KUNW-CD

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KUNW-CD
KUNW2-012013.png
Yakima, Washington
Branding KUNW-TV
Slogan "Tu Canal Local"
Channels Digital: 30 (UHF), displayed as "2" via PSIP
Translators (see article)
Affiliations Univision
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group
(Sinclair Kennewick Licensee, LLC)
Founded March 4, 1996
Call letters' meaning Univision
NorthWest[1]
Sister station(s) KIMA-TV, KEPR-TV
Former callsigns K66EU (1997)
K52EQ (1997-2001)
KKFQ-LP (2001)
KKFQ-CA (2001-2008)
KUNW-CA (2008)
KUNW-LP (2008-2012)
Transmitter power 15 kW
Class Class A
Facility ID 167797
Transmitter coordinates 46°31′40.0″N 120°33′6.0″W / 46.527778°N 120.551667°W / 46.527778; -120.551667 (KUNW-CD)
Website http://www.kunwtv.com

KUNW-CD, channel 2, is the Univision affiliate for Yakima, Washington. Owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, it began broadcasting in the Yakima DMA in 2007. It is operated out of the studios of sister station KIMA-TV. In July 2007, Fisher Communications began broadcasting a regional newscast at 6 and 11pm with anchors Jaime Mendez and Roxy de la Torre from Seattle and Portland respectively, containing content from Seattle, Portland, Yakima and the Tri-Cities. In 2008, the newscast was localized to each market with Iván García as the main anchor for Noticias Noroeste Yakima y Tri-Cities. On September 11, 2009, KUNW-LP began broadcasting a low-power digital signal (KUNW-LD) along with its analog signal. The call sign for the digital station was changed to KUNW-CD on March 16, 2012.

KUNW's logo prior to January 1, 2013

On November 1, 2012, the license for the analog station was surrendered to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the KUNW-LP call sign was deleted from the FCC's database.

KUNW's programming is also seen on two additional stations, both serving the Tri-Cities area of Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick, Washington:

Station City of License Analog Channel Began Operation Effective Radiated Power
KVVK-CD Kennewick 15 (UHF) March 15, 1996 15 kW Digital
KORX-CA Walla Walla 16 (UHF) 2001 84.8 kW Analog

An additional station, KWWA-CA channel 49, previously served Ellensburg. However, the station signed off April 17, 2008 after suffering antenna failure;[2] Fisher opted to return the license to the FCC instead of repairing the antenna, and KWWA's license was canceled on June 4, 2008.[3]

On April 11, 2013, Fisher announced that it would sell its properties, including KUNW, KVVK, and KORX, to the Sinclair Broadcast Group.[4] The deal was completed on August 8, 2013.[5]

News/station presentation[edit]

Newscast titles[edit]

  • Noticias Noroeste (2008–present)

Station slogans[edit]

  • "Tu Canal Local" (2008–present)

News team[edit]

Anchors

  • Abigail Camilo - anchor; weeknights at 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Martin Ortiz - Community Relations segment; weeknights at 6 and 11 p.m. ¿Qué Pasa? music news program; Saturdays at 6pm

Weather

  • Teresa Gonzalez - chief weather anchor; weeknights at 6 and 11 p.m.

Sports

  • Jaime Mendez - sports anchor; weeknights at 6 and 11 p.m.

Reporters

  • Roxy de la Torre - weather, anchor
  • Enrique Caizedo - general assignment reporter, sports
  • Delia Hernandez - general assignment reporter
  • José Cedeño - entertainment reporter, sports

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KKFQ Yakima, WA Changes Calls To KUNW". TVnewsday. April 10, 2008. Retrieved April 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ Alford, Kelly (April 25, 2009). "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 20, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Station Search Details (DKWWA-CA)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 20, 2009. 
  4. ^ Malone, Michael (April 11, 2013). "Sinclair to Acquire Fisher Stations for $373 Million". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sinclair Broadcast Group Closes On Fisher Communications Acquisition". All Access. August 8, 2013. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 

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