ABC 17 News aka KMIZ is an ABC-affiliate TV broadcaster operating at UHF digital and virtual CH 17. The station covers regional news, political and local events for larger Columbia–Jefferson City. Also, through its ‘ABC 17 Stormtrack’, the channel gives live updates for the city’s local weather. ABC 17 Investigates posts crime and violence news happening in the counties of Columbia. Fox 22 (KQFX-LD) is a sister station of ABC 17 and shares the same studio.
KMIZ, along with its sibling networks KQFZ (Fox-affiliate), OMIZ (MeTV-affiliate), and NMIZ (MyNetworkTV-affiliate), is situated in the Jefferson/Columbia, Missouri. KMIZ-TV provides services in the entire Missouri region and the University of Missouri. The motto of the station is ‘Where the News Comes First’.
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KMIZ hit the waves for the first time on 5 Dec 1971. KCBJ-TV is the call-signs and ABC-affiliate network. Before that, ABC was demoted in the Missouri area to secondary clearances on KRCG (a CBS affiliate) and KOMU-TV (an NBC affiliate). The original owner of KCBJ (now ABC 17 News) was Channel 17 Inc. by brothers Robert Koenig and Richard Koenig. Whereas, the channel’s studios were originally situated on South 7th St., Columbia.
In 1984, Koenig Brothers sold the network to Stauffer Communications. After turning to the new owners, the channel shifted its call-signs to the current ones KMIZ-TV. In 1955, Stauffer Communications developed a partnership with Morris Communications. However, they didn’t let Morris keep the ownership of former Stauffer TV networks. Following that, in 1996, Stauffer sold its old TV stations, including KMIZ, to the Benedek Broadcasting. After getting the ownership of KMIZ-TV (ABC 6 News), Benedek Broadcasting decided to establish two-LP channels, including K11TB, Jefferson City. And other K02NQ, Columbia, as an effort to bring Fox into the picture.
In 2002, Benedek had to face bankruptcy and sold most of its TV channels to Gray Television. It includes KMIZ TV and later, it was transferred to Chelsey Broadcasting before going under JW Broadcasting in May 2003.
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On 26 July 2012, News-Press & Gazette Company (the current owners of ABC 17 News) decided to buy KMIZ. Along with its sister station KQFX-LD, from JW Broadcasting for 16m dollars.
Channel 17 Columbia airs 5.5 hours of live newscast during weekdays. Two hours of live news coverage during weekends, and updates its website regularly. It produces the latest regional and national news. The network operates under the ownership of NPG of Missouri, LLC. It is a sub-company of News-Press & Gazette Co.
The company, whose headquarter lies in Saint Joseph, has been O&O by the Bradley family since the 50s. It is now working under the fourth generation of the family.
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ABC 17 News app is the best source for news headlines. Also, sports content, and weather reports in mid-Missouri. In addition to this, the app is specifically designed to deliver the latest regional breaking news. Custom weather forecasting, and sports events in Missouri, including the Ozark’s lake and Jefferson-Columbia City. The app is exceptionally user-friendly and is available on both Apple store (for iPhone users). And Play Store (for Android users). Users can also access ABC 17 Live stream here on this app.
Stormtrack (ABC 17 Weather App)
KMIZ-TV weather app offers complete weather reports for Jefferson, Columbia City, and Mid-Missouri’s nearby areas. ABC 17 Weather team of senior meteorologists exclusively keeps the viewers updated continuously. With current weather conditions, forecasts, VIPIR interactive radar, video, and headlines on the app.
The app hosts a few other exciting things, such as:
- Future radar system to forecast severe weather
- A fully-efficient GPS that finds out the exact location of the user
- A push alerts for keeping people safe during unexpected natural calamities
- Weather alerts by National Weather Service
ABC 17 has a team of popular Newscasters & Anchors:
|America This Morning||ABC World News Now||Good Morning America||ABC 17 News this Morning|
|The View||Judge Judy||Daily Mail TV||Hot Bench|
|General Hospital||GMA3: What you Need to Know||Family Feud||Juneteenth: A Celebration of Overcoming|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live||20/20||Nightline||Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown|
The station’s studios facilities are in East Business Loop, Columbia, and its transmitter lies in West Jamestown, close to the county line of Moniteau-Cooper. The broadcaster is available for ABC 17 Live Streaming online through its official website and mobile apps.