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|Garden City/Dodge City, Kansas|
KSN News Southwest (local news)
KSN 3 News (state news)
|Channels||Digital: 11 (VHF)|
|Owner||LIN Media, LLC
(LIN License Company, LLC)
|First air date||November 5, 1958|
|Call letters' meaning||Kansas
|Former callsigns||KGLD (1958-1982)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
11 (VHF, 1958-2009)
16 (UHF, ?-2009)
|Transmitter power||7.4 kW|
KSNG, channel 11, is an NBC affiliate based in Garden City, Kansas. It is owned by LIN Media. KSNG is part of the Kansas State Network (KSN) network of NBC affiliates, repeating the signal of KSNW in Wichita, Kansas, with local advertising and news inserts.
It signed on the air on November 5, 1958 as KGLD, a satellite of Great Bend's KCKT-TV (now KSNC), under the ownership of Central Kansas Television Co., Inc. The letters in KGLD's call letters stood for Garden City, Liberal and Dodge City. The two stations became known as the "Tri-Circle Network." They were joined in 1959 by KOMC-TV, channel 8 in Oberlin.
In 1962, the FCC ruled that central and western Kansas was part of the Wichita market. Central Kansas Television then bought Wichita's KARD-TV and merged it with its existing three-station network. The group was renamed the Kansas State Network, with KARD as the flagship. KGLD was renamed KSNG in 1983 as part of KSN's effort to help viewers in its huge coverage area think of its four stations as one large network.
On May 7, 2012, LIN TV Corporation announced that it will acquire the New Vision Television station group, including KSNW and its four satellite stations, for $330.4 million and the assumption of $12 million in debt. On October 2, the FCC approved the proposed sale to LIN TV. The transaction is expected to close in late 2012. The deal will mark a re-entry to Kansas for LIN, who briefly owned the licenses of rival Wichita station KAKE and its satellites in 2000 but never held operational control of the stations.
In 2009, KSNG remained on channel 11 when the analog to digital conversion was completed. KSNG increased the VHF DTV power from 7.4 kW to 56.8 kW on June 27, 2009
- KSN News (1998–present)
- KSN 3 News (2008–present, when the Wichita Feed is shown)
- Clear. Accurate. To the Point. (2002-2006; news)
- 2007 sale to New Vision Television
- Malone, Michael (May 7, 2012). "LIN Acquiring New Vision Stations for $330 Million". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved May 7, 2012.
- KSN News @ 6:00 Open + Talent + Close, 2009
- KSN Homepage
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KSNG
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KSNG-TV