KVEW

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KVEW
(semi-satellite of KAPP
Yakima, Washington)
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Kennewick/Richland/Pasco, Washington
United States
Branding KVEW ABC 42 (general)
Your Local ABC News (newscasts)
MeTV Tri-Cities Yakima (KXMN repeater on .2)
Slogan See The Difference Every Day
Channels Digital: 44 (UHF)
Virtual: 42 (PSIP)
Subchannels 42.1 ABC
42.2 MeTV
Translators K14HT Walla Walla
Owner Morgan Murphy Media
(Apple Valley Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date October 1970[1]
Call letters' meaning K-ViEW
Sister station(s) KAPP
Former channel number(s) 42 (UHF analog, 1970–2009)
Transmitter power 160 kW
Height 404 m
Facility ID 2495
Transmitter coordinates 46°6′12″N 119°7′57″W / 46.10333°N 119.13250°W / 46.10333; -119.13250
Website www.kvewtv.com

KVEW, digital channel 44, is the ABC affiliate television station for the Tri-Cities area of Washington. Licensed to Kennewick, it is a semi-satellite of KAPP in Yakima, airing its own newscasts and commercials. The two stations are owned by Morgan Murphy Media, who also owns KXLY-TV in Spokane, Washington.

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

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [2]
42.1 720p 16:9 KVEW-HD Main KVEW programming / ABC
42.2 480i 4:3 KVEW-DT MeTV [3]

History[edit]

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 had carried ABC as a secondary affiliation until 1959; KNBS-TV operated briefly in nearby Walla Walla, Washington as an ABC affiliate in 1960; KNDU 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.

It began airing Spokane's MeTV affiliate KXMN-LD on a digital subchannel in September 2006. KVEW and sister station KAPP-TV were one of the remaining stations to sign-off every night, but that practice was discontinued in 2012 when KAPP and KVEW added ABC World News Now to the programming lineup.

Starting December 22, 2008, KVEW discontinued its 6 pm newscast in favor of a 6:30 broadcast. The 11pm newscast is 5 minutes long and weekend newscasts have been discontinued. In addition to this move, 17 employees from KVEW and KAPP were laid off.[4][5]

Translators[edit]

KVEW is rebroadcast on one station-owned translator in Walla Walla, Washington, K14HT channel 14. KVEW has a construction permit on K34JV-D of which will be a digital translator for KVEW once the construction permit for K34JV-D is completed.[6]

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