KCAB-LP

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KCAB-LP
KCAB-TV28 logo
Casa Grande, Arizona
Branding KCAB-TV28
Slogan Pinal County's Source for Local News
Channels Analog: 28 (UHF)
Digital: 47 (UHF) (application)
Affiliations America One
Owner Central Arizona Broadcasting LLC
Founded February 1999
Call letters' meaning K Central Arizona Broadcasting
Former callsigns K27HF (CP only)
K47FW (STA)
Transmitter power 9.99 kW
Height 32 m
Facility ID 125363

KCAB-LP was a low-power television station serving western Pinal County, Arizona as an America One affiliate. It provided analog over-the-air service on UHF channel 28 from its transmitter in downtown Casa Grande, Arizona, and was available on various area cable providers. KCAB-LP was owned by Central Arizona Broadcasting, LLC. of Casa Grande.

History[edit]

In February 1999, Central Arizona Broadcasting began operating K47FW, a low-power television station on UHF channel 47, on Special Temporary Authorization from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[citation needed] On October 18, 2002, the FCC granted an original construction permit to build a licensed low-power television station on channel 27, to be K27HF.

Prior to completing construction, Central Arizona Broadcasting realized the potential for interference on channel 27 from Phoenix station KAZT-CA, and applied to the FCC to move to channel 28. The FCC granted the application and the station was licensed on October 27, 2005, taking the call sign of KCAB-LP. It was the second television station licensed to Casa Grande and the first station to air locally produced programming.

In 2009, KCAB filed an application to return to channel 47 as a digital channel. Together with a transmitter move, the 15 kW signal would reach Casa Grande; Arizona City; Eloy; Maricopa; Chandler, Gilbert, and other parts of the eastern Phoenix suburbs; and Florence. Currently, signal coverage is limited to Casa Grande only.

The station's license was cancelled by the FCC on October 7, 2014 for failure to file a license renewal application.

Programming[edit]

KCAB-LP airs most of the schedule from America One television. Local programming includes a newscast at 6:30 PM and 10 PM called "News 28 Prime". Other local programs include "Rox Tales", "Travel Talk", "Community Conversations" and "Sandi's Show".[1] Sports features include home basketball games from Central Arizona College in nearby Coolidge.

News personalities[edit]

  • Jack Salvatore - News Anchor (formerly of KTVK)
  • Brett Eisele - Reporter and General Manager
  • Bea Lueck - Reporter and Editor
  • Corianton Johnson - Field Reporter
  • Jack Stonebraker - Daily Stock Report
  • Terr Haifley Jr - Field Sports Reporter
  • Harley Grigg - Field Sports Camera man

Central Arizona Broadcasting TV 47 was a nightly news cast . The station covered all community news in Pinal County Anchored by Jack Silverstone . Bea Lueck was a reporter but also who made all the editing of every news cast that demanded 14-hour days and taking recorded reports from 4 different reporters and had to screen and edit all footage on a daily basis and make it all a professional 30 minute news cast that all had to be done within 6 hours after a live recording every morning from news from the same day and edit in all of the previous day's sports reports, stock reports etc. Brett Eisele was general manager with a vision that took central Arizona Broadcasting to a new level when he arranged the sports department to cover an honorary ceremony at Chase Field in 2002 that honored Clint Myers and his team for winning the Junior College World Series He was also named NJCAA Coach of the Year in 2002 after his second trip to the World Series. At CAC he coached at various levels in both softball and baseball,

  • Compiled an overall record of 887-235 between both softball and baseball at Central Arizona College (NJCAA).
  • Head coach of Central Arizona College's baseball team from 1996-2005, posting a 406-192 record and going to the Junior College World Series twice.
  • Myers ran the Vaqueros' softball team from 1987 to 1995. Built a record of 481-43 and guiding the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) softball powerhouse to six national titles, including five in a row (1988-1992), while earning the NJCAA National Coach of the Year honor six times.
  • His teams also captured seven regional titles and nine ACCAC Conference titles.
  • Also he Coached at Casa Grande Union High School for three seasons and led the team to league championships in 1977, 1978 and 1979 winning the schools only state championship in 1978 . Coach Myers was successful at every level he ever coached at . And was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round as a Catcher. After playing with the Arizona state sun devils as his son Casey did as well and also was a catcher. His youngest son Cory Myers led his high school baseball team at Desert Vista to a state title setting the homerun record in the state and was drafted out of high school in the first round by the Diamond Backs. Then coach Myers went back to his almamader ASU and coached with his son Casey and like every coaching job he has had
  • Won two NCAA softball titles (2008, 2011)
  • Went 60-6 in 2011, earning the softball staff's second NFCA Coaching Staff of the Year honors.
  • Set ASU and NCAA records to leading the program to its first NCAA title in 2008 with an astonishing 66-5 record which garnered he and his coaching staff 2008 NFCA Coaching Staff of the Year honors.
  • After seven completed years he has put together a 377-90 (.807) mark at ASU as well as an 858-131 overall career record as a softball coach (.868 winning percentage).
  • Led six of his seven Sun Devils teams WCWS appearances, a school record. And then took on the head job at Auburn university and coaches with his son Casey and in 2015 took Auburn to their first World Series in school

History his very first year. Terry Haifley was there to cover that ceremony and interview with coach Myers, Haifley had grown up attending coach Myers summer baseball camps as kid.Terry Haifley was quoted as saying " out of all the professional athletes I have interviewed coach Myers was my favorite interview" Central Arizona broadcasting TV 47 after that interview and coverage in a professional venue began to cover all professional sports in the valley from Brett Eisele's request to the sports department to cover Clint Myers and the local Community College major achievement. Terry Haifley then spoke with Brett Eisele about the possibility of going to the pros, and that they did . Giving Central Arizona Broadcasting a new demention. And Mr Haifley and his camera man Harley Grigg now the head baseball coach at Vista Grande High School and assistant principal started to cover every Cardinals home game on Sunday's and University of Arizona and Arizona State University home games on Saturday's and continued to cover all Casa Grande and Coolidge high school football games on Fridays. Reporting on the Diamond Backs, the Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns. And soon became nightly reports and interviews. Terry Haifley Jr and his camera man Harley Grigg were granted press credentials from all professional organizations in Phoenix which both of them volunteered their time juggling teaching jobs. And TV 47 was airing live interviews with athletes Like Loius Gonzales, Kurt Shilling, Mark Grace, Bob Brennly, Barry Bonds, Steve Findley, Jay Bell, Kurt Warner, Russel Trejo of Casa Grande when the Detroit Lions came to Tempe. Anthony Edwards of Casa Grande a retired cardinal and special teams coach. Bruce Boche, and many other well known athletes. And for 2 years every professional sports event was covered as well as every ASU and U of A football game and every Casa Grande and Coolidge High School football game. So from 2000 to 2002 Central AZ Broadcasting was privileged to have the opportunity to sit and report in the press box and on the sidelines with TV sports casters like Jody Jackson of fox sports network and Diamond Backs reporter. Gail Jansen of fox 10 news, Kevin Mcabe of fox sports and Bruce Cooper of channel 12 sports . Jude Lacava of Fox 10 sports and Tom Brennamen D-Backs PSA announcer. And for 2 years TV 47 Terry Haifley and camera man Harley Grigg were accepted in that elite fraternity and on a weekly basis watched sporting events together ate together and became friends and colleagues which was very special for a small market as TV 47. So professional sports were covered for them 2 years by Haifley and Grigg and not covered again since.

External links[edit]

Dead link no longer exist

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". KCAB TV 28 website. Retrieved 2008-04-12.