KRNV-DT

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KRNV-DT
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Reno, Nevada
United States
Branding Channel 4 (general)
News 4 (newscasts)
Slogan On Your Side
Channels Digital: 7 (VHF)
Virtual: 4 (PSIP)
Subchannels 4.1 NBC
4.2 This TV
Affiliations NBC
Owner Intermountain West Communications Company
(operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group; sale to Cunningham Broadcasting pending; to remain operated by Sinclair thereafter.)
(Sierra Communications, LLC)
First air date September 30, 1962; 51 years ago (1962-09-30)
Call letters' meaning Reno, NeVada
(No relation to KRNV-FM)
Sister station(s) KAME-TV, KENV-DT, KRXI-TV, KSNV-DT, KVCW, KVMY
Former callsigns KCRL-TV (1962–1982)
KCRL (1982–1990)
KRNV (1990–2009)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
4 (VHF, 1962–2009)
Former affiliations ABC (secondary, 1962–1967)
Transmitter power 16.1 kW
Height 879 m
Class DT
Facility ID 60307
Transmitter coordinates 39°18′57.0″N 119°53′2.0″W / 39.315833°N 119.883889°W / 39.315833; -119.883889
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.mynews4.com

KRNV-DT, virtual channel 4, is the NBC–affiliated television station for Reno, Nevada. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 7 from a transmitter facility shared with KTVN on Slide Mountain between SR 431 and I-580 / US 395 / US 395 ALT in Washoe County. The station can also be seen on Charter channel 4 and in high definition on digital channel 784. Owned by the Intermountain West Communications Company and operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group, KRNV studios are based at Vassar Street in Reno.

History[edit]

Logo used from December 19, 2006 to July 22, 2013.

The station was founded on September 30, 1962, as KCRL-TV. It aired an analog signal on VHF channel 4 and was the second television station in Northern Nevada. The call letters became KRNV on January 22, 1990. The station has always been an NBC affiliate, although it shared ABC with KOLO-TV until 1967.

It signed on KENV in Elko on March 25, 1997, as a semi-satellite, providing Nevada-based programming to part of the Nevada side of the Salt Lake City, Utah market. The station operated another satellite, KWNV channel 7, in Winnemucca, but this went silent on July 1, 2008.

On December 19, 2006, KRNV began broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition, making it the first station in the market to do so[1][2] (although local PBS station KNPB became the first in Northern Nevada to offer digital broadcasts on September 29, 2000).

On September 11, 2010, KRNV debuted public affairs show To The Point with Anjeanette Damon. Damon's first guest was Republican Gubernatorial nominee (now Governor) Brian Sandoval. The main guest on her second show was Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Rory Reid. To The Point with Anjeanette Damon airs Saturdays at 4:30 pm. On November 6, 2010 To The Point with Anjeanette Damon debuted Nevada state-wide broadcast, airing on KRNV, KENV and KSNV[3] until the show finale on November 17, 2013.[4]

KRNV became the first station in recent history to produce a local "Coaches-Style" sports show on television featuring University of Nevada Wolf Pack sports.[5][6] Wolf Pack All Access debuted Sunday, September 9, 2012, after Sunday Night Football[7] until the show finale on March 9, 2014.

On November 22, 2013, Sinclair Broadcast Group announced the acquisition of KRNV's non-license assets, for $26 million. Sinclair already owned KRXI-TV and operated KAME-TV in Reno.[8] On December 19, it was announced that Cunningham Broadcasting will acquire the license assets of KRNV and KENV for $6.5 million.[9][10]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[11]
4.1 1080i 16:9 KRNV-HD Main KRNV-DT programming / NBC
4.2 480i 4:3 This-TV This TV

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KRNV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 4, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition VHF channel 7.[12] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 4.

Programming[edit]

KRNV-DT broadcasts the entire NBC schedule, with the exception of program preemptions for breaking news or severe weather coverage.Syndicated programming on the channel includes: The Doctors, Dr. Phil, Judge Judy, Entertainment Tonight and omg! Insider.

News operation[edit]

KRNV produces the only noon newscast in the Reno area. Its weeknight 6 o'clock broadcast is the only one at the time. As a result, KRNV airs NBC Nightly News at 5:30 p.m. Other stations air national newscasts at 6:00 p.m. Public affairs show Ralston Reports airs weeknights at 6:30 p.m. on KRNV, KENV and KSNV in Las Vegas. On April 2, 2012, KRNV became the first station to offer a 4:00 p.m. newscast in the market.[13] Other newscasts include a two-hour long News 4 Today that runs from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and News 4 at 11 p.m. KRNV's noon and 6:00 p.m. newscasts are simulcast in Ely on KVNV.[14]

KRNV became the second station in the country to do regularly scheduled Monday through Friday daily web-only newscasts powered by Google's G+ Hangouts on January 25, 2012.[15] The webcast started at 11:00 am Pacific Time and incorporated people in a news-talk format from all around the world.[16][17] An on-air show featuring Google+ at 11:00 am debuted September 24, 2012, under the name News 4 Forum. The first News 4 Forum featured Steve Grove, Head of Community Development at Google+.[18] President Barack Obama did his second ever Google+ hangout on News 4 Forum late in the 2012 Presidential race.[19]

KRNV partners with Sam Shad Productions to air Nevada Newsmakers, a show similar to Meet the Press, Monday through Thursday at 12:30 immediately after the noon news.[20] That company also produces The Dining Show which airs on Fridays at 12:30.[21]

Newscast titles[edit]

KRNV studios.
  • KCRL-TV News (1962–1972)
  • Channel 4 News (1972–1974)
  • NewsCenter 4/Nevada News (1974–early 1980s)
  • News 4 Reno (1980s–1990)
  • News 4 (1990–present)

Station slogans[edit]

  • “Where News Comes First” (2000–2009)
  • “Nevada’s Information Network” (1997–2013)
  • “On Your Side” (2013–present)

News team[edit]

+ denotes NHP–based personnel
$ denotes KSNV-DT–based personnel

Anchors

  • Samantha Boatman – weekday mornings on News 4 Today (5:00–7:00 a.m.); also noon reporter and fill-in anchor
  • Melissa Carlson – weekdays on the News 4 Forum (11:00–11:30 a.m.) and weekdays at noon; also Greenhouse Garden reporter (6:30 a.m. on Friday mornings)
  • Madison Corney – weekends at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.; also Wednesday-Fridays afternoon and evening reporter and fill-in anchor
  • Bill Frankmore – weekday mornings on News 4 Today (5:00–7:00 a.m.) and weekdays at noon
  • Joe Hart – weekdays at 4:00 and weeknights at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.; also fill-in anchor
  • Elias Johnson – weeknights at 11:00 p.m.; also afternoon and evening reporter and fill-in anchor
  • Bryan Samudio – weekends at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.
  • Shelby Sheehan – weekdays at 4:00 and weeknights at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.

Weather

  • Madison Corney – forecaster; weekends at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.
  • Dylan Kendrick – weather reporter; also fill-in weather anchor
  • Tim Studebaker – meteorologist; weekday mornings on News 4 Today (5:00–7:00 a.m.), weekdays on the News 4 Forum (11:00–11:30 a.m.) and weekdays at noon
  • Brandon Wholey – chief meteorologist; weekdays at 4:00 and weeknights at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.

Reporters

  • + Chuck Allen – fill-in traffic reporter; weekday mornings at 6:30 a.m.
  • Ashley Cullins – video journalist; weekdays at noon and 4:00 and weeknights at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
  • + Dave Gibson – traffic reporter; weekday mornings at 6:30 a.m.
  • Ryan Kern – video journalist; weekdays at noon and 4:00 and weeknights at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.; also KRXI Fox 11 News Reporter
  • Jaime Hayden – video journalist; weekdays at noon and 4:00 and weeknights at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.; also KRXI Fox 11 News Reporter
  • Terri Hendry – video journalist; weekdays at noon and 4:00 and weeknights at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
  • + Dan Lopez – fill-in traffic reporter; weekday mornings at 6:30 a.m.
  • Alyx Sacks – video journalist; weekday mornings on News 4 Today (5:00–7:00 a.m.) and weekdays at noon; also fill-in anchor
  • Marissa Schwartz – video journalist; weekdays at 4:00 and weeknights at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.; also fill-in anchor
  • Van Tieu – video journalist; weekdays at noon and 4:00 and weeknights at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. and weekends at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.

Sports

  • Gianna Giorgi – sports reporter; also fill-in sports anchor
  • Julia Lopez – sports anchor; Mondays and Tuesdays at 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5:30 a.m. on rebroadcast
  • Alex Margulies – sports reporter; also fill-in sports anchor
  • Bryan Samudio – sports director; Wednesdays-Fridays at 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. and weekends at 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. and Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 5:30 a.m. on rebroadcast

Sinclair Broadcast Group's Washington D.C. Bureau

  • Kristine Frazao – national correspondent; weeknights at 6:00 p.m. and weekday mornings at 5:00 a.m. on rebroadcast
  • Kai Jackson – special correspondent; weeknights at 6:00 p.m. and weekday mornings at 5:00 a.m. on rebroadcast

Segment Host

  • David Houston – host; Sundays on Lawyers, Guns & Money (4:30–5:00 p.m.)
  • $ Jon Ralston – host; weeknights on Ralston Reports (6:30–7:00 p.m.)
  • Jennifer Rose – host; Saturdays on the Plush Life (6:30–7:00 p.m.)
  • Sam Shad – host; Mondays-Thursdays on Nevada NewsMakers (12:30–1:00 p.m.) and Fridays on The Dining Show (12:30–1:00 p.m.)

Notable former on-air staff[edit]

Translators[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reno's KRNV Launches HD Local News". TVTechnology. December 27, 2006. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ Dickson, Glen (December 20, 2006). "KRNV Beats KREN to the HD Punch". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "To The Point". KRNV. November 6, 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "To the Point - As many of you already know, To the Point...". Facebook. 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  5. ^ ""Wolf Pack All Access" debuts Sunday night on News 4". KRNV. September 7, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "University of Nevada Official Athletic Site - Athletics News". Nevada Wolf Pack. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ Murray, Chris (September 9, 2012). "Nevada football notes: Injuries impact Wolf Pack secondary in USF matchups". Reno Gazette-Journal. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ "KRNV-TV Sold to Sinclair Broadcast Group". KTVN Channel 2 News. November 22, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ Application For Consent To Assignment Of Broadcast Station Construction Permit Or License. CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 19 December 2013
  10. ^ Application For Consent To Assignment Of Broadcast Station Construction Permit Or License. CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 19 December 2013
  11. ^ "RabbitEars TV Query for KRNV". Rabbitears.info. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  12. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds". Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  13. ^ "News 4 at 4:00pm starts Monday". KRNV. April 1, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Local station to broadcast Reno news at noon and six". The Ely Times. March 23, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2012. [dead link]
  15. ^ Seelmeyer, John (April 2, 2012). "KRNV breaks ground with interactive video". Northern Nevada Business Weekly. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  16. ^ "News 4's First Webcast". KRNV. January 26, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  17. ^ Brown, Matthew B. (February 29, 2012). "Google Hangouts Infiltrate the Newsroom". Journalism and Social Media Musings. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  18. ^ "News 4 Forum: What Is Google Plus?". KRNV. September 24, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  19. ^ "News 4, viewers interview President Obama: Part 1 - Benghazi". KRNV. October 26, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Upcoming Shows". Nevada NewsMakers. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  21. ^ "The Dining Show". The Dining Show. March 21, 2005. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 

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