KJUD

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KJUD
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Channels
BrandingKJUD ABC 8 (general)
Your Alaska Link News (News Hub-produced news simulcasts)
The CW Alaska (on DT2)
Fox Juneau (on DT3)
Programming
Subchannels(see article)
Affiliations8.1: ABC
8.2: CW+
8.3: Fox
Ownership
Owner
  • Vision Alaska LLC
  • (KATN and KJUD License LLC)
KATN, KTBY, KYUR
History
First air date
February 19, 1956 (66 years ago) (1956-02-19)
Former call signs
KINY-TV (1956–1983)[1]
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
8 (VHF, 1956–2009)
Analog/DT1:
CBS/NBC (1956–?)
NTA (secondary, 1956–1961)
DT2:
WB 100+ (1995–2006)
CW+(2006–??)
DT3:
Fox (2011–??)
Call sign meaning
K JUneau & Douglas
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID49621
ERP0.14 kW
HAAT−290 m (−951 ft)
Transmitter coordinates58°18′4″N 134°26′32″W / 58.30111°N 134.44222°W / 58.30111; -134.44222
Translator(s)K13OC-D Douglas, etc.
Links
Public license information
Websitewww.youralaskalink.com

KJUD, virtual channel 8 (VHF digital channel 11), is an ABC/CW+/Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Juneau, Alaska, United States. The station is owned by Vision Alaska LLC. KJUD's transmitter is located along Douglas Highway in West Juneau. Master control and some internal operations are based at the facilities of fellow ABC affiliate and Your Alaska Link flagship KYUR in Anchorage.

History[edit]

KINY-TV, 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming [5]
8.1 480i 4:3 KJUD-DT Main KJUD programming / ABC
8.2 KJUD CW KJUD-DT2 / The CW Plus
8.3 KJUDHD3 KJUD-DT3 / Fox

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Elaine, ed. (1973). Alaska Blue Book (1973 ed.). Juneau, AK: Alaska Department of Education, Division of State Libraries. p. 136.
  2. ^ "Require Prime Evening Time for NTA Films". Boxoffice: 13. November 10, 1956. Archived from the original on June 14, 2009.
  3. ^ "Alaska TV group sold". Television Business Report. January 15, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2010.
  4. ^ Fox Inks Affiliate in Juneau, Broadcasting & Cable, June 1, 2011.
  5. ^ "RabbitEars.Info".

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