KALB-TV launched on Sep 29, 1954 is a joint NBC/CW+/CBS affiliate active in Alexandria, Louisiana. Owned by Gray Television, the channel has studios located on Washington Street in downtown Alexandria with a transmitter installed in Forest Hill. The over-the-air signal of the channel is available in most of the Lafayette and Lake Charles markets. Suddenlink carries and the channel in HD feed on Ch 5 and Ch 2.
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KALB signed on air on Sep 29, 1954 on analog Ch 5 and is affiliated with NBC affiliate since its first launch but also carried DuMont until it was shut in 1955. Original owners of the channel include W.H. Allen and Shreveport businessman T.B. Lanford. Lanford in 1957 bought the channel through Red River Valley Broadcasting to create a duopoly with KLPC linked with NBC and broadcasting in Lake Charles before the channel was released in 1964. It also had a secondary affiliation with ABC and retained it until early 1980s. KALB on Nov 28, 1986 started broadcasting in stereo. Park Communications became the new owner of the Ch 5 in 1993 and later merged it with Media General in 1997.
It was branded as NewsChannel 5 on Sep 29, 1997 and went digital in 2002. It became a CBS affiliate in Jan 2007 and carried the network on tis second sub-channel. It was branded as CBS 2 and was carried on Suddenlink Ch 2 while using fictitious calls NALB. Hoak announced sale of most of its television assets to Gray Television on Nov 20, 2013; the deal consummated on June 13, 2014. In Dec 2015 the channel signed affiliation agreement with Gray Television.
Syndicated programs carried on its digital sub-channel KALB-DT1 and KALB-DT2 include The Rachael Ray Show, Wheel of Fortune, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Dr. Phil, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jeopardy!, Daily Mail TV and Pawn Stars. You can watch news, weather and sports and national and international news, contests and other popular stuff online. Follow the channel on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Here is the website: https://www.kalb.com/