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|Klamath Falls, Oregon|
Digital: 13 (VHF)|
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
2.2 This TV
|Affiliations||NBC (1956–1961, 1984–present; secondary 1961–1984)|
|Owner||California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc.|
|First air date||August 1956|
|Call letters' meaning||
|Former channel number(s)||
2 (VHF, 1956–2009)
ABC (1956–1984; secondary until 1961)|
CBS (secondary, 1956–1984)
|Transmitter power||9 kW|
|Height||659 m (2,162 ft)|
|Public license information:||
(satellite of KOBI, Medford, Oregon) Profile
(satellite of KOBI, Medford, Oregon) CDBS
KOTI, virtual channel 2 (VHF digital channel 13), is a television station licensed to Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States. It is a satellite station of Medford-licensed NBC affiliate KOBI (channel 5) that is owned by California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc. KOTI's transmitter is located atop Stukel Mountain; master control and internal operations are based out of KOBI's studios on South Fir Street in downtown Medford.
The station was founded on August 12, 1956 by William B. Smullin. The call letters KOTI are believed to have come from the city's local four-year college, the Oregon Institute of Technology (formerly Oregon Technical Institute). Originally, KOTI carried all three networks.
Today, the station is owned by president Patricia C. "Patsy" Smullin, who also owns the parent company COBi, which is the longest, continuously independent broadcast group in the West and one of the three oldest in the country. KOTI served as the only staffed television station in the Klamath Basin for many years. The station's vice president and general manager is Robert Wise, formerly general manager of former sister station KRCR-TV in Redding, California. Viewers in 12 counties in Oregon and California receive programming from NBC 2.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|2.1||1080i||16:9||KOTI-HD||Main KOTI programming / NBC|
KOTI shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 2, on February 17, 2009, the original target date in 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 VHF channel 13, using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 2.
KOTI is the home for NBC 2 News at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. anchored by Art Barron and Kristin Hosfelt. The chief meteorologist is Adam Colpack. Lyle Ahrens serves as the Klamath Basin news bureau chief.
At one time, KOTI aired a separate newscast at 6:30pm with its own news bureau before the station became a repeater for KOBI.
KOTI is rebroadcast on the following translator stations. Some channels that are currently broadcasting are not listed in the FCC database:
- The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says August 12, while the Television and Cable Factbook says August 13.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KOTI
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.