KLSR-TV

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KLSR-TV
KLSR34.png
Channels
BrandingOregon's Fox
Programming
Affiliations34.1: Fox
34.2: MyNetworkTV
Ownership
Owner
KEVU-CD
History
FoundedSeptember 4, 1987
First air date
October 31, 1991 (31 years ago) (1991-10-31)
Former call signs
KEVU (1991–1997)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
34 (UHF, 1991–2009)
Call sign meaning
Kinetic Light and Sound Reproduction
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID8322
ERP88 kW
HAAT372 m (1,220 ft)
Transmitter coordinates44°0′4″N 123°6′45″W / 44.00111°N 123.11250°W / 44.00111; -123.11250
Translator(s)See below
Links
Public license information
Websitewww.oregonsfox.com

KLSR-TV (channel 34) is a television station in Eugene, Oregon, United States, affiliated with the Fox network. It is owned by Cox Media Group alongside low-power, Class A MyNetworkTV affiliate KEVU-CD (channel 23). Both stations share studios on Chad Drive in Eugene, while KLSR's transmitter is located on South Ridge.

History[edit]

KLSR signed on the air on Halloween in 1991 as KEVU, and was Eugene's second UHF station to sign on the air. Prior to that, Fox programming was seen on Class A station K25AS (now sister station KEVU-CD). KEVU changed its call letters to KLSR-TV on April 1, 1997.

On February 24, 2022, it was announced that California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc. would sell KLSR-TV and KEVU-CD to Atlanta-based Cox Media Group for $7,222,000;[1] the sale was completed on May 3.[2]

Newscasts[edit]

KVAL-TV produces live 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts for KLSR entitled Oregon's News @ 7 and Oregon's News @ 10, on weekdays and KVAL News @10 on Fox, a repeat of the evening news on weekends. In September 2010, KVAL started producing a live morning newscast for KLSR called Fox News Mornings, which was later dropped and replaced by a replay of KVAL's 6 a.m. hour of morning news.

KVAL's newscasts on KLSR started broadcasting in 16:9 widescreen in late September 2010, and were upgraded to HD (along with KVAL's other newscasts) in February 2020.

Technical information[edit]

Subchannels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[3]
34.1 720p 16:9 KLSR-HD Main KLSR-TV programming / Fox
34.2 KEVU-DT Simulcast of KEVU-CD / MyNetworkTV

In August 2019, then-owner California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc. upgraded the full-market simulcast of KEVU-CD over KLSR-DT2 to the 720p HD picture format;[4] prior to this upgrade, the subchannel was being presented in 480i 4:3 SD. This is concurrent with the upgrade of KEVU-CD to the 1080i full HD picture format.[5]

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KLSR-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 34, at 12:01 a.m. on February 17, 2009, the original target date on which full-power television stations in the United States were to transition from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate (which was later pushed back to June 12, 2009). The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 31.[6] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 34.

Translators[edit]

City of license Callsign Channel ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter coordinates Owner
Canyonville, etc. K35MS-D 35 0.132 kW 519 m (1,703 ft) 8318 42°54′7.6″N 123°17′10″W / 42.902111°N 123.28611°W / 42.902111; -123.28611 (K35MS-D) Cox Media Group
Coos Bay K30BN-D 30 4.75 kW 154 m (505 ft) 8246 43°23′32.6″N 124°7′54.5″W / 43.392389°N 124.131806°W / 43.392389; -124.131806 (K30BN-D)
Corvallis K14GW-D 14 4.44 kW 341 m (1,119 ft) 8306 44°38′24.4″N 123°16′29.3″W / 44.640111°N 123.274806°W / 44.640111; -123.274806 (K14GW-D)
Cottage Grove K32LW-D 32 0.2 kW 138 m (453 ft) 61126 43°46′40.4″N 123°2′36.4″W / 43.777889°N 123.043444°W / 43.777889; -123.043444 (K32LW-D) South Lane Television
Eugene K19GH-D 19 5.07 kW 446 m (1,463 ft) 8257 44°6′56″N 123°0′1″W / 44.11556°N 123.00028°W / 44.11556; -123.00028 (K19GH-D) Cox Media Group
Florence K28NZ-D 28 2.5 kW 216 m (709 ft) 71617 43°57′25″N 124°4′30″W / 43.95694°N 124.07500°W / 43.95694; -124.07500 (K28NZ-D) West Lane Translator Association
London Springs K23OS-D 23 0.012 kW −72 m (−236 ft) 61135 43°38′12.4″N 123°5′38.5″W / 43.636778°N 123.094028°W / 43.636778; -123.094028 (K23OS-D) South Lane Television
Powers K32LJ-D 32 0.554 kW 223 m (732 ft) 181815 42°54′57.8″N 124°4′44″W / 42.916056°N 124.07889°W / 42.916056; -124.07889 (K32LJ-D) Powers TV Translator, Inc.
Roseburg K33NY-D 33 0.645 kW 174 m (571 ft) 8316 43°12′2″N 123°23′2″W / 43.20056°N 123.38389°W / 43.20056; -123.38389 (K33NY-D) Cox Media Group
Yoncalla K32FI-D 32 0.174 kW 299 m (981 ft) 8302 43°38′18.4″N 123°19′37.3″W / 43.638444°N 123.327028°W / 43.638444; -123.327028 (K32FI-D)

Controversy[edit]

In November 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined KLSR $13,000 for not filing paperwork for children's E/I programming for its Eugene translator, K19GH-D, in the previous four years. While the station has since caught up on its paperwork, the FCC has said that it is no excuse for not doing it in the first place.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Miller, Mark K. (February 24, 2022). "Cox Media Buying KLSR-KEVU Eugene, Ore". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Miller, Mark K. (May 3, 2022). "Cox Media Closes On Two Eugene, Ore., Stations". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KLSR
  4. ^ "KLSR-TV EUGENE, OR". www.rabbitears.info.
  5. ^ "KEVU-CD EUGENE, OR". www.rabbitears.info.
  6. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 29, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  7. ^ Broadcasting & Cable: "Oregon Broadcaster Fined for Kids TV Reporting Error", November 9, 2012. (The article in error gave its calls as "KSLR".)

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