call_letters = KTVB
station_branding = Idaho's NewsChannel 7
analog = 7 (VHF)
digital = 26 (UHF)
other_chs = KTFT-LP 38 Twin Falls
(for others, see article)
July 12, 1953
callsign_meaning = TeleVision Boise
former_callsigns = KIDO-TV (1953-1959)
owner = Belo Corporation
licensee = King Broadcasting Company
former_affiliations = Both secondary:
effective_radiated_power = 195 kW (analog)
948 kW (digital)
HAAT = 808 m (analog)
785 m (digital)
facility_id = 34858
coordinates = coord|43|45|15.3|N|116|6|0.5|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.ktvb.com/ www.ktvb.com]
KTVB is a
television stationin Boise, Idaho, affiliated with the NBCnetwork, that broadcasts on analog VHF channel 7, and on channel 26 for its digital signal.
The station, Idaho's oldest, signed on
July 12, 1953as KIDO-TV, owned by Georgia Davidson along with KIDO-AM. Davidson was one of only two female station owners in the NBC network. The other was Dorothy Bullitt, who founded future sister station KING-TV. Davidson sold KIDO-AM in 1959 but kept KIDO-TV, which she renamed KTVB. Philo Farnsworth, the father of television — and an Idaho native — was present as the station signed on the air. During KTVB's fiftieth year celebration, the tag line "the first television station in the state where TV was invented" was used in some promotional announcements.
In 1979, KTVB was sold to KING Broadcasting Company, joining stations
KREM-TVin Spokane, KGW-TVin Portland, Oregonand KING-TV in Seattle. KING Broadcasting was sold to the Providence Journal Company in 1992, which was later sold to current owner Beloin 1997.
In November 2003, KTVB launched the 24/7 NewsChannel - a 24 hour cable channel consisting primarily of newscast repeats.
Programming for co-owned KTFT-LP in Twin Falls originates from the KTVB building. The two signals are identical, with the exception of commercials, which are sold and targeted to the Magic Valley area.
The station operates the state's first full-time online news service - [http://www.ktvb.com/ KTVB.COM] - featuring news, video, weather, sports and traffic information.
KTVB has branched out in to non-traditional areas, such as its free [http://www.zidaho.com/classifieds/ Idaho Classifieds] project on the ZIdaho website.
simulcastson two digital channels:
The KTVB news slogan is "Where the News Comes First." The station produces just more than 30 hours of original news and sports programming per week.
Several former reporters have gone on to attain national prominence, including
Christi Paulof CNN Headline News, Trace Gallagher of Fox Newsand Meg Oliver of CBS NewsUp To The Minute.
The KTVB news gathering fleet includes a new state of the art satellite truck purchased in 2006, allowing for live coverage of events across the region. KTVB's resources also include two live units, 10 news gathering vehicles, and a digital production truck.
In 2004 and 2006, KTVB-TV was recognized with Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Northwest Chapter in the area of Program Achievement for having the best evening newscast in the Pacific Northwest, small market division.
The May 2008 ratings show KTVB's news programs are number one in each timeslot by wide margins [ [http://www.boisetvratings.com/news.html BoiseTVRatings.com ] ]
Current On-Air Talent
Idaho's NewsChannel 7 Anchors
Idaho's NewsChannel 7 Reporters
First Alert Weather
*Rick Lantz (AMS Certified, NWA Seal of Approval): Chief Meteorologist
*Larry Gebert: Meteorologist
*Joni Shriver: Weather Anchor
Idaho's NewsChannel 7 Sports
*David Augusto: Sports Director/Anchor
*Justin Corr: Sports Anchor
*Zach Wolken: Sports Reporter/Sports Dude Guy
KTVR-TV channel 13 in
La Grande, Oregonwas originally a satellite of KTVB until the mid-1970s, when it was sold to Oregon Public Broadcasting, becoming part of the then-OEPBS network.
KTVB once raised a family of pygmy goats inside of the studio.Fact|date=September 2008
KTVB is rebroadcast on the following translator stations.Some translators in
Nevadaand Oregonare in the Pacific Time Zone.
Circle 7 logo
24/7 (news channel)
* [http://www.ktvb.com/ KTVB website]
* [http://www.nbc38.com/ KTFT website]
* [http://www.belo.com/ Belo website]
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