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KJUD is an ABC/Fox/CW+-affiliated television station licensed to Juneau, Alaska, United States. Owned by Vision Alaska LLC, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 11 (or virtual channel 8 via PSIP) from a transmitter located along Douglas Highway in West Juneau.

KJUD
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Juneau, Alaska
United States
BrandingKJUD ABC 8 (general)
ABC Alaska News (newscasts)
Fox Juneau (on DT2)
The CW Alaska (on DT3)
SloganAlaska's Superstation
Your Alaska Link
ChannelsDigital: 11 (VHF)
Virtual: 8 (PSIP)
Subchannels(see article)
Affiliations8.1: ABC
8.2: Fox
8.3: CW+
OwnerVision Alaska LLC
(Vision Alaska II LLC)
First air dateFebruary 19, 1956 (63 years ago) (1956-02-19)
Call letters' meaningK JUneau Douglas
Sister station(s)KATN, KTBY, KYUR
Former callsignsKINY-TV (1956–1983)[1]
Former channel number(s)Analog:
8 (VHF, 1956–2009)
Former affiliationsAnalog/DT1:
CBS/NBC (1956–?)
NTA (secondary, 1956–1961)
DT2:
WB 100+ (1995–2006)
CW+(2006–??)
DT3:
Fox (2011–??)
Transmitter power0.14 kW
Height−290 m (−951 ft)
Facility ID49621
Transmitter coordinates58°18′4″N 134°26′32″W / 58.30111°N 134.44222°W / 58.30111; -134.44222
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.youralaskalink.com

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HistoryEdit

KINY, Juneau's first television station, signed on the air on February 19, 1956, becoming KJUD in 1983. For many years, it was Juneau's only commercial station, and is still the only full-power commercial station in the area.

Initially, KJUD carried programming from ABC, NBC, and CBS for many years. During the late 1950s, the station was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network.[2]

In 1995, the station became a part of the Alaska Superstation network, with KIMO (now KYUR) and KATN. In September 2006, KJUD began to show programming from The CW on its digital subchannel. The subchannel was initially known as Juneau CW, but has since been rebranded to Alaska CW. Smith Media sold KJUD and the remainder of the "ABC Alaska's Superstation" system to Vision Alaska LLC in 2010.[3] On September 1, 2011, KJUD began carrying programming from the Fox network on digital subchannel 8.3; the subchannel became the first Fox affiliate in the Juneau market.[4] At some unknown point, The CW and Fox swapped subchannels, with Fox moving to digital subchannel 8.2 and The CW moving to digital subchannel 8.3.

Digital channelsEdit

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [5]
8.1 720p 16:9 KJUD-DT Main KJUD programming / ABC
8.2 KJUD CW KJUD-DT2 / CW Alaska
8.3 KJUDHD3 KJUD-DT3 / Fox

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mitchell, Elaine, ed. (1973). Alaska Blue Book (1973 ed.). Juneau, AK: Alaska Department of Education, Division of State Libraries. p. 136.
  2. ^ "Require Prime Evening Time for NTA Films". Boxoffice: 13. November 10, 1956. Archived from the original on June 14, 2009.
  3. ^ "Alaska TV group sold". Television Business Report. January 15, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2010.
  4. ^ Fox Inks Affiliate in Juneau, Broadcasting & Cable, June 1, 2011.
  5. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=KJUD#station

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