KNDO

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KNDO
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Yakima, Washington
Branding NBC Right Now
Slogan NBC Right Now (primary)
We are where you are (secondary)
Channels Digital: 16 (UHF)
Virtual: 23 (PSIP)
Subchannels 23.1 NBC
23.3 SWX Right Now
Owner Cowles Publishing Company
(KHQ, Inc.)
First air date October 15, 1959
Sister station(s) KNDU
Former channel number(s) Analog:
23 (UHF, 1959-2009)
Former affiliations ABC (1959-1970, secondary from 1965)
CBS (secondary, 1959-1965)
NBC (secondary, 1959-1965)
Transmitter power 150 kW
Height 266 m
Facility ID 12395
Transmitter coordinates 46°31′58.4″N 120°30′30.2″W / 46.532889°N 120.508389°W / 46.532889; -120.508389
Website www.kndo.com

KNDO, virtual channel 23, is the NBC-affiliated television station serving the Yakima, Washington area. It is owned by the Cowles Publishing Company of Spokane as part of The KHQ Television Group. It is sister station to KNDU in the Tri-Cities, which is considered a semi-satellite of KNDO even though the two stations produce separate newscasts.

KNDO is rebroadcast on K32IG-D (channel 32), a low-powered digital translator in Ellensburg, Washington, owned and operated by the Kittitas County TV Improvement District.[1] On satellite, KNDO is only available on DirecTV, while Dish Network carries KNDU instead.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect Programming
23.1 1080i 16:9 Main KNDO programming / NBC
23.3 480i 4:3 SWX Right Now - Sports and Weather

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KNDO and KNDU have been digital-only since February 17, 2009.[2][3] NBC Weather+ had been carried on digital subchannel 23.3; the originating national network ceased operation on December 1, 2008. On September 1, 2010, KNDO dropped Universal Sports (channel 23.2) from their subchannel line-up.

History[edit]

KNDO debuted on the air on October 15, 1959 as an ABC (primary) affiliate. It was owned by Hugh Davis and his Columbia Empire Broadcasting Corporation. During this time it also showed occasional programs from NBC, as well as a few CBS programs turned down by KIMA-TV, including The Andy Griffith Show. In 1965 KNDO became a primary NBC affiliate but showed some ABC programming until KAPP debuted in 1970 to take the ABC affiliation.

Davis sold the two stations to Farragut Communications in 1988. Federal Enterprises acquired KNDO and KNDU in 1995. Federal was bought out by Raycom Media in 1997. Current owner Cowles Publishing purchased the two stations from Raycom in July 1999.

On October 15, 2009, KNDO celebrated 50 years of broadcasting to the Yakima Valley. Leading up to that date, KNDO aired stories of local businesses and organizations that have also been around for 50 years or longer.

In late-2012, master control for Cowles' Washington stations, including KNDO, was centralized at sister station KHQ.[4][5]

News operation[edit]

Newscasts[edit]

Weekdays

  • Wake Up Northwest - 4:30-7 a.m.
  • NBC Right Now Local News at 5:00 - 5-5:30 p.m.
  • NBC Right Now Local News at 6:00 - 6-6:30 p.m.
  • NBC Right Now Local News 11 @ 11 - 11-11:35 p.m.

Saturdays

  • NBC Right Now Local News Saturday - 7-9:00 a.m.
  • NBC Right Now Local News at 6:00 - 6-6:30 p.m.
  • NBC Right Now Local News 11 @ 11 - 11-11:30 p.m.

Sundays

  • NBC Right Now Local News Sunday - 7-7:30 a.m.
  • NBC Right Now Local News at 6:00 - 6-6:30 p.m.
  • NBC Right Now Local News 11 @ 11 - 11-11:35 p.m.

News team[edit]

Current on-air staff[edit]

Anchors

  • Meredith Boggs - weeknights at 5, 6, and 11 p.m. co-anchor
  • Tracci Dial - weekends at 6 and 11 p.m. anchor and reporter
  • Shane Edinger - weeknights at 5 and 6 p.m. co-anchor
  • Claire Graham - weekday mornings Wake Up Northwest
  • Kevin Shaub - weekday mornings Wake Up Northwest

The Weather Authority

  • Tim Adams - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5, 6, 10 (on KCYU) and 11 p.m.
  • Mike Linden - meteorologist; weekday mornings Wake Up Northwest
  • Dave Law - meteorologist; weekend evenings (based out of KHQ-TV in Spokane)
  • Zac Summers - NBC Right Now Local News Saturday and reporter

Sports team

  • Matt Reichmann - sports director; weeknights at 6, 10 (on KCYU) and 11 p.m.
  • Greg Talbot - sports report

Reporters

  • Carl Hensley - general assignment reporter
  • Chris Luther - general assignment reporter
  • Laura Murray - general assignment reporter

References[edit]

External links[edit]