call_letters = KSKN
station_branding = CW22
analog = 22 (UHF)
digital = 36 (UHF)
affiliations = The CW
airdate = 1983 [The "Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook" says
October 1, while the "Television and Cable Factbook" says December 18.]
callsign_meaning = SpoKaNe
owner = Belo Corporation
licensee = KSKN Television, Inc.
former_affiliations = independent (1983-1988)
The WB (2000-2006)
effective_radiated_power = 1860 kW (analog)
250 kW (digital)
HAAT = 597 m (analog)
622 m (digital)
facility_id = 35606
coordinates = coord|47|35|40.9|N|117|17|56.8|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.krem.com/cwtv/ www.krem.com/cwtv]
KSKN (CW22) is the CW affiliate for
Spokane, Washington. It is also the sister station of KREM-TVand shares some of its programming. KSKN is owned by The Belo Corporation.
KSKN originally signed on the air on
October 1, 1983as an independent competitor to KAYU. The station featured a general entertainment format consisting of classic cartoons 6 to 9 a.m., religious shows 9 a.m. to noon, classic sitcoms, 12 to 2:30 p.m., new cartoons 2:30 to 5 p.m., recent sictoms 5 to 7 p.m., movies from 7 to 9 p.m., a mix of old and recent sitcoms 9 p.m. to midnight, and movies on overnights. Weekends consisted of more movies and drama shows. The station had good ratings but overspent on programming. The owners filed for bankruptcy in the summer of 1985. The station scaled back operations to daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. The station added more barter shows and dropped the stronger programming. In the fall of 1985, KSKN was sold. The new owners returned the station to stronger programming and added most of the shows the previous owners lost. They did add Home Shopping Networkprograms on the overnight.
Unfortunately, the station continued to suffer financially. These owners also filed bankruptcy in 1987. The station became home shopping 18 hours a day and some religious shows and cartoons for the remaining 6 hours. In 1988, KSKN went dark. In 1990, KSKN returned to the airwaves with Home Shopping Network programming 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
In 1995, KSKN entered a
LMAwith KREM-TV. They continued Home Shopping except for mornings in which cartoons were run. In 1996, UPNprograms were added to prime time and a couple hours a day of cartoons were added in afternoons. The station was re-launched in 1997 with an overhaul of programming. Home Shopping was relegated to overnights. Daytime consisted of cartoons until 9 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m., sitcoms 9 a.m. to noon, talk and reality shows from noon to 3 p.m., sitcoms from 5 to 8 p.m. and from 10:30 p.m. to midnight, and a newscast at 10 p.m. UPN was dropped in favor of The WB in 2000. The station gradually began dropping weekday cartoons from 1999 to 2006 due to changes in the broadcast industry.
In January 2006 it was announced that The WB and UPN would merge in September 2006 to form The CW Television Network. It was confirmed on
April 10that KSKN will become the new affiliate for The CW.
Currently, KSKN is the over-the-air TV station for the
Seattle Marinersin the Spokane area.
* [http://www.krem.com/cwtv/ CW22]
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