KCPQ-TV launched on Aug 2, 1953 is a Seattle based service available in Seattle, Washington. Licensed to Tacoma, the channel is owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a subsidiary of Tribune Broadcasting. It shares duopoly with KZJO affiliated with MyNetworkTV based in Seattle. The two sisters share studios on Westlake Avenue and the transmitter is installed on Gold Mountain in Bremerton. It is one of the five local Seattle channels available in Canada through satellite services Shaw Direct and Bell TV as well as various cable systems.
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KCPQ was launched as KMO-TV on Aug 2, 1953 under the ownership of Carl Haymond; KMO 1360 AM was the radio sister of the service. It broadcasted NBC in its first year of operations and remained sharing the network’s programming until the launch of KOMO-TV on Dec 11, 1953. Haymond soon perplexed with bankruptcy sell the station to J. Elory McCaw. The calls were changed to KTVW under the new ownership of McCaw’s Gotham Broadcasting. Upon the death of McCaw in 1969, the service was sold to Blaidon Mutual Investors Corporation.
Blaidon went into bankruptcy protection and the station was bought by Clover Park School District in Lakewood. The calls of the channel were changed to KCPQ. It signed affiliation with PBS and as a secondary affiliate, third in the market. Channel 13 then joined Fox on Oct 9, 1986 and began running cartoons, business programming, sitcoms and other syndicated shows. Tribune Company bought the Fox affiliate in Aug 1993. The sale of the channel as of Dec 3, 2018 is pending to Nexstar Media Group.
It presently broadcasts 60 hours of news-bulletins with 10 hours from Monday to Thursday and 9.5 hours on Fridays while 1.5 hours on Saturdays and Sundays. KCPQ also offers local version of America’s Most Wanted hosted by David rose. In April 2009 it became the first station in the market to broadcast local news in HD. A 5pm newscast was added in the lineup in June 2011. KCPQ can be watched online with all local news, weather and sports updates, Washington’s most wanted, traffic reports. Here is the website: https://q13fox.com