KVEW

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KVEW
Semi-satellite of KAPP,
Yakima, Washington
KVEW 42 logo 2020.png
KVEWKAPPMeTV.png
Kennewick/Pasco/Richland, Washington
United States
CityKennewick, Washington
ChannelsDigital: 27 (UHF)
Virtual: 42
BrandingKVEW (general)
KAPP-KVEW Local News (newscasts)
MeTV Tri-Cities/Yakima (on DT2)
Programming
Affiliations42.1: ABC
42.2: MeTV (via KXLY-DT2)
42.3: Heroes & Icons
42.4: Start TV
42.5: Dabl[1]
42.6: QVC
42.7: HSN
Ownership
OwnerMorgan Murphy Media
(Apple Valley Broadcasting, Inc.)
KAPP
History
First air date
October 1970 (51 years ago) (1970-10)[2]
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
42 (UHF, 1970–2009)
Digital:
44 (UHF, 2009–2018)
Call sign meaning
K-View
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID2495
ERP160 kW
HAAT405 m (1,329 ft)
Transmitter coordinates46°6′11.4″N 119°8′0.6″W / 46.103167°N 119.133500°W / 46.103167; -119.133500
Translator(s)K14HT-D Walla Walla
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewww.yaktrinews.com

KVEW (channel 42) is a television station licensed to Kennewick, Washington, United States, serving as the ABC affiliate for the Tri-Cities area. Owned by Morgan Murphy Media, the station has studios on North Edison Street in Kennewick, and its transmitter is located on Jump Off Joe Butte.

Although identifying as a station in its own right, KVEW is considered a semi-satellite of KAPP (channel 35) in Yakima. As such, it simulcasts all network and syndicated programming as provided through its parent, and the two stations share a website. However, KVEW airs separate commercial inserts and legal identifications. Local newscasts are simulcast on both stations. KVEW serves the eastern half of the Yakima/Tri-Cities market while KAPP serves the western portion. The two stations are counted as a single unit for ratings purposes. Master control and some internal operations are based at the studios of sister station and fellow ABC affiliate KXLY-TV on West Boone Avenue in Spokane.

On satellite, KVEW is only available on Dish Network, while DirecTV carries KAPP instead. Both providers do not carry either station's MeTV subchannel.

History[edit]

KVEW logo from 2005 to 2020

The station began serving the Tri-Cities region in October 1970, a month after sister station KAPP signed on. Before KVEW's existence, KEPR-TV (channel 19) had carried ABC as a secondary affiliation until 1959; KNBS-TV (channel 22) operated briefly in nearby Walla Walla, Washington as an ABC affiliate in 1960; KNDU (channel 25) signed on in 1961 and became the area's primary ABC affiliate until 1965, when it switched its primary affiliation to NBC. Both KEPR-TV and KNDU shared ABC programming from that point until KVEW signed on and all ABC programming moved to KVEW.

The station began airing Spokane's MeTV affiliate KXMN-LD on a digital subchannel in September 2006.[3] KVEW was one of the remaining stations to sign-off every night, but that practice ended in 2012 when World News Now was added to the programming lineup.

On December 22, 2008, KVEW discontinued its 6 p.m. and weekend newscasts. The 11 p.m. newscast was reduced to a five-minute broadcast before Nightline, and post-January 2013, Jimmy Kimmel Live! In addition to this move, 17 employees from KVEW and KAPP were laid off.[4]

With the cancellation of The Insider and Extra moving from 6 p.m. to 7:30 on September 11, 2017, KVEW began airing local news at 6:00, for the first time in almost a decade.

Technical information[edit]

Subchannels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[5]
42.1 720p 16:9 KVEW-HD Main KVEW programming / ABC
42.2 480i 4:3 KVEW-SD MeTV (via KXLY-DT2) [6]
42.3 16:9 Heroes & Icons[1]
42.4 Start TV[1]
42.5 Dabl[1]
42.6 QVC
42.7 HSN

Translators[edit]

City of license Callsign Channel ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter coordinates Owner
Walla Walla K14HT-D 14 2 kW 188 m (617 ft) 2511 45°50′24.4″N 118°17′13.8″W / 45.840111°N 118.287167°W / 45.840111; -118.287167 (K14HT-D)) Apple Valley Broadcasting, Inc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Miller, Mark K. (November 11, 2019). "KAPP-KVEW Yakima Adds New Subchannels". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheckMedia. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  2. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says October 30, while the Television and Cable Factbook says October 29.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-12. Retrieved 2006-05-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2008-11-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "RabbitEars.Info".
  6. ^ Where to Watch Me-TV

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