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KSAX / KRWF (semi-satellites of KSTP-TV St. Paul / Minneapolis, Minnesota)
KSAX: Alexandria, Minnesota

KRWF: Redwood Falls, Minnesota

Branding KSAX / KRWF

Eyewitness News 5 Eyewitness News

Slogan Leading With

More News

Channels Digital:

KSAX: 42 (UHF) KRWF: 27 (UHF) Virtual: KSAX: 42 (PSIP) KRWF: 43 (PSIP)

Subchannels 42.1 / 43.1 ABC
Owner Hubbard Broadcasting Corporation

(KSAX-TV, Inc.)

First air date KSAX:: September 15, 1987

KRWF: April 14, 1987

Call letters' meaning KSAX:: KSTP AleXandria

KRWF:: KSTP RedWood Falls

Sister station(s) KSTP, KSTC-TV, KSTP-AM, KSTP-FM, KTMY-FM
Former channel number(s) Analog:

KSAX: 42 (UHF, 1987-2009) KRWF: 43 (UHF, 1987-2009)

Transmitter power KSAX: 80 kW

KRWF: 58 kW

Height KSAX: 356 m

KRWF: 151 m

Facility ID KSAX: 35584

KRWF: 35585

Transmitter coordinates KSAX: 45°41′59″N 95°10′35″W / 45.69972°N 95.17639°W / 45.69972; -95.17639

KRWF: 44°29′2.5″N 95°29′28″W / 44.484028°N 95.49111°W / 44.484028; -95.49111 (KRWF)

Website ksax.com

Contents

[hide]*1 Overview

  • 2 Translators
  • 3 News team
    • 3.1 Former on-air staff
    • 3.2 References
  • 4 External links

[edit] Overview

Although KSAX/KRWF identify as separate stations in their own right, they are considered semi-satellites of sister station KSTP-TV in the Twin Cities. The stations air ten-minute local inserts during KSTP's weeknight newscasts (at 5, 6, and 10), local commercial inserts during commercial breaks, some original local programming, and separate identifications. Otherwise, they simulcast all programming from KSTP. Combined with a large network of translator stations, they serve thirty counties in Central and Western Minnesota.

KSAX and KRWF signed-on September 15, 1987 as satellite stations of KSTP. Right from the start, they aired local newscast cut-ins during KSTP's weeknight broadcasts. Expanding their operations in 2000, the stations hired their first meteorologist. This continued in 2004 with the launch of a half-hour high school sports highlight show. [1] The stations have won numerous broadcast journalism awards from various broadcaster associations. The KSTP newscasts originate from facilities on University Avenue on the Minneapolis and St. Paul city line.

[edit] Translators

  • K67HI 67 and K14LZ 14 Alexandria
  • K21HX-D 21.3 Bemidji
  • K28DD 28 Bemidji
  • K16BQ 16 Brainerd
  • K67AN 67 Granite Falls via KRWF
  • K49AJ 49 Olivia via KRWF
  • K32FY 32 Park Rapids
  • K17FE 17 Wadena
  • K69CP 69 Walker
  • K30FZ 30 Willmar

[edit] News team

+ denotes KSAX / KRWF personnel seen in weeknight cut-ins

Anchors

  • + Emily Deem - weeknights at 5 and 6 p.m.; also reporter
  • + Megan Brown - weeknights at 10 p.m.; also reporter

Eyewitness News Meteorologists

  • + Mark Anthony - Meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6, and 10 p.m.

Reporters

  • + Cristi Jessee - news director and occasional reporter
  • + Anthony Kiekow
  • + Megan Matthews
  • + Tony Seeman - trainee
  • + Heidi Willemssen - producer and "Athlete of the Week" segment producer

[edit] Former on-air staff

  • Marlita Bevenue - anchor
  • Melanie Bloom - anchor
  • Sarah Casello
  • Kristin Haubrich
  • Todd Hicks - anchor (now at WGBA-TV in Green Bay, WI
  • A.J. Hilton - anchor (now at WSYM-TV in Lansing, MI)
  • Jodi Huisentruit
  • Drew Keogh - anchor
  • Matt Montgomery - anchor
  • Corey Poppe - anchor
  • Jeannie Prescott
  • Thor Tripp
  • Mark Vanderwerf - anchor
  • Ryan Vipond - meteorologist (November 2004-July 2008)
  • Heidi Willemseen - anchor
  • Dan Williamson - anchor
  • Matt Standal (now at KDLH in Duluth, MN)

[edit] References

  1. ^ http://ksax.com/article/stories/S104899.shtml?cat=10281

[edit] External links

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