call_letters = KONG-TV
city =
station_slogan = The 10 O'Clock Choice
station_branding = KONG 6/16
analog = 16 (UHF)
digital = 31 (UHF)
other_chs =
affiliations = independent
network =
founded =
airdate = July 8, 1997
location = Everett, Washington
callsign_meaning = counterpart of KING-TV, as in King Kong
former_callsigns =
former_channel_numbers =
owner = Belo Corporation
licensee = KONG-TV, Inc.
sister_stations = KING-TV
former_affiliations =
effective_radiated_power = 5000 kW (analog)
700 kW (digital)
HAAT = 239 m (analog)
218 m (digital)
class =
facility_id = 35396
coordinates = coord|47|37|54.6|N|122|21|3.9|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.kongtv.com/ www.kongtv.com]

KONG-TV is a television station based in Seattle, Washington. Owned by the Belo Corporation, KONG's city of license is Everett, Washington. It is a sister station to KING-TV, and is run out of KING's studios just east of Seattle Center.

KONG signed on the air July 8 1997. The call letters were chosen because of the marketability of King Kong.


KONG broadcasts over-the-air on analog UHF channel 16 and on digital, high-definition UHF channel 31. KONG's powerful over-the-air UHF signal is transmitted with 5MW of power from Seattle's Queen Anne Hill, and can be received over much of the Puget Sound area. Western Washington cable TV systems usually carry KONG on cable channel 6, next to its sister station KING-TV channel 5. Comcast also carries the High-Definition simulcast on channel 106.

Affiliation and programming

KONG is independent of any network affiliation. Initially, the station ran a general entertainment format with classic sitcoms, westerns, old movies, cartoons, and a 10pm newscast. Along with the newscast, the station now airs KING-TV's syndicated shows (such as Oprah) during primetime or other time slots, giving viewers a second chance to watch the shows that day. It also carries a few syndicated shows not aired on KING-TV, like "Extra", "Access Hollywood", "The Tyra Banks Show" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire".

KONG also broadcasts NBC network programs, including "Meet the Press" and "Early Today". KING also produces extra newscasts for KONG including an extension of the KING5 Morning News and a 10pm newscast.

Due to its relationship with KING, KONG can air NBC programming that may get displaced by other programming such as local events, or due to local interest. An example of this is when in 2006, 2007 and 2008, KONG aired NBC's coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals for games that occurred on the East Coast, with KING airing local programming and news in its place. For the 2008 NFL preseason, two non-national telecasts of Seattle Seahawks pre-season football games aired on KONG as NBC held the rights to the 2008 Summer Olympics.


*KING 5 Morning News on KONG (Weekday Mornings 7-9AM)
*KING 5 News @ 10 on KONG (10-11PM weeknights; 10-10:30PM weekends)
*Northwest Sports Tonight (Weeknights 11-11:35PM)

KONG 6/16 News Team

*Joyce Taylor - KING 5 Morning News on KONG Anchor
*Brad Goode - KING 5 Morning News on KONG Anchor
*Meeghan Black - KING 5 Traffic Reporter
*Rich Marriott - KING 5 Morning News on KONG Meteorologist
*Lori Matsukawa - KING 5 News @ 10 on KONG anchor
*Dennis Bounds - KING 5 News @ 10 on KONG anchor
*Shannon O'Donnell - KING 5 News @ 10 Weeknight Meteorologist and also on NWCN
*Paul Silvi - KING 5 Sports Director and host of Northwest Sports Tonight on KONG
*Allen Schauffler - KING 5 News @ 10 on KONG weekend anchor
*Mimi Jung - KING 5 News @ 10 on KONG weekend anchor
*Chris Warren - KING 5 News @ 10 Weekend Meterologist
*Lisa Gangel - KING 5 News @ 10 Weekend Sports Anchor

"During KING-produced KONG newscasts, additional news personnel from KING 5 are also used, see the KING 5 article for a complete listing"

External links

* KONG-TV Web Site http://www.kongtv.com/

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