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Kirksville, Missouri/Ottumwa, Iowa
United States
Branding KTVO CBS 3.2
Slogan Spirit of the Heartland &
Because Accuracy Matters
Channels Digital: KTVO-DT 33.2 (UHF)
Virtual: 3.2 (PSIP)
Affiliations CBS
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group
(KTVO Licensee, LLC)
First air date May 15, 2010
Call letters' meaning see KTVO
Sister station(s) KHQA-TV
Transmitter power 87 kW (digital)
Height 290 m (digital)
Facility ID 21251 (digital)
Transmitter coordinates 40°31′47″N 92°26′29″W / 40.52972°N 92.44139°W / 40.52972; -92.44139 (digital)
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
KTVO's main studios and business office near Kirksville, Missouri.

KTVO-DT2 is the CBS-affiliated television station for the Honey Lands area of Northeastern Missouri and Southeastern Iowa. The station is a second digital subchannel of ABC affiliate KTVO, which is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. Over-the-air, it broadcasts a 720p high definition digital signal on UHF channel 33.2 from a transmitter northwest of Downing, Missouri along US 136.

Syndicated programming on KTVO-DT2 includes The Dr. Oz Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Judge Karen's Court, and The Andy Griffith Show. All CBS programming is converted from 1080i to 720p. There are also a few selected shows from America One during the overnight period. Branded as KTVO CBS 3.2, its parent station has studios on US 63 north of Kirksville, Missouri and operates a bureau in Downtown Ottumwa, Iowa on South Market Street.

The main channel was originally a primary CBS station when it signed on in 1955. However, since it was the only commercial station in the market, it cherry-picked the most popular programming from NBC and ABC. In 1968, KTVO switched primary affiliation to ABC, but continued carrying a few CBS and NBC shows until 1974. For the next 36 years, KHQA served as the default analog affiliate on cable with some locations being able pick up its over-the-air signal. KTVO launched this second digital subchannel on May 25, 2010, effectively marking CBS' return to the area after a 36-year absence. Like KHQA-DT2 currently, KTVO-DT2 originally offered American One as a secondary affiliate but has since added syndicated programming to its schedule.

On February 28, 2013, Barrington Broadcasting announced the sale of its entire group, including KTVO (and thus KTVO-DT2), to Sinclair Broadcast Group.[1]


KTVO-DT2 airs a Southeastern Iowa-focused newscast weeknights at 6:30 originating from the Ottumwa Bureau. Otherwise, the subchannel airs not other local news. A five-minute Spanish language newscast was formerly aired weeknights at ten p.m. but has been discontinued, at least temporarily. Staff is shared with KTVO. Although KTVO is the only local source of newscasts in the market, it shares resources with sister station KHQA to provide additional coverage of the territory.


  1. ^ Malone, Michael (February 28, 2013). "Sinclair's Chesapeake TV Acquires Barrington Stations". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 

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