Wednesday, March 29, 2006


No big surprise here, but KXTU/Channel 57 (Adelphia 7) signed up withe the new CW network on Tuesday.

UPN and the WB are merging to form the CW, which threw the old affiliation agreements to the wind. Haven't gotten an answer on what will happen to the WB2, which Adelphia carries for local Smallville fans.

Another interesting question is whether new KXTU owners Barrington Broadcasting will consider upgrading the station to high definition now that they're signed on with a network that's likely to have more ratings pop.

UPDATE: KXTU GM Steve Dant says the station will be applying for an HD license next month, although getting the frequency and the equipment installed will probably take another two years.


At 4:13 PM, March 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even with the 2 years for them to get HD they will probably beat KOAA. :-)

At 1:12 PM, March 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even though it might set a dangerous precidence for those of us who work in Colorado Springs media, I think KXTU should sign some sort of agreement to simulcast KWGN's soon to be "CW2 Morning News." Just as KFQX in Grand Junction simulcasts KDVR's news show. WB2's morning news seems to be a big hit in COS, and I think it would be a smart move on the part of KXTU and KWGN if they could make this work.

At 6:31 PM, April 01, 2006, Blogger Don McCullen said...

KXTU doing KWGN's News???

Conflict of interest because of sister station KXRM.

I predict that KXRM will start a news parternship with KDVR as well once the agreement with KKTV ends. I don't see the station quite ready to stand alone.

As for KFQX I can't see way the KREX newsteam do new on that channel. KREX runs that channel via an Lease Marketing Agreement


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