|Branding||KAPP ABC 35- Your Local ABC (general)
Your Local ABC News (newscasts)
MeTV Tri-Cities Yakima (KXMN-LD repeater on .2)
|Slogan||See The Difference Every Day|
|Channels||Digital: 14 (UHF)|
|Owner||Morgan Murphy Media
(Apple Valley Broadcasting, Inc.)
|First air date||September 21, 1970|
|Call letters' meaning||APPle Valley|
|Former channel number(s)||35 (UHF analog, 1970–2009)|
|Transmitter power||160 kW|
KAPP is the ABC affiliate for Yakima, Washington, serving the Central Washington area with a mix of news, sports, syndicated fare, and local programming since it first signed on the air on September 21, 1970. It is a sister station to KVEW in Kennewick; the latter is reckoned as a semi-satellite to KVEW though it identifies as a station in its own right. The station is owned by Morgan Murphy Media.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP short name||Programming |
|35.1||720p||16:9||KAPP-HD||Main KAPP programming / ABC|
Before KAPP signed on, KIMA-TV had carried ABC as a secondary affiliation until KNDO signed on in 1959 and became the area's primary ABC affiliate until 1965, when it switched its primary affiliation to NBC. Both KNDO and KIMA-TV shared ABC's programming from that point until KAPP signed on in 1970 and all ABC programming moved to KAPP. The most notable ABC program shown on the station's first day was the first-ever Monday Night Football game.
It began airing Spokane's MeTV affiliate KXMN-LD on a digital subchannel in September 2006. KAPP did sign off at night, but this practice ended in 2012 with the addition of World News Now. On December 22, 2008, KAPP discontinued its 6 pm and weekend newscasts. The 11pm newscast was reduced to a five-minute broadcast before Nightline, and post-January 2013, Jimmy Kimmel Live. In addition to this move, 17 employees from KVEW and KAPP were laid off and the building listed for sale. While weather came from KXLY for several years, local weather reports have returned as of 2016, with meteorologist Jason Valentine at 5 and 6:30, and Kristen Walls during their Good Morning Northwest newscast. With the cancellation of The Insider and Extra! moving from 6PM to 7:30 on September 11th, 2017, KAPP will once again air local news at 6:00, the first time in almost a decade.
KAPP has been digital-only since February 17, 2009.
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