, it was reported that Banks Broadcasting has agreed to sell KNIN to Journal Communications which would create Boise's first television duopoly. [1] [2] On November 10, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) initially rejected the application. [3] Shortly afterward, Banks Broadcasting filed an appeal, and on January 16, 2009, the FCC reversed its decision to reject the deal. [4]

The deal closed on April 24 and KNIN vacated its building on West Bannock Street in Downtown Boise before being integrated at KIVI's facilities in Nampa. [5] Following the acquisition, KNIN began airing a prime time newscast weeknights at 9 produced by KIVI, a first in its history. For a long time, this station was known as "6 On Your Side". It runs a distant second in the ratings in all newscast time periods. [6] KIVI used to have an hour-long newscast at 6 along with KBOI-TV, until the 6:30 newscast was dropped in July 2010 due to low ratings.[7]

[edit] News team

KIVI logo in 1977.Former KIVI logo used from 2002 until 2005.Anchors

  • Michelle Stark - weekday mornings and Technology Correspondent
  • Lincoln Graves - weekday mornings and "Idaho Green Living" segment producer
  • Michelle Edmonds - weeknights
  • Don Nelson - weeknights at 5, 6, 6:30, and 10
  • Shane Johnson - weekends and reporter
  • Amanda Maynard - Sports Director seen weeknights at 6, 6:30, 9, and 10

Today's 6 News Precision Meteorologists

  • Scott Dorval - Chief seen weeknights
  • Kyle Gravlin (AMS Seal of Approval) - weekday mornings
  • Jackie Orozco - weekends and news reporter
    • seen on KIVI-DT2


  • Jim Zamzow - "Jim's Garden Tips" segment producer
  • Megan Sweeney

[edit] Newscast titles

  • Channel 6 Evening News (1974-1975)
  • Newservice (1975-1977)
  • TV 6 News (1977-1980)
  • Action News (1980-1983)
  • Newswatch 6 (1983-1991)
  • Channel 6 News (1991-1997)
  • News Idaho 6 (1997-2002)
  • 6 On Your Side (2002-2005)
  • Today's 6 News (2005-present)

[edit] Station slogans

  • "We Are Idaho" (1997-2002)
  • "6 On Your Side" (2002-2005)
  • "Touch Today's Channel 6" (2005–present, general)
  • "Idaho's Most Award-Winning News." (2005-present, news)

[edit] References

  1. ^ JS Online: NewsWatch
  2. ^ TVNEWSDAY - Journal Broadcast Doubling Up in Boise
  3. ^
  4. ^ KTVB.COM: FCC gives OK for Channel 6 to buy Channel 9
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^

[edit] External links

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