STATION INFORMATION

Studio Address
3650 Braddock Street
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Phone: (907) 458-1800
Fax: (907) 458-1820

Newsroom
amanda.hanson@ktvf11.com
Phone: (907) 458-1830
Fax: (907) 458-1831

Online Public File Assistance
Celia Vissers
DeeDee Caciari
FCC Online Public File

Closed Captioning
Celia Vissers
(907) 374-1523
comments@ktvf11.com

DEPARTMENT MANAGERS

General Manager
Chris Fry
907-374-1505

Station Manager/
General Sales Manager

DeeDee Caciari
907-458-1852

Programming Director
Celia Vissers
907-374-1523

News Director
Amanda Hanson
907-458-1868

Digital Marketing Coordinator
Chad Franklin
907-374-1592

Production Department
Justin Falls
907-458-1834

KTVF SALES TEAM
907-458-1800

Sales Account Executives:
Shannon Fett
907-458-1849

Jason McManus
907-458-1846

Mandy Sullivan
907-458-1850

Sales Assistant:
Penelope Shackley
907-458-1801






Station History

(From Wikipedia) KTVF signed on the air in February 1955 as the first television station serving what at the time was the smallest television market in the United States. The station was a CBS affiliate until April 1, 1996. While primarily a CBS station, KTVF also served as secondary affiliates for ABC from 1971 to 1985 (when they aired some of ABC's top-rated shows like Marcus Welby, M.D., Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Three's Company, and Eight is Enough as well as Wide World of Sports and the Academy Awards) and NBC from 1985 to 1996.

During the late 1950s, the station was also briefly affiliated with the NTA Film Network. During the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction boom of the 1970s, KTVF was also the first station in Alaska with an hour-long evening newscast from 5:30-6:30 pm. In 1996, KTVF switched affiliations, from CBS to NBC. The reason for the network switch was that rival station KATN -- which had NBC affiliation since signing on a couple weeks after KTVF but had been primarily with ABC since 1984—would be merged with two other ABC stations in Anchorage and Juneau to form ABC Alaska's SuperStation, and that NBC was the dominant network by the 1995-96 season while CBS was in third place. KTVF also carried UPN programming on the weekends from 1995 to 2000. Fox affiliate KFXF aired a few CBS shows until K13XD signed on in August.

KTVF is currently owned by Gray Television Inc. Previous owners include Chena Broacasting, Newport Television; Clear Channel Communications; the Ackerley Group; and Northern Television, Inc. Its transmitter is located on Ester Dome.