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KIEM-TV

KIEM-TV

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KIEM-TV is a broadcast television station
Television station
A television station is a business, organisation or other such as an amateur television operator that transmits content over terrestrial television. A television transmission can be by analog television signals or, more recently, by digital television. Broadcast television systems standards are...

 in Eureka, California
Eureka, California
Eureka is the principal city and the county seat of Humboldt County, California, United States. Its population was 27,191 at the 2010 census, up from 26,128 at the 2000 census....

. It is an NBC
NBC
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

 affiliate which broadcasts on digital channel 3. KIEM is licensed to and located in downtown Eureka on South Broadway.


KIEM-TV signed on the air as Eureka's first television station on October 25, 1953. Since KIEM-TV was the only station in the Eureka market at the time, it offered programs from more than one network.
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KIEM-TV is a broadcast television station
Television station
A television station is a business, organisation or other such as an amateur television operator that transmits content over terrestrial television. A television transmission can be by analog television signals or, more recently, by digital television. Broadcast television systems standards are...

 in Eureka, California
Eureka, California
Eureka is the principal city and the county seat of Humboldt County, California, United States. Its population was 27,191 at the 2010 census, up from 26,128 at the 2000 census....

. It is an NBC
NBC
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

 affiliate which broadcasts on digital channel 3. KIEM is licensed to and located in downtown Eureka on South Broadway.

History


KIEM-TV signed on the air as Eureka's first television station on October 25, 1953. Since KIEM-TV was the only station in the Eureka market at the time, it offered programs from more than one network. Initially KIEM was affiliated with CBS
CBS
CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of...

; however, the station also provided programs from NBC
NBC
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

, ABC
American Broadcasting Company
The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network. Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company and is part of Disney-ABC Television Group. Its first broadcast on television was in 1948...

, and DuMont
DuMont Television Network
The DuMont Television Network, also known as the DuMont Network, DuMont, Du Mont, or Dumont was one of the world's pioneer commercial television networks, rivalling NBC for the distinction of being first overall. It began operation in the United States in 1946. It was owned by DuMont...

 (the DuMont Network folded in 1955). After KVIQ
KVIQ
KVIQ is a digital-only broadcast television station which broadcasts as a CBS affiliate on UHF channel 17 from a transmitter in Eureka, California.-History:KVIQ signed on the air on VHF channel 6 as Eureka's second television station on April 1, 1958...

 signed on in 1958 and became the NBC affiliate, both KIEM and KVIQ offered some ABC programming on a part-time basis. Full-time ABC coverage was provided by Redding
Redding, California
Redding is a city in far-Northern California. It is the county seat of Shasta County, California, USA. With a population of 89,861, according to the 2010 Census...

 ABC affiliate KRCR-TV
KRCR-TV
KRCR-TV is an ABC affiliated television station in California, USA, that serves the northern Sacramento Valley, including the towns of Redding and Chico. Its studios are located in Redding, where the station is licensed...

 on area cable systems.

By 1984, KVIQ and KIEM had swapped affiliations with KIEM picking up the NBC affiliation. Another commercial station, 'KREQ-TV' (later KAEF) signed on the air in 1987 offering ABC to the North Coast. When the new station signed on, both KVIQ and KIEM ceased offering ABC programs on a part-time basis.

News Operation


Since 1996, KIEM is the only station on the North Coast airing a full local news schedule, seven days weekly. KIEM currently programs news beginning with hourly inserts during The Today Show and full 30 minute broadcasts at 5, 6, and 11pm on weeknights,6:30 and 11pm weekends.
KIEM-TV is the North Coast's only locally staffed and operated television station. The other operations are mostly satellite operations of their "mother" facilities in the Chico-Redding, CA market. The station produces and has staffed the region's only local news department including a fulltime meteorologist and full LIVE Truck capability. During recent flood and other local emergencies, the station provided around the clock LIVE news coverage. Utilizing back-up generators at both transmitter and studio locations, KIEM-TV provided the North Coast region with its only instantaneous outlet for emergency news coverage.
This kind of local commitment has garnered KIEM many industry awards and recognition for outstanding coverage.

The station has a fully staffed production department. It, too, has been the recipient of outstanding creative service to the advertsing community.

Satellite availability


The Eureka television market, one of the smallest in the country, was the only TV market in California not available on DISH Network
Dish Network
Dish Network Corporation is the second largest pay TV provider in the United States, providing direct broadcast satellite service—including satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services—to 14.337 million commercial and residential customers in the United States. Dish...

 until June 3, 2010, at which time it became available.
Since November 2, 2011 KIEM has also been available on Directv.

Syndicated Shows


As of August 2011, syndicated programming on KIEM includes Live with Regis and Kelly
Live with Regis and Kelly
Live! with Kelly is a syndicated American television morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa. The show has aired since 1983 in New York City and 1988 nationwide. Tony Pigg has been the show's announcer since its inception...

, Family Feud
Family Feud
Family Feud is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. Two families compete against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey question posed to 100 people...

, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is a television game show which offers large cash prizes for correctly answering a series of multiple-choice questions of increasing difficulty. The format is owned and licensed by Sony Pictures Television International. The maximum cash prize is one million pounds...

, Nate Berkus, Dr. Phil, Anderson Cooper, Jeopardy!
Jeopardy!
Griffin's first conception of the game used a board comprising ten categories with ten clues each, but after finding that this board could not be shown on camera easily, he reduced it to two rounds of thirty clues each, with five clues in each of six categories...

, Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune (U.S. game show)
Wheel of Fortune is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin, which premiered in 1975. Contestants compete to solve word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman, to win cash and prizes determined by spinning a large wheel. The title refers to the show's giant carnival wheel that...

, and Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight is a daily tabloid television entertainment television news show that is syndicated by CBS Television Distribution throughout the United States, Canada and in many countries around the world. Linda Bell Blue is currently the program's executive producer...

.

Current on-air staff


Anchors
  • Betsy Lambert - News Director/5 & 6 p.m. anchor
  • Matt Mendes - 6 & 11 p.m. anchor/reporter
  • Kelly May - Weekends 6:30 & 11


Sports
  • Manuel "Manny" Machado - 6 & 11 p.m. Sports Director


Weather
Jim Bernard - 6 and 11pm weekdays

Reporters
  • Cameron Cramer
  • Kelly May
  • Kay Recede

Translators


KIEM is rebroadcast on the following translator stations. Unless linked, these rebroadcasters are not listed in the FCC database:
  • K02OD Channel 2 Shelter Cove
    Shelter Cove, California
    Shelter Cove is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. It lies at an elevation of 138 feet . Shelter Cove is on California's Lost Coast. Lying where the King Range meets the Pacific Ocean, it is a principal population center in the Lost Coast region...

  • K04NX Channel 4 Garberville
    Garberville, California
    Garberville is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. It is located on the South Fork of the Eel River south-southeast of Eureka, at an elevation of 535 feet . The population was 913 at the 2010 United States Census...

  • K04NY Channel 4 Rio Dell
    Rio Dell, California
    Rio Dell is a city in Humboldt County, California, United States. Rio Dell is located on the west bank of the Eel River north of Scotia, at an elevation of 161 feet...

  • K07GJ Channel 7 Hoopa
    Hoopa, California
    Hoopa is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California. It is located south of Weitchpec, at an elevation of 328 feet . The ZIP Code is 95546....

  • K08GR Channel 8 Willow Creek
    Willow Creek, California
    Willow Creek is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California, United States. The population was 1,710 at the 2010 census, down from 1,743 at the 2000 census....

  • K10NU Channel 10 Miranda
    Miranda, California
    Miranda is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. It is located northwest of Phillipsville, at an elevation of 351 feet . The ZIP Code is 95553. The population was 520 at the 2010 census....

  • K12JL Channel 12 Burnt Ranch
    Burnt Ranch, California
    Burnt Ranch is a census-designated place in Trinity County, California. It has a school and a post office. The ZIP Code is 95527. The community is inside area code 530. Burnt Ranch sits at an elevation of...

  • K13MD Channel 13 Hyampom
    Hyampom, California
    Hyampom is a census-designated place in Trinity County, California. Hyampom sits at an elevation of . The 2010 United States census reported Hyampom's population was 241.-History:...


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