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Klamath Falls, Oregon
United States
City Klamath Falls, Oregon
Branding NBC 2
Slogan Your Place
Channels Digital: 13 (VHF)
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
Subchannels 2.1 NBC
2.2 This TV
Translators (see article)
Affiliations NBC (1956–1961, 1984–present; secondary 1961–1984)
Owner California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc.
First air date August 1956; 61 years ago (1956-08)[1]
Call letters' meaning Oregon
Former channel number(s) Analog:
2 (VHF, 1956–2009)
Former affiliations ABC (1956–1984; secondary until 1961)
CBS (secondary, 1956–1984)
Transmitter power 9 kW
Height 659 metres (2,162 feet)
Facility ID 8284
Transmitter coordinates 42°5′48″N 121°38′2.1″W / 42.09667°N 121.633917°W / 42.09667; -121.633917
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website kobi5.com/

KOTI is a local NBC affiliate based in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Founded on August 12, 1956 by William B. Smullin of California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc., the station now serves as a repeater facility for sister station KOBI-TV NBC 5 of Medford, Oregon. 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.

About KOTI[edit]

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. Their number one interest is localism. 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.


KOTI is the home for NBC 2 News at 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 11:00pm 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.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2]
2.1 1080i 16:9 KOTI-HD Main KOTI programming / NBC
2.2 480i 4:3 KOTI-WX This TV

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

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,[3] using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 2.


KOTI is rebroadcast on the following translator stations. Some channels currently broadcasting, are not listed in the FCC database:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says August 12, while the Television and Cable Factbook says August 13.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KOTI
  3. ^ "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. 

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