KVAL-TV

KVAL-TV / KCBY-TV / KPIC


KVAL: Eugene, Oregon
KCBY: Coos Bay, Oregon
KPIC: Roseburg, Oregon
BrandingKVAL 13 News
KCBY 11 News
KPIC 4 News
Northwest News
SloganYour hometown leader for local news, weather and sports
ChannelsAnalog: KVAL: 13 (VHF)
KCBY: 11 (VHF)
KPIC: 4 (VHF)
Digital: KVAL: 25 (UHF)
KCBY: 21 (UHF)
KPIC: 19 (UHF)
Translators(See article)
AffiliationsCBS (primary since 1982)
OwnerFisher Communications
FoundedKVAL: April 16, 1954
KPIC: April 1, 1956
KCBY: October 1, 1960 [1] [2]
Call letters meaningKVAL: Willamette (K) VALley
KCBY: K Coos BaY
KPIC: (unknown)
Former affiliationsNBC (1954-82)
ABC / CBS (secondary, 1954-60)
DuMont (secondary, 1954-55)
Websitekval.com
kcby.com
kpic.com


KVAL-TV channel 13 is a television station in Eugene, Oregon, USA. It is an affiliate of the CBS network. The station began broadcasting on April 16 1954.

Owned by Fisher Communications, the station reaches additional viewers in central and western Oregon via co-owned full-powered satellite stations KCBY-TV channel 11 (Coos Bay) and KPIC channel 4 (Roseburg).

History

KVAL was originally an NBC affiliate, but aired some programming from the other major networks over the years.

Conflicts with NBC began around 1979-80, when KVAL routinely refused to air shows such as The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo or B.J. and the Bear, instead airing such hugely popular CBS shows as Dallas and Falcon Crest. As a result of conflicts such as these, NBC affiliated with new sign-on KMTR in 1982, and KVAL formally switched its affiliate status over to CBS.

Fisher Broadcasting purchased the stations from Retlaw Broadcasting (a company owned by relatives of Walt Disney) in 1998.

As of 2007, two of Oregon's statewide elected officials are former KVAL reporters: Secretary of State Bill Bradbury and schools superintendent Susan Castillo. Bradbury and Castillo also served in the Oregon Legislature, as did KVAL alumni Wayne Whitehead and Mark Hass.

In September of 2000, a KVAL original program, 'Inside The Pac', made its debut, after the Oregon Sports Network went to KEZI, along with it the weekly sports program featuring Oregon football head coach Mike Bellotti. Airing each Sunday afternoon, the show features highlights and talk about Pac-10 sports. It was originally hosted by former KVAL sports director and longtime Eugene TV broadcaster Todd McKim, who left KVAL in 2005. Upon McKim's departure, Tom Ward was promoted and currently hosts the weekly half hour along with Nick Krupke. Also featured on the show are former college football players from Oregon and Oregon State who sit in studio and offer insight, sharing their knowledge and experience. KVAL is currently home to the Beaver Sports Network.

In December of 2005, KVAL launched a newscast called 'Northwest News at 10:00 on Fox' for local Fox affiliate KLSR. This newscast was anchored by Katie Dyer from December of '05 to April of '07, when Natasha Chugthai took over. This newscast came into its own in April of 2007 when a new graphics scheme similar to that of other Fox affiliates such as WNYW of New York and KTTV of Los Angeles, its own opening music started being used in August of 2007. KVAL News is simulcast on local MyNetworkTV affiliate KEVU at 11.

In September of 2007, KVAL's morning news started airing from 5-7 a.m. beating local stations KMTR and KEZI who's morning newscasts start at 5:30 a.m. Currently KVAL broadcasts the only midday newscast.

In October, Al Peterson, former morning news anchor on rival KEZI who was let go earlier in the year, joined KVAL's morning news team replacing Seth Wayne who moved to a station in Tucson, AZ. The day Peterson took over, KVAL, like most other Fisher stations adopted a new graphics scheme which heavily emphasizes KVAL's CBS affiliation. KVAL also rebranded their news as 'KVAL News' rather than the long-used 'Northwest News' with a new slogan "First, Fair, Accurate".

Personalities

Current anchors at KVAL:

David Walker - 5, 6 and 11 p.m.

Jennifer Winters - 5 and 6 p.m.

Shelley Kurtz - 5, 6 a.m. and noon

Al Peterson - 5, 6 a.m, and noon

Jodi Unruh - 11 p.m.

Tom Adams - Weekends

Tom Ward - Sports

Tim Chuey - Weather

Natasha Chughtai - FOX News

Current Reporters at KVAL:

Andy Peterson

Joe Raineri

Michele Armand

Meghan Kalkstein

Elissa Harrington

Sports reporters:

Nick Krupke

Blair Johnson

Dirk Weishaar

Translators

The stations are rebroadcasted on the following translators:

KVAL Repeaters KPIC Repeaters KCBY Repeaters Low power translators in Elkton, Newport, Oakridge and Swisshome have been discontinued.

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