KLEW News (newscasts)
|Slogan||The Quad-Cities News Leader|
|Channels||Digital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 3 (PSIP)
|Translators||22 (UHF) Moscow|
|Owner||Sinclair Broadcast Group
(Sinclair Lewiston Licensee, LLC)
|First air date||December 7, 1955|
|Call letters' meaning||LEWiston|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
3 (VHF, 1955-2009)
|Transmitter power||200 kW|
KLEW-TV, broadcast on digital channel 32 and is the CBS television affiliate in Lewiston, Idaho. It serves north-central Idaho and southeastern Washington, including nearby Pullman, as well as Wallowa County, Oregon. While it is located in the Spokane television market, it is a semi-satellite of KIMA-TV in Yakima and KEPR-TV in Tri-Cities, Washington. However, it identifies as a station in its own right, airing separate commercials and a separate newscast. The station is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. The station's studios are located on 17th Street in Lewiston, and its transmitter is located near Clarkston, Washington. KLEW is broadcast alongside KREM-TV on Dish Network and DirecTV through the entire Spokane television market.
KLEW-TV signed on the air December 7, 1955. KLEW was originally owned by Noel Broadcasting. The station's original studio facilities were located on Idaho Street in Lewiston. In 1977, the station moved its original studios on Idaho Street to their current location on 17th Street. Noel Broadcasting sold the station to Retlaw Broadcasting in 1986. Fisher Communications purchased KLEW-TV along with the other Retlaw owned stations in 1999. On April 11, 2013, Fisher announced that it would sell its properties, including KLEW-TV, to the Sinclair Broadcast Group. The deal was completed on August 8, 2013.
- Malone, Michael (April 11, 2013). "Sinclair to Acquire Fisher Stations for $373 Million". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
- "Sinclair Broadcast Group Closes On Fisher Communications Acquisition". All Access. August 8, 2013. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KLEW
- Query TV Fool's coverage map for KLEW
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KLEW-TV
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