KABC-TV
Overview
 
KABC-TV, channel 7, is an owned-and-operated
Owned-and-operated station
In the broadcasting industry , an owned-and-operated station usually refers to a television station or radio station that is owned by the network with which it is associated...

 television station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company
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...

, licensed to Los Angeles
Los Ángeles
Los Ángeles is the capital of the province of Biobío, in the commune of the same name, in Region VIII , in the center-south of Chile. It is located between the Laja and Biobío rivers. The population is 123,445 inhabitants...

, California
California
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

. KABC-TV's studios are located in Glendale
Glendale, California
Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the city population is 191,719, down from 194,973 at the 2000 census. making it the third largest city in Los Angeles County and the 22nd largest city in the state of California...

, California
California
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

. It broadcasts a high definition
High-definition television
High-definition television is video that has resolution substantially higher than that of traditional television systems . HDTV has one or two million pixels per frame, roughly five times that of SD...

 digital signal on VHF channel 7 from its transmitter on Mount Wilson
Mount Wilson (California)
Mount Wilson is one of the better known peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains, part of the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, California. It is the location of the Mount Wilson Observatory and has become the astronomical center of Southern California with and telescopes, and and tall...

.

In the few areas of the western United States where viewers cannot receive ABC programs over-the-air, KABC-TV is available on satellite to subscribers of DirecTV
DirecTV
DirecTV is an American direct broadcast satellite service provider and broadcaster based in El Segundo, California. Its satellite service, launched on June 17, 1994, transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, Latin America, and the Anglophone Caribbean. ...

.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

ABC7 Plus, branded on-air as ABC7+ with the plus sign, primarily airs programming from the Live Well HD Network
Live Well HD Network
Live Well Network is a home, health and lifestyle high definition digital subchannel network owned by Disney-ABC Television Group. The network launched as Live Well HD Network on April 27, 2009, and is currently available on digital subchannels of all ABC owned and operated stations and Belo...

, which premiered on channel 7.2 on April 27, 2009.
Encyclopedia
KABC-TV, channel 7, is an owned-and-operated
Owned-and-operated station
In the broadcasting industry , an owned-and-operated station usually refers to a television station or radio station that is owned by the network with which it is associated...

 television station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company
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...

, licensed to Los Angeles
Los Ángeles
Los Ángeles is the capital of the province of Biobío, in the commune of the same name, in Region VIII , in the center-south of Chile. It is located between the Laja and Biobío rivers. The population is 123,445 inhabitants...

, California
California
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

. KABC-TV's studios are located in Glendale
Glendale, California
Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the city population is 191,719, down from 194,973 at the 2000 census. making it the third largest city in Los Angeles County and the 22nd largest city in the state of California...

, California
California
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

. It broadcasts a high definition
High-definition television
High-definition television is video that has resolution substantially higher than that of traditional television systems . HDTV has one or two million pixels per frame, roughly five times that of SD...

 digital signal on VHF channel 7 from its transmitter on Mount Wilson
Mount Wilson (California)
Mount Wilson is one of the better known peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains, part of the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, California. It is the location of the Mount Wilson Observatory and has become the astronomical center of Southern California with and telescopes, and and tall...

.

In the few areas of the western United States where viewers cannot receive ABC programs over-the-air, KABC-TV is available on satellite to subscribers of DirecTV
DirecTV
DirecTV is an American direct broadcast satellite service provider and broadcaster based in El Segundo, California. Its satellite service, launched on June 17, 1994, transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, Latin America, and the Anglophone Caribbean. ...

.

Digital television

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
Digital channels>
Channel Video Aspect
Aspect ratio
The aspect ratio of a shape is the ratio of its longer dimension to its shorter dimension. It may be applied to two characteristic dimensions of a three-dimensional shape, such as the ratio of the longest and shortest axis, or for symmetrical objects that are described by just two measurements,...

Programming
7.1 720p
720p
720p is the shorthand name for 1280x720, a category of High-definition television video modes having a resolution of 1080 or 720p and a progressive scan...

 
16:9
16:9
16:9 is an aspect ratio with a width of 16 units and height of 9. Since 2009, it has become the most common aspect ratio for sold televisions and computer monitors and is also the international standard format of HDTV, Full HD, non-HD digital television and analog widescreen television ...

 
main KABC programming / ABC HD
7.2 Live Well Network / ABC7+ HD
7.3 480i
480i
480i is the shorthand name for a video mode, namely the US NTSC television system or digital television systems with the same characteristics. The i, which is sometimes uppercase, stands for interlaced, the 480 for a vertical frame resolution of 480 lines containing picture information; while NTSC...

 
4:3  Live Well Network / ABC7+ SD

ABC7 Plus

ABC7 Plus, branded on-air as ABC7+ with the plus sign, primarily airs programming from the Live Well HD Network
Live Well HD Network
Live Well Network is a home, health and lifestyle high definition digital subchannel network owned by Disney-ABC Television Group. The network launched as Live Well HD Network on April 27, 2009, and is currently available on digital subchannels of all ABC owned and operated stations and Belo...

, which premiered on channel 7.2 on April 27, 2009. It also airs rebroadcasts of its local news, public affairs programming, and syndicated shows. However, ABC7+ can carry shows that are normally on the main channel (7.1) if KABC has preempted them for breaking news
Breaking news
Breaking news, also known as a special report or news bulletin, is a current event that broadcasters feel warrants the interruption of scheduled programming and/or current news in order to report its details. Many times, breaking news is used after the news network has already reported on this story...

. Two such preemptions occurred in 2007
2007 in television
2007 in television may refer to:*2007 in American television*2007 in Australian television*2007 in British television*2007 in Canadian television*2007 in Japanese television...

 when ABC7+ aired sports events from ESPN on ABC
ESPN on ABC
ESPN on ABC is the brand used for sports programming on the ABC television network. Officially the broadcast network retains its own sports division; however, for all practical purposes, ABC's sports division has been merged with ESPN, a sports cable network majority-owned by ABC's parent, The...

 while KABC had continuous live news coverage of local wildfire
Wildfire
A wildfire is any uncontrolled fire in combustible vegetation that occurs in the countryside or a wilderness area. Other names such as brush fire, bushfire, forest fire, desert fire, grass fire, hill fire, squirrel fire, vegetation fire, veldfire, and wilkjjofire may be used to describe the same...

s: the Subway 500
2007 Subway 500
The 2007 Subway 500, the 32nd race of the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season and the sixth race in the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup, ran on Sunday, October 21st, 2007, at Martinsville Speedway, located on the outskirts of Martinsville, Virginia...

 NASCAR
NASCAR
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing is a family-owned and -operated business venture that sanctions and governs multiple auto racing sports events. It was founded by Bill France Sr. in 1947–48. As of 2009, the CEO for the company is Brian France, grandson of the late Bill France Sr...

 NEXTEL Cup Series race on October 21 and the first round of the Skins Game
Skins Game
A skins game is a type of scoring for various sports, most notably golf but also for curling and bowling.-LG Skins Game:There was an annual skins game for male professional golfers which takes place in November or December each year after the end of the official PGA Tour season. It is recognized by...

 golf tournament on November 24.

On September 12, 2009 ABC7+ aired live coverage of a memorial service at Dodger Stadium
Dodger Stadium
Dodger Stadium, also sometimes called Chavez Ravine, is a stadium in Los Angeles. Located adjacent to Downtown Los Angeles, Dodger Stadium has been the home ballpark of Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers team since 1962...

 in Los Angeles for two members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department
Los Angeles County Fire Department
The Los Angeles County Fire Department , serves unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County, as well as 58 cities and towns that choose to have the county provide fire and EMS services, including La Habra. It should not be confused with the Los Angeles City Fire Department, which serves the city of...

 who died while fighting the Station Fire
2009 California wildfires
The 2009 California wildfires were a series of 63 wildfires that were active in the state of California, USA, during the year 2009. The fires burned more than of land from the beginning of July through late November due to red flag warnings, destroying hundreds of structures and killing two people...

 in the Angeles National Forest
Angeles National Forest
The Angeles National Forest of the U.S. National Forest Service is located in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, southern California. It was established on July 1, 1908, incorporating the first San Bernardino National Forest and parts of the former Santa Barbara and San Gabriel...

. KABC's Saturday morning ABC Kids children's programming aired as scheduled without preemption.

Analog-to-digital conversion

KABC-TV shut down its analog signal, over VHF
Very high frequency
Very high frequency is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz to 300 MHz. Frequencies immediately below VHF are denoted High frequency , and the next higher frequencies are known as Ultra high frequency...

 channel 7, on June 12, 2009 at 12:00 p.m., , as part of the DTV transition in the United States
DTV transition in the United States
The DTV transition in the United States was the switchover from analog to exclusively digital broadcasting of free over-the-air television programming...

. The station had been broadcasting its pre-transition digital signal over UHF
Ultra high frequency
Ultra-High Frequency designates the ITU Radio frequency range of electromagnetic waves between 300 MHz and 3 GHz , also known as the decimetre band or decimetre wave as the wavelengths range from one to ten decimetres...

 channel 53, but returned to channel 7 for its post-transition operations. KABC broadcasts in 720p
720p
720p is the shorthand name for 1280x720, a category of High-definition television video modes having a resolution of 1080 or 720p and a progressive scan...

 high definition on virtual channel 7.1, since ABC Network programming uses that particular HD format.

After the digital transition commenced, some viewers had difficulty receiving the new signal, despite its current level of 25,000 watts. On March 31, 2009, KABC-TV filed an application to the FCC to upgrade its signal strength to 28,700 watts. It was granted a construction permit on March 3, 2011.

History

Channel 7 first went on the air as KECA-TV on September 16, 1949. At the same time, it was the last of Los Angeles' VHF television stations to sign on, and the last of the five original ABC-owned stations to debut, after KGO-TV
KGO-TV
KGO-TV, channel 7, is an owned-and-operated television station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company, based in San Francisco, California...

 in San Francisco signed on four months earlier.

The station was named after Los Angeles broadcasting pioneer Earle C. Anthony
Earle C. Anthony
Earle C. Anthony was a pioneer businessman based in Los Angeles, California. He is primarily known for his achievements in two fields: Broadcasting and automobiles...

, whose initials were also present on channel 7's then-sister radio station, KECA (790 AM, now KABC
KABC (AM)
KABC is a Los Angeles radio station, and a West Coast flagship station for the Cumulus Media company. A pioneer of the talk radio format, the station went "all-talk" in 1960 and was one of the first stations to do so...

). KECA radio had been an affiliate of the 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...

 Blue Network
Blue Network
The Blue Network, and its immediate predecessor, the NBC Blue Network, were the on-air names of an American radio production and distribution service from 1927 to 1945...

. Anthony's other Los Angeles radio station, KFI
KFI
KFI is an AM radio station in Los Angeles, California. It received its license to operate on March 31, 1922 and began operating on April 16, 1922 as one of the United States' first high-powered, "clear-channel" stations...

, was aligned with the Red Network. The Red Network survived the split of the two NBC radio networks ordered by the Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency of the United States government, created, Congressional statute , and with the majority of its commissioners appointed by the current President. The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum, the...

 (FCC) in 1943. Edward J. Noble, who bought the Blue Network (beginning its transformation into ABC), purchased KECA radio a year later when the FCC forced Anthony to divest one of his Los Angeles radio stations.

On February 1, 1954 KECA-TV changed its call letters to the present KABC-TV.

From the time of its initial sign-on in 1949, channel 7 was located at the ABC Television Center (now branded as the Prospect Studios), located in the Los Feliz
Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California
Los Feliz, also Rancho Los Feliz is an affluent, hilly neighborhood in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California, named after its land grantee José Vicente Feliz....

 neighborhood of Los Angeles, east of Hollywood. In December 1999, KABC-TV moved from its longtime studios to a new state-of-the-art facility designed by César Pelli
César Pelli
César Pelli is an Argentine architect known for designing some of the world's tallest buildings and other major urban landmarks. In 1991, the American Institute of Architects listed Pelli among the ten most influential living American architects...

 in nearby Glendale
Glendale, California
Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the city population is 191,719, down from 194,973 at the 2000 census. making it the third largest city in Los Angeles County and the 22nd largest city in the state of California...

. The station is currently a short distance from ABC's West Coast headquarters, and from parent Walt Disney Company's headquarters in Burbank
Burbank, California
Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States, north of downtown Los Angeles. The estimated population in 2010 was 103,340....

.

KABC-TV has used the Circle 7 logo since 1962 (the same year ABC created and implemented its current logo), and augmented its bottom left quadrant with the ABC network logo in 1997. The station's news anchors and reporters wear Circle 7 lapel pins when they appear on camera, a practice that had once been standard at each of the original five ABC-owned stations.

On February 4, 2006, KABC-TV became the first television station in California to broadcast its newscasts in high-definition
High-definition television
High-definition television is video that has resolution substantially higher than that of traditional television systems . HDTV has one or two million pixels per frame, roughly five times that of SD...

. Along with the in-house upgrades, the station debuted an upgraded news set and an update to its theme music.

News programming

KABC-TV first adopted the Eyewitness News
Eyewitness News
Eyewitness News is a style of news broadcasting used by local television stations in different markets across the United States. It refers to a particular style of television newscast with an emphasis on visual elements and action video...

format in February 1969, not long after it became a hit at sister station WABC-TV
WABC-TV
WABC-TV, channel 7, is the flagship station of the Disney-owned American Broadcasting Company located in New York City. The station's studios and offices are located on the Upper West Side section of Manhattan, adjacent to ABC's corporate headquarters, and its transmitter is atop the Empire State...

 in New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

. Like the other ABC-owned stations, Channel 7 used the "Tar Sequence" cue from the soundtrack of the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke
Cool Hand Luke
Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring Paul Newman. The screenplay was adapted by Donn Pearce and Frank Pierson from Pearce's 1965 novel of the same name. The film features George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D...

as its theme music, and continued to do so even after the others adopted the Frank Gari
Frank Gari
Frank Gari is a popular singer and songwriter from the late 1950s and early 1960s. His best known songs as a performer are "Utopia" , "Lullaby of Love" and "Princess" , all of which hit the U.S. Top 40 in 1961. He co-wrote with Roger McGuinn the song Beach Ball for Bobby Darin...

-composed "News Series 2000", an updated version of the theme. Later on, the original Cool Hand Luke theme was used only in the news open. The station's newscasts used a synthesized version of the old theme, composed by Frank Becker, during the mid-1980s. KABC-TV picked up the News Series 2000 package in 1990. In 1995 KABC began using Gari's "Eyewitness News" music package, which remains the station's news theme.

During the 1980s, KABC-TV was one of a few stations in the country to run a three-hour block of local news
United States television news
Television news in the United States has evolved over many years. It has gone from a simple 10- to 15-minute format in the evenings, to a variety of programs and channels...

 during weekday afternoons and early evenings from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The station was the first in the region, if not the state, to introduce an hour-long newscast at 4 p.m., first anchored by Jerry Dunphy
Jerry Dunphy
Jerry Dunphy was an American television news anchor in the Los Angeles/Southern California media market. He was best known for his catchy intro "From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California, a good evening."...

 and Tawny Little
Tawny Little
Tawny Little, née Tawny Elaine Godin , is an American television presenter and former Miss America in 1976.-Career:...

 in September 1980. Before this the station ran two hours of news from 5–7 p.m.

The station reduced this block by one half hour in 1990, when it moved ABC World News Tonight from 7:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For a time in the late 1980s, its 6:30 p.m. newscast was branded "Eyewitness Update" and served as a final recap of the day's news, similar in nature to an 11 p.m. newscast.

KABC-TV is one of two ABC stations on the West Coast to air World News at 6:30 p.m.; the only other ABC station to do this is KGTV
KGTV
KGTV, digital channel 10, is the ABC television affiliate in San Diego, California. The station can be seen on Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, and AT&T U-verse on cable channel 10 in standard definition. Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable carry its high definition signal on cable...

 in San Diego. Most other Western ABC stations run this broadcast at 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. When the network soap opera Port Charles
Port Charles
Port Charles was a daytime soap opera which aired on ABC from June 2, 1997 to October 3, 2003. It is a spin-off of the serial General Hospital, which has been running since 1963 and takes place in the fictional city of Port Charles, New York...

ended its run in 2003, channel 7 expanded its midday newscast to a full hour.

KABC-TV is one of two Los Angeles television stations with a full-time presence in California's state capital, Sacramento
Sacramento, California
Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the county seat of Sacramento County. It is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California's expansive Central Valley. With a population of 466,488 at the 2010 census,...

. Since late 2003, the station has shared resources
Common-pool resource
In economics, a common-pool resource , also called a common property resource, is a type of good consisting of a natural or human-made resource system , whose size or characteristics makes it costly, but not impossible, to exclude potential beneficiaries from obtaining benefits from its use...

 with sister stations KGO-TV in San Francisco and KFSN-TV
KFSN-TV
KFSN-TV, UHF channel 30, is an owned-and-operated television station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company, located in Fresno, California. The station's transmitter is located in Meadow Lakes, California. Its signal covers the Central San Joaquin Valley and the mountain...

 in Fresno
Fresno, California
Fresno is a city in central California, United States, the county seat of Fresno County. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 510,365, making it the fifth largest city in California, the largest inland city in California, and the 34th largest in the nation...

 to staff a Sacramento bureau following Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American former professional bodybuilder, actor, businessman, investor, and politician. Schwarzenegger served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011....

's election to the office of Governor of California
Governor of California
The Governor of California is the chief executive of the California state government, whose responsibilities include making annual State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that state laws are enforced...

, during the 2003 California recall.

Notable on-air staff who have worked for the station's news department include Jerry Dunphy
Jerry Dunphy
Jerry Dunphy was an American television news anchor in the Los Angeles/Southern California media market. He was best known for his catchy intro "From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California, a good evening."...

, Christine Lund
Christine Lund
Christine Lund, also known as Christine Lundstedt is a former popular Los Angeles news anchor for KABC-TV from the early 1970s to the late 1990s and consistently garnered high ratings.-Biography:...

, Bill Bonds
Bill Bonds
Bill Bonds is an American television anchor and reporter, best known for his work at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan. Born in 1933, Bonds became an Action News anchorman beginning in the early 1970s.-Early career:...

, Lisa McRee
Lisa McRee
Lisa McRee is an American television journalist and former news anchor, born in Fort Worth, Texas.She was a news anchor for WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas, from 1989 to 1991 before becoming one of the original anchors, along with Aaron Brown, of ABC News' World News Now when the show launched in 1992...

, Harold Greene
Harold Greene
Harold Greene is a former award-winning journalist, best known for working at KCAL 9 News and CBS 2 News in Los Angeles. Before joining the CBS duopoly, Greene enjoyed a long television news career, mostly in Southern California....

, Tawny Little
Tawny Little
Tawny Little, née Tawny Elaine Godin , is an American television presenter and former Miss America in 1976.-Career:...

, Laura Diaz
Laura Diaz (TV anchor)
Laura Diaz is a Southern California newscaster. In September 2011, Diaz announced that she would be leaving KCBS-TV after nine years to pursue producing projects under her own banner....

, Paul Moyer
Paul Moyer
Paul Moyer is a veteran television news broadcaster in Southern California. He co-anchored the 5 PM and 11 PM weekday editions of KNBC-TV's Channel 4 News with Colleen Williams. Moyer has worked primarily in the two major television markets—New York and Los Angeles—in addition to briefly working...

, Chuck Henry
Chuck Henry
Chuck Henry is a Los Angeles television personality and a newscaster with over 35 years of news experience. Henry can be seen co-anchoring the 5, 6 and 11 PM newscasts on KNBC-TV...

, Dr. George Fischbeck, Regis Philbin
Regis Philbin
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin is an American media personality, actor and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. Philbin is often called "the hardest working man in show business" and holds the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera...

, Judd Rose
Judd Rose
Judd Rose was a television journalist.While a college student at UCLA, Rose was a reporter for the student newspaper, during which time he also appeared as a contestant on the final episode of the ABC game show Split Second in 1975....

, and Bill Weir
Bill Weir
William Francis Weir is an American television journalist and co-anchor of Nightline on ABC. Before Nightline, he was a co-host of the weekend edition of Good Morning America from 2004 to 2010.-Career:...

. Former channel 7 sports reporters and anchors include former NFL
National Football League
The National Football League is the highest level of professional American football in the United States, and is considered the top professional American football league in the world. It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, with the league changing...

 players Lynn Swann
Lynn Swann
-Collegiate:Swann attended the University of Southern California, where he was an All-American on the Trojans football team. He played under legendary coach John McKay, including the 1972 undefeated and national championship season. McKay said of Swann, "He has speed, soft hands, and grace." He...

, Gene Washington, Jim Hill
Jim Hill (sportscaster)
James Webster "Jim" Hill is a retired American football defensive back who played in the National Football League. He is now a Los Angeles-based sportscaster and currently lead sports anchor and sports director at KCBS-TV...

 and Bob Chandler
Bob Chandler
Robert Donald Chandler was an American football wide receiver in the National Football League.-Professional career:...

, and former Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League...

 player (and current Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers are a professional baseball team based in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers are members of Major League Baseball's National League West Division. Established in 1883, the team originated in Brooklyn, New York, where it was known by a number of nicknames before becoming...

 radio analyst and play-by-play announcer) Rick Monday
Rick Monday
Robert James "Rick" Monday, Jr. is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball and is currently a broadcast announcer. From 1966 through 1984, Monday, a center fielder for most of his career, played for the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics , Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers...

.

During the 1970s and 1980s the station's newscasts often included spirited mini-debates and commentaries reflecting various political viewpoints. Several notable politicians and political pundits
Pundit (politics)
A pundit is someone who offers to mass media his or her opinion or commentary on a particular subject area on which they are knowledgeable. The term has been increasingly applied to popular media personalities...

 appeared on these segments including Proposition 13
California Proposition 13 (1978)
Proposition 13 was an amendment of the Constitution of California enacted during 1978, by means of the initiative process. It was approved by California voters on June 6, 1978. It was declared constitutional by the United States Supreme Court in the case of Nordlinger v. Hahn,...

 backer Howard Jarvis
Howard Jarvis
Howard Arnold Jarvis was an American businessman, lobbyist, and politician. He was an anti-tax activist responsible for passage of California's Proposition 13 in 1978.-Early life and education:...

, former U.S. Representative
United States House of Representatives
The United States House of Representatives is one of the two Houses of the United States Congress, the bicameral legislature which also includes the Senate.The composition and powers of the House are established in Article One of the Constitution...

 and Senator
United States Senate
The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives comprises the United States Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. Each...

 John Tunney, Bruce Herschensohn
Bruce Herschensohn
Stanley Bruce Herschensohn is an American political commentator and senior fellow at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy in Malibu, California....

, Bill Press
Bill Press
William "Bill" Press is a US talk radio host, political commentator and author.-Career:Press has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Niagara University and Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg. He started his broadcasting career in Los Angeles for TV stations KABC-TV and...

 and Baxter Ward
Baxter Ward
Baxter Ward was a television news anchor who served two terms on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Prior to his election on the board, he ran third in an unsuccessful bid to unseat Sam Yorty for Mayor of Los Angeles in 1969.In 1974, Ward launched the nation’s first county-owned...

. In addition, like many other stations at the time, KABC-TV aired brief editorials from the station's general manager, most notably John Severino, who served throughout the 1980s. This practice was discontinued in 1990.

Today, KABC-TV airs 44 hours and 55 minutes of news a week (with 6 hours and 35 minutes on weekdays, 5 hours on Saturdays, and 7 hours on Sundays), Second most of any TV station in Los Angeles behind KTLA-TV.

Ratings

The introduction of Eyewitness News, followed by the addition of syndicated staples such as The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show is an American syndicated talk show hosted and produced by its namesake Oprah Winfrey. It ran nationally for 25 seasons beginning in 1986, before concluding in 2011. It is the highest-rated talk show in American television history....

(in 1986), Live! with Kelly (in 1991), 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...

, and 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...

(both game shows in 1992) has generally allowed KABC to maintain a substantial ratings advantage over its competition.

Leveraging the strength of its sizeable Oprah lead-in at 3:00 p.m, KABC has long held first or second in the ratings for its 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. news block. However, ratings leads for the morning and late news have typically been spirited (and expensive) battles with local stations KTLA
KTLA
KTLA, virtual channel 5, is a television station in Los Angeles, California, USA. Owned by the Tribune Company, KTLA is an affiliate of the CW Television Network. KTLA's studios are on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, and its transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson...

 and KTTV
KTTV
KTTV, channel 11, is an owned-and-operated television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in Los Angeles, California. Serving the vast Los Angeles metropolitan area, KTTV is a sister station to KCOP , Los Angeles' MyNetworkTV station...

 in the morning, and KNBC
KNBC
KNBC, channel 4, is an owned-and-operated television station of the NBC Television Network, licensed to Los Angeles, California, USA. KNBC's studios and offices are located within the NBC Studios complex in Burbank, California, and its transmitter is located on Mount Wilson...

 (and recently KCBS-TV
KCBS-TV
KCBS-TV, channel 2, is an owned-and-operated television station of the CBS Television Network, located in Los Angeles, California. KCBS-TV shares its offices and studio facilities with sister station KCAL-TV inside CBS Studio Center in the Studio City section of Los Angeles, and its transmitter...

) at 11:00 p.m.

With its across-the-board ratings success in hand, the station has been known to run quick five-second promos throughout the day that say, "ABC7 – #1 in news, #1 in Southern California." This is a throwback to its openers during the 1980s, when the station proudly proclaimed itself "Number One in Southern California."

Other programming

KABC-TV produces several local shows including Vista L.A.. (which profiles Latino
Latino
The demonyms Latino and Latina , are defined in English language dictionaries as:* "a person of Latin-American descent."* "A Latin American."* "A person of Hispanic, especially Latin-American, descent, often one living in the United States."...

 life in Southern California), and Eye on L.A. (which has been on the air in some form since the early 1980s). On weekends, the station airs Eyewitness Newsmakers, hosted by reporter Adrienne Alpert.

The station produces a sports/variety type show branded ABC 7 Sports Zone, which formerly originated from the ESPN Zone
ESPN Zone
ESPN Zone is a Southern California-based chain of two sports-themed restaurants that include arcades, TV studios, and radio studios that are currently franchised, but formally owned by the American cable network ESPN. The first ESPN Zone opened in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 11, 1998, in the Power...

 in Anaheim
Anaheim, California
Anaheim is a city in Orange County, California. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was about 365,463, making it the most populated city in Orange County, the 10th most-populated city in California, and ranked 54th in the United States...

. This show airs occasionally following network telecasts of NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a semi-voluntary association of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States...

 football and NBA
National Basketball Association
The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America. It consists of thirty franchised member clubs, of which twenty-nine are located in the United States and one in Canada...

 games. Most ABC 7 Sports Zone shows now originate from local sports venues including the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Rose Bowl
Rose Bowl (stadium)
The Rose Bowl is an outdoor athletic stadium in Pasadena, California, U.S., in Los Angeles County. The stadium is the site of the annual college football bowl game, the Rose Bowl, held on New Year's Day. In 1982, it became the home field of the UCLA Bruins college football team of the Pac-12...

 in Pasadena
Pasadena, California
Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Although famous for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena is the home to many scientific and cultural institutions, including the California Institute of Technology , the Jet...

 and Staples Center
Staples Center
Staples Center is a multi-purpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street. Opening on October 17, 1999, it is one of the major sporting facilities in the Greater Los Angeles...

 in Los Angeles, and occasionally at the station's studios in Glendale. It is hosted by Rob Fukuzaki, and is joined during the basketball season by former Los Angeles Laker
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. They play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association...

 great Michael Cooper. This program is a spin-off of Monday Night Live, which aired on KABC-TV from 1989 until Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football is a live broadcast of the National Football League on ESPN. From to it aired on ABC. Monday Night Football was, along with Hallmark Hall of Fame, and the Walt Disney anthology television series, one of the longest running prime time commercial network television series...

left the network after the 2005 NFL season
2005 NFL season
The 2005 NFL season was the 86th regular season of the National Football League.With the New England Patriots as the defending league champions, regular season play was held from September 8, 2005 to January 1, 2006...

. That show was hosted by Todd Donoho
Todd Donoho
Todd Donoho is a radio and television sportscaster, who hosts the post-game show for Missouri Tigers basketball on the statewide Tiger Radio Network...

 until 1997, and later Bill Weir
Bill Weir
William Francis Weir is an American television journalist and co-anchor of Nightline on ABC. Before Nightline, he was a co-host of the weekend edition of Good Morning America from 2004 to 2010.-Career:...

 and Rob Fukuzaki and featured an extensive trivia contest.

The station also produce a weekly entertainment program OnTheRedCarpet
OnTheRedCarpet
OnTheRedCarpet is a weekly entertainment news show that highlights celebrity news, Hollywood events and star style. The show is syndicated by ABC throughout the United States, and hosted by former Miss USA Rachel Smith, and Chris Balish, an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist.- Overview...

, hosted by Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith
Rachel Renee Smith is an American beauty queen and television personality from Clarksville, Tennessee, who won the Miss USA pageant in 2007 and who previously had competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant.-Early life:...

 and Chris Balish. This program is also aired on other ABC-owned stations.

Prior to ABC's annual telecasts of the Academy Awards
Academy Awards
An Academy Award, also known as an Oscar, is an accolade bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers...

, KABC-TV produces a live pre-awards show, An Evening at the Academy Awards: The Arrivals, featuring red carpet interviews and fashion commentary. This show also airs on the network's other owned stations and is syndicated to several ABC affiliates and other broadcasters outside the country. The station also produces and broadcasts post-ceremony show called An Evening at the Academy Awards: The Winners.

In the past, KABC-TV featured various locally produced shows such as AM Los Angeles; a morning talk show which at various times featured personalities Regis Philbin
Regis Philbin
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin is an American media personality, actor and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. Philbin is often called "the hardest working man in show business" and holds the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera...

, Sarah Purcell
Sarah Purcell
Sarah Purcell is an American former talk show host, game show host, and panelist.She was co-host of The Better Sex , Real People , America , and The Home Show , and made guest appearances on several TV dramas. She also co-starred in the 1981 film Terror Among Us with Tracy Reed...

, Ralph Story
Ralph Story
Ralph Story, originally Ralph Bernard Snyder was an American television and radio personality. He was best remembered as the host of The $64,000 Challenge, a spin off of the game show The $64,000 Question, from 1956 until 1958.-Biography:Story was born Ralph Bernard Snyder in Kalamazoo, Michigan...

, Tawny Little, Cristina Ferrare
Cristina Ferrare
Cristina Ferrare is a former fashion model, actress, author and television talk-show host....

, Cyndy Garvey, and Steve Edwards
Steve Edwards (talk show host)
Steve Edwards is an American television personality on Los Angeles, California, morning shows, including AM Los Angeles, Two on The Town, and Good Day L.A....

 as hosts. Edwards also hosted a short lived afternoon show in the mid-1980s branded 330, which aired after the network airing of the soap opera The Edge of Night
The Edge of Night
The Edge of Night is an American television mystery series/soap opera produced by Procter & Gamble. It debuted on CBS on April 2, 1956, and ran as a live broadcast on that network until November 28, 1975; the series then moved to ABC, where it aired from December 1, 1975, until December 28, 1984...

. (Live with Regis and Kelly, co-hosted by Philbin and produced at corporate sister station WABC-TV
WABC-TV
WABC-TV, channel 7, is the flagship station of the Disney-owned American Broadcasting Company located in New York City. The station's studios and offices are located on the Upper West Side section of Manhattan, adjacent to ABC's corporate headquarters, and its transmitter is atop the Empire State...

 in New York, now occupies the former time slot of AM Los Angeles.)

On April 30, 1954, KABC-TV aired a preview, Dig Me Later, Vampira, hosted by Maila Nurmi
Maila Nurmi
Maila Nurmi was a Finnish-American actress who created the campy 1950s characterVampira. She portrayed Vampira as TV's first horror host and in the Ed Wood cult film Plan 9 from Outer Space...

 at 11:00pm. The Vampira Show premiered on the following night, May 1, 1954. For the first four weeks, the show aired at midnight, and it moved to 11:00pm on May 29. Ten months later, the series aired at 10:30 p.m., beginning March 5, 1955. As Vampira, Nurmi introduced films while wandering through a hallway of mist and cobwebs. Her horror-related comedy antics included talking to her pet spider Rollo and encouraging viewers to write for epitaph
Epitaph
An epitaph is a short text honoring a deceased person, strictly speaking that is inscribed on their tombstone or plaque, but also used figuratively. Some are specified by the dead person beforehand, others chosen by those responsible for the burial...

s instead of autographs. When the series was cancelled in 1955, she retained rights to the character of Vampira.

In 1964, Pinky Lee
Pinky Lee
Pincus Leff , better known as Pinky Lee, was an American burlesque comic and host of a children's television program, The Pinky Lee Show, in the early 1950s.-Biography:...

 attempted a return to kids TV by hosting a local children's comedy program on KABC-TV. The series was also seen in national syndication for the 1964 and 1965 TV seasons. But the program fell prey to creative interference from the show's producers and from station management. Lee tried to fight off the creative interference, but his efforts were for naught. The 1960s version of "The Pinky Lee Kids TV Show" went off the air after one season.

Dispute with Time Warner Cable

In July 2010, ABC's parent company, Disney, announced that it was involved in another carriage dispute with Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable is an American cable television company that operates in 28 states and has 31 operating divisions...

 for the first time in ten years. This dispute involved four ABC owned-and-operated stations (including KABC-TV), Disney Channel
Disney Channel
Disney Channel is an American basic cable and satellite television network, owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company. It is under the direction of Disney-ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney. The channel's headquarters is located on West Alameda Ave. in...

 and the networks of ESPN
ESPN
Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, commonly known as ESPN, is an American global cable television network focusing on sports-related programming including live and pre-taped event telecasts, sports talk shows, and other original programming....

. If a deal was not in place, the entire Disney cluster would've been removed from Time Warner and Bright House
Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is a cable television company, the seventh largest cable operator and the sixth largest traditional multiple system operator in the United States owned by Advance/Newhouse, headquartered in Syracuse, New York...

 cable systems across the country. On September 2, 2010, Disney and Time Warner Cable reached a long-term agreement to keep the Disney family of channels on its systems.

Anchors

  • Phillip Palmer – weekday mornings 4:30 a.m.-7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Leslie Sykes
    Leslie Sykes
    Leslie Ann Sykes is a television news anchor and reporter.-Biography:Leslie Sykes is the morning and midday co-anchor of the "Eyewitness News" at KABC-TV, ABC's owned and operated television station in Los Angeles.Leslie Ann Sykes was born in San Diego, California as the youngest of three children...

     – weekday mornings 4:30 a.m.-7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Ellen Leyva – weekdays 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • David Ono – weekdays 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Marc Brown
    Marc Brown (journalist)
    Marc Alan Brown is a television news anchor at KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Brown co-anchors the station's Eyewitness News HD newscasts at 5 pm and 11 pm with Michelle Tuzee...

     - weeknights 5 p.m. and 11 p.m
  • Michelle Tuzee
    Michelle Tuzee
    Michelle Tuzee is an American newscaster who co-anchors KABC‘s Eyewitness News at 5 pm and 11 pm with Marc Brown.- Biography :Michelle Tuzee is an anchor for ABC Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV....

     – weeknights 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • John Gregory – weekend mornings
  • John Hartung – weekend evenings 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Jovana Lara – weekend evenings 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Christina Salvo - weekend mornings

Weather

  • Garth Kemp – weekdays 4:30 a.m.-7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Dallas Raines
    Dallas Raines
    Dallas Raines is a award-winning chief meteorologist at KABC-TV in Los Angeles and was also certified by the American Meteorological Society ....

     (AMS
    American Meteorological Society
    The American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. Founded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society has a membership...

     Certified Broadcast Meteorologist
    Certified Broadcast Meteorologist
    Certified Broadcast Meteorologist is a rating for meteorologists given by the American Meteorological Society.The Certified Broadcast Meteorologist program was established to raise the professional standard in broadcast meteorology and encourage a broader range of scientific understanding,...

     Seal of Approval) – Chief Meteorologist; weeknights at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Danny Romero – weekend evenings 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Bri Winkler - weekend mornings

Traffic

  • Scott Reiff – weekday mornings AIR7HD
  • Alysha Del Valle – weekday mornings
  • Kalyna Astrinos – weekday afternoons
  • Kelly Sanchez - weekday afternoons (fill-in)

Sports

  • Rob Fukuzaki – sports director, weeknights at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Curt Sandoval – weekends at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., weekday sports reporter
  • John Hartung – fill-in sports anchor/reporter

Reporters

  • Adrienne Alpert (General Reporter, Host "Newsmakers")
  • Lori Corbin ("Food Coach" / food/nutrition/exercise)
  • Denise Dador ("Health Specialist")
  • Eileen Frere (Orange County
    Orange County, California
    Orange County is a county in the U.S. state of California. Its county seat is Santa Ana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,010,232, up from 2,846,293 at the 2000 census, making it the third most populous county in California, behind Los Angeles County and San Diego County...

     Bureau Chief)
  • Sid Garcia (General Reporter)
  • Carlos Granda (General Reporter)
  • Rob Hayes (General Reporter)
  • Miriam Hernandez (General Reporter)
  • Robert Holguin (General Reporter)
  • Leticia Juarez (General Reporter (Inland Empire
    Inland Empire (California)
    The Inland Empire is a region in Southern California. The region sits directly east of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Inland Empire most commonly is used in reference to the U.S. Census Bureau's federally-defined Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metropolitan area, which covers more than...

    )
  • Dave Kunz ("Automotive Specialist")
  • Melissa McBride (General Reporter)
  • Rob McMillan (Inland Empire
    Inland Empire (California)
    The Inland Empire is a region in Southern California. The region sits directly east of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Inland Empire most commonly is used in reference to the U.S. Census Bureau's federally-defined Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metropolitan area, which covers more than...

     Bureau Chief)
  • Leslie Miller (General Reporter)
  • Nannette Miranda
    Nannette Miranda
    Nannette Miranda is the Sacramento Bureau Chief for KABC-TV in Los Angeles, KGO-TV in San Francisco, and KFSN-TV in Fresno. She joined the three ABC-owned stations in December 2003 after they decided to share resources to establish a full-time presence in California's state capitalPrior coming back...

     (Sacramento
    Sacramento, California
    Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the county seat of Sacramento County. It is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California's expansive Central Valley. With a population of 466,488 at the 2010 census,...

     Bureau Chief)
  • John North (Political Reporter)
  • George Pennacchio ("Entertainment Guru")
  • Darsha Philips (General Reporter)
  • Amy Powell (General Reporter)
  • Subha Ravindhran (General Reporter)
  • Ric Romero
    Ric Romero
    Ric Romero is the consumer reporter for KABC, a television station in the U.S. city of Los Angeles.Born in Los Angeles, Romero graduated from San José State University with a degree in Broadcasting and Business and a minor in Theatre Arts...

     ("Consumer Specialist")
  • Rudabeh Shahbazi (General Reporter)
  • Leo Stallworth (General Reporter)
  • Leanne Suter (General Reporter)

AIR7HD

Pilot reporters:
  • Scott Reiff – AM Traffic, Breaking News
  • Bill Thomas – Afternoons/Evening, Breaking News reporter
  • J.T. Alpaugh – Alternate Breaking News reporter, fill-in

Notable former staff

  • Jessica Aguirre
    Jessica Aguirre
    Jessica D. Aguirre is a Cuban-American television journalist.-Biography:Jessica Aguirre is a first generation Cuban-American, the daughter of immigrants she grew up in Florida...

     (now 6 & 11 p.m. anchor NBC Bay Area News KNTV
    KNTV
    KNTV, channel 11, is the NBC owned-and-operated television station in the Bay Area market. It is licensed to San Jose, with its transmitter located on San Bruno Mountain, just south of San Francisco. It shares facilities in San Jose with NBC Universal sister station KSTS and CNBC's Silicon...

    )
  • Fred Anderson (journalist)
    Fred Anderson (journalist)
    Fred Anderson was an Emmy award-winning American television news reporter in Los Angeles, California.Anderson was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1937, and studied music before becoming interested in radio broadcasting. He worked at radio stations in Boston MA, Roanoke VA, and New Orleans LA...

     (deceased)
  • Sparky Anderson
    Sparky Anderson
    George Lee "Sparky" Anderson was an American Major League Baseball manager. He managed the National League's Cincinnati Reds to the 1975 and 1976 championships, then added a third title in 1984 with the Detroit Tigers of the American League. He was the first manager to win the World Series in both...

      (deceased)
  • Ed Arnold
    Ed Arnold
    Ed Arnold is an American news anchor.Ed Arnold in California is currently a co-anchor for Real Orange, a nightly news and public affairs show for Orange County, California on KOCE, one of the four PBS stations in the Los Angeles market. Prior to joining KOCE, he was one of the Orange County bureau...

     (now with KOCE-TV
    KOCE-TV
    KOCE-TV is a Public Broadcasting Service member Public televisionstation, and is the primary PBS member for Los Angeles and Southern California. KOCE also features programming focused on the communities of Orange County, California. It airs Orange County's only nightly newscast, Real Orange, with...

     anchoring Real Orange)
  • Rona Barrett
    Rona Barrett
    Rona Barrett is an American gossip columnist and businesswoman. She currently runs the Rona Barrett Foundation, a non-profit organization in Santa Ynez, California, dedicated to the aid and support of senior citizens in need.-Career and personal life:As a teenager, Barrett overcame a degenerative...

  • Bill Bonds
    Bill Bonds
    Bill Bonds is an American television anchor and reporter, best known for his work at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan. Born in 1933, Bonds became an Action News anchorman beginning in the early 1970s.-Early career:...

  • Susan Campos
    Susan Campos
    Susan Campos worked in television news, as a reporter/anchor in local news at KABC-TV in Los Angeles. She then landed a job as an anchor at NBC on the national weekend Today Show, hosted entertainment shows for MSNBC,and CNN. Ms. Campos is a freelance writer for The New York Times, T Magazine and...

  • Jann Carl
    Jann Carl
    Jann Carl is a Los Angeles-based journalist and, from 1995 to 2008, correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. She has also appeared on Candid Camera and America's Next Top Model. She has co-hosted the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon for 18 years...

     (now with 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...

    )
  • Karen Carlson
    Karen Carlson
    - Career :Carlson was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. She has appeared in many television series and a few films. Her film credits include Shame, Shame, Everybody Knows Her Name , The Candidate with Robert Redford and The Octagon with Chuck Norris...

  • Bob Chandler
    Bob Chandler
    Robert Donald Chandler was an American football wide receiver in the National Football League.-Professional career:...

  • Christine Clayburg
    Christine Clayburg
    Christine Clayburg, born May 26, 1973 in Paso Robles, California is an American television meteorologist who also has done some acting and screenwriting....

  • Laura Diaz
    Laura Diaz (TV anchor)
    Laura Diaz is a Southern California newscaster. In September 2011, Diaz announced that she would be leaving KCBS-TV after nine years to pursue producing projects under her own banner....

     (now with KCBS-TV
    KCBS-TV
    KCBS-TV, channel 2, is an owned-and-operated television station of the CBS Television Network, located in Los Angeles, California. KCBS-TV shares its offices and studio facilities with sister station KCAL-TV inside CBS Studio Center in the Studio City section of Los Angeles, and its transmitter...

    ) Los Angeles)
  • Todd Donoho
    Todd Donoho
    Todd Donoho is a radio and television sportscaster, who hosts the post-game show for Missouri Tigers basketball on the statewide Tiger Radio Network...

  • Jerry Dunphy
    Jerry Dunphy
    Jerry Dunphy was an American television news anchor in the Los Angeles/Southern California media market. He was best known for his catchy intro "From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California, a good evening."...

     (later with KCAL
    KCAL
    KCAL may refer to:*KCAL , a radio station licensed to Redlands, California, United States*KCAL-FM, a radio station licensed to Redlands, California, United States...

    , deceased)
  • Steve Edwards
    Steve Edwards (talk show host)
    Steve Edwards is an American television personality on Los Angeles, California, morning shows, including AM Los Angeles, Two on The Town, and Good Day L.A....

     (now with KTTV
    KTTV
    KTTV, channel 11, is an owned-and-operated television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in Los Angeles, California. Serving the vast Los Angeles metropolitan area, KTTV is a sister station to KCOP , Los Angeles' MyNetworkTV station...

     Los Angeles)
  • Dr. George Fischbeck
    George Fischbeck
    Dr. George Fischbeck was a popular elementary school science teacher and television weatherman on KOB-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico from the early 1960s to early 1970s. In 1972 he moved to KABC-TV in Los Angeles, California, replacing Alan Sloane, where he became a staple on the station's...

  • Gary Franklin
    Gary Franklin
    Gary Franklin was a well-known German American broadcast film critic based in Los Angeles, California. Gary Franklin was born to a Jewish family in Leipzig, Germany on September 22, 1928. His family moved to the United States in 1938 to escape persecution by the Nazis. Franklin earned a...

     (deceased)
  • Dr. Lillian Glass
    Lillian Glass
    Lillian Glass is an American communication and body language expert, media commentator and author. The books she has written incluce Toxic People, He Says She Says, and a body language book, I Know What You're Thinking. She has a monthly body language column in Cosmopolitan Magazine...

  • Harold Greene
    Harold Greene
    Harold Greene is a former award-winning journalist, best known for working at KCAL 9 News and CBS 2 News in Los Angeles. Before joining the CBS duopoly, Greene enjoyed a long television news career, mostly in Southern California....

     (later with KCBS-TV
    KCBS-TV
    KCBS-TV, channel 2, is an owned-and-operated television station of the CBS Television Network, located in Los Angeles, California. KCBS-TV shares its offices and studio facilities with sister station KCAL-TV inside CBS Studio Center in the Studio City section of Los Angeles, and its transmitter...

     Los Angeles, retired)
  • John Hambrick
    John Hambrick
    John Hambrick is an American broadcast journalist, reporter, actor, and voice over announcer.-Broadcast journalist:Hambrick began his television career in 1963, at a station in Abilene, Texas. By 1967 he was working at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati when he was recruited by its sister station in...

  • Judd Hambrick
    Judd Hambrick
    Judd Hambrick is an American former Emmy-award winning television newscaster/reporter.Hambrick grew up in Mount Pleasant, Texas.- Career, accomplishments, and awards :...

     (later with KNBC
    KNBC
    KNBC, channel 4, is an owned-and-operated television station of the NBC Television Network, licensed to Los Angeles, California, USA. KNBC's studios and offices are located within the NBC Studios complex in Burbank, California, and its transmitter is located on Mount Wilson...

     Los Angeles
  • Chuck Henry
    Chuck Henry
    Chuck Henry is a Los Angeles television personality and a newscaster with over 35 years of news experience. Henry can be seen co-anchoring the 5, 6 and 11 PM newscasts on KNBC-TV...

     (now with KNBC
    KNBC
    KNBC, channel 4, is an owned-and-operated television station of the NBC Television Network, licensed to Los Angeles, California, USA. KNBC's studios and offices are located within the NBC Studios complex in Burbank, California, and its transmitter is located on Mount Wilson...

     Los Angeles)
  • Jim Healy
    Jim Healy
    Jim Healy was a longtime Los Angeles, California, sports commentator , whose daily solo radio show featured a number of sound effects and audio clips of famous sports personalities, which he played repeatedly to affect an acerbically humorous tone.Excerpting from his entry on the...

     (deceased)
  • Bruce Herschensohn
    Bruce Herschensohn
    Stanley Bruce Herschensohn is an American political commentator and senior fellow at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy in Malibu, California....

  • Jim Hill
    Jim Hill (sportscaster)
    James Webster "Jim" Hill is a retired American football defensive back who played in the National Football League. He is now a Los Angeles-based sportscaster and currently lead sports anchor and sports director at KCBS-TV...

     (now with KCBS-TV
    KCBS-TV
    KCBS-TV, channel 2, is an owned-and-operated television station of the CBS Television Network, located in Los Angeles, California. KCBS-TV shares its offices and studio facilities with sister station KCAL-TV inside CBS Studio Center in the Studio City section of Los Angeles, and its transmitter...

     Los Angeles)
  • Desiree Horton
    Desiree Horton
    Desiree Tyler Horton , nicknamed "Chopper Chick," is a helicopter pilot and television personality based in Los Angeles, California...

  • J.J. Jackson (deceased)
  • Howard Jarvis
    Howard Jarvis
    Howard Arnold Jarvis was an American businessman, lobbyist, and politician. He was an anti-tax activist responsible for passage of California's Proposition 13 in 1978.-Early life and education:...

  • Dana King
    Dana King
    Dana King, born in Cleveland, is an Emmy Award-winning American broadcast journalist currently serving as anchor for San Francisco CBS Affiliate KPIX....

     (née James) (now with CBS5 KPIX San Francisco)
  • Kelly Lange
    Kelly Lange
    Kelly Lange is an American journalist, most notable for being the first woman to be a nightly news anchor in Los Angeles...

  • Pinky Lee
    Pinky Lee
    Pincus Leff , better known as Pinky Lee, was an American burlesque comic and host of a children's television program, The Pinky Lee Show, in the early 1950s.-Biography:...

     (deceased)
  • Sam Chu Lin
    Sam Chu Lin
    Sam Chu Lin was an American journalist. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, Lin died, at the age of 67, in Burbank, California on March 5, 2006. In the 1960s, he was one of the first Asian Americans to appear on both radio and television, eventually working for all four major broadcast networks...

     (deceased)
  • Tawny Little
    Tawny Little
    Tawny Little, née Tawny Elaine Godin , is an American television presenter and former Miss America in 1976.-Career:...

  • Christine Lund
    Christine Lund
    Christine Lund, also known as Christine Lundstedt is a former popular Los Angeles news anchor for KABC-TV from the early 1970s to the late 1990s and consistently garnered high ratings.-Biography:...

  • Ann Martin (later with KCBS-TV
    KCBS-TV
    KCBS-TV, channel 2, is an owned-and-operated television station of the CBS Television Network, located in Los Angeles, California. KCBS-TV shares its offices and studio facilities with sister station KCAL-TV inside CBS Studio Center in the Studio City section of Los Angeles, and its transmitter...

     Los Angeles, retired)
  • Lisa McRee
    Lisa McRee
    Lisa McRee is an American television journalist and former news anchor, born in Fort Worth, Texas.She was a news anchor for WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas, from 1989 to 1991 before becoming one of the original anchors, along with Aaron Brown, of ABC News' World News Now when the show launched in 1992...

  • Lisa Hernandez, (now with KHOU-TV
    KHOU-TV
    KHOU is the CBS affiliate television station in Houston, Texas. Serving Greater Houston, it is owned by the Belo Corporation and broadcasts on digital and PSIP channel 11...

     in Houston)
  • Dave Michaels
    Dave Michaels (news anchor)
    Dave Michaels was a news anchor on CNN & CNN Headline News from 1985 - 1993. He had previously anchored Eyewitness News at KABC-TV in Los Angeles, and Eleven Alive News at WXIA-TV in Atlanta....

  • Rick Monday
    Rick Monday
    Robert James "Rick" Monday, Jr. is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball and is currently a broadcast announcer. From 1966 through 1984, Monday, a center fielder for most of his career, played for the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics , Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers...

  • Jim Moret
    Jim Moret
    Jim Moret is currently the chief correspondent for the syndicated television news magazine Inside Edition. Moret has covered entertainment news and traditional hard news stories for over 25 years...

 
  • Johnny Mountain
    Johnny Mountain
    Johnny Mountain is a retired weathercaster for both KABC-TV and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, California. He has been described as "one of the most recognizable faces -- and names -- in local TV news."...

     (later with KCBS-TV
    KCBS-TV
    KCBS-TV, channel 2, is an owned-and-operated television station of the CBS Television Network, located in Los Angeles, California. KCBS-TV shares its offices and studio facilities with sister station KCAL-TV inside CBS Studio Center in the Studio City section of Los Angeles, and its transmitter...

     Los Angeles, retired)
  • Paul Moyer
    Paul Moyer
    Paul Moyer is a veteran television news broadcaster in Southern California. He co-anchored the 5 PM and 11 PM weekday editions of KNBC-TV's Channel 4 News with Colleen Williams. Moyer has worked primarily in the two major television markets—New York and Los Angeles—in addition to briefly working...

     (later with KNBC
    KNBC
    KNBC, channel 4, is an owned-and-operated television station of the NBC Television Network, licensed to Los Angeles, California, USA. KNBC's studios and offices are located within the NBC Studios complex in Burbank, California, and its transmitter is located on Mount Wilson...

     Los Angeles, retired)
  • Terry Murphy (later with Hard Copy
    Hard Copy
    Hard Copy is an American tabloid news television show that ran in syndication from 1989 to 1999. Hard Copy was aggressive in its use of questionable material on television, including gratuitous violence....

    )
  • Stu Nahan
    Stu Nahan
    Stu Nahan was an American sportscaster best known for his television broadcasting career in Los Angeles from the 1950s through the 1990s. He is also remembered for his role as a boxing commentator in most of the Rocky films. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6549 Hollywood Blvd...

     (deceased)
  • Maila Nurmi
    Maila Nurmi
    Maila Nurmi was a Finnish-American actress who created the campy 1950s characterVampira. She portrayed Vampira as TV's first horror host and in the Ed Wood cult film Plan 9 from Outer Space...

  • Kevin O'Connell
    Kevin O'Connell (American football)
    Kevin William O'Connell is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft...

     (now at WGRZ in Buffalo, New York
    Buffalo, New York
    Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City. Located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie, Ontario, Buffalo is the seat of Erie County and the principal city of the...

    )
  • Micah Ohlman
    Micah Ohlman
    Micah Ohlman is a television news anchor in Southern California. He currently co-anchors the weekday editions of the KTLA News @ 6pm and 10pm. A Los Angeles native, Ohlman was born in Torrance, graduated from William S. Hart High School in Newhall, and earned a degree in communication studies...

     (now at KTLA
    KTLA
    KTLA, virtual channel 5, is a television station in Los Angeles, California, USA. Owned by the Tribune Company, KTLA is an affiliate of the CW Television Network. KTLA's studios are on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, and its transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson...

     Los Angeles)
  • Warren Olney
    Warren Olney (journalist)
    Warren Olney IV is an American broadcast journalist. He is the host and executive producer of the nationally syndicated Public Radio International program To the Point as well as the local affairs show Which Way, L.A.?, both of which originate at Santa Monica, California public radio station KCRW...

     (now with KCRW-FM Santa Monica
    Santa Mônica
    Santa Mônica is a town and municipality in the state of Paraná in the Southern Region of Brazil.-References:...

    , California
    California
    California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

  • Ron Olsen
    Ron Olsen
    Ron Olsen is a veteran cross-platform journalist based in Los Angeles, California, United States.-Early life:Olsen attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Bemidji State University, Bemidji , MN...

  • Regis Philbin
    Regis Philbin
    Regis Francis Xavier Philbin is an American media personality, actor and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. Philbin is often called "the hardest working man in show business" and holds the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera...

     (now with 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...

    )
  • Bill Press
    Bill Press
    William "Bill" Press is a US talk radio host, political commentator and author.-Career:Press has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Niagara University and Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg. He started his broadcasting career in Los Angeles for TV stations KABC-TV and...

  • Dr. William C. Rader
    William C. Rader
    William C. Rader, M.D. is a controversial Malibu psychiatrist who began administering fetal "stem cell" treatments offshore in the 1990s.- History :...

  • Art Rascon
    Art Rascon
    Art Rascon is the anchor for the five o'clock news for ABCin Houston, Texas. He is an Emmy Award winner and a former vice president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists...

    , (now with KTRK-TV
    KTRK-TV
    KTRK-TV, channel 13, is an owned-and-operated television station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company, located in Houston, Texas...

     in Houston).
  • Maggie Rodriguez
    Maggie Rodriguez
    Margarita Dania Rodriguez is a former co-anchor of the CBS television program, The Early Show, from December 2007 through December 2010. Rodriguez was also a substitute anchor for Katie Couric on The CBS Evening News. Rodriguez was formerly co-anchor of the Saturday edition of The Early Show in 2007...

     (later co-host of The Early Show
    The Early Show
    The Early Show is an American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City. The program airs live from 7 to 9 a.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday; most affiliates in the Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones air the show on tape-delay from 7 to 9 a.m. local time. ...

     on 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...

    )
  • Rich Rodriguez
    Rich Rodriguez
    Richard A. "Rich" Rodriguez is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at the University of Arizona. Rodriguez previously served as the head football coach at Salem University , Glenville State College , West Virginia University , and the University...

  • Judd Rose
    Judd Rose
    Judd Rose was a television journalist.While a college student at UCLA, Rose was a reporter for the student newspaper, during which time he also appeared as a contestant on the final episode of the ABC game show Split Second in 1975....

     (deceased)
  • Wayne Satz
    Wayne Satz
    Wayne Thomas Satz was a reporter who first reported on the McMartin preschool trial. His first McMartin broadcast aired on KABC-TV in Los Angeles on February 2, 1984.-External links:...

     (deceased)
  • John Schubeck
    John Schubeck
    John Schubeck was an American television reporter and anchor, and one of the few to anchor newscasts on all three network owned-and-operated stations in one major market....

     (deceased)
  • Tom Snyder
    Tom Snyder
    Thomas James "Tom" Snyder was an American television personality, news anchor and radio personality best known for his late night talk shows The Tomorrow Show, on the NBC television network in the 1970s and 1980s, and The Late Late Show, on the CBS Television Network in the 1990s...

     (deceased)
  • Ralph Story
    Ralph Story
    Ralph Story, originally Ralph Bernard Snyder was an American television and radio personality. He was best remembered as the host of The $64,000 Challenge, a spin off of the game show The $64,000 Question, from 1956 until 1958.-Biography:Story was born Ralph Bernard Snyder in Kalamazoo, Michigan...

     (deceased)
  • Lynn Swann
    Lynn Swann
    -Collegiate:Swann attended the University of Southern California, where he was an All-American on the Trojans football team. He played under legendary coach John McKay, including the 1972 undefeated and national championship season. McKay said of Swann, "He has speed, soft hands, and grace." He...

  • Tricia Takasugi
    Tricia Takasugi
    Tricia Ann Takasugi is a Japanese-American general assignment reporter for KTTV Fox 11 in Los Angeles.- Biography :...

  • John Tunney
  • Kathy Vara
    Kathy Vara
    Kathy Vara is a morning news anchor. She has joined KNBC Channel 4's early-morning newscast as the sole anchor of the recently expanded 4:30 a.m.-5 a.m. newscast, and joins her fellow anchors from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. as a "contributing anchor" with anchors Chris Schauble and Alycia Lane. Schauble...

     (now back at KNBC
    KNBC
    KNBC, channel 4, is an owned-and-operated television station of the NBC Television Network, licensed to Los Angeles, California, USA. KNBC's studios and offices are located within the NBC Studios complex in Burbank, California, and its transmitter is located on Mount Wilson...

    )
  • Baxter Ward
    Baxter Ward
    Baxter Ward was a television news anchor who served two terms on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Prior to his election on the board, he ran third in an unsuccessful bid to unseat Sam Yorty for Mayor of Los Angeles in 1969.In 1974, Ward launched the nation’s first county-owned...

     (deceased)
  • Gene Washington
  • Bill Weir
    Bill Weir
    William Francis Weir is an American television journalist and co-anchor of Nightline on ABC. Before Nightline, he was a co-host of the weekend edition of Good Morning America from 2004 to 2010.-Career:...

     (now with ABC News
    ABC News
    ABC News is the news gathering and broadcasting division of American broadcast television network ABC, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company...

     - Nightline
    Nightline
    Nightline, or ABC News Nightline is a late-night news program broadcast by ABC in the United States, and has a franchised formula to other networks and stations elsewhere in the world. It airs weeknights, usually for 31 minutes. Created by Roone Arledge, the program featured Ted Koppel as its main...

    )

  • Newscast titles

    • The Southern California/Los Angeles Report (1950–1962)
    • Channel 7 News (1962–1969)
    • Channel 7 Eyewitness News
      Eyewitness News
      Eyewitness News is a style of news broadcasting used by local television stations in different markets across the United States. It refers to a particular style of television newscast with an emphasis on visual elements and action video...

      (1969–1997)
    • ABC-7 Eyewitness News
      Eyewitness News
      Eyewitness News is a style of news broadcasting used by local television stations in different markets across the United States. It refers to a particular style of television newscast with an emphasis on visual elements and action video...

      (1997–February 2006)
    • ABC-7 Eyewitness News
      Eyewitness News
      Eyewitness News is a style of news broadcasting used by local television stations in different markets across the United States. It refers to a particular style of television newscast with an emphasis on visual elements and action video...

       HD
      (February 2006–present)

    Station slogans

    • The Southland's #1 News Team (mid 1970s-early 1980s)
    • Number One in Southern California (early 1980`s–1985)
    • Southern California's News Leader (2000–present; general slogan)
    • Number One in News, Number One in Southern California (2006–present; alternate news slogan)
    • Southern California's First High Definition News (2006–present; news slogan)


    Movie umbrella titles

    • The Big Show (1960s)
    • Movie 7 (1969–1990)
    • The 6:00 Movie (1967–1971)
    • The 6:30 Movie (1971–1974)
    • The 3:30 Movie
      The 4:30 Movie
      The 4:30 Movie was a television program that aired weekday afternoons on WABC-TV in New York from 1968 to 1981. The program was mainly known for individual theme weeks devoted to theatrical feature films or made-for-TV movies starring a certain actor or actress, or to a particular genre, or to...

      (1974–1980)
    • ABC7 Movie Special (1996, 2005–present)
    • ABC7 Prime Movie Special (2003–2004)
    • Channel 7 Midnight Movie (1993–1995)
    • Channel 7 Late Movie (1995–1998)
    • The Vampira Show
      The Vampira Show
      The Vampira Show was an American variety show hosted by Vampira. The series aired on the Los Angeles ABC television affiliate KABC-TV from April 30, 1954, through April 2, 1955...

      (1954–1955)
    • The Saturday/Sunday Afternoon Movie (1969–1980s)
    • Hollywood Theatre (1980s–1998)
    • ABC7 Weekend Afternoon Movie (1998–2007)
    • The Saturday/Sunday Night Movie (1969–1996)
    • The Monday Night Movie (1970–1981)
    • The ABC7 Saturday/Sunday Night Movie (1996–2007)
    • Insomniac Theatre (1992–2004)
    • Classic Theatre (1988–1995)

    Rebroadcasters

    KABC is rebroadcast on the following translator stations:
    • K48IP 48 Daggett
      Daggett, California
      Daggett is an unincorporated town located in San Bernardino County, California in the United States. The town is located on Interstate 40 ten miles East of Barstow. The town has a population of about 200. The ZIP code is 92327 and the community is inside area code 760.-History:The town was...

       – Baker
      Baker, California
      Baker is a census-designated place located in San Bernardino County, California, USA. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 735.Baker was founded as a station on the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad in 1908,...

       area.
    • K19BT 19 Lucerne Valley
      Lucerne Valley, California
      Lucerne Valley is a census-designated place located in the Mojave Desert of western San Bernardino County, California. It lies east of the Victor Valley, whose population nexus includes Victorville, Apple Valley, and Hesperia...

       – Victor Valley area.
    • K67AO 12 Palmdale
      Palmdale, California
      Palmdale is a city located in the center of northern Los Angeles County, California, United States.Palmdale was the first community within the Antelope Valley to incorporate as a city on August 24, 1962; 47 years later, voters approved creating a charter city in November, 2009. Palmdale is...

       – Antelope Valley
      Antelope Valley
      The Antelope Valley in California, United States, is located in northern Los Angeles County and the southeastern portion of Kern County, California, and constitutes the western tip of the Mojave Desert...

       area.
    • K08IA 8 Newberry Springs
      Newberry Springs, California
      Newberry Springs is an unincorporated area in the western Mojave Desert of Southern California, located at the foot of the Newberry Mountains in San Bernardino County, California, USA...

       – Barstow
      Barstow, California
      Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. The population was 22,639 at the 2010 census, up from 21,119 at the 2000 census. Barstow is located north of San Bernardino....

       area.
    • K07NH 7 Ridgecrest
      Ridgecrest, California
      Ridgecrest, formerly known as Crumville, was incorporated as a city in 1913. It is located in the Indian Wells Valley in northeastern Kern County, California, adjacent to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake . Ridgecrest is the only incorporated city along US 395 in Kern County...

       – Eastern Kern County, California
      Kern County, California
      Spreading across the southern end of the California Central Valley, Kern County is the fifth-largest county by population in California. Its economy is heavily linked to agriculture and to petroleum extraction, and there is a strong aviation and space presence. Politically, it has generally...

      .
    • K41GO 41 Ridgecrest
      Ridgecrest, California
      Ridgecrest, formerly known as Crumville, was incorporated as a city in 1913. It is located in the Indian Wells Valley in northeastern Kern County, California, adjacent to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake . Ridgecrest is the only incorporated city along US 395 in Kern County...

       – Inyo County, California
      Inyo County, California
      -National protected areas:* Death Valley National Park * Inyo National Forest * Manzanar National Historic Site-Major highways:* U.S. Route 6* U.S. Route 395* State Route 127* State Route 136* State Route 168* State Route 178...

      .

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