KIRO-TV Seattle

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KIRO-TV established in April 1955 is a CBS affiliate based in Seattle and serves Tacoma. Owned by Cox Media Group, the studios of the channel are located on Third Avenue in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. The transmitter is installed in Queen Anne area. It is available in Canada via Shaw Broadcast Services and can be seen in Montreal and Toronto via Bell TV and Shaw Direct. KIRO is also available on cable systems in British Columbia as a CBS affiliate.

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History

KOMO signed on air on Feb 8, 1958 after contesting a construction permit for a couple of years. Queen City Broadcasting owned the service. Saul Hass steered the company as president and GM. Its original studios were located on Queen Anne Avenue. The radio sister KIRO radio remained a CBS Radio affiliate for more than 20 years before KIRO-TV singed with the network upon its launch. It beat out KTNT0TV to hook up with CBS on Ch 7. Following a court decision, it started to share CBS affiliation with KTNT which went to on file an antitrust lawsuit; it would share CBS programming with the latter for two years before KIRO eventually became an exclusive affiliate of CBS in Sep 1962.

Queen City Broadcasting was sold to Desert News Publishing Company in 1963. It then switched the affiliation from CBS to UPN as Belo Corporation purchased KRIO on Jan 31, 1995. It started hosting UPN programming by Jan 1995. CBS affiliation was taken by KSTW in March.

It rejoined CBS after Cox Enterprises took over the channel in 1997. In a channel swap agreement KIRO rejoined CBS as KSTW turned to UPN on June 30, 1997.

Programming

Syndicated programs shared by the channel include Right This Minute, Entertainment Tonight and Judge Judy. Other local programs include InColor, Let’s Make a Deal, Right This Minute and KIRO 7 News at Noon. It currently broadcasts 37 hours of locally produced newscasts with six hours on weekday and 3.5 hours each on Saturdays and Sundays. Steve Raible serves as news anchor at the station and is a notable personality. You can watch KIRO-TV online with live news, weather and sports updates, traffic reports, videos and more. Follow the service on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Here is the website: https://www.kiro7.com/