KAPP

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KAPP

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Yakima, Washington
United States
Branding KAPP ABC 35 - Your Local ABC (general)
KAPP-KVEW Local News (newscasts)
MeTV Tri-Cities Yakima (KXMN-LD repeater on .2)
Slogan See the Difference Every Day
Channels Digital: 14 (UHF)
Virtual: 35 (PSIP)
Subchannels 35.1 ABC
35.2 MeTV
Owner Morgan Murphy Media
(Apple Valley Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date September 21, 1970 (47 years ago) (1970-09-21)
Call letters' meaning APPle Valley
Sister station(s) KVEW
Former channel number(s) 35 (UHF analog, 1970–2009)
Transmitter power 160 kW
Height 287 m (942 ft)
Facility ID 2506
Transmitter coordinates 46°31′56.4″N 120°30′46.5″W / 46.532333°N 120.512917°W / 46.532333; -120.512917
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.kapptv.com

KAPP, virtual channel 35 (UHF digital channel 14), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Yakima, Washington, United States. The station is owned by Morgan Murphy Media. KAPP's studios are located on North 4th Street in downtown Yakima, and its transmitter is located on Ahtanum Ridge.

KAPP operates a semi-satellite in Kennewick: KVEW (channel 42), which serves the Tri-Cities area. It repeats KAPP most of the day, though it airs separate legal identifications and commercial inserts and has its own website. Local newscasts are simulcast on both stations. Master control and most internal operations for KAPP and KVEW are based at the studios of sister station and fellow ABC affiliate KXLY-TV on West Boone Avenue in Spokane.

On satellite, KAPP is only available on DirecTV, while Dish Network carries KVEW instead. Both providers do not carry either station's MeTV subchannel.

History[edit]

Before KAPP signed on, CBS affiliate KIMA-TV (channel 29) had carried ABC as a secondary affiliation until KNDO (channel 23) signed on in 1959. KNDO 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 the air on September 21, 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.

The station began airing Spokane's MeTV affiliate KXMN-LD on a digital subchannel in September 2006.[1] KAPP was one of the remaining stations to sign-off every night, but that practice ended in 2012 when World News Now was added to the programming lineup.

On December 22, 2008, KAPP discontinued its 6 p.m. and weekend newscasts. The 11 p.m. 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[2] and KAPP's studio building was listed for sale.[3]

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.[4] With the cancellation of The Insider and Extra moving from 6 p.m. to 7:30 on September 11, 2017, KAPP began airing local news at 6:00, for the first time in almost a decade.

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [5]
35.1 720p 16:9 KAPP-HD Main KAPP programming / ABC
35.2 480i 4:3 KAPP-SD MeTV

KAPP has been digital-only since February 17, 2009.[6]

Translator[edit]

KAPP is rebroadcast on K20JL-D Channel 20, a low-powered digital translator in Ellensburg, Washington, which is owned and operated by the Kittitas County TV Improvement District.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-12. Retrieved 2006-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=KAPP#station
  6. ^ "ALL FULL-POWER TELEVISION STATIONS BY DMA, INDICATING THOSE TERMINATING ANALOG SERVICE BEFORE OR ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009" (PDF). Hraunfoss.fcc.gov. Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
  7. ^ "RabbitEars.Info". RabbitEars.Info. Retrieved 2016-08-17. 

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