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KHSL-TV

Chico / Redding, California United States
CityChico, California
ChannelsDigital : 36 ( UHF ) Virtual : 12 ( PSIP )
BrandingCBS 12 (general) Action News Now (newscasts)
SloganCovering Northern California
Programming
Affiliations12.1: CBS 12.2: CW+ 12.5: Ion Television
Ownership
OwnerAllen Media Broadcasting (California TV License Company, LLC )
Sister stationsKNVN KDRV KEZI
History
First air dateAugust 29, 1953 (67 years ago) ( 1953-08-29 )
Former channel number(s)Analog: 12 ( VHF , 1953-2009) Digital: 43 (UHF, until 2018)
Former affiliationsAll secondary: ABC (1953-1978) NBC (1953-1956, 1978-1985) DuMont (1953-1955)
Call sign meaningH arry S mithson and S idney L ewis (founders of KHSL-AM)
Technical information
Licensing authorityFCC
Facility ID24508
ERP170 kW
HAAT461.9 m (1,515 ft)
Transmitter coordinates395728.6N 1214252.9W / 39.957944N 121.714694W / 39.957944; -121.714694
Links
Public license informationProfile LMS
Websitewww .actionnewsnow .com
Twitter@actionnewsnow

KHSL-TV Channel 12 is a CBS affiliate television station based in Chico, California. Its transmitter is located in Cohasset, California. The Station is owned and operated by Catamount Broadcasting of Norwalk, Connecticut, which also operates KNVN Channel 24, NBC affiliate owned by Evans Broadcasting. That transmitter is located in Red Bluff, California, shifting news and advertising focus to Redding. As a duopoly, both stations telecast Action News and Action News Weekend Report. The station's Redding offices are located on Mt. Shasta Mall. For many years, KHSL-TV has been the dominant television station in the Central Valley north of Sacramento. News presenters have referred to the viewing area on air as North State. Until recently, San Francisco Chronicle included KHSL-TV in its television listings. Under certain weather conditions, KHSL's old analog signal could occasionally be received as far south as the eastern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area. For many years, KHSL-TV provided signal to a large network of translators, but due to satellite and cable TV, only station translators are still in operation. KHSL-TV's on-air staff over the years has included television host and producer Moriss Taylor, actor Richard Kiel, voiceover announcer and vocalist Ron Palmer, news reporter Rick Rigsby, news anchors Dean Reeter, Bill Windsor, Larry Stuelpnagel, Bill Ihle and Angela Astore, meteorologist Anthony Watts and sports directors Ray Narbaitz, Dennis Lehnen and Royal Courtain. Former California State assemblyman Stan Statham also anchors News at KHSL-TV and is currently president of the California Broadcasters Association.

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History

Action News Now is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of viewers and advertisers, alike, with LIVE, breaking, Local News & weather, PLUS national News, LIVE sports & programming from major networks: CBS, NBC, CW, and Telemundo. Action News Now produces over 65 hours of Local news content every week including: ~Chico-Reddings longest-running Local newscast on CBS-12 ~areas ONLY 4PM LIVE newscast on NBC-24 ~LIVE, Local News at 10PM on CW ~regions ONLY Local Spanish newscast on Telemundo ~update & Facebook LIVE events on most followed Local News Facebook page at nearly 100 000 Likes PLUS every Local newscast Is stream LIVE on actionnewsnow. Com & Action News Now mobile app! History of Action News Now station KHSL TV 12 KHSL TV 12 signed on Aug. 26 1953 under ownership of Golden Empire Broadcasting Company, which was led by Ruth Mickey McClung, one of the first women in the country to own a television station. Station remains the longest TV station in Northern California. From its beginning as a Local CBS affiliate, KHSL TV 12 has evolve, under share services agreements, as a major television operation in Northern California. Under its one roof at its Silverbell Road location in Chico, KHSL TV 12 is also headquarters To NBC affiliate KNVN TV 24, as well as Local CW and Telemundo affiliates. Its transmitter is located in Cohasset, California. The Station is now owned by California TV LLC, part of Heartland Media Group. KNVN TV 24 KNVN TV 24 first hit the airwaves on September 24 1985 at KCPM, making Northern Sacramento Valley one of the last regions of the country with full Network service. It also brought a full NBC affiliate to the area for the first time since 1978. In 1998, KCPM changed its call letters to KNVN with a new slogan, KNVN meaning North Valley News. Two years later, station would be sold and its operations would be moved from its downtown Chico location on 4 Street to Silverbell Road, home of CBS affiliate KHSL TV, operating under a share services agreement with KHSL TV. KNVN TV 24 is now owned by Maxair Media LLC, which also operates the local Telemundo affiliate.

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Digital television

Table

ChannelProgramming
24.4Telemundo
24.3KNVN SD
12.3KHSL SD
12.4The CW 10
24.6AccuWeather

As of March 20 2007, newscasts on KHSL & KNVN are not broadcast in High Definition. On April 19 2007, both stations began adding High Definition to their personality promos that they air on TV, signaling that HD would be coming. According to the GM of the station, KHSL / KNVN plan on broadcasting their newscasts in HD on or shortly after January 1 2009. As of August 19 2008, news was still not broadcast in High Definition because of the cost and difficulty of new HD equipment. According to Dave Sien, chief engineer, stations are currently working on buying new equipment, signaling that HD newcasts are in the near future. However, equipment is one year overdue and may be delayed even further because of the current economic crisis. Despite financial difficulties, it is more than likely that both stations will broadcast local news in High Definition in the near future if KHSL and KNVN still remain as one news department, but in recent years that is becoming more of a pipe dream. As of Summer 2009, station management states that local syndicate programs will be airing in HD within upcoming year. They already broadcast Network programs in HD because their affiliated stations both abandon standard Definition, analog delivery of Network content. As of 2011, only KNVN is broadcasting some syndicated programs in HD and none of their news is broadcast in HD.

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Digital channels

ChannelProgramming
12.1KHSL HD
12.2The CW 10
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News operation

One of the station's first newscasts was Valley Headline News, which in 1959 was broadcast on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7: 00 pm local time. W. E. Thomas was the news director. From 1970s to late 2000s, station produced a local public affairs program called Agenda 12 which featured various hosts. During the 1990s, news anchor Bruce Lang hosted a half-hour news and information program called Sunday Evening, which was similar to CBS Sunday Morning. The program airs after the Sunday edition of CBS Evening News and before 60 Minutes. Your Show Live was a locally produced interview program that aired from 2002 to 2004 as tap rebroadcast of its Live program on KNVN. As of 2018, there are seven newscasts produced throughout the day. Action News Now At 5 and 6 is the station's Morning News programming that airs from 5-7am. Action News Now At Noon provides midday coverage, recapping and following up on early morning developments and often uniquely featuring in-studio guests from the surrounding community. Starting in 2017, Action News Now First At 4 was added exclusively to KNVN, beginning station evening coverage. The evening news is rounded out with Action News Now At 5, and Action News Now At 6. Late night newscasts include CW Action News Now At 10 and Action News Now At 11-the former being the only newscast not broadcast on either KHSL or KNVN. The morning newscasts as well as 4 and 5 pm shows are all one-hour productions while all other news programming is thirty minutes. Weekend newscasts are all half-hour shows at 6 and 11 pm on Saturdays, as well as 5, 6, and 11 pm on Sundays. A Thirty-minute Spanish-language newscast is also produced for Telemundo, called Accion Noticiero Telemundo At 6 and 11 pm Monday through Friday.

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Merger with KNVN

The more things change, more they become the same. That at least appears to be the case with Chico local television news programs. On Jan. 5, Northern California News, 11 pm simulcast utilizing resources of both KHSL and KNVN, make its debut on both stations. Introduce and anchored by seemingly less-than-enthusiastic Matt Keller, whos normally only on KNVN, new weekend bi-station News program is the culmination of months of behind-scenes planning and cross-country directives from stations ' respective out-of-state owners in an effort to combine resources, streamline operations and ultimately improve profits. Speculation from some close to stations is that the next program to be simulcast will be the 11 pm Monday-Friday News show, and then the 5-7 pm time block will be staggeredKNVN will go at 5, KHSL at 5: 30with separate anchors but using same stories, reporters and live-broadcast trucks. Raymond Johns, president of KHSL owner Catamount Broadcasting Group, confirmed this week that stations would start staggering their evening news broadcasts sometime soon. Wed be foolish if we didnt stagger them, he say. In the market size of Chico, there is only so much pie to be sliced and still make profit at the same time. Johns deny rumors of layoffs, but they abound anyway. The new program, NCN, features only KNVN talking heads, including Keller, sportscaster Dan Hirsch and weatherman Rick Blood and on Saturday features KNVN reporter Stacey McNulty. Rumors have persisted for months that KHSLs longtime-relationship with weatherman Anthony Watts may be over, but Johns insists that Watts has been offered a new, if alter, contract. If he leaves the station, it is because he wants to leave, Johns say. We want him around, and weve make that clear. Initially, Watts said he had yet to hear anything official about the new contract and seemed to be bracing himself for dismissal. I have not been officially notify, so anything I say would be premature, he say. A day later, he said he still had a job, though his duties would change somewhat in next month. When asked what he thought of the debut of Northern California News, Watts expressed surprise that new program had aired without his knowledge. He then predicted that Northern California News would eventually take over identity of both stations. This new weekend simulcast is just the latest in a recent series of high-profile mergers orchestrated by KNVN and KHSLs management. Both stations are operated by Connecticut-base Catamount Broadcasting Group, which owns KHSL and operates KNVN under a joint-services operating agreement with owner Evans Broadcasting Group. Stations, which were once highly competitive, now share newsroom, same news director and editors, and even staff. Anchors switch-hit for both stations, and only a makeshift wall separates studios. Just last month, stations cut out their separate morning news shows to simulcast one show for both stations. The show is buoyantly called Wake Up!, But there have already been staffing shifts.

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