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KPLC
KPLC-TV logo
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Branding KPLC 7News
Slogan 7 at Your Service
Channels Analog: 7 (VHF)
Digital: 8 (VHF)
Affiliations NBC
NBC Weather Plus (DT2)
Owner Raycom Media, Inc.
(KPLC License Subsidiary, LLC)
First air date September 1954[1]
Call letters’ meaning Keeping the
People of
Lake
Charles
Former callsigns KPLC-TV (1954-2003)
Transmitter Power 316 kW (analog)
17 kW (digital)
Height 451 m (both)
Facility ID 13994
Transmitter Coordinates 30°23′46.8″N, 93°0′3.6″W
Website www.kplctv.com

KPLC is an NBC affiliate licensed to Lake Charles, Louisiana; also serving Lafayette, Louisiana, broadcasting on analog channel 7. It is owned by Raycom Media, with transmitter facilities located in Fenton, Louisiana. This article is about the City of Lake Charles. ... 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. ... Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz (wavelength 10 m) to 300 MHz (wavelength 1 m). ... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... This article is about the television network. ... NBC Weather Plus is a 24-hour, commercially-sponsored, weather-oriented broadcast/cable television network jointly owned by NBC Universal and its broadcast affiliates of NBC. It debuted on November 15, 2004 and is the first-ever 24/7, all-digital national-local broadcast network. ... Raycom Media is a broadcasting company based in Montgomery, Alabama. ... For other uses, see September (disambiguation). ... 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... 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 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 television network. ... This article is about the City of Lake Charles. ... : Hub City : The Heart of Cajun Country United States Louisiana Lafayette 47. ... Raycom Media is a broadcasting company based in Montgomery, Alabama. ... Fenton is a village located in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana. ...

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History of KPLC

KPLC-TV began broadcasting in the summer of 1954. Owner T.B. Lanford of Shreveport had previously signed on KPLC-AM radio and was eager to expand into television. Shreveport, Louisiana is the third largest metropolitan city in the state of Louisiana, USA. It is located in Caddo Parish, and as of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 200,145. ...


The station was later purchased by a St. Louis group headed by investor Elliot Stien. He visited KPLC frequently along with his friend, St. Louis Cardinals baseball legend Stan Musial. Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ...


In 1970, G. Russell Chambers purchased KPLC-TV from the St. Louis group and dramatically increased the station's coverage by adding a 1,500 foot tower, providing a quality signal for the NBC affiliate as far north as Leesville, as far east as Lafayette and to the Gulf of Mexico. FCC regulations required that the radio stations be sold. Perry Sanders purchased the AM/FM combo and changed its call letters to KLCL. The small city of Leesville is the parish seat of Vernon Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. ... : Hub City : The Heart of Cajun Country United States Louisiana Lafayette 47. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ...


In 1986, Cosmos Broadcasting, a subsidiary of Liberty Life Insurance Company, took over. KPLC was one of the first television stations in the U.S. to launch its own website in the 1990s.


In 2004, KPLC began broadcasting in digital as well as analog with the launch of KPLC (DT). Later in the year the station launched its first local 24-hour weather channel, "KPLC WeatherPlus." Simultaneously, the station launched a service specifically for cellphones and PDA's, "7 On Your Cell." NBC Weather Plus is 24-hour-a-day weather forecast channel owned by NBC Universal. ...


In January 2006, Liberty and KPLC were purchased by Raycom Media, which also owns two other Louisiana television stations, KSLA in Shreveport and WAFB in Baton Rouge. KSLA is the call sign of a television station in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. It is a CBS network affiliate, and broadcasts its analog signal on VHF channel 12. ... : Port City , River City , Ratchet City : The Next Great City of the South United States Louisiana Caddo 117. ... WAFB is the CBS-affiliated television station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. ... For the Canadian restaurant, see Baton Rouge (restaurant). ...


KPLC is consistently one of the nation's most watched television stations, ranking among the top 5 Nielsen-rated stations nationally throughout the year.[citation needed]


KPLC 7 News Team

  • Cynthia Arceneaux (7 News Live @ 5, 7 News @ 6, & 7 News Nightcast News Anchor)
  • Marty Briggs (7 News @ 6 & 7 News Nightcast News Anchor)
  • John Bridges (7 News Sunrise News Anchor)
  • Britney Glaser (7 News Sunrise News Anchor, Healthcast Reporter)
  • Evan Johnson ( 7 News Sunrise Reporter, Today Show Newsbreak Anchor, Fill-in Anchor)
  • Theresa Schmidt (General Assignment & Environment Reporter)
  • Curtis Atkinson, Jr (7 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist - 5 pm, 6pm, & Nightcast)
  • Wade Hampton (7 Storm Team Meteorologist - 7 News Sunrise, 7 News @ Noon)
  • Kellie Hutchinson (7 Storm Team Meteorologist - Weekends)

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Management Team

  • Jim Serra (General Manager)
  • John Ware (General Sales Manager)
  • Scott Flannigan (News Director)

Former News Team Members

  • Vince Atkinson (Nightcast Reporter) - Left KPLC in 2007 - Moved to Texas
  • Danica Abraham (General Assignments Reporter) - Left KPLC in 2007 - No word on her leaving
  • Liberty Schauf (Noon & 5pm Producer) - Left KPLC in 2007 - No word on her leaving
  • Jordan Sandler (Sports Reporter) - Left KPLC in 2007 - Moved to South Carolina
  • Rhonda Kitchens (Reporter / Weekend News Anchor) - Left KPLC in 2007 - Moved to California then back to Lake Charles; Now working at KYKZ-FM (KYKZ 96)
  • Laila Morcos (Sunrise News Anchor, Healthcast Reporter) - Left KPLC in 2007 - Moved back to New Orleans
  • Garrett Lumpkin (Sports Anchor) - Left KPLC in 2007 - No word on his leaving
  • Pam Dixon (Noon News Anchor, Education Reporter) - Left KPLC in 2007 - Became an educator at the Lake Charles Academy of Learning

KPLC News Programs

  • 7 News Sunrise (Mon - Fri at 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM)
  • Midday (Mon - Fri at 11:30 AM)
  • 7 News @ Noon (Mon - Fri at 12:00 PM)
  • Live @ 5 (Mon - Fri at 5:00 PM)
  • 7 News @ 6 (Mon - Sat at 6:00 PM)
  • 7 News Nightcast (Sun - Sat at 10:00 PM)

Trivia

  • In March 2004 while workers were installing a new transmission tower in high winds, the old transmission tower fell, causing a service disruption lasting about two weeks to over-the-air viewers in Southwest Louisiana. Service to cable customers was not interrupted due to the station's signal being delivered by fiber lines. A lower-power temporary tower was erected on top the station's broadcast studios a couple of days after the tower fell, allowing viewers within a few miles of the station to again receive the signal over-the-air.
  • During Hurricane Rita, which struck in September 2005, the station delivered around-the-clock news from a temporary, makeshift studio in a safer location than its normal studios in downtown Lake Charles.
  • Game show announcer and host Bob Hilton started his career at KPLC.

Lowest pressure 895 mbar (hPa)[1] Damages $10 billion (2005 USD)[1] Fatalities 7 direct, 113 indirect Areas affected Bahamas, Florida, Cuba, Yucatán Peninsula, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Rita is the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most... Bob Hilton with The Price Is Right announcer Rich Fields. ...

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References

  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook does not give an exact date, while the Television and Cable Factbook says September 29.

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