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Yuma, Arizona/El Centro, California

<tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Branding</th><td style="text-align: left;">NBC NewsChannel 11</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Slogan</th><td style="text-align: left;">Where News Comes First</td></tr>

Channels Analog: 11 (VHF)

Digital: 41 (UHF)
<tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Translators</th><td style="text-align: left;">K67BI Wellton-Mohawk</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Affiliations</th><td style="text-align: left;">NBC
Discovery Kids (DT3)</td></tr>

Owner Sunbelt Communications Company
(Yuma Broadcasting Company)

<tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">First air date</th><td style="text-align: left;">January 22, 1988</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Call letters’ meaning</th><td style="text-align: left;">YuMA</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Former affiliations</th><td style="text-align: left;">ABC (1988)</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Transmitter Power</th><td style="text-align: left;">316 kW (analog)
22.2 kW (digital)</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Height</th><td style="text-align: left;">493 m (analog)
368 m (digital)</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Facility ID</th><td style="text-align: left;">74449</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Transmitter Coordinates</th><td style="text-align: left;">[ 33_3_10.3_N_114_49_43.5_W_type:landmark_scale:2000 33°3′10.3″N, 114°49′43.5″W]</td></tr><tr><th style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;">Website</th><td style="text-align: left;"></td></tr>

KYMA ("NBC NewsChannel 11") is an NBC-affiliated television station in Yuma, Arizona/El Centro, California, USA, broadcasting locally in analog on VHF channel 11 and in digital on UHF channel 41. The station has its main studios in Yuma, but also maintains a newsroom in El Centro. KYMA can be received over the air in Blythe, California in the Palo Verde Valley, and in the southeastern end of the Coachella Valley, and it transmits a clear signal to viewers in Mexicali, Mexico. KYMA also broadcasts LATV programming on digital subchannel 11.2.



Template:Main Although the current license of KYMA dates from its assignment as a construction permit in 1982, another television station broadcast on channel 11 in Yuma from 1953 until 1970. KIVA was the first local television in Yuma, going on the air on October 8, 1953. Other than its channel and NBC affiliation, KYMA was not in any other way related to KIVA.


By 1980, applications had been submitted for another television station on channel 11 in Yuma, and on September 29 1982, the FCC awarded an original construction permit to Elizabeth Overmyer with call letters KCAA. The station's early history was eventful, as Overmyer was forced to transfer control of the station to Cadmus, Inc. in November 1984. Cadmus then sold the station to Yuma Television Associates (later Manning Telecasting, then Yuma Broadcasting Company) in January 1986. The station changed its call letters to KYMA on July 27 1987, reviving long-dormant call letters of a Yuma radio station, and began broadcasting in January 1988 as an ABC affiliate, later becoming an NBC affiliate in a swap with then-KYEL, which became KSWT. KYMA was granted its initial license on April 29 1988. The station changed hands again on June 8 1989, when Yuma Broadcasting was sold to Sunbelt Broadcasting Company, and finally, KYMA and its parent company, Sunbelt Communications, were sold to James Rogers on May 21 1996.


KYMA's primary affiliation is with NBC, and their schedule is dominated by network and syndicated programming, including children's programming from qubo. KYMA airs newscasts weekdays at 5:30am, 12pm, 5pm, 6pm, and 10pm. Weekend newscasts air at 5pm and 10pm. (All times MT.)

In May 2007, KYMA added LATV as secondary programming on digital 11.2. LATV is a bilingual music and entertainment network highlighting the Latin music scene.

Digital television

On April 3 1997, the FCC assigned UHF channel 41 as the digital companion channel for KYMA, and on May 25 2000, granted a construction permit to begin building digital facilities. In order to get their digital facilities running quickly, KYMA applied for Special Temporary Authorization (STA) to build temporary reduced-power facilities. They were granted the STA on June 7 2002 and built the temporary facilities. KYMA elected and was approved for channel 11 as its final digital channel in 2005, meaning its facilities on channel 41 would be abandoned after the analog shut-off, scheduled for February 17 2009. As a result, KYMA requested to specify its low-power temporary facilities as its final DTV facilities on channel 41. The request was approved and the station was granted a license for its digital facilities on September 20 2006.

Past Personalities

(In Alphabetical Order)

Personality Position Years at KYMA Currently
Sergio Avila El Centro Bureau Chief 2004-2008 Reporter KGUN-TV Tucson, AZ[1]
Kathleen Bade Anchor/Reporter 1990's Main Anchor KSWB-TV San Diego, CA
Jake Bell Sports Anchor/Reporter 1999-2000 Children's Author
Lisa Breckenridge Anchor/Reporter 1990's Entertainment Reporter KTTV-TV Los Angeles, CA
Michael Brownlee Anchor/Reporter 1990's Reporter/Fill-In Anchor KTTV-TV Los Angeles, CA
Alejandra Cerball Anchor/Reporter 2007-2009 Morning Anchor KGTV-TV San Diego, CA
Jeane Coakley Sports Anchor/Director 2004-2006 Sports Reporter WISH-TV Indianapolis, IN[2]
Rachael Cohen Anchor/Reporter 2006-2010 Channel One News, New York, NY
Natasha Curry Anchor/Reporter 2001-2002 Anchor CNN Headline News Atlanta, GA[3]
Rayhan Daudani Reporter 1999-2001 Producer, NBC News, New York, NY NBC News
Alexis DelChiaro Morning/Midday News/Weather Anchor 2004-2006 Anchor KSAZ Phoenix, AZ[4]
Veronica De La Cruz Anchor/Reporter 2000's Former Reporter at CNN CNN New York, NY
Nineveh Dinha Anchor 2004-2006 Morning Anchor/Reporter KSTU-TV Salt Lake City, Utah[5]
Liz Dueweke Anchor/Reporter 2007-2009 Weekend Anchor WJRT-TV Flint, MI
Carlos Faura Weather 1998-2001 Weather anchor KATU Portland, OR; most recently with KOLO Reno, NV 2001-2007
Rich Garcia News Director/Anchor/Sports Director 2001-2007 Assistant News Director WINK-TV Ft Myers, FL
Perette Godwin Anchor/Reporter 2000's Reporter KSWB-TV San Diego, CA
Jim Heath Anchor/Reporter 2000-2003 Statehouse Correspondent & Moderator of Capitol Square, ONN Columbus, Ohio[6]
Jim Howell News Director/Managing Editor/Anchor/Sports Director 1992-2001, 2002-2005 Sports Information Director/'Voice of the Matadors', Arizona Western College
Jessica Kartalija Anchor/Reporter 2000's Reporter WJZ-TV Baltimore, MD
Evan Kelly Anchor/Reporter 2000's Morning Anchor WCIV Charleston, SC
Chera Kimiko Anchor/Reporter 1990's Anchor KOKI-TV Tulsa, OK
Bruce Kirk News Director/Anchor 1998-2001 Faculty Member Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
Charles Leaf Anchor/Reporter 1990's Reporter WNYW-TV New York, NY
Edgar Linares Anchor/Reporter 2004-2007 Reporter KTVB-TV Boise, ID[7]
Dan Marries Anchor/Reporter 2000's Anchor KOLD-TV Tucson, AZ
Raj Mathai Sports Anchor 1990's Sports Director KNTV-TV San Francisco, CA
Heather Moore Anchor/Reporter 2000-2002 Anchor KUSI San Diego, CA[8]
Marie Mortera Anchor/Reporter 2000's Reporter KTLA-TV Los Angeles, CA
Heather Myers Reporter/Anchor 2001-2002 Anchor, XETV, San Diego 6
Kaley O'Kelley Morning Anchor 2000's Co-Host 3TV's "Good Morning Arizona" KTVK-TV Phoenix, AZ
Julissa Ortiz Anchor/Reporter 1999-2000 Features Reporter Good Day Sacramento KMAX/KOVR[9]
Evanka Osmak Anchor/Reporter 2000's Anchor Rogers Sportsnet Canada
Kaushal Patel Anchor/Reporter 1999-2003 Former CNN International News Anchor CNN Atlanta, GA
Sean Potter Meteorologist/Reporter 1998-1999 Communications Specialist National Weather Service Silver Spring, MD
Elissa Rivas Anchor/Reporter 1997-2000 Anchor KTRK Houston, TX
Kimberly Romo Anchor/Reporter 2000's Morning Anchor KGUN-TV Tucson, AZ
Elizabeth Sanchez Anchor/Reporter 1990's Host of "A Place of our Own" PBS
Sara Sandrik Anchor/Reporter/Producer 2004-2006 Sub-Anchor/North Valley Bureau Chief KFSN Fresno, CA[10]
Brittney Shipp Reporter 2000's Weekend Weather Anchor KTVK-TV Phoenix, AZ
Ashlee Tate Midday anchor and weather 2003-2005 now Ashlee Tate DeMartino Weekend Weather Anchor KTNV Las Vegas, NV[11]
Brad Wills Weather Anchor 2003-2008 Weekend Weather Anchor KSWB San Diego, CA
Tiffany Wong Anchor/Reporter 2000's Weather/Reporter KABB-TV San Antonio, TX
Tammy Vo Anchor/Reporter 2000-2002 Weekend Anchor KGUN Tucson, AZ


External links

BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KYMA-TV

Template:NBC Arizona

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