call_letters = KXLY-TV
city =
station_slogan = Never Miss a Story
station_branding = kxly4
analog = 4 (VHF)
digital = 13 (VHF)
other_chs = KMNZ-LP 38 Coeur D'Alene
KUMN-LP 43 Moses Lake
K24EX Wenatchee
(for others, see article)
affiliations = ABC
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
network =
founded =
airdate = 1953 [The "Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook" says February 22, while the "Television and Cable Factbook" says January 16.]
location = Spokane, Washington
callsign_meaning = The XL Network (AM sister was a flagship station for a regional network)
former_callsigns =
former_channel_numbers =
owner = Morgan Murphy Media
licensee = Spokane Television, Inc.
sister_stations =
former_affiliations = Primary:
CBS (1953-1976)
DuMont (1953-1954)
UPN (January 2006)
effective_radiated_power = 47.9 kW (analog)
23.3 kW (digital)
HAAT = 936 m (both)
class =
facility_id = 61978
coordinates = coord|47|55|15.7|N|117|6|52.7|W|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.kxly.com/ www.kxly.com]

KXLY-TV (channel 4, digital channel 13) is the ABC network affiliate in Spokane, Washington. KXLY-TV is owned by Spokane Television Group, a subsidiary of Morgan Murphy Media, it is one of five local Spokane TV stations seen in Canada on the Star Choice satellite provider.


KXLY-TV signed on the air in early 1953, (with help from Gonzaga University alumnus Bing Crosby) as a dual CBS/DuMont affiliate. (The DuMont affiliation went to KREM in 1954.) It was also Spokane's second television station.

At first, KXLY, whose AM sister was also affiliated with the CBS Radio Network at the time, enjoyed a good partnership with CBS. The national affiliate worked well with early KXLY executives, Dick Jones, Bob Struble, and Jimmy Augustino, to help the station become a dominant player in the Spokane television market in the 1950s and 1960s.

However, the station's relationship with CBS faltered in later years when it started airing several CBS shows out of pattern by delaying or pre-empting them. On August 8, 1976, CBS dropped KXLY as an affiliate and awarded it to KREM. When KREM left ABC, KXLY landed that opening and has been with ABC ever since. Ironically at this time, ABC jumped to number one in the ratings for the next several years. This meant KXLY ended up broadcasting the highest-rated network (first CBS, then ABC) throughout the 1970s. CBS' decision to drop KXLY would mark a first in television broadcasting history in the United States that a major TV network stripped a station of its affiliation.

KXLY's sister station is KXMN, which was launched on September 5, 2006 to become Spokane's MyNetworkTV affiliate.

HD race

On April 20, 2006, the race to high-definition newscasts in the Spokane television market began when KXLY became the first station in Spokane to broadcast a local news segment in high definition, an experiment the station continued to explore by showing one pre-taped news segment in HD each Tuesday night during its 6 pm broadcast until it switched to showing full HD newscasts on August 3, 2008.

On May 16, 2008, KHQ announced that it would leap ahead of KXLY in becoming the first station to produce HD newscasts beginning August 8, 2008. After months of KHQ marketing this milestone, on August 1, 2008, KXLY shocked KHQ when it made a surprise announcement that starting on August 3, 2008, just a mere two days after the announcement, it would begin producing all news broadcasts in high definition [http://www.kxly.com/global/story.asp?s=8776270 KXLY 4 News flips the switch on full HD] . The date was chosen in order to beat KHQ to the milestone of being the first station to broadcast high definition news in the Spokane area. However, due to technical problems KHQ has still not been able to broadcast an HD newscast. Equipment limitations being the predominate reason, leaving KHQ to broadcast a Standard Definition 16:9 signal


KXLY is the only station in the Spokane market to broadcast from Mount Spokane, well to the northeast of the city. The site (located in a state park) was originally developed with the expectation that Spokane's other TV stations would want to follow suit. When this did not occur, KXLY built a translator to serve non-antenna-rotator-equipped households from the mountain ridge south of Spokane used by the other stations. With most viewers now receiving KXLY via cable or satellite, that translator was repurposed to become KXMN-LP (analogue only).

Digital Television

This station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Post analog shutdown

After the analog television shutdown and digital conversion, which is tentatively scheduled to take place on February 17, 2009 http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-06-1082A2.pdf] , KXLY-TV will remain on its current pre-transition channel number, 13 [http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin.ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101232376&formid=387&fac_num=61978 CDBS Print ] ] However, through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers will display KXLY-TV's virtual channel as 4.


KXLY is rebroadcast on the following translator stations.

Translators in Montana are in the Mountain Time Zone.


KXLY's newscasts, titled "kxly4 HD News", are featured at these following times:

*Good Morning Northwest HD (5-7 AM)
*kxly4 HD News @ 5 (5-5:30 PM)
*kxly4 HD News @ 6 (6-6:30 PM)
*kxly4 HD News @ 6:30 (6:30-7 PM)
*kxly4 HD News @ 11 (11-11:35 PM)

*Good Morning Northwest HD Saturday (7-9 AM)
*kxly4 HD News @ 5 (5-5:30 PM)
*kxly4 HD News @ 6 (6-6:30 PM)
*kxly4 HD News @ 11 (11-11:35 PM)

*Good Morning Northwest HD Sunday (7-9 AM)
*kxly4 HD News @ 5 (5-5:30 PM)
*kxly4 HD News @ 6 (6-6:30 PM)
*kxly4 HD News @ 11 (11-11:35 PM)

Current On-Air Personalities

* Robyn Nance - kxly4 HD News @ 5, 6, 6:30 & 11 (Mon-Fri)
* Dave Erickson - kxly4 HD News @ 5, 6, & 6:30 (Mon-Fri)
* Kalae Chock - Good Morning Northwest HD (Mon-Fri)
* Mark Peterson - Good Morning Northwest HD (Mon-Sat)
* Mike Gonzalez - Good Morning Northwest HD (Mon-Fri)
* John Langeler - kxly4 HD News @ 5, 6 & 11 (Sat & Sun)
* Teresa Lukens - Good Morning Northwest HD (Sun)
* Rick Lukens - Good Morning Northwest HD (Sun)

Meteorologists/Weather Anchors:
* Kris Crocker - Chief Meteorologist
* Mark Peterson - Morning Weather
* Leslie Lowe - Weekend Weather

Sports Anchors:
* Dennis Patchin - Sports Director
* Ben Kaplan - Weekend Sports Anchor

* Kayla Anderson (Sports)
* Annie Bishop (North Idaho Reporter)
* Tania Dall
* Jeff Humphrey
* John Langeler
* Erik Loney
* Melissa Luck (Executive Producer)
* Tori Brunetti
* McKay Allen
* Keith Osso (Sports)
* Kjerstin Ramsing (Good Morning Northwest)
* Sally Showman

Weekly Guests:
* George Lee
* "'Johnny Warren
* Jaime Johnson

News/Station Presentation

Newscast Titles

*"KXLY Television Newsreel" (1953-1960)
*"The World Today/The World Tonight" (1960-1964)
*"The News/Nite Edition" (1964-1971)
*"NewsScene" (1971-1973)
*"News 4" (1973-1976, 1981-1986)
*"Total News 4" (1976-1981, 1991-1996)
*"KXLY News 4" (1986-1991, 2002-2007)
*"First 4 Local News" (1996-2001)
*"kxly4 News" (2007-2008)
*"kxly4 HD News" (2008-Present)

External links

* [http://www.kxly.com/ kxly4 News]


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