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KOVR
Stockton - Sacramento -
Modesto, California
Branding CBS 13
Slogan Asking Questions. Getting Answers.
Channels Analog: 13 (VHF)

Digital: 25 (UHF)
Nickname: Motto: Stocktons Great, Take A Look! Location in San Joaquin County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County San Joaquin Incorporated 1850 Government  - Mayor Edward J. Chavez  - City Manager J. Gordon Palmer, Jr. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... Modesto is the county seat of Stanislaus County in the U.S. state of California. ... For other uses, see Brand (disambiguation). ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In broadcasting, a channel is a range of frequencies (or, equivalently, wavelengths) assigned by a government for the operation of a particular broadcast station. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz (wavelength 10 m) to 300 MHz (wavelength 1 m). ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ...

Affiliations CBS
Owner CBS Corporation
(Sacramento Television Stations, Inc.)
First air date September 5, 1954
Call letters’ meaning KOVR = covering all of Northern California
Sister station(s) KMAX-TV
Former affiliations Independent (1954-1957)
ABC (1957-1995)
Transmitter Power 316 kW (analog)
760 kW (digital)
Height 610 m (analog)
591 m (digital)
Facility ID 56550
Transmitter Coordinates 38°14′23.2″N, 121°30′5.8″W
Website www.cbs13.com

KOVR, channel 13, is a CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Stockton, California, and serving the Sacramento-Stockton television market. The station is co-owned with CW affiliate KMAX-TV (channel 31), and the two stations share facilities in West Sacramento. KOVR's transmitter is located in Walnut Grove, California. An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS, NYSE: CBSA) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... KMAX-TV (Channel 31) is the CBS Corporations CW affiliate serving the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, California broadcast area. ... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power (ERP) is determined by subtracting system losses and adding system gains to the actual electrical power output of a transmitter. ... The kilowatt (symbol: kW) is a unit for measuring power, equal to one thousand watts. ... HAAT is used extensively in radio, as it is actually much more important than power. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A facility ID is used in the United States by the Federal Communications Commission to identify broadcast TV stations. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... In the television industry (especially in North America), an owned and operated station (frequently abbreviated as O&O) is a television station that is owned by the network with which it is associated. ... Nickname: Motto: Stocktons Great, Take A Look! Location in San Joaquin County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County San Joaquin Incorporated 1850 Government  - Mayor Edward J. Chavez  - City Manager J. Gordon Palmer, Jr. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... The CW Television Network, normally abbreviated to The CW, also known as The New CW in its first season of the network, is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006 television season. ... KMAX-TV (Channel 31) is the CBS Corporations CW affiliate serving the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, California broadcast area. ... West Sacramento is a city in Yolo County, California. ... KXTV/KOVR/KCRA Tower is a 472. ... Walnut Grove is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ...

Contents

History

KOVR is Sacramento's oldest continuously-operating television station. It first hit the airwaves in September 6, 1954 from the California State Fair. Originally an independent station with a transmitter located on Mount Diablo, its signal reached the San Francisco Bay Area, hence the call letters KOVR ("covering" all of Northern California). It broadcast from a studio on Miner Avenue in Stockton. Art Finley hosted an afternoon children's program, Toonytown, for several years, before moving to San Francisco's KRON. is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... The California Exposition and State Fair is the annual state fair for the State of California. ... An independent station is a television station that is not affiliated with any network. ... Mount Diablo State Park is a state park in California, USA. View of Mt. ... Bay Area redirects here. ... Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. ... Art Finley (born 1926 in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA) was a North American television and radio personality, mostly in San Francisco and Vancouver, until his retirement in 1995. ... KRON is an independent television station in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...


As an ABC Affiliate

In May 1957, KOVR merged its operations with Sacramento's original ABC affiliate, KCCC (channel 40, which signed on a few months before KOVR). KCCC went silent, and KOVR became Sacramento's ABC affiliate. At ABC's request, the station moved its transmitter to a temporary site near Jackson to avoid interference with KGO-TV in San Francisco. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Jackson is the county seat of Amador County, California. ... KGO-TV (ABC7) is an owned-and-operated television station of The Walt Disney Company-owned ABC, based in San Francisco, California. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


By this time, it was obvious that Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto were going to be a single television market. In 1960, KOVR teamed up with KCRA-TV and KXTV to build a new 1,549-foot tower in Walnut Grove. In 1985, KOVR and KXTV moved to their current 2,049-foot (625 m) tower while KCRA moved to its own 2,000-foot (610 m) tower; KCRA still uses the old tower as an auxiliary. Riverbank is a city located in Stanislaus County, California. ... KCRA-TV is a television station in Sacramento, California owned by Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. ... KXTV/KOVR/KCRA Tower is a 472. ... Hearst-Argyle Tower is a guyed mast used as antenna. ...


In 1959, John Kluge's Metropolitan Broadcasting (which later became Metromedia) bought KOVR and owned the station until 1964. In 1960, the station moved its general offices and news department to a new studio on Arden Way in Sacramento. In 1987 KOVR consolidated its operations into its current facility in West Sacramento. John Werner Kluge (born September 21, 1914) is an entrepreneur who was born in Chemnitz, Germany, best known as a television industry mogul in the United States. ... 1970s logo for WTCN-TV (now KARE) in Minneapolis, which included the corporate logo for Metromedia; this logo was also used by KTTV in Los Angeles Metromedia Producers Corporation logo Metromedia (also often MetroMedia) was a media company that owned radio and television stations in the United States from 1956...

A 1965 advertisement for then ABC affiliate KOVR touting Peter Jennings as anchor of Peter Jennings with the News.

Metromedia sold KOVR to McClatchy Newspapers in 1964. McClatchy ran the station alongside The Sacramento Bee and Modesto Bee newspapers, as well as radio stations KWG in Stockton and KFBK in Sacramento. McClatchy was able to own KOVR, KWG and KFBK because Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto are separate radio markets. McClatchy had established a trio of bee mascots (originally designed by Walt Disney, whose namesake company would eventually acquire ABC) of which Teevee the Bee was KOVR's official mascot during the years McClatchy owned the station -- short cartoons of the bee bookended KOVR's broadcast day, either ushering in or concluding the day's programming. ([1]) Image File history File linksMetadata 651211-KOVR_News_1965. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 651211-KOVR_News_1965. ... Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a Canadian-American journalist and news anchor. ... World News with Charles Gibson (previously known as World News Tonight and often abbreviated as WNT) is an American television news program. ... The McClatchy Company NYSE: MNI is an American publishing company based in Sacramento, California, that operates a number of newspapers and websites. ... The Sacramento Bee is a daily newspaper published in Sacramento, California, in the United States. ... The Modesto Bee is a Californian newspaper owned by the McClatchy Company, a leading american newspaper corporation. ... KFBK AM (NewsTalk 1530) is an AM radio station in Sacramento, California broadcasting on a frequency of 1530 kHz. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Disney redirects here. ...


After McClatchy sold the station to Outlet Communications in 1978, KOVR went into a gradual decline in terms of both ratings and programming quality (even as ABC became the country's highest-rated network), and has been in third place in the Sacramento ratings for most of the time since then. The station was then sold to Narragansett Television LP in 1986, then to Anchor Media in 1988. Anchor Media was merged into River City Broadcasting in 1993, and River City was purchased by the Sinclair Broadcast Group three years later. The Outlet Company was a corporation based in Providence, Rhode Island which owned holdings in both retail and broadcasting. ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) NASDAQ: SBGI is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States with a total of 59 stations across the country in 38 primarily small and medium markets, many of which are located in the South and the Midwest. ...

Image:KOVR-TV NewsWatch 13 Logo 1982.jpg
KOVR-TV's NewsWatch 13 logo from 1982.

KOVR does have its high water marks in local broadcasting: it was the first station in Northern California to use videotape (rather than film) for its newscasts, and was the first station in the Sacramento/Stockton area to broadcast in stereo. Bottom view of VHS videotape cassette with magnetic tape exposed Videotape is a means of recording images and sound onto magnetic tape as opposed to movie film. ... Label for 2. ...


As an ABC affiliate, KOVR preempted a moderate amount of programming, even the 30 minute soap opera Loving. It also aired some ABC programming out of pattern: All My Children in the early years used to air at 11 AM. (Half the ABC affiliates air AMC at 11 AM to follow it with their noon newscasts; the timeslot is secondary compared to airing AMC at noon traditionally). In the mid-90s, KOVR moved the soap opera to air at 3 PM, a practice continued by KXTV by the network switch until the early 2000s. The U.S. soap opera Loving aired on ABC from June 27, 1983 to November 10, 1995 for 3,169 episodes. ... All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ...


Switching to CBS

On March 6, 1995, KOVR swapped affiliations with longtime CBS affiliate KXTV (then owned by Belo Corporation; now owned by Gannett). Despite becoming a CBS affiliate, KOVR chose not to air Guiding Light, a practice continued from KXTV during its CBS days (due to the show's below-average ratings in the area). Another CBS affiliate, WNEM-TV in Bay City, Michigan; also did not air the soap opera until the launch of its My Network TV subchannel in 2006. is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Belo (pronounced BEE-low) (NYSE: BLC) is a Dallas, Texas-based media company that owns 19 newspapers and two regional cable television news channels. ... Gannett Company, Inc. ... Guiding Light (known as The Guiding Light prior to 1975, GL) is an American television program credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the longest-running soap opera in production and the longest running drama in television history. ... WNEM-TV, TV 5, is the CBS television affiliate for the Mid-Michigan (Flint - Saginaw - Bay City - Midland, Michigan) television market. ... Bay City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan located near the base of the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ...


A more notable oddity with KOVR's affiliation with CBS is that the station runs the network's primetime schedule an hour earlier than typical. CBS programming that is seen from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in other Pacific Time Zone markets is shown from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. instead on KOVR. When KOVR was an ABC affiliate, the station had an 11 p.m. newscast like most stations on the coasts. Upon the network switch, the station followed the practice of now-sister KPIX in having a 10 p.m. hour-long newscast (KPIX later on moved the newscast back up to 11 p.m. in 1998). In recent ratings periods KTXL Fox 40 has been closing the ratings gap with KOVR. However, in the November 2007 sweeps period, KOVR has widened its 10 p.m. lead over KTXL, which made it the second-highest-rated late evening newscast behind KCRA's 11 p.m. newscast.  PST or UTC-8 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ...

KOVR's previous logo, under Sinclair ownership. This logo is similar to a former logo of another Sinclair-owned station, Portland, Maine's WGME.
KOVR's previous logo, under Sinclair ownership. This logo is similar to a former logo of another Sinclair-owned station, Portland, Maine's WGME.

Image File history File links KOVR-TV File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links KOVR-TV File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Coordinates: , Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... WGME is the callsign of a television station in Portland, Maine. ...

Gary Condit/Chandra Levy

In 2001, KOVR gained attention when it landed an "local exclusive" interview with Congressman Gary Condit regarding the Chandra Levy murder (Condit appeared the same evening on ABC, in an interview with Connie Chung). The station televised an interview on August 30 in which he claimed that he did not kill Chandra Levy after a visit with the slain intern. Despite numerous KOVR reports filed by reporter Gloria Gomez, the Condit interview was granted to another KOVR reporter, Jodi Hernandez. Much of the national interest in the case would be lost days later, in the aftermath of the September 11th terror attacks. Gary Adrian Condit (born April 21, 1948) is an American politician, a Blue Dog Democrat who served in the House of Representatives from 1989 to 2003. ... Chandra Levy Chandra Ann Levy (April 14, 1977 – 2001) was an intern who worked at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C., who disappeared in the summer of 2001 and was subsequently found murdered in Rock Creek Park. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Becoming a CBS O&O

In May 2005, Sinclair sold KOVR to Viacom's television stations unit (now part of CBS Corporation), creating CBS' third California duopoly with O&O KMAX-TV, the local CW station. Viacom was forced to sell KFRC-AM in San Francisco as a condition of the sale, as the station's city-grade signal reaches Sacramento. Viacom (pronounced with a long i as in eye) began life as CBS Films, the television syndication division of CBS. In 1971, the division was renamed VIACOM (VIdeo & Audio COMmunications), and in 1973 it was spun off, amid new FCC rules forbidding television networks from owning syndication companies (the rules... CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS, NYSE: CBSA) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. ... KMAX-TV (Channel 31) is the CBS Corporations CW affiliate serving the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, California broadcast area. ... The CW Television Network, normally abbreviated to The CW, also known as The New CW in its first season of the network, is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006 television season. ... KFRC was a radio station in San Francisco, California in the United States, which began broadcasting in 1924. ...


Programming

After the purchase was announced, some had speculated that KOVR would eventually move CBS's primetime lineup back to 8-11 p.m. and add Guiding Light to its schedule, along with dropping The Jerry Springer Show. However, on August 11, 2005, CBS announced that the 7-10 p.m. prime-time lineup, the 10 p.m. local newscast and the 11 p.m. airing of The Late Show with David Letterman would remain in place. The success that the station has had with the early prime-time schedule and its 10 p.m. newscast is cited as the reason for maintaining the status quo. At that point, they also stated that Guiding Light would not be moving to KOVR for the 2005 season. The station did, however, change its on-air branding from the long-standing "KOVR 13" to "CBS 13" in compliance with the CBS Mandate. Coincidentally, WJZ-TV channel 13 in Baltimore, which has been owned by CBS since 1995, does not follow the CBS Mandate, instead using their call letters. The Jerry Springer Show is an internationally known[1] American television tabloid talk show, hosted by Jerry Springer, a former politician. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


On July 31, 2006, the station received approval from the network to move the weekend lineup back an hour in order to maintain an hour-long 10 p.m. newscast throughout the week. The new weekend schedule, which began August 27, will, for example, have 60 Minutes airing at 6 p.m. on Sunday nights. KOVR is now the only Pacific Time Zone CBS station to run the entire network primetime lineup beginning at 7 p.m. Technically, it is also one of two TV stations in the Sacramento market and in the Pacific Time Zone to start their network primetime lineup early, as KQCA started airing its 2-hour My Network TV schedule from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, on September 5 that same year. is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the CBS news magazine. ...  PST or UTC-8 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... KQCA (also known at times as WB58) is a current affiliate of The WB, but come September 2006 it will become an independent for the first time since 1995. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Late Late Show (which had been airing at 1 a.m.) moved up one hour, pushing back the Midnight showing of The Jerry Springer Show to a later time (which was seen on the station weekdays at 3 p.m. until September 8, 2006). On September 11, 2006, NBC Universal's Jerry Springer was dropped and moved to KMAX, where it ran until 2007, when it was picked up by KQCA, who now airs the show at Noon and 2 PM. KOVR became the market's new home of CBS-owned King World's Dr. Phil, which the station airs at 3 p.m. on weekdays. Montel Williams, which continued to air at 2 p.m. weekdays, was canceled by co-owned CBS Paramount Television in 2008 and is expected to be replaced by another syndicated program come September 2008. The Late Late Show is an American late-night television talk and variety show on CBS. It immediately follows The Late Show with David Letterman and is produced by Lettermans Worldwide Pants Incorporated in CBS Television City, next to the studio of the game program The Price Is Right. ... The Jerry Springer Show is an internationally known[1] American television tabloid talk show, hosted by Jerry Springer, a former politician. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... KQCA (also known at times as WB58) is a current affiliate of The WB, but come September 2006 it will become an independent for the first time since 1995. ... King World Productions (aka King World Entertainment or simply King World) is the leading syndicator of U.S. television programming. ... This article is about the TV series. ... Montel Brian Anthony Williams (born July 3, 1956 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American television talk show host. ... CBS Paramount Television (formerly Desilu Productions, Paramount Television, among other companies) is an American television production/distribution company that was formed on January 17, 2006 by CBS Corporation merging Paramount Television and CBS Productions. ...


Until late 1999, Live with Regis & Kelly (then Live with Regis & Kathie Lee) aired on KOVR, even during its affiliation with ABC. Since then, the show now airs on KCRA. Kelly Ripa tends to Regis Philbins splinter in the improvised first segment of the show. ...


KOVR still does not air Guiding Light due to uncertainty about that show's future. The show's ratings are low to mediocre at best in most markets, and (according to KOVR management) experience shows that long running soaps that have not been seen in an area over many years have an uphill battle in gaining viewership. Also, KOVR management claims that most avid KOVR viewers have sent negative feedback at any prospect of bringing the show back. Only a handful of people have expressed a desire to see the show. The only possibility of bringing the show back would be on overnights and CBS itself would rather a show not air than for it to air on overnights (except for a local news emergency daytime pre-emption). Sacramento is now the only market that does not air Guiding Light, and even with the cancellation of Montel Williams it is highly unlikely that GL will reclaim the 2 PM slot.


Even considering past ratings, it is practically unheard of for a network O&O to not air all network programs as all ABC and NBC O&Os now carry all network programming. In the past, though, after ABC was purchased by Capital Cities Communications, the newly acquired ABC affiliates continued some pre-emptions. The preemptions were the ABC show that was in the 12 Noon Eastern/11 a.m. Central timeslots. Also some 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. shows continued to be preempted. But these were widely preempted shows and various shows came and went from that timelsot until the View in 1997. It is unusual for even affiliates to preempt a long running weekday afternoon soaps much less an O & O. About half a dozen Fox O&O's along with some affiliates do not carry the children's program lineup on Saturdays). But Fox does not consider this true network programming and handles those shows as syndicated programming giving O & O's and affiliates the right of first refusal. In most of those markets the kids block airs on another station. This article is about the talk show. ... FoxBox redirects here. ...


In regards to Guiding Light, some viewers don't care if KOVR shows it or not because they can receive either KPIX-TV in San Francisco (which decently covers much of the southwestern portion of the market), KHSL-TV in Chico (which covers areas just north of Sacramento) or KGPE in Fresno (which covers areas south of Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto). Others feel they could at least make the program available to record on KOVR or KMAX at some point in the day. KPIX-TV (Channel 5) is the CBS owned and operated television station in San Francisco, California. ... KHSL-TV Channel 12 is a CBS affiliate based in Chico, California. ... Nickname: Location of Chico in California Coordinates: , Country State County Butte Settled 1843 Founded 1860 Incorporated January 8, 1872 Government  - Mayor Andrew Holcombe  - City Council Scott Gruendl Steve Bertagna Larry Wahl Ann Schwab Mary Flynn Tom Nickell  - City Manager Area  - Total 27. ... KGPE is the CBS television affiliate for the Fresno, California market. ... Fresno, a Spanish word for ash tree (from Latin fraxinus) is a common placename in Spanish speaking areas. ... KMAX is the root callsign of: KMAX (AM) in Washington State KMAX-TV in Sacramento KMAX is also the stage name of dc Talk member and solo artist Kevin Max. ...


News Department

While under Sinclair ownership, KOVR had worked with a small-to-moderate news staff, which was unusual since Sacramento's dramatic growth during the 1980s had made it a top-20 market. However, with CBS' purchase, the KOVR and KMAX newsrooms have been combined at KOVR's West Sacramento location. Personalities from KMAX now also make appearances on KOVR and vice versa.


On February 1, 2006, KOVR debuted its new graphics along with new music, a new set, and a new main anchor team of Sam Shane (from MSNBC and KCRA) and Pallas Hupé (from Detroit Fox station WJBK). The evening newscast has instituted a three-anchor format. The program begins with Shane and Hupé anchoring the major news stories of the day, deferring to anchor/reporter Brandi Hitt for World and National News stories. The unique three-anchor setup remains during Weekend prime-time newscasts with rotating anchors. is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... KCRA is a television station in Sacramento, California owned by Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. ... WJBK (FOX2) is the Fox-owned and operated television station in Detroit, Michigan. ...


The news department has also launched a daily sports segment during its newscasts with sports anchor Arran Andersen (from KOLD). KOVR had been without a competitive sports department since the departure of John Henk in the late 1990s. KOLD-TV, channel 13, is the CBS affiliate in Tucson, Arizona. ...


Most KOVR personalities with the station during the Sinclair years have either been fired or have resigned. Dismissals of former lead anchors Paul Joncich and Jennifer Whitney were sudden and unannounced whereas personalities Marcy Valenzuela and Jennifer Krier were allowed to say farewell to viewers on air. Remaining on-air staff include Chief Weatherman Dave Bender, Investigative Reporter Kurtis Ming, Health Reporter Diana Penna, and field reporters John Iander and Dennis Shanahan. Anchor Michele Kane moved over to the morning show Good Day Sacramento on sister station KMAX in a staff reshuffling but continues to anchor the Noon news with other GDS personalities.


It has been confirmed that CBS 13/ CW31 will broadcast digitally IN February 2009 as of June 2008


CBS13.com Rush Limbaugh controversy

In May 2007, KOVR revamped its morning news program with an emphasis on its website. The 5AM to 6AM newscast, called "CBS13.com" featured anchor Chris Burrous, reporter Lisa Gonzales and weather personality Jeff James in a show centered around viewer feedback through the web, viral videos and news found on the Internet.


On May 7, 2007, CBS13.com reported on a song that conservative radio broadcaster Rush Limbaugh played heavily on his nationally-syndicated program called "Barack the Magic Negro." CBS13.com ran a poll asking people whether they thought the song was racist. Limbaugh, in turn, claimed KOVR was a part of the "liberal media" and called the Burrous-Gonzales-James team "morons". In newscasts throughout the day, KOVR covered Limbaugh's lashout against the station, adding with a disclaimer after every story that KOVR never intended to couple Limbaugh with the parody song and admitting that the station found the song on video sharing website YouTube. For other uses, see Limbaugh. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ...


News Logo History

In the 1970s, KOVR-TV used a logo for Channel 13 Action News. The logo consisted of a middle-sized word saying "Action", and a larger word saying "News". Below the words there was KOVR's 1960s-1970s logo, and arrows pointing both ways on both sides of the logo. In the 1980s, KOVR used a new logo for NewsWatch 13. The logo had the italicized word "News" and the stylized "13" logo on the side, with the word "Watch" on the bottom. More information about KOVR's newscast logo history will be put up soon.


Current Personalities/ Joined Date

Anchors

Weather

  • Dave Bender, Chief Meteorologist (1996)
  • Anny Hong, Weekend Meteorologist/ Reporter (2006)
  • Jeff James, Morning/ Noon Meteorologist (2006)

Sports

  • Arran Anderson, Sports Host (2006)
  • Andrew Luria, Sports Host (2008)

Reporters

Spanish Language Interpreters

  • Luis E. Garcia, Spanish Language Interpreter
  • Sam Pinilla, Spanish Language Interpreter (2005)

Former newscasters

  • Eric Alvarez (freelanced at KPIX, now freelancing at KNTV)
  • Stan Atkinson (previously anchor at KCRA) Now retired running local ads

Jon Baird (now freelancing at KXTV) KPIX (channel 5) is Viacoms CBS-owned and operated television station based in San Francisco, California. ... This article is about the television station. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... KCRA is a television station in Sacramento, California owned by Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. ... KXTV, News10 is an ABC affiliate in Sacramento, California. ...

  • Marianne Banister (now at WBAL)
  • Ross Blackstone, Public Information Officer in Texas
  • Susan Blake (long time morning anchor at KRON, now at HGTV)
  • Serene Branson (reporter 2005-2008, now at (KCBS/KCAL) in Southern California.
  • Claudia Cowan (later moved to KRON, now reporter for FOX News)
  • Pat De Silva
  • Pat Davis
  • Jonathan Elias (now at WBZ)
  • Patrick Emory (retired, lives in Florida)
  • Charlotte Fadipe (Reporter 1998-2007, now a local reporter at KSAC and freelancing at KNTV)
  • George Franco (now at WAGA)
  • Alan Frio (now at WSMV)
  • Angelique Frame (meteorologist 2006-2007 (moved to San Diego and runs an online video business)
  • Gary Gelfand
  • Dan Gray (now at KTVI)
  • Gloria Gomez (reporter 1999-2005, now at WTVT) in Florida
  • Juliette Goodrich (now freelance anchor/reporter at KPIX)
  • Kristine Hanson (meteorologist 2004-2005, now freelancing at KGO) in the bay area
  • Lois Hart (now at KCRA)
  • John Henk
  • Jodi Hernandez (reporter, now at KNTV in San Francisco)
  • Bob Hilton (owner, developer of Holy Cow cleaning products in Rocklin, CA)
  • Dewey Hopper, Retired in Arizonia
  • Jason Howe, Public Relations now
  • "Stormin' Norman" Jacobs (meteorologist, early 1980s)
  • Paul Joncich (anchor, 1990-2005, now at WOIO/WUAB) in Cleavland, Ohio
  • Jack Kavanaugh
  • Bill Kelly
  • Bora Kim (reporter 2005-2007) Rumored got fired
  • Reggie Kumar, Now at FOX40 KTXL in South Sacramento
  • Kim Khazei (now at WHDH-TV)
  • Jennifer Krier, Stay a home mom
  • Kristina Lee, Laid off from CBS
  • Patti Lee (anchor/reporter 2003-2006, now at KTVU) in San Francisco, Oakland
  • John Lobertini (Recently laid off from KPIX CBS 5 from San Francisco as Sacramento bureau chief
  • Tom Loffman (now living in Placer County, co-owner of Loffman Realty with wife Debbie)
  • Cristina Mendonsa (now evening anchor at KXTV) News10
  • Stephanie Nishikawa (now owner of a local retail shop in the Country Club Lanes)
  • Keith Norton (sports reporter 2006-2007, now at KPRC)
  • David Ono (now at KABC) in Southern California
  • Craig Prosser (reporter 1970-2005)
  • George Reading (later host of California Heartland on PBS)
  • Rebecca Somach (reporter 2004-2005, now with United Airlines)
  • Steve Somers
  • Marcy Valenzuela (now at KPHO) in Arizonia
  • Bette Vasquez, Now retired
  • Dave Walker (now at KCRA)
  • Rafer Weigel (reporter 2006-2008, now at CNN Headline News)
  • Jennifer Whitney (anchor 1990-2005, now freelancing specials on KVIE)

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News/Station Presentation

Newscast Titles

  • The Sixth Hour Report/The Eleventh Hour Report (1966-1974)
  • Channel 13 Action News (1974-1980)
  • NewsWatch 13 (1980-1987)
  • KOVR 13 News (1987-2005)
  • CBS 13 News (2005-present)

Action News is a local television newscast format in the United States. ...

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SacUnion Blog (429 words)
KOVR had a moment of 'dead air' and 'fl screen', then running to the commercial break as if nothing ever happened.
When the anchors returned from the break, they went into the weather and the rest of the programming and the commentary was never mentioned.
We'll let you know what is to come of KOVR and the TV News of Sacramento with CBS arriving in the Capitol.
KOVR - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1869 words)
KOVR ("CBS13") is the CBS owned-and-operated television station (OandO) in Sacramento, California.
In 1987 KOVR consolidated its operations including the station's main studio (which until that time was on Miner Avenue in Stockton)and the general offices and news operation in from Sacramento to a new building in West Sacramento.
KOVR does have its high water marks in local broadcasting: it was the first station in Northern California to use videotape (rather than film) for its newscasts, and was the first station in the Sacramento/Stockton area to broadcast in stereo.
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