|Grand Junction, Colorado|
|Branding||KKCO NBC 11 (general)
KKCO/NBC 11 News (newscasts)
|Slogan||Grand Junction's News Leader / Know More|
|Channels||Digital: 12 (VHF)
Virtual: 11 (PSIP)
|Owner||Gray Television, Inc.
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
|First air date||July 19, 1996|
|Call letters' meaning||COlorado|
|Sister station(s)||KJCT, KKTV|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
11 (VHF, 1996-2009)
|Transmitter power||5.3 kW|
|11.1||16:9||1080i||main KKCO programming / NBC|
KKCO signed on the air on July 19, 1996; prior to then, NBC had been available by way of off-hours clearance on KREX-TV, as well as on cable from Denver stations (KCNC-TV prior to 1995 and KUSA-TV from 1995 to 1996). KKCO was owned by Eagle III Broadcasting L.L.C. from 1996 to 2005.
Soon after signing on, KKCO's newscast shot to the top of the ratings, past longer-established KREX and KJCT.
In September 2006, its DT2 subcarrier became the area's new affiliate for The CW Television Network. Sometime in late 2008 KKCO-DT dropped the CW affiliation when KJCT-TV picked up the CW. On February 17, 2009 they shut off their analog signal.
KKCO is usually the leader in the market, but in recent years have faced competition from KREX and KJCT. At some point in 2013, KKCO added two weekday half-hour live newscasts at 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. on its DT2 MeTV subchannel. The 9:00 p.m. news have since been discontinued.
- 11 News (1996-2002)
- KKCO 11 News (2002-present)
- NBC 11 News (2008-present)
- "Western Colorado's News Leader" (1996-2008)
- "Grand Junction's News Leader" (2008-present)
- "Know More" (2012-present)
- Amanda Wagner - news director
- Bernie Lange - weekday mornings on KKCO 11 News Today (5-7 a.m.)
- Jean Reynolds - weeknights at 5:30, 6 (KKCO-DT2 MeTV) and 10 p.m.
- Leigh Ashman - weekdays at noon; also 5:30 p.m. producer
- Alicia Gentile - Saturdays at 5:30 and 10 p.m.
- TBD - Sundays at 5:30 and 10 p.m.
KKCO Weather Authority
- Butch McCain - chief weather anchor; weeknights at 5:30, 6 (KKCO-DT2 MeTV) and 10 p.m.
- Jared Robinson - weekday mornings on KKCO 11 News Today (5-7 a.m.) and weekdays at noon
- Joseph Dames - weekends at 5:30 and 10 p.m.; also reporter
- Krystle Sonmore - sports director; weeknights at 5:30, 6 (KKCO-DT2 MeTV) and 10 p.m.
- Zach Berridge - sports anchor; weekends at 5:30 and 10 p.m.; also reporter
- Alicia Gentile - multimedia journalist
- Amy Lipman - multimedia journalist
- Sara Zendehnam - multimedia journalist
- Ian Margol - multimedia journalist
- Station Website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KKCO
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KKCO-TV
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