call_letters = KTVA
city =
station_slogan = Not Just What Happens, What Matters.
station_branding = KTVA CBS 11
CBS 11 News
analog = 11 (VHF)
digital = 28 (UHF)
other_chs =
affiliations = CBS
network =
founded =
airdate = December 11, 1953
location = Anchorage, Alaska
callsign_meaning = TeleVision Alaska
former_callsigns =
former_channel_numbers =
owner = MediaNews Group, Inc.
licensee = Alaska Broadcasting Company, Inc.
sister_stations =
former_affiliations = Secondary:
DuMont (1953-1955)
effective_radiated_power = 50.1 kW (analog)
28.9 kW (digital)
HAAT = 91 m (analog)
60.6 m (digital)
class =
facility_id = 49632
coordinates = coord|61|11|31.5|N|149|54|8.5|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.ktva.com/ www.ktva.com]

KTVA, channel 11, is a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska. The station is currently the only broadcasting property owned by the MediaNews Group newspaper chain.

KTVA is broadcast on over-the-air on analog channel 11 and digital channel 28, as well as on the local cable system, GCI.


KTVA is Alaska's first TV station, having signed on the air on December 11, 1953. The station also carried a few NBC programs in the late 1960s, until KHAR-TV (Now KIMO) took the NBC affiliation in 1970. The station was also a DuMont affiliate in the 1950s [http://www.jeaniegreene.com/akb.htm] . KTVA even carried "Sesame Street" from 1970 until KAKM signed on in May 1975.

Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin once was a sports anchor for KTVA.

External links

* [http://www.ktva.com/ KTVA official site]

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