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KTLA (Channel 5) is a television station in the Los Angeles and Orange County area. Owned by the Tribune Company, the station's signal covers the Southern California region.

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Technical Information

  • Frequency: Channel 5
  • Name: KTLA The WB
  • Radius: 85 miles (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties)
  • Slogan: KTLA The WB : Where L.A. Lives
  • Start of Operation: January 22, 1947
  • Transmitter Location: Los Angeles, California (34 13' 36.00" N Latitude, 118 3' 56.00" W Longitude)
  • Transmitter Power: 44.7 kW

History

The station first broadcast on January 22, 1947, becoming the first commercial television station to be broadcast west of the Mississippi River. It is based on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

According to the historical archives of the Los Angeles fire department[1] (http://www.lafire.com/famous_fires/470220_ElectroPlatingExplosion/022047_ElectroPlating.htm), KTLA received its commercial license on February 22, two days after the station covered the February 20 explosion at O'Connor Electro-Plating, and it had formerly been W6XYZ. But according to KTLA's own historical timeline [2] (http://ktla.trb.com/extras/ktla/virtual/historical.htm), the explosion occurred on February 27, a little over a month after the station's January 22 founding.

In 1991, KTLA was the first station to air the infamous video of the Rodney King beating by Los Angeles police. In the mid-1990s, KTLA became an affiliate of the WB Network. KTLA also broadcasts the annual Tournament of Roses Parade live from the city of Pasadena as well.

News operation

Several of its well-known evening news anchors include Hal Fishman and the late Larry McCormick, who died after a long illness in September 2004. Its veteran field reporters are Stan Chambers and Warren Wilson. Stu Nahan and Ed Arnold (who now anchors KOCE's Real Orange) were formerly the sports anchors. Accompanying his news anchoring career, McCormick also hosted KTLA's own public affairs production called MAKING IT!, which featured stories on the entrepreneurial successes of ethnic minorities.

KTLA News has a special partnership with the Los Angeles Times, which has been co-owned with the station since 2000.

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