KKCO

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KKCO
KKCO logo
Grand Junction, Colorado
United States
Branding KKCO 11 (general)
KKCO 11 News (newscasts)
Slogan Know More.
Channels Digital: 12 (VHF)
Virtual: 11 (PSIP)
Subchannels 11.1 NBC
11.2 MeTV
11.3 Telemundo
Owner Gray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
Founded April 12, 1996
First air date May 5, 1996
Call letters' meaning COlorado
Sister station(s) KJCT-LP, KKTV
Former channel number(s) 11 (VHF analog, 1996–2009)
Transmitter power 5.3 kW
Height 452 m
Facility ID 24766
Transmitter coordinates 39°3′59.3″N 108°44′47.3″W / 39.066472°N 108.746472°W / 39.066472; -108.746472
Website www.nbc11news.com

KKCO, virtual channel 11 (digital channel 12), is the NBC-affiliated television station in the Grand Junction/Montrose, Colorado market. The station is owned by Gray Television.

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [1]
11.1 1080i 16:9 KKCO-DT Main KKCO programming / NBC
11.2 480i 4:3 MeTV MeTV
11.3 720p 16:9 Telemundo Telemundo

History[edit]

KKCO signed on the air on May 5, 1996; prior to then, NBC had been available by way of off-hours clearance on KREX-TV, as well as on cable from Denver stations (KCNC-TV prior to 1995 and KUSA-TV from 1995 to 1996). KKCO was owned by Eagle III Broadcasting L.L.C. from 1996 to 2005.

Soon after signing on, KKCO's newscast shot to the top of the ratings, past longer-established KREX and KJCT.

In September 2006, its DT2 subcarrier became the area's new affiliate for The CW Television Network. Sometime in late 2008 KKCO-DT dropped the CW affiliation when KJCT-TV picked up the CW. KKCO has been digital-only since February 17, 2009.

Notable current on-air staff[edit]

  • Butch McCain - chief weather anchor; weeknights at 5:30, 6 (KKCO-DT2 MeTV) and 10 p.m.

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