KCNC-TV branded as CBS4 is a CBS O&O service licensed to Denver, CO. The channel comes under the ownership of CBS Television Stations, a subsidiary of CBS Corporation. It studios are maintained on Lincoln Street in downtown Denver with transmitter installed atop Lookout Mountain near Golden. Comcast Xfinity is carried on cable in HD while also available on CenturyLink Prism.
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Catchphrases: Together 4 | Colorado’s News Channel | Covering Colorado | CBS4 Investigates
History as NBC Affiliate
KOA-TV went on air on Dec 24, 1953 under the ownership of Metropolitan TV Company in part owned by Comedian Bob Hope; the founders also owned KOA 850 AM. It quickly became an NBC affiliate beating out KBTV (later KUSA) as its radio sister KOA 103.5 FM was a longstanding affiliate of NBC Red Network.
It started carrying Football League games in 1965 and other sports programming. The e channel was released to General Electric in 1968 which sold its radios to A. H. Belo Corporation in 1983 when company decided to call a day on its broadcasting business, however kept the KOA-TV; calls were changed to KCNC-TV on Aug 12, 1968. Upon the acquisition of NBC by GE, the company returned to broadcasting business in 1986 and KCNC in result became the maiden O&O service of a one of four the four major networks in Colorado. More locally produced news-bulletins began to feature in the daily lineups by 1990 as the number increased to 40 hours of newscasts weekly which was increased to 41 hours by 1995.
Affiliation with Switch
KCNC-TV signed affiliation with CBS on Sep 10, 1995; the switch was a part of campaign that saw mass US broadcast T realignment in 1994. The channel was rebranded as CBS 4 in 2003 while newscasts were rebranded as CBS 4 News in 2005.
On Jan 3, 2015 it launched its digital sub-channel: Decades in Denver followed by another sub-channel Start TV in partnership with Weigel Broadcasting on Sep 3, 2018.
KCNC apart from clearing all of CBS schedule broadcasts notable syndicated programming including Blue Bloods, Dr. Phil, Hot Bench and Rachel Ray. The news operations of the service are supported by 30 hours of locally produced news-bulletins weekly which consists of 5 hours from Mon to Thu, 4.5 hrs on Fri, 2.5 hrs on Sat and 3 hours on Sun. You can watch CBS 4 Denver online with latest Denver and Colorado news, weather and sports updates, latest videos, contests and more. Follow the station on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. Here is the website: https://denver.cbslocal.com/