KKTV - Channel 11 - Colorado Springs, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
N 38° 52.610 W 104° 49.260
13S E 515526 N 4303123
Quick Description: KKTV - Channel 11 in Colorado Springs is located North of W. Fillmore St and West of N. Nevada Ave.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/31/2008 5:51:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM5FDN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member sailor_dave
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Long Description:
KKTV, channel 11, is a CBS affiliated television station in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It serves the Colorado Springs/Pueblo market and is owned by Gray Television. Its transmitter is located on Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs.

KKTV is carried on cable channel 10 in Colorado Springs and channel 11 in Pueblo.

KKTV signed on the air on December 7, 1952. It is the third-oldest station in Colorado--behind Denver's KWGN-TV and KUSA-TV--and the oldest outside Denver. It originally carried programming from CBS, NBC, ABC, and DuMont.[1] In 1953, KRDO-TV signed on and took the NBC affiliation. DuMont folded in 1956. During the late 1950s, KKTV was a primary CBS affiliate and held a secondary affiliation with ABC.

By 1960, the formerly separate Colorado Springs and Pueblo markets became one single market serving the Pikes Peak region and surrounding areas with each of the area's three TV stations becoming "exclusive" network affiliates. KKTV became a sole CBS affiliate with KRDO-TV becoming a full-time ABC affiliate and Pueblo's KCSJ-TV (now KOAA-TV), which had been a primary NBC affiliate since its inception in 1953, becoming the area's sole NBC affiliate.

In late 1982, KKTV's original local owners sold the station to the Seattle-based Ackerley Group, becoming one of that company's earliest acquisitions. Ackerley owned the station until early 1999 when they swapped KKTV to Benedek Broadcasting in exchange for KCOY in Santa Maria, California. Current owner Gray Television acquired KKTV when they bought most of Benedek's stations in April 2002.

On June 29, 2006, KKTV announced plans that on September 5, 2006 they would launch an affiliate with FOX's new sister network MyNetworkTV on digital subchannel 11.2, to be known as MyKKTV. [2]

Other programming on MyKKTV includes replays and extra runs of KKTV's syndicated programming (such as Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune) and some syndicated programs of its own. For newscasts, MyKKTV features newscasts at 6:30 and 9 PM seen only on MyKKTV.

MyKKTV is carried on cable channel 141 in Colorado Springs and cable channel 246 Pueblo.

Phone: (719) 634-2844
3100 N Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO United States

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