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Ogle's co-anchors have included Deborah Lauren (1993–1995), Robin Marsh (1995–2001), Reynolds (1995–2001), Ann Halloran (2001–2002), Amy McRee (2003–2010), and Amanda Taylor (2006–present: Taylor had joined KWTV in September 2006 as 5:00 p.m. co-anchor and consumer reporter; she added additional duties as the co-anchor of the 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. newscasts when McRee left in September 2010.).

[54][55][56][57] On February 3, 1997, the station—which had branded itself as "TV-9" since 1981—modified its general branding to "KWTV 9" full-time and retitled its newscasts from Newsline 9 to simply News 9, which would be extended to a full-time generalized brand in May 2001. "But the rest of the time, I try to have some fun with it.". In February 2007, KWTV debuted "Storm Monitor" (later known by its brand name of ESP for "Early Storm Protection"), which utilized VIPIR technology to measure a mesocyclone's strength and its tornado-producing potential. "Besides, it beats having a real job.". Current NBC reporter John Larson was a reporter at KOMO-TV from 1989 to 1994, winning several Emmy Awards. KWTV activated its permanent transmission facility in September 1954; at 1,572 feet (479 m), the tower—which cost $650,000 to construct and weighed 525 short tons (476 t)—became the tallest man-made structure and the tallest free-standing broadcast tower in the world at that time.

Seven years before Griffin Communications acquired the latter station, KWTV and KOTV in Tulsa partnered to simulcast three games involving the state's two Central Hockey League franchises, the Oklahoma City Blazers and the Tulsa Oilers, during the league's 1993–94 regular season; the respective sports directors of both stations at that time, Bill Teegins and John Walls, conducted play-by-play for the broadcasts, with KWTV sports anchor Ed Murray (who would later become a news anchor in 1999, and remain in that role until his retirement from television news in 2013) doing color commentary. NewsOK has disabled the comments for this article. KSBI subsequently migrated its operations from its studio facility on North Morgan Road in Yukon, into KWTV's Kelley Avenue studios on December 6 of that year. [142] On October 24, 2010, KWTV became the second television station in the Oklahoma City market to begin broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition (the graphics, logo, "Oklahoma's Own" slogan and "CBS Enforcer Music Collection" theme that debuted with the change, were also adopted by KOTV that same day upon that station's upgrade to widescreen standard definition newscasts). [1] In an effort to secure a grant to operate a television station in Oklahoma City, Griffin—who first entered the broadcasting industry in October 1938, when he purchased local radio station KOMA (1520 AM, now KOKC) from Hearst Radio for $315,000—filed competing construction permit/license applications to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under two separate companies in which he held ownership interests. KWTV-DT2 first launched in October 2009 as a temporary simulcast of the primary 9.1 feed, while KWTV was in the process of moving the station's digital signal permanently to UHF channel 39, the physical digital allocation it used until the February 2009 termination of analog transmissions; the 9.2 subfeed was deleted after KWTV relocated to UHF 39 full-time on August 30, 2010. Radio Local News Network, a rural radio network, in partnership with QuinStar Communications. [38]) Griffin Communications re-entered the Tulsa market with its October 2000 purchase of fellow CBS affiliate KOTV from the Belo Corporation;[39] Griffin gained a second station in that market when it purchased Muskogee-based WB affiliate KWBT (now CW affiliate KQCW-DT) from Cascade Broadcasting Group in October 2005. KWTV consistently has ranked among CBS affiliates for news ratings and is third in the network among the top 70 markets, Griffin said. [76][77] Short-lived service interruptions began on July 29 to allow viewers to rescan their digital tuners to carry the UHF channel 39 signal. "I think everyone is really proud to be a locally owned TV station, particularly today. [159][160] That year also saw the hiring of Val Castor, a studio camera operator who would eventually become the station's first in-house storm spotter; KWTV gradually expanded its spotter units, employing twelve teams by 1999. Mr.Anderson made the comment that Cherokee Ballard had left. Oklahoma election results 2020: Live updates on president, Senate, U.S. House and more, 2020 Latest: Trump campaign wants voting extension in Nevada. [12][13][14] KWTV was the third and last commercial television station to sign on in the Oklahoma City market during 1953: two UHF stations—KTVQ (channel 25, allocation now occupied by Fox affiliate KOKH-TV), an ABC affiliate that launched on October 28, and KLPR-TV (channel 19, allocation now occupied by Cornerstone Television affiliate KUOT-CD), a DuMont Television Network affiliate that debuted on November 8—would eventually cease operations within three years of their respective debuts. "They were the only reporters on campus," he said. KWTV News Anchors and Reporters: Jacqueline Sit KWTV Reporter: Jamie Oberg KWTV Reporter * No longer with Network. Myth enshrines conservative social values, raising tradition on a pedestal. KWTV NEWS9 is celebrating its 50th anniversary of television broadcasting this year, all under the local ownership of the Griffin family.The station debuted Dec. 20, 1953.

[63][64][65][66] Initially available exclusively on Cox's Oklahoma City system, Multimedia began carrying News Now 53 on its suburban area systems (which, in January 2000, were sold by the Gannett Company to Cox) on January 6, 1997.

(The program airs instead on News 9 Now, following a simulcast of the local morning newscast's Saturday edition.) In 1962, assignment reporter Ed Turner (who later become the inaugural executive vice president of CNN upon the channel's launch in June 1980) received accolades for a series of reports on James Meredith, who in October of that year, became the first African American to enroll into and attend the University of Mississippi and whose entry led to civil unrest and rioting at the campus. [104] Channel 9 also poached several former KOCO personalities (including reporters Gan Matthews and Jennifer Eve, farm reporter Gene Wheatley, and sports anchor Tony Sellars) in 1984, amid a massive staff restructuring at channel 5 under newly appointed vice president of news operations Gary Long. Channel 9 also aired the CBS Saturday morning children's block (now branded as the CBS Dream Team) in two separate blocks until September 2010, with the majority of the block airing in pattern from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. and an additional half-hour airing on a one-week delay at 5:30 a.m. [30] The Griffin-Leake interests sold KOMA (which, as of 2019[update], is now owned by Oklahoma City-based Tyler Media) to Radio Oklahoma, Inc.—an investor-owned group led by radio executive Burton Levine—on November 20, 1956 for $342,500, but chose to retain ownership of KWTV. After conducting initial test pattern transmissions beginning on December 8, KWTV officially signed on the air on December 20, 1953. 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