KOTI

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the Oregon broadcasting station. For other uses, see Koti (disambiguation).
KOTI
Nbc2.png
Klamath Falls, Oregon
United States
City of license Klamath Falls, Oregon
Branding NBC 2
Slogan Your Place
Channels Digital: 13 (VHF)
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
Subchannels 2.1 NBC
2.2 This TV
Translators (see article)
Affiliations NBC (primary 1956-1961 and 1984-present; secondary 1961-1984)
Owner California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc.
First air date August 1956; 57 years ago (1956-08)[1]
Call letters' meaning Oregon
Technical
Institute
Former channel number(s) Analog:
2 (VHF, 1956-2009)
Former affiliations ABC (1956-1984; secondary until 1961)
CBS (secondary 1956-1984)
Transmitter power 9 kW
Height 659 m
Facility ID 8284
Transmitter coordinates 42°5′48″N 121°38′2.1″W / 42.09667°N 121.633917°W / 42.09667; -121.633917
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website kobi5.com/

KOTI is a local NBC affiliate based in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Founded on August 12, 1956 by William B. Smullin of California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc., the station now serves as a repeater facility for sister station KOBI-TV NBC 5 of Medford, Oregon. The call letters KOTI are believed to have come from the city's local four-year college, the Oregon Institute of Technology (formerly Oregon Technical Institute). Originally KOTI carried all three networks.

About KOTI[edit]

The station is owned by president Patricia C. "Patsy" Smullin, who also owns the parent company COBi, which is the longest, continuously independent broadcast group in the West and one of the three oldest in the country. Their number one interest is localism. KOTI served as the only staffed television station in the Klamath Basin for many years. The station's vice president and general manager is Robert Wise, formerly general manager of former sister station KRCR-TV in Redding, California. Viewers in 12 counties in Oregon and California receive programming from NBC 2.

News[edit]

KOTI is the home for NBC 2 News at 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 11:00pm anchored by Dan Joseph and Laura Cavanaugh. The chief meteorologist is Jeff Heaton. Lyle Ahrens serves as the Klamath Basin news bureau chief.

At one time, KOTI aired a separate newscast at 6:30pm with its own news bureau before the station became a repeater for KOBI.

News/Station presentation[edit]

Newscast titles[edit]

  • Eye Five News (1970s?)
  • Pacesetter News (1974-1976)
  • Eyewitness News (1970s-1998)
  • The News Channel (1998-2005)
  • NBC 2 News (2005-present)

Station slogans[edit]

  • Local News Comes First (former slogan; used from 1998)
  • Your Place (current slogan)
Television.svg This film, television or video-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it with reliably sourced additions.

Acquisition of KFBI and KMCW[edit]

KOTI owners California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc., are currently in the process of acquiring MyNetworkTV affiliate KFBI-TV My 48 and NBC-owned Telemundo affiliate KMCW 14 from Sainte Partners II, L.P. The sale is pending FCC approval.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2]
2.1 1080i 16:9 KOTI-HD Main KOTI programming / NBC HD
2.2 480i 4:3 KOTI-SD Weather

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KOTI shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 2, on February 17, 2009, the original date in which full-power television on the United States were to transition from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate (which was later pushed back to June 12, 2009). The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition VHF channel 13,[3] using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 2.

Rebroadcasters[edit]

KOTI is rebroadcast on the following translator stations. Some channels currently broadcasting, are not listed in the FCC database:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says August 12, while the Television and Cable Factbook says August 13.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KOTI
  3. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24. 

External links[edit]