KSTW brands as Seattle 11, for new independent status

Effective September 1, KSTW tv drops the CW network, becoming once again, an independent station, replete with all the expected syndicated programming.

Eight CBS O&Os are switching away from the CW network this fall —
From the KSTW/CBS website: Seattle11 is the best place to find today’s favorite shows spanning big comedies to courtroom dramas to cutting-edge true crime! Kick back, relax and laugh with our great slate of syndicated hits featuring Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, The Neighborhood and Seinfeld! Our daytime programming block is a particular favorite of Puget Sound viewers with The People’s Court, Paternity Court, and Hot Bench. Enjoy primetime hits like Family Feud and 48 Hours! Like to watch? Seattle11!
All eight CBS-owned stations that currently are affiliates of The CW network will transition to independent stations, beginning Friday, Sept. 1. The announcement was made by CBS Stations president Tom Canedo, who oversees the eight stations that will become independents.

As part of the transition, KBCW-TV in San Francisco will change its call letters to KPYX and be branded as KPIX+, and WPCW in Pittsburgh will change its call letters to WPKD-TV and be branded as KDKA+. The stations’ new brands align with the call letters for their CBS sister stations, KPIX in San Francisco and KDKA in Pittsburgh. The other six stations will keep their current call letters and will be branded with the city where they are based and channel number (e.g. KSTW-TV, Seattle11). —CBS info—

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Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks
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2 thoughts on “KSTW brands as Seattle 11, for new independent status

  1. That’s interesting. I have fond memories of KTNT on our cable as a kid and reruns of shows like Dennis The Menace. Also Brakeman Bill and Crazy Donkey.

  2. Effective 9/1: Unlike some of the other CBS O&Os, KSTW is not serving local newscasts. Not even the lame KPIX-supplied Seattle NOW newscast.

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