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KSL-TV

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KSL-TV is a television station, broadcasting out of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, on channel 5. It is owned by Bonneville International Corporation, which is in turn owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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History

KSL-TV began its life on June 1, 1949 as an offshoot of KSL AM radio. It originally broadcast from the radio station's cramped studio facility on Social Hall Avenue in Downtown Salt Lake. Originally a CBS affiliate, it also broadcast DuMont and ABC programming until other stations could get up and running.

In 1996, NBC purchased cross-town rival KUTV with the intent to sell it to CBS as part of a swap involving stations in Denver, Miami and Philadelphia. NBC then secured an affiliation agreement with KSL.

Programming

KSL airs most NBC programming, except a handful of programs station management deems offensive or otherwise unfit for broadcast, including Saturday Night Live and the short-lived sitcom Coupling, among others. KSL also interrupts regular programming for the LDS General Conference.

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