call_letters = KTVB
city =
station_slogan =
station_branding = Idaho's NewsChannel 7
analog = 7 (VHF)
digital = 26 (UHF)
other_chs = KTFT-LP 38 Twin Falls
(for others, see article)
affiliations = NBC
network =
founded =
airdate = July 12, 1953
location = Boise, Idaho
callsign_meaning = TeleVision Boise
former_callsigns = KIDO-TV (1953-1959)
former_channel_numbers =
owner = Belo Corporation
licensee = King Broadcasting Company
sister_stations =
former_affiliations = Both secondary:
DuMont (1953-1955)
ABC (1953-1974)
effective_radiated_power = 195 kW (analog)
948 kW (digital)
HAAT = 808 m (analog)
785 m (digital)
class =
facility_id = 34858
coordinates = coord|43|45|15.3|N|116|6|0.5|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.ktvb.com/ www.ktvb.com]

KTVB is a television station in Boise, Idaho, affiliated with the NBC network, that broadcasts on analog VHF channel 7, and on channel 26 for its digital signal.


The station, Idaho's oldest, signed on July 12, 1953 as KIDO-TV, owned by Georgia Davidson along with KIDO-AM. Davidson was one of only two female station owners in the NBC network. The other was Dorothy Bullitt, who founded future sister station KING-TV. Davidson sold KIDO-AM in 1959 but kept KIDO-TV, which she renamed KTVB.

Philo Farnsworth, the father of television — and an Idaho native — was present as the station signed on the air. During KTVB's fiftieth year celebration, the tag line "the first television station in the state where TV was invented" was used in some promotional announcements.

In 1979, KTVB was sold to KING Broadcasting Company, joining stations KREM-TV in Spokane, KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon and KING-TV in Seattle. KING Broadcasting was sold to the Providence Journal Company in 1992, which was later sold to current owner Belo in 1997.

Other initiatives

In November 2003, KTVB launched the 24/7 NewsChannel - a 24 hour cable channel consisting primarily of newscast repeats.

Programming for co-owned KTFT-LP in Twin Falls originates from the KTVB building. The two signals are identical, with the exception of commercials, which are sold and targeted to the Magic Valley area.

The station operates the state's first full-time online news service - [http://www.ktvb.com/ KTVB.COM] - featuring news, video, weather, sports and traffic information.

KTVB has branched out in to non-traditional areas, such as its free [http://www.zidaho.com/classifieds/ Idaho Classifieds] project on the ZIdaho website.

Digital Television

KTVB simulcasts on two digital channels:

News Operations

The KTVB news slogan is "Where the News Comes First." The station produces just more than 30 hours of original news and sports programming per week.

Several former reporters have gone on to attain national prominence, including Christi Paul of CNN Headline News, Trace Gallagher of Fox News and Meg Oliver of CBS News Up To The Minute.

The KTVB news gathering fleet includes a new state of the art satellite truck purchased in 2006, allowing for live coverage of events across the region. KTVB's resources also include two live units, 10 news gathering vehicles, and a digital production truck.

In 2004 and 2006, KTVB-TV was recognized with Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Northwest Chapter in the area of Program Achievement for having the best evening newscast in the Pacific Northwest, small market division.

The May 2008 ratings show KTVB's news programs are number one in each timeslot by wide margins [ [http://www.boisetvratings.com/news.html BoiseTVRatings.com ] ]

Current On-Air Talent

Idaho's NewsChannel 7 Anchors

*Ysabel Bilbao
*Carolyn Holly
*Mark Johnson
*Maggie O'Mara
*Doug Petcash
*Dee Sarton

Idaho's NewsChannel 7 Reporters

*Ysabel Bilbao
*Monique James
*Edgar Linares
*Kaycee Murray
*Scott Evans
*Maggie O'Mara
*Alyson Oüten

First Alert Weather

*Rick Lantz (AMS Certified, NWA Seal of Approval): Chief Meteorologist
*Larry Gebert: Meteorologist
*Joni Shriver: Weather Anchor

Idaho's NewsChannel 7 Sports

*David Augusto: Sports Director/Anchor
*Justin Corr: Sports Anchor
*Zach Wolken: Sports Reporter/Sports Dude Guy


KTVR-TV channel 13 in La Grande, Oregon was originally a satellite of KTVB until the mid-1970s, when it was sold to Oregon Public Broadcasting, becoming part of the then-OEPBS network.

KTVB once raised a family of pygmy goats inside of the studio.Fact|date=September 2008


KTVB is rebroadcast on the following translator stations.Some translators in Nevada and Oregon are in the Pacific Time Zone.



ee also

*Circle 7 logo
*24/7 (news channel)

External links

* [http://www.ktvb.com/ KTVB website]
* [http://www.nbc38.com/ KTFT website]
* [http://www.belo.com/ Belo website]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Boise State Broncos football — This page discusses the Boise State football program. For more Boise State athletics, see Boise State Broncos. The Boise State Broncos football program represents Boise State University in the Western Athletic Conference. The program attained a… …   Wikipedia

  • 2008 Boise State Broncos football team — NCAATeamFootballSeason Year=2008 Team=Boise State Broncos ImageSize= Conference=Western Athletic Conference ShortConference=WAC APRank=15 CoachRank=16 BCSRank= Record=4 0 ConfRecord=1 0 HeadCoach=Chris Petersen OffCoach=Bryan Harsin… …   Wikipedia

  • Northwest Cable News — (NWCN) Launched December 18, 1995 Owned by Belo Corp. Picture format 480i Slogan NW News and Weather 24 Hours a Day Country …   Wikipedia

  • 2006 Boise State Broncos football team — NCAATeamFootballSeason Year=2006 Team=Boise State Broncos ImageSize=100 Conference=Western Athletic Conference ShortConference=WAC APRank=5 CoachRank=6 BCSRank=8 Record=13 0 ConfRecord=8 0 HeadCoach=Chris Petersen OffCoach=Bryan Harsin… …   Wikipedia

  • Oregon Public Broadcasting — statewide Oregon (except southwestern Oregon) Branding OPB Channels Analog: see table below Digital: see table below …   Wikipedia

  • Media in Boise, Idaho — The Boise Metropolitan Statistical Area is served by six major television stations, two daily newspapers, two major weekly newspapers and 19 major commercial radio stations. The area is also home to a number of non profit radio stations, a… …   Wikipedia

  • 24/7 (news channel) — 24/7 is a local news and programming channel operated by KTVB in the Boise, ID DMA.The channel primarily features simulcast and repeat broadcasts of KTVB s news programs. It also airs Boise State University athletic telecasts including football… …   Wikipedia

  • Caldwell High School (Caldwell, Idaho) — Infobox school name = Caldwell High School motto = established = type = Public principal= faculty=52 grades=9 12 students = 965 free label = IHSAA Division free text = 5A oversight = mascot = Cougars colors = Blue and Gold city = Caldwell state …   Wikipedia

  • KING-TV — Seattle, Washington Branding KING 5 Slogan The Home Team (general) Coverage You Can Count On (news) Channels …   Wikipedia

  • Boise, Idaho — Infobox Settlement official name = Boise, Idaho other name = native name = nickname = City of Trees settlement type = motto = Energy Peril Success image caption = flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = image blank emblem =… …   Wikipedia