A local news anchor with KGAN is suing her former employer, Meredith Corp., for age and gender discrimination, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. General Manager and part-owner William B. Quarton made some remarks which were then followed by Game 1 of the 1953 World Series between the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers. In early 2008, Sinclair announced its intent to purchase of KFXA from Second Generation of Iowa. 75K likes. Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 33. Today, KGAN continues to produce an hour-long prime time newscast at 9 seen every night on KFXA. The FCC ruled that HMTF held enough stock in Sunrise that an acquisition of WICS/WICD would have resulted in a duopoly between two of the four highest-rated stations in the Central Illinois market, which is forbidden under current FCC duopoly rules. KWWL Television Inc. 511 E 5th St. Waterloo , IA 50703 News: (319)291-1200 News Tips: (800)947-7746 or news@kwwl.com The lawsuit has yet to be decided. KGAN, along with most of Guy Gannett's broadcasting holdings, was purchased by the Sinclair Broadcast Group in 1999. Since KGAN was part of the package deal and would not have been sold to Sunrise without WICS/WICD, the sale fell through and Sinclair retained ownership of all three stations. After a short-term extension to January 8, 2010, Mediacom and Sinclair reached a one-year retransmission agreement on January 7 that ran through the end of the year.[4]. Later that same year, Sinclair announced the sale of KGAN and the Springfield/Champaign, Illinois duo of WICS and semi-satellite WICD to Sunrise Television. They debuted a new studio set when their newscasts began HD broadcast on July 30, 2017. Weather forecasts from this station can also heard on KCRR-FM 97.7, KKHQ-FM 92.3, KOEL-FM 98.5 and KCJJ-AM 1630. Meet The WCIA 3 Weather Team Watch. Updated: 16 hours ago. She attended the University of Florida where she graduated with a B.S. This was seen for two hours from 7 until 9 and competed against national morning shows on Eastern Iowa's big three affiliates. Our Low was 31. Julian Seawright. KCRG-TV9 First Alert Weather, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On September 2, 2008, NBC affiliate WHO-DT (owned by Local TV) in Des Moines entered into a news share agreement with KDSM. To make room for this new program, it moved The Early Show to the 7-9 a.m. time slot. The station established a local news department in early 1954 and immediately launched a weeknight newscast at 6. On that same day, the station also added a newscast weeknights at 5 before the CBS Evening News. Roads in the area are slick this morning from Sunday and … in Telecommunications, a minor in Geography and a certificate of Meteorology and Climatology. CHEYENNE, Wyo. During late-Summer 2008, KGAN filed a lawsuit against the city of Cedar Rapids for failing to give the station full access to e-mail messages related to the Iowa Flood of 2008. As a part of this transition, they moved from 1080i output (which their network programming originates in) to 720p, to keep with the rest of the Sinclair Broadcast Group family's HD formatting (as most of the group's "Big Four" network affiliates are affiliated with either Fox or ABC, both of which broadcast in 720p). Iowa's News Now (CBS2 & FOX 28) is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and covers eastern Iowa news, weather, and sports. On the morning of April 5, 2014, the station moved to digital channel 29 and continues to identify as channel 2.1 over-the-air via PSIP.[6]. The family's holdings eventually became known as Orion Broadcasting. In Fall 2005 despite having no weekday morning show of its own, KGAN began producing Good Day Iowa on KFXA. In 2002 for the convenience of Eastern Iowa viewers, the thirty-minute program was added to KFXA through a simulcast and renamed Fox News at 9. The station's digital signal is multiplexed: KGAN has been digital-only since February 17, 2009; however, the station later asked for a lower position due to the limitations of the channel 51 signal and no buffer being left between it and the new wireless and cellular services which will eventually fill the band formerly allocated to channels 52-69. Emily Chavez joined the CBS2/FOX28 news team in August 2019. On cable, the station is available on Mediacom channel 2 and in high definition on digital channel 802. It would begin airing a midday show weekdays at noon in late 1956. KGAN is the CBS-affiliated television station for Eastern Iowa that is licensed to Cedar Rapids. Normally, the FCC's duopoly rules forbid common ownership of two of the four largest stations in a single media market. It was licensed to serve the Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Dubuque areas making it the first station to be given split-market status by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)[citation needed]. For the most part, the broadcast's format remained the same although Eastern Iowa reports from KGAN reporters were added. Evansville beats Eastern Illinois to end its 22-game losing streak Video. Rebecca Kopelman is the morning meteorologist for CBS2 and Fox 28. In 1968, the WMT stations (including WMT-FM at 96.5, now KKSY-FM, which signed on in 1963) were sold to the Morton family of Louisville, Kentucky. KCRG | Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo, Dubuque | News, Sports and Weather Cedar Rapids – KFXA/KGAN. WMT-TV was sister to WMT radio (600 AM) which had been broadcasting in the area since 1922. In 1984, Dave Towne brought Doppler weather radar to the station and it became the first in the area to utilize the system's images for weathercasts and severe weather coverage. Rebecca joined the Weather First team in January 2016. In 1984, Dave Towne brought Doppler weather radar to the station and it became the first in the area to utilize the system's images for weathercasts and severe weather coverage. This allowed them to air syndicated programming and local advertising in the HD format. Due to inconsistent viewership and low ratings, the newscast was canceled in July 2007. For the latest road conditions in your area check with the Iowa DOT at. When the facility was first built, the surrounding area was still mainly rural. The station is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which also operates Fox affiliate KFXA (channel 28, also licensed to Cedar Rapids) under a local marketing agreement (LMA) with owner Second Generation of Iowa, Ltd. It is not to be confused with, Television station in Iowa, United States. Weather. Rebecca was born and raised in South Florida in the city of Plantation. Compared with the market's other news departments, KGAN traditionally focuses on the greater Cedar Rapids area. Meteorologist . On Saturday, April 5th we're upgrading our signal", Legendary WMT kids show host Marshal J Fan Page, http://www.kgan.com/sections/station/50/index.shtml, sorted by primary channel network affiliations, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KGAN&oldid=991279801, Television channels and stations established in 1953, Television stations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2019, Articles needing additional references from January 2014, All articles needing additional references, Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 November 2020, at 06:34. 2020 Upper Midwest EMMYs. At the time, LIN owned WAND in Decatur, a rival to WICS/WICD. She is from Rochester, New York and is excited to begin her reporting career in … On March 4, 2001, KGAN began producing a nightly prime time newscast on sister station and fellow Fox affiliate KDSM-TV in Des Moines. ISSN : 2393-073X; ijdmsr.editor@gmail.com; Home; About Us; Call For Paper; Paper Submission; Editorial Board; Issue. KGAN, virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 29), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States and serving the Eastern Iowa television market (Cedar Rapids–Waterloo–Iowa City–Dubuque). Rebecca loves to explore Cedar Rapids and the Midwest and is always looking for a new place to see or restaurant to try. On October 29, 1981, the station changed its callsign to KGAN-TV (FCC rules at the time prohibited TV and radio stations in the same city, but with different owners from sharing the same call letters, hence the change; the "-TV" suffix would later be dropped on September 13, 1984). She started forecasting in 2013 on WRUF-TV, a 24-hour weather, sports, and news station. The station has always been a primary CBS affiliate, but also carried a secondary affiliation with DuMont.[2]. Your Illini Nation; High School Sports; Full Court Friday; Athlete Of The Week; Illinois Marathon; Masters Report ; The Big Game; Japan 2020; Senior Send-Off; WCIA 3-in-1 podcast; Huddle Up and Listen; Top Stories. Dave was joined briefly by Andre Bernier who was the weekday morning and noon meteorologist in 1981. The move threatened to leave many Eastern Iowa cable viewers without coverage of Super Bowl XLI until the two sides reached an agreement on February 2 that restored KGAN to Mediacom systems. movies. Sinclair, which had already acquired the non-license assets of KFXA, is expected to seek a "failing station" waiver from the FCC to acquire the license. These shows, focusing on aeronautical education, were made possible with the assistance of Doctor Alexander Lippisch who was the Director of the Collins Aeronautical Research Laboratory. This served as the primary tower for the next four years. The Iowa Derecho Storm Resource Center and volunteer organization "Together We Achieve," is in a race against time to help people recover from the August Derecho. Andre left KGAN in March 1982 when he became part of the launch team for The Weather Channel. Before moving to Cedar Rapids, Rebecca was a forecaster for WRUF and WUFT in Gainesville, Florida. Current Issue Updated: 16 hours ago. The KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team: Joe Winters, Kaj O'Mara, Corey Thompson, Kalie Pluchel, and Jan Ryherd However, the two companies owned more television stations than the FCC allowed at the time. WICS and WICD simulcast much of the same programming and the two outlet's ratings are combined by Nielsen Media Research and considered to be a single station for counting purposes. Following a stunning start to the month of November, changes are looming as we head into the work week. As a result, the big three outlet began producing a Central Iowa-focused prime time newscast on that station from WHO's studios. Shortly after his retirement, longtime meteorologist Dave Towne continued that tradition for another decade. Full purchase is currently pending. 62,766 talking about this. The station's news department has won two George Foster Peabody awards. Before moving to Cedar Rapids, Rebecca was a forecaster for WRUF and WUFT in Gainesville, Florida. KGAN. It aired an analog signal on VHF channel 2. Due in part to the Iowa flood of 2008 that was still ongoing at the time, KGAN finally debuted a weekday morning newscast of its own called CBS 2 This Morning. The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation says its derecho relief fund has raised nearly $2 million. In Fall 2005 despite having no weekday morning show of its own, KGAN began producing Good Day Iowa on KFXA. Nov 15, 2015 11/15. Vice President Mike Pence will be in Des Moines on Thursday to deliver remarks at a Make America Great Again Rally. In the fall of 2015, Rebecca became the lead forecaster on WUFT-TV's First at Five flagship newscast, forecasting for North Florida 5 days a week. In Conversation: Leslie Uggams Singer and actress Leslie Uggams has been in show business for seven decades, since she was six. Formerly separately licensed as WCGV-TV and merged with WVTV's spectrum, but remains on its former channel number as a separate station, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Sinclair Closes $10.6B Disney RSN Purchase", "Mediacom Reaches Retrans Agreement With Sinclair", http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=KGAN#station, "CBS 2 has something important to tell you. Dubuque has coverage provided though bureaus operated by KFXA but ultimately the former captures a majority of the local news demographic in that area. Need us to Investigate for you? The station did not participate in the wider implementation of Sinclair's now-defunct, controversial News Central format for its newscasts but did air "The Point" (a one-minute conservative political commentary) that was also controversial and a requirement of all Sinclair-owned stations with local news until the series was discontinued in December 2006. Syndicated programming on KGAN includes Entertainment Tonight, Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, among others. Radar; Weather Alerts; Forecast; Weather Cams; Closings; The Winter Weather is Here. In 1994, KGAN won another Peabody award for the work investigative reporter Sandy Riesgraf performed in helping to expose a sewer solvent scandal. Andre left KGAN in March 1982 when he became part of the launch team for The Weather Channel. As a condition of the sale, Cosmos had to sell WMT-TV and found a buyer in Guy Gannett Publishing of Portland, Maine. There was regional news coverage and statewide weather forecasts provided since there were no locally based personnel in Des Moines. Andre left KGAN in March 1982 when he became part of the launch team for The Weather Channel. While the station's local radar is still erect, it no longer pulls data from the device. The first Peabody Award was in 1956 for its role in developing The Secret of Flight television programs. In 1984, Dave Towne brought Doppler weather radar to the station and it became the first in the area to utilize the system's images for weathercasts and severe weather coverage. In 1956, a taller tower in Rowley was built to transmit the signal but a windstorm on December 10 blew the tower down. by KGAN. She has also received her Master's of Geosciences with a concentration in Applied Meteorology from Mississippi State University. On September 19, 2011, KGAN brought back a weekday morning show to KFXA, adding the Fox 28 News at Seven AM which is seen for an hour until 8. Early on, the station's weather department was highly revered by Eastern Iowans for many decades under the direction of Conrad Johnson in the 1960s and 1970s. Rebecca did evening updates before anchoring Mornings Live, a two hour live morning show. Rebecca joined the Weather First team in January 2016. Large Market TV: Feature “Pay It Forward”- Mitch Fick; 2nd Place. A Cedar Falls native will represent Northeast Iowa at the World Axe Throwing Championship in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend. The WMT stations remained under Orion's ownership until 1981 when the company merged with Cosmos Broadcasting, a subsidiary of insurance and broadcasting conglomerate Liberty Corporation. WMT-AM-TV were based at what came to be known as Broadcast Park. 1st Place. On January 5, 2007, KGAN was pulled from Mediacom systems as part of an ongoing retransmission dispute between Mediacom and Sinclair. Today, the station preempts programming from the network in favor of special paid programs such as those from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 586 likes. The call letters stood for the now-defunct Waterloo Morning Tribune which owned WMT radio from 1928 until 1934. Tim Heller was another popular weather anchor in the early-1990s who grew up not too far away from Cedar Rapids but left for sunnier weather and a larger market in Texas. 3 News Now; Broadcasts; Video Center; Sports. A 702-foot (214 m) high broadcast tower was built to transmit the signal. Known as Fox 17 News at 9, this half-hour show originated live from KGAN's studios and featured its own on-air personnel. Although KGAN had been airing network programming in HD for years prior, on October 19, 2011, it updated their local master control system to a fully HD-capable system. CHEYENNE, Wyo. A large block of Sunrise stock was owned by the investment firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, which was also majority stockholder of the LIN TV Corporation. The station signed on September 30, 1953 as WMT-TV, Eastern Iowa's first television station. The FCC, however, did not allow the Sunrise purchase due to the company's ownership structure. Outside of the weather center, Rebecca enjoys kickboxing, hiking, and cheese. On February 17, 2009, its digital signal remained on UHF channel 51 when the analog to digital conversion was completed. You can get her forecasts on CBS2 This Morning from 5-7 am and Fox 28 Morning Live from 7-8 am. 1st Place. It is unknown exactly when KFXA's separate news department in Cedar Rapids was shut down with that outlet's consolidation with KGAN. The two stations share studios at Broadcast Park on Old Marion Road Northeast (along IA 100) in Cedar Rapids; KGAN's transmitter is located in Rowley near the junction of Buchanan, Benton and Linn counties. A local broadcast seen weeknights at 10 was added to the schedule in the Fall of that year.

Get the forecast for today, tonight & tomorrow's weather for Cedar Rapids, IA. [3] The retransmission agreement expired at the end of 2009 and again Eastern Iowa viewers risked losing CBS' coverage of Super Bowl XLIV. Get the latest from the KWWL Storm Track 7 Team of meteorologists - Mark Schnackenberg, Kyle Kiel, Brandon Libby, and Joie Bettenhausen. The KXAN News team is dedicated to In-Depth and Investigative reporting that gets results for Central Texas. Weather Program: Special “Rising Waters”- Iowa’s News Now WeatherFirst Team; Politics/Government: Program “First in the Nation”- Michael Howell, Nick Weig, Caroline Cummings, & Christopher King 2020 Iowa Broadcast News Association. Top Stories. This was soon rebuilt and remains in service today. Owned by South Sound Broadcasting, Sinclair programs this station, as a simulcast of KOMO (AM). It was also the first station to transmit with 100,000 watts of power, the maximum power allowed for a low-band television station. Initially, the station was owned by a group consisting of American Broadcasting Stations, Quarton and several others. Campaign 2016: Democratic Debate : KGAN : November 14, 2015 8:00pm-10:00pm CST . KWWL Storm Track 7, Waterloo, Iowa. It has frequently preempted shows from CBS including CBS Kids in favor of movies, sports, and paid programs. ReportIt@KXAN.com He took a sabbatical from television to pursue other interests and returned briefly to KGAN on weekends but has since retired from Cedar Rapids television altogether. "WMT-TV" redirects here. Andre left KGAN in March 1982 when he became part of the launch team for The Weather Channel. KGAN/KFXA transitioned to a 16:9 SD format for their news operation on April 8, 2012. 52K likes.

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