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KBWB
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San Francisco, California
Branding Your TV20
Channels 20 (UHF) analog,
19 (UHF) digital
Affiliations Independent (1968-95 and since 2006)/ ABC Secondary (2007-Present)
Owner Granite Broadcasting
Founded April 1, 1968
Call letters meaning The Bay Area's WB (former affiliation)
Former callsigns KEMO-TV (1968-1980)
KTZO (1980-1986)
KOFY-TV (1986-1998)
Former affiliations Bilingual English and Spanish (circa mid-1970s)
CBS, NBC (both secondary in 1980s)
The WB (1995-2006)
Website www.yourtv20.com

KBWB is an independent television station in San Francisco, California. It is owned by Granite Broadcasting. The station offers a schedule of first-run talk shows, court shows, off-network sitcoms, reality shows, and movies. Its transmitter is located atop the Sutro Tower in San Francisco. KBWB has a repeater station for Ukiah and Mendocino County, K29DF. From January of 1995 until September 17, 2006 KBWB was a WB affiliate. Prior to 1995 they were an independent station. From 2006 onward, it has once again become independent. Image File history File links Yourtv20. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City; The City; Baghdad by the Bay Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... 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History

KBWB's 1980s logo when known as KTZO
KBWB's 1980s logo when known as KTZO

The construction permit for the station went through many owners from the 1950s on. It began operations in April 1968 as KEMO-TV, an independent station owned by Overmyer Broadcasting. It was seemingly off the air more than it was on. At the time, the station showed conventional independent fare, plus The Adults Only Movie, a series of art films, but no sex or nudity — it was named "Adults Only" merely because kids would be bored to sleep. Image File history File links Ktzo2085. ... Image File history File links Ktzo2085. ... // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ...


As an independent

By 1980, it was telecasting Spanish shows and owned by Leon Crosby. The station was then sold to FM radio pioneer James Gabbert, who signed it back on in the fall of 1980 as KTZO (which stood for Television 20, the Z being construed as a numeral 2), with a general entertainment format featuring off-network drama shows, sitcoms, old movies, rejected CBS and NBC shows preempted by KPIX and KRON, music videos, and religious shows. Most memorable were the station identification breaks featuring pets, usually dogs, of Bay Area viewers that would look on cue at a television screen showing the station's logo. In fact, these proved to be popular enough that KTZO/KOFY would often work together with the SPCA by displaying pets that could be adopted, along with a phone number to call with the pets name on screen. In 1986 the station changed its call letters to KOFY-TV (pronounced "coffee"). It continued to run a general entertainment format, and added more cartoons in the late 1980s. It also added more sitcoms in the early 1990s. CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... NBC (an acronym for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... KPIX-TV (Channel 5) is the CBS owned and operated television station in San Francisco, California. ... KRON-TV (Channel 4) is the MyNetworkTV affiliate for the San Francisco Bay Area. ... The SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is an acronym used to refer to a number of national societies to protect and provide shelter to animals in danger. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...

KBWB's logo when it was known as KOFY
KBWB's logo when it was known as KOFY
KBWB's final logo as WB20, used from 2002-2006
KBWB's final logo as WB20, used from 2002-2006

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As a WB Affiliate

The station became the WB affiliate for the Bay Area in early 1995. In 1998, Gabbert sold KOFY to Granite Broadcasting for $170 million, who changed the calls to KBWB on September 14, 1998 to reflect its affiliation. In 1999, KBWB's operations were merged with that of then-sister station KNTV in San Jose, who contributed a 10:00 p.m. newscast, plus simulcasts of their morning news, and, in return, got a temporary WB affiliation for 18 months. This arrangement ended in April 2002 after KNTV, by then the NBC affiliate for the San Francisco market, was sold to that network. Granite Broadcasting Corporation is a broadcaster that own and operate eight stations across the United States. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... KNTV, (NBC11) is the NBC owned-and-operated television station in the San Francisco Bay Area market. ... Nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ...


Selling KBWB

In September 2005, Granite announced the sale of KBWB and sister station WDWB (now WMYD) in Detroit to AM Media Holdings, Inc. (a unit of Acon Investments and several key Granite shareholders) for a price rated, on KBWB's end, to around $83 million[1]. The low price, compared to the more than double Granite had purchased the station for, came out of Granite wanting to cut down their debt load while wanting to keep control of the stations. On February 15, 2006 Granite announced the restructuring of the sale considering the changing conditions of the station and that AM Media Holdings may not own the station (see below)[2]. WMYD is Detroit, Michigans WB affiliate station, owned and operated by Granite Broadcasting. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Government  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area  - City  143. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


In May 2006, Granite announced that it had sold KBWB, along with WMYD, to DS Audible, a new group affiliated with Canyon Capital Advisors, D.B. Zwirn & Co., Fortress Investment Group and Ramius Capital Group, among others, for $150 million cash. (DS Audible San Francisco, LLC, one of the two groups created by the investment groups, would be acquiring KBWB for $65,750,000.) The previous agreement to sell the two stations to AM Media has been cancelled. On July 18, 2006 this sale also fell apart; Granite has announced they will try to find another company willing to buy KBWB. [3] Granite filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization December 11, 2006 after missing an interest payment on its debt of more than $400 million. [[4]] DS Audible (official name DS Audible, LLC) is a broadcasting holding company which is owned and/or affiliated by a consortium of investment firms; the key firms in terms of affiliations include Canyon Capital Advisors, D.B. Zwirn & Co. ... Fortress Investment Group (NYSE: FIG) is a New York, NY-based asset management firm which manages private equity, hedge funds and real estate-related investments. ... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

KBWB's 2006 "TV20" logo
KBWB's 2006 "TV20" logo

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The CW and MyNetwork TV

On Tuesday, January 24, 2006 it was announced that CBS Corporation and Time Warner would close their respective UPN and WB networks and jointly launch the CW Network in September 2006. The network is a 50/50 joint venture between the two companies. KBWB reverted to being an independent station on September 18, 2006 as KBHK (now KBCW) is the sole Bay Area outlet for the CW network, while the other new network (MyNetworkTV) ended up affiliating with KRON. Soon after the CW announcement, the station rebranded to TV20 (following the lead of Detroit's future MyNetworkTV affiliate and sister station WMYD (formally WDWB) which also branded as TV20). In late August 2006, KBWB reverted back to an independent station under the new branding as Your TV20 (a parallel of sorts to "My TV20", the branding of sister station WMYD in Detroit, which affiliated with MyNetworkTV). January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... “The CW” redirects here. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... KBCW CW Bay Area is currently a UPN-owned and operated television station based in San Francisco, California. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ... WMYD is Detroit, Michigans WB affiliate station, owned and operated by Granite Broadcasting. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ...


KBWB has since added a secondary affiliation with ABC, to carry that network's programming if its Bay Area station KGO-TV needs to pre-empt regularly scheduled ABC network programming for local or national breaking news, or for selected ABC Sports programming such as the NBA Finals. In January 2007, KBWB began broadcasting a 9 p.m. version of KGO-TV's newscast (see below). The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... KGO-TV (ABC7) is an owned-and-operated television station of The Walt Disney Company-owned ABC, based in San Francisco, California. ... Breaking News is also the name of a Hong Kong movie. ... [1] ABC Sports is a division of ABC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... Logo of the NBA Finals The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ...


Newscasts

In the days as KOFY, the station had a newscast, which was cancelled by the early 90s. Prior to this, in 1989, the station rebroadcast KRON's newscasts under the NewsCenter 4 on KOFY brand. The KRON-produced 10 p.m. newscast first aired in March 1991 with Pete Wilson and Pam Moore as co-anchors, but ended a year later when KRON-TV adopted the "early prime time" schedule and aired the 10 p.m. newscast on channel 4. Under Granite's ownership as KBWB, the station reintroduced a 10 p.m. newscast titled WB20 Primetime News, which was produced by then-sister station KNTV, as well as a morning newscast. However, the 10 p.m. news failed to pose a significant threat to KTVU's news (an issue which caused several other newscast competitors (notably KRON and KPIX) to move their newscasts back to 11 p.m. in the 1990s), and both newscasts were cancelled after NBC purchased KNTV in 2002. In September 2005, the station began to air a syndicated morning show, The Daily Buzz, but it was subsequently dropped from KBWB's lineup. KRON-TV (Channel 4) is the MyNetworkTV affiliate for the San Francisco Bay Area. ... WNBC-TVs Chuck Scarborough presenting NewsCenter 4 in 1974. ... KNTV, (NBC11) is the NBC owned-and-operated television station in the San Francisco Bay Area market. ... KTVU (Channel 2) is the San Francisco Bay Areas FOX affiliate. ... KPIX-TV (Channel 5) is the CBS owned and operated television station in San Francisco, California. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... The Daily Buzz is a nationally syndicated morning news program produced in Orlando, Florida by ACME Communications and Emmis Communications. ...


From 2002 to 2006, KBWB had an entertainment segment called The Daily Mixx which aired at 5:56 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.. The Mixx, as it was sometimes referred to, showed clips of interviews from celebrities as well as movie previews and giveaways such as tickets to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Winchester Mystery House. It was hosted by Angela Murrow (sometimes known as Angela Bakke) for the segment's first two years of the run and by Lesley Nagy and Shane Tallant in subsequent years. An extended version, called The Mixx EP, aired on the fourth Wednesday or Thursday of each month. When KBWB went independent, The Daily Mixx was canceled and was replaced by Your Green Report, which is devoted to environmental issues. Late evening at the Boardwalk The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an oceanfront amusement park in Santa Cruz, California. ... The Winchester Mystery House is a well-known California mansion that was under construction continuously for 38 years and is reputed to be haunted. ...


On January 8, 2007, KBWB began airing a 9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday newscast produced by KGO-TV that is known on-air as ABC7 News HD at 9 on Your TV20. [5] January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... KGO-TV (ABC7) is an owned-and-operated television station of The Walt Disney Company-owned ABC, based in San Francisco, California. ...


Known Slogans

  • We've got what you're looking for - Late 80s — 1991
  • Welcome to your Place - 1991 — 1998
  • The Bay Area's WB - during WB affiliation
  • Completely Independent - Used after rebrand as TV20 after the announcement of The CW
  • Your TV20 - Current branding

Trivia

  • As San Francisco was, at the time, the sixth largest media market in the country (now fifth), KBWB was the largest WB affiliate to not be owned by the Tribune Company. Tribune owned a 25% stake in the network, while the majority owner is Time Warner. So any WB affiliate owned and operated by Tribune was also considered network owned and operated by the network itself.
  • James Gabbert is now a fill in talk radio host for KGO (AM). Thus, the former owner of TV 20 is once again connected with his old station—KGO is owned by ABC, KBWB's secondary network affiliation.
  • KBWB is the largest secondary ABC Station to sometimes use the ABC7 logo

The Tribune Company is a large multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Time Warner Inc. ... KGO 810 kHz on the AM band, is a news-talk format radio station based in San Francisco, California owned by ABC/Disney, which has announced that it would sell its ABC Radio holdings including KGO to Citadel Broadcasting. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ...

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Independent Television Stations in the state of California

KBTV-CA 8 (Sacramento) - KCAL 9 (Los Angeles) - KSCI 18 (Long Beach) - KBBV-CA 19 (Bakersfield) - KBWB 20 (San Francisco) - KWHY 22 (Los Angeles) - KBSV 23 (Ceres) - KVMD 23 (Twentynine Palms) - KTSF 26 (San Francisco) - KNLA-LP 27 (Los Angeles) - KMTP 32 (San Francisco) - KICU 36 (San Jose) - KCNS 38 (San Francisco) - KBOP-CA 43 (San Diego) - KXLA 44 (Rancho Palos Verdes) - KFTY 50 (Santa Rosa) - KUSI 51 (San Diego) - KDOC 56 (Anaheim) - KJLA 57 (Ventura) - KRCA 62 (Riverside) - KBEH 63 (Oxnard) An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... KBTV-CA is a television station in Sacramento, California, broadcasting locally on VHF channel 8 as a multicultural independent station. ... KCAL-TV (Channel 9) is an independent station in Los Angeles, California owned by CBS Corporation. ... KSCI (known on air as LA-18) is an independent television station operating in Los Angeles and on channel 48 (K48AL) in San Diego, California. ... KBBV-CA Channel 19, is a medium-power television station that was launched in late 2005. ... KWHY-TV Channel 22 is a Spanish Independent station, owned by the Telemundo network / NBC Universal, a subsidiary of NBC. Channel 22 in Los Angeles started life as KBIC in 1954 (but never aired anything but a test pattern). ... KBSV (TV 23 Assyria Vision) is an Assyrian television station. ... KVMD is an independent television station licensed to Twentynine Palms, California, USA. The broadcast signal covers most of southern California, whether on channel 23 over-the-air or channel 31 on DIRECTV and Dish Network. ... KTSF is an independent television station in San Francisco. ... KNLA-LP is a low-power television station in Los Angeles, California, owned by the Venture Technologies Group. ... KMTP, the San Francisco non-commercial station operated by the Minority Television Project, airs programming in several non-English Asian languages, and in German. ... KICU-TV, known as Action 36 Cable 6, is a television station in San José, California that broadcasts on analog channel 36. ... KCNS is a home shopping television station in San Francisco. ... KBOP-CA is a low-power Class A television station in San Diego, California, broadcasting locally in analog on UHF channel 43 as an independent Spanish-language station. ... KXLA channel 44 is an independent television station serving Los Angeles, California. ... KFTY is an independent television station in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... KUSI-TV (Channel 51) is an independent television station based in San Diego, California. ... Technical Information Frequency: Channel 56 Name: KDOC Radius: 73 miles (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties) Slogan: Your Independent Start of Operation: 1982 Transmitter Location: Anaheim, California/Los Angeles, California (34° 13 36. ... KJLA channel 57, based in West Los Angeles, California, is the home of LATV. KJLA also serves Los Angeles on KSMV-LP channel 33. ... KRCA Channel 62 is a television station in the Los Angeles, California metropolitan region which once broadcast Asian programming (Mandarin Chinese and Korean language). ... KBEH channel 63 is an MTV Tr3s serving the Los Angeles television market. ...

See also: ABC, CBS, CW, Fox, MyNetworkTV, NBC, PBS, Telefutura, Telemundo, Univision, Other Spanish Network, Religious, Home Shopping and Other stations in California

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KBWB - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1369 words)
KBWB is an independent television station in San Francisco, California.
In 1999, KBWB's operations were merged with that of then-sister station KNTV in San Jose, who contributed a 10:00 p.m.
KBWB reverted to being an independent station on September 18, 2006 as KBHK (now KBCW) is the sole Bay Area outlet for the CW network, while the other new network (MyNetworkTV) ended up affiliating with KRON.
KBWB at AllExperts (929 words)
In 1998, Gabbert sold KOFY to Granite Broadcasting for $170 million with Granite changing the calls to KBWB on September 14, 1998 after taking control of the station to reflect their affiliation.
In 1999, KBWB's operations were merged with that of then-sister KNTV in San Jose who contributed a 10:00 newscast (plus simulcasts of their morning news) and, in return, got a temporary WB affiliation between for 18 months.
KBWB will return to its roots as an independent station using the branding, once again, as TV 20, as KBHK (now KBCW) will be the sole Bay Area outlet for the CW network.
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