KAPP

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KAPP
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Yakima, Washington
Branding KAPP ABC 35- Your Local ABC (general)
Your Local ABC News (newscasts)
Me-TV Tri-Cities Yakima (KXMN-LD repeater on .2)
Slogan See The Difference Every Day
Channels Digital: 14 (UHF)
Subchannels 35.1 ABC-HD
35.2 KXMN-LD (Me-TV)
Affiliations American Broadcasting Company
Me-TV
Owner Morgan Murphy Media
(Apple Valley Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date September 21, 1970
Call letters' meaning APPle Valley
Sister station(s) KVEW
Former channel number(s) Analog:
35 (UHF, 1970-2009)
Transmitter power 160 kW
Height 293 m
Facility ID 2506
Transmitter coordinates 46°31′56.2″N 120°30′46.3″W / 46.532278°N 120.512861°W / 46.532278; -120.512861
Website www.kapptv.com

KAPP is the ABC affiliate for Yakima, Washington, serving the Central Washington area with a mix of news, sports, syndicated fare, and local programming since it first signed on the air on September 21, 1970. It is a sister station to KVEW in Kennewick; the latter is reckoned as a semi-satellite to KVEW though it identifies as a station in its own right. The station is owned by Morgan Murphy Media.

On satellite, KAPP is only available on DirecTV, while Dish Network carries KVEW instead. Both do not carry either stations' Me-TV subchannel.

History[edit]

Before KAPP signed on, KIMA-TV had carried ABC as a secondary affiliation until KNDO signed on in 1959 and became the area's primary ABC affiliate until 1965, when it switched its primary affiliation to NBC. Both KNDO and KIMA-TV shared ABC's programming from that point until KAPP signed on in 1970 and all ABC programming moved to KAPP. The most notable ABC program shown on the station's first day was the first-ever Monday Night Football game.

It began airing Spokane's Me-TV affiliate KXMN-LD on a digital subchannel in September 2006.[1] KAPP did sign off at night, but this practice ended in 2012 with the addition of World News Now. On December 22, 2008, KAPP discontinued its 6 pm and weekend newscasts. The 11pm newscast is 5 minutes long and all weather reports come from Spokane as well. In addition to this move, 17 employees from KVEW and KAPP were laid off[2] and the building listed for sale.[3]

KAPP has been digital-only since February 17, 2009.[4]

Translator[edit]

KAPP is rebroadcast on K20JL-D Channel 20, a low-powered digital translator in Ellensburg, Washington, which is owned and operated by the Kittitas County TV Improvement District.[5]

News Team[edit]

Anchors

  • Kevin Uretsky - Your Local ABC News at 5:00 & Your Local ABC News at 6:30 Co-Anchor
  • Skyler Srivastava - Local News @ 11 News Brief

Reporters

  • Eugene Buenaventura
  • Skyler Srivastava
  • Josh Peterson

Weather

  • Kris Crocker - Your Local ABC News at 5:00, Your Local ABC News at 6:30 & KXLY Chief Meteorologist
  • Jason Valentine - Good Morning Northwest

Former On-Air

  • Kristi Paulus - Your Local ABC News at 5:00 & Your Local ABC News at 6:30 Co-Anchor

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Programming
35.1 720p 16:9 Main KAPP programming / ABC
35.2 480i 4:3 Simulcast of KXMN-LD[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6335167.html?display=Breaking+News
  2. ^ KAPP-TV to cut 6 p.m. broadcast - 17 jobs, Mai Hoang, Yakima Herald-Republic, November 7, 2008
  3. ^ KAPP Television building for sale as station cuts back, Mai Hoang, Yakima Herald-Republic, December 31, 2008
  4. ^ FCC list of full-service US TV stations, February 16, 2009
  5. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=K20JL-D#station
  6. ^ Where to Watch Me-TV

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