|City of license||Reno|
|Branding||KOLO 8 (general)
KOLO 8 News Now (newscasts)
|Slogan||On Air, On Line And On The Go
|Channels||Digital: 8 (VHF)|
8.2 Live Well Network
|Translators||see list below|
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
|First air date||September 23, 1953|
|Former callsigns||KZTV (1953–1956)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
8 (VHF, 1953–2009)
Digital: 9 (VHF)
|Transmitter power||15.6 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
KOLO-TV, virtual channel 8, is the ABC–affiliate serving Reno and the surrounding areas. It is owned by Gray Television and operates on digital channel 8. Syndicated programing on KOLO-TV includes Live! with Kelly and Michael (9:00–10:00 a.m.), The Chew (12:00–1:00 p.m.), General Hospital (1:00–2:00 p.m.), The Queen Latifah Show (2:00–3:00 p.m.), Rachael Ray (3:00–4:00 p.m.), Dr. Oz (4:00–5:00 p.m.), Jeopardy! (7:00–7:30 p.m.), Wheel of Fortune (7:30–8:00 p.m.) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (11:35 p.m.–12:35 a.m.), among others.
KOLO was the first station in Reno, having been founded (as KZTV) on September 23, 1953; and the second station in Nevada, following KLAS-TV in Las Vegas (which went on air two months before KLAS. It carried programming from all four networks, but was a primary CBS affiliate. The station also carried programs from the short-lived Paramount Television Network; KZTV was one of that network's strongest affiliates, airing Paramount programs such as Time For Beany, Bandstand Revue, and Hollywood Wrestling. In 1956 The Station's Callsign changed into the present-day KOLO-TV.
DuMont folded in 1955, NBC moved to KCRL-TV (now KRNV-TV) in 1962, and ABC moved to KTVN in 1967. KOLO and KTVN swapped affiliations in 1972. KOLO also carried Sesame Street for several years, before Reno had a PBS station of its own (KNPB).
The analog signal of KOLO-TV went off the air at 12:30 PM on January 12, 2009, so that the station could complete work on the transmitter on Slide Mountain in order to move the digital signal back to Channel 8. After the analog television shutdown and digital conversion on June 12, 2009, KOLO-TV moved digital broadcasts from its pre-transition channel 9 assignment to its former analog channel 8 location. This makes KOLO the only Reno television station that still broadcasts on its original, historical VHF channel.
KOLO-TV aired a controversial report about Ryan Rhea related to the death of KTVN Sports Director J. K. Metzker. KOLO-TV later refused to apologize for the incident on their Facebook page after KTVN apologized for the incident with an updated report.
|8.1||720p||16:9||Main KOLO-TV programming / ABC|
|8.2||480i||4:3||Live Well Network|
- Pat Hambright – weeknights at 5:00, 5:30, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
- Sarah Johns – weeknights at 5:00, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
- Kendra Kostelecky – weekends at 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
- Dave Lawrence – weekday mornings (5:00–7:00 a.m.) and weekdays at 11:00 and 11:30 a.m.
- Amanda Sanchez – weekday mornings (5:00–7:00 a.m.)
- Lindsey Matherly – weekday mornings (5:00–7:00 a.m.) and weekdays at 11:00 and 11:30 a.m.
- Dick Stoddard (NWA Seal of Approval) – meteorologist; weekends at 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.; also fill-in for weeknights at 5:00, 5:30, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
- Jeff Thompson (AMS and NWA Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seals of Approval) – chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5:00, 5:30, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.; also fill-in for weekends at 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
- Chris Buckley
- Angela Chen
- Joe Harrington
- Rebecca Kitchen
- Colin Lygren
- Ed Pearce
- Terri Russell
- Catherine Van
- Josh Little – sports director; weeknights at 5:30, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.; also fill-in for weekends at 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.; also sports reporter
- Ben Ross – sports anchor; weekends at 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.; also fill-in for weeknights at 5:30, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.; also sports reporter
- David Muir – 20/20 host (Fridays at 10:00 p.m.) and ABC World News host (weekends at 6:00 p.m.)
- John Muller – World News Now co-host; weekday mornings (2:00–4:30 a.m.) and America This Morning co-host (weekday mornings at 4:30 a.m.)
- Diana Perez – World News Now co-host; weekday mornings (2:00–4:30 a.m.) and America This Morning co-host (weekday mornings at 4:30 a.m.)
- Diane Sawyer – ABC World News host (weeknights at 6:00 p.m.)
Notable former on-air staff
- Marc Brown – Former anchor
- Sean Cronin – Former chief meteorologist
- Vicky Nguyen – Former investigative reporter
- AP News TelePix (1950s)
- Channel 8 News (1968–1974)
- Eyewitness News (1974–1995)
- NewsChannel 8 (1995–2007)
- KOLO 8 News Now (2007–present)
- TV8 ALive (1977–1983)
- Dynamic 8 (1983–1988)
- The Team You Know and Trust (1995–2007)
- On Air, On Line And On The Go (2010–present)
- Expect More (2013–present)
- "KZTV Programs". Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, NV). 1953-10-10. p. 10.
- "KZTV Channel 8". Nevada State Journal (Reno, NV). 1954-03-24. p. 17.
- "KZTV Log". Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, NV). 1955-03-26. p. 11.
- KOLO-TV (May 16, 2012). "KOLO 8 News in Reno - Gay Marriage = Sin?". YouTube. Retrieved June 2, 2013.
- KOLO-TV (May 17, 2012). "KOLO 8 News Now - A promotional spot aired on our station...". Facebook. Retrieved June 2, 2013.[dead link]
- KOLO-TV (October 18, 2012). "Man Who Hit And Killed Metzker Surrenders for Plea Deal, Is Released". KOLO-TV. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
- KOLO-TV (October 18, 2012). "KOLO 8 News Now - The man who hit and killed Channel 2...". Facebook. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
- "CORRECTION – No Probation Violation or DUI Arrest for Ryan Rhea". KTVN. October 18, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
- KOLOTV.com – Official Website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KOLO-TV
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KOLO-TV