KJUD

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KJUD
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Juneau, Alaska
United States
Branding KJUD ABC 8 (general)
ABC Alaska News (newscasts)
Fox Juneau (on DT2)
The CW Alaska (on DT3)
Slogan Alaska's Superstation
Your Alaska Link
Channels Digital: 11 (VHF)
Virtual: 8 (PSIP)
Subchannels (see article)
Affiliations ABC
Owner Vision Alaska LLC
(Vision Alaska II LLC)
First air date February 19, 1956
Sister station(s) KATN, KTBY, KYUR
Former callsigns KINY-TV (1956–1983)[1]
Former channel number(s) 8 (VHF analog, 1956–2009)
Former affiliations CBS/NBC (1956–?)
The WB (DT2, 1995–2006)
The CW (DT2, 2006-??)
Fox (DT3, 2011-??)
Transmitter power 0.14 kW
Height -290 m
Facility ID 49621
Transmitter coordinates 58°18′3.5″N 134°26′32.8″W / 58.300972°N 134.442444°W / 58.300972; -134.442444
Website www.youralaskalink.com

KJUD is an ABC-affiliated television station located in Juneau, Alaska, United States. Owned by Vision Alaska LLC, the station broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 11 (or virtual channel 8 via PSIP) from a transmitter located along Douglas Highway in West Juneau.

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [2]
8.1 480i 4:3 KJUD-DT Main KJUD programming / ABC
8.2 KJUD-DT2 / Fox
8.3 CW-DT CW Alaska

History[edit]

KINY, Juneau's first television station, signed on the air on February 19, 1956, becoming KJUD in 1983. For many years, it was Juneau's only commercial station, and is still the only full-power commercial station in the area.

Initially, KJUD carried programming from ABC, NBC, and CBS for many years. During the late 1950s, the station was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network.[3]

In 1995, the station became a part of the Alaska Superstation network, with KIMO (now KYUR) and KATN. In September 2006, KJUD began to show programming from The CW on its digital subchannel. The subchannel was initially known as Juneau CW, but has since been rebranded to Alaska CW. Smith Media sold KJUD and the remainder of the "ABC Alaska's Superstation" system to Vision Alaska LLC in 2010.[4] On September 1, 2011 KJUD began carrying programming from the Fox network on digital subchannel 8.3, the subchannel became the first Fox affiliate in the Juneau market.[5] At some unknown point, The CW and Fox swapped subchannels, with Fox moving to digital subchannel 8.2 and The CW moving to digital subchannel 8.3.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Elaine, ed. (1973). Alaska Blue Book (1973 ed.). Juneau: Alaska Department of Education, Division of State Libraries. p. 136. 
  2. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=KJUD#station
  3. ^ "Require Prime Evening Time for NTA Films". Boxoffice: 13. November 10, 1956. Archived from the original on June 14, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Alaska TV group sold". Television Business Report. January 15, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2010. 
  5. ^ Fox Inks Affiliate in Juneau, Broadcasting & Cable, June 1, 2011.

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