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KICU-TV

San Jose / San Francisco / Oakland, California United States
CitySan Jose, California
ChannelsDigital : 36 ( UHF ) Virtual : 36 ( PSIP )
BrandingKTVU Plus (general) KTVU Fox 2 News on KTVU Plus (newscasts)
SloganThat's a plus! (general) The Power of 2 (secondary)
Programming
Affiliations36.1: Independent / Fox (alternate), 36.2: KEMS / KBS World, 36.3: CGTN, 36.4: Decades, 36.5: Light TV
Ownership
OwnerFox Television Stations , LLC (a subsidiary of Fox Corporation )
Sister stationsKTVU
History
First air dateOctober 9, 1967 (53 years ago) ( 1967-10-09 )
Former call signsKGSC-TV (1967-1981)
Former channel number(s)Analog:, 36 (UHF, 1967-2009), Digital:, 52 (UHF, 2004-2009)
Former affiliationsSecondary:, NBC (2008-2009, 2012-2014)
Call sign meaningICU = "I See You"
Technical information
Licensing authorityFCC
Facility ID34564
ERP550 kW
HAAT686 m (2,251 ft)
Transmitter coordinates372917N 121523W / 37.48806N 121.86750W / 37.48806; -121.86750 Coordinates : 372917N 121523W / 37.48806N 121.86750W / 37.48806; -121.86750
Translator(s)Analog : K29AB 29 (UHF) Monterey K31GK 31 (UHF) Ukiah
Links
Public license informationProfile LMS
Websitewww .ktvu .com /news /ktvuplus

KICU-TV first sign on air on October 9 1967, under call sign KGSC-TV. It is currently the longest continuously operating commercial UHF Television station in our market. KGSC Channel 36 was notable for its all-night movie presentations, which were co-host during the early 1970s by Andy Moore as prospector Old Sourdough and Gary Ferry as his companion, Chief Wachikanoka. Two characters often make jokes about movies being showcased, as well as engage in comedic banter with guests promoting local businesses. Moore left KGSC in 1974. Overnight film telecasts were branded as Movies til Dawn following Moore's departure. Station promoted itself as Perfect 36 during the 1970s, employing busty San Francisco entertainer Carol Doda. Her breathy voice could be heard saying, KGSC, Perfect 36. Doda would also perform Stations editorial segments, which like IDs were laced with double entendres. In early 1981, station was sold to Ralph Wilson Enterprises, operated by businessman Ralph C. Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Bills NFL franchise. The station subsequently changed its call letters to KICU-TV on March 27 of that year. Producers Brian Adams and Jaqueline Keywood begin debating topics of the day in two-minute segments called Pro / Con. Public Service Director Roy Avila discussed local issues with community leaders on Left, Right and Center, showing that Avila would host for more than thirty years. Later in 1981, the UHF station stepped up to the plate with a 30-minute evening newscast. 7: 30 News was anchored by Jan Hutchins and Ysabel Duron, with sportscaster John Schrader and weatherman Steve Dini. News Director Doug McKnight was joined by reporters Bill Buckmaster, Melanie Morgan and Tony Russomanno. In 1984, KICU-TV moved from a sleepy residence-size building on Kerley Drive in San Jose to a new two-studio building on Schallenberger Road, near the San Jose Mercury News. Later that year, 7: 30 News was expanded to 60-minute News at Ten, and a 30-minute experimental daytime news show was add. News at Noon, anchored by Buckmaster, was followed by locally produced Marthas Digest hosted by Martha Tonsing. Throughout the 80s, KICU aired major league sports games beginning with the Oakland As and Golden State Warriors. Years later, the station would begin airing San Jose Sharks games. The Bay Area was shaken by the Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17 1989, but the KICU News team was there to report from hard-hit Bay Area locations including Los Gatos and even Santa Cruz. In 1990, President William Hirshey and three members of the Stations management staff-General Manager Jim Evers, Vice President of Operations Bill Beeman, and Vice President and General Sales Manager John DuBois-acquire minority ownership stakes in the station, with Ralph Wilson Enterprises retaining majority control. KICUs presence in the community remains strong after the sale. Station enjoy continuing partnerships with organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, Rotary Club of San Jose, Boys and Girls Club, and many more. Adams hosts annual American Cancer Societys Courageous Kids Day at Great America Theme Park.

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History

Channel 36 allocation was originally based in Stockton, California with callsign KTVU in the mid-1950s as a short-Live UHF Station. It has since been reallocate to the Bay Area Television market, and Stockton become part of the Sacramento Television market. The current incarnation of Channel 36 signed on as KGSC-TV on October 9 1967. It is the Bay Area's longest continuously running commercial UHF Television Station. In the 1970s, Station promoted itself as Perfect 36 and employed as spokesmodel busty San Francisco stripper / entertainer Carol Doda. The ID was a breathy, husky voiceover: i See You, San Francisco. You're Watching Perfect 36. KICU, San Jose. In addition to breathing Station IDs, Doda would also do Station's editorials, which like IDs, were laced with double entendres. The first take was always Broadcast, mistakes and all. KGSC was also notable for All-night Movies, hosted for a long time by Old Sourdough and Chief Wachikanoka. While there were several sets of hosts for All-night Movies, most versions were known as Movies 'Til Dawn, and sponsored by MMM Carpets, local retailer. KGSC was purchased by Ralph Wilson in 1981 and changed its call letters to KICU. From 1995 to 2000, KICU Broadcast several Golden State Warriors basketball games each season. The Station is also a longtime broadcaster of San Jose Sharks games. Over the years, Station ran a number of drama shows and older movies. It added more classic sitcoms and children's shows by mid-1990s. However, Station gradually phased out Children's programming between 1998 and 2002. Station was sold to Cox Enterprises in 2000, becoming the first television duopoly in the San Francisco Bay Area; KICU subsequently moved its operations from its Original San Jose studios to KTVU's facilities at Oakland's Jack London Square. Due to being co-own alongside KTVU, KICU airs any Fox primetime programs that KTVU preempts due to local programming. With NBC's own-and-operate Station KNTV becoming the Broadcast home of Giants in 2008, KICU took on the role of airing preempt NBC programming in lieu of KNTV. In 2010, KRON-TV took over the duties of running NBC programming preempted by KNTV in the event that the Station cannot Broadcast them. Duty of being NBC's backup affiliate in the Bay Area in the event that the Station broadcasts Giants games and breaking news coverage was turned back over to KICU in 2012. KICU was broadcast television flagship for Oakland Athletics games until 2009, when the A's signed an exclusive TV deal with CSN California. Since KTVU had Giants, Cox duopoly essentially had exclusive control of local broadcast television rights for a short while until the end of the 2007 season. Station air High School Sports Focus on Friday nights at 11 pm with 4 pm Sunday rebroadcast; show also won Regional Emmy Awards. It was canceled in 2008.

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Newscasts

FIRST on BLOG: Get ready for a major change in San Francisco television. KTVUs sister station is about to get a major new look and focus on the Bay Area. And I think this was a late April Fools Day joke, but nope. It is all real. Starting Monday April 25, KTVU 2s sister station KICU 36 will go from TV 36 to KTVU Plus, name that now resembles KTVU 2 and its operations. It will remain as an independent station, So forget FOXs MyNetworkTV moving here for quite some time because this is a good indication that KICU 36 will remain independent. The biggest change with this is KTVUs newscasts as its news operation will expand because of this and heres what you need to know. Theres gonna have to be list for this KTVU 2 is expanding its weekday morning newscast, KTVU Mornings on 2, to another hour. The station is adding another LIVE hour to KTVU Plus from 10: 00-11: 00am, making weekday morning newscast, full 7 hours. This will be the ONLY local morning newscast to air at 10: 00am and ONLY ones to air 7 hours in the morning, alongside both stations. This now gives the San Francisco Bay Area, access to LIVE morning and midday News from 4: 00am-1: 00pm, thanks to 4: 00-11: 00am on KTVU 2, 11: 00am-12: 00pm on KNTV 11 and 12: 00-1: 00pm back on KTVU 2. KTVU 2s half-hour 6: 00pm weeknight newscast is being expanded to a full hour with another half-hour at 6: 30pm. KTVU FOX 2 News at 6: 30 will be anchored by the current 6: 00pm team, consisting of Frank Somerville and Julie Haener. In terms of competition, it will be the last station in the market to start airing 6: 30pm weeknight newscast as KRON 4, KPIX 5, KGO 7 and KNTV 11 have had weeknight hour-long newscasts at 6: 00pm for years. The half-hour 7: 00pm weeknight newscast for KICU 36 will be expanded to a full hour and, according to TV listings, will be rename to 7: 00 OClock News on KTVU Plus and 7: 30 News on KTVU Plus, even though the name would more likely be KTVU FOX 2 News at 7: 00 on KTVU Plus. With this extra half-hour, hour-long 7: 00pm newscast will continue to remain as ONLY home for local news in that timeslot in the market and will give the San Fran Bay Area, access to LIVE weeknight News from 4: 00-11: 35pm. KTVU 2s nightly 10: 00pm newscast will continue to repeat on KTVU Plus from 11: 00pm-12: 00am and tout as 10: 00 OClock News on KTVU Plus. If FOX Sports programming take over on KTVU 2 and pre-empts any of their newscasts, then those newscasts would instead be seen on KTVU Plus as before, pre-empted newscasts werent seen on KICU 36. At least now with a rebrand and whole new look, KTVU 2 is taking advantage of their second Channel to offer those newscasts there when the main Channel ca

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