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KIRO 7 News

Channel 7 Seattle News Live

KIRO 7 News logoKIRO 7 News is a CBS affiliate TV channel that provides services to Seattle-Tacoma, Washington. The channel is managed by the Cox Media Group based in Atalante city. KIRO-TV aims to provide in-depth local news transmission, accurate KIRO weather conditions, and the local community’s latest sports events. The station has claimed so many awards so far, including the Emmy’s and Edward R. Murrow. The channel’s elite team of KIRO 7 Investigates exposes frauds and rip-offs. Further, it has its own professional mobile app that viewers can download from the play store or Apple Store. The station is carried down by different cable network services of Seattle and Tacoma. Although, viewers can also see the local news coverage, weather, and various sports games live on the channel’s official website via KIRO 7 live streaming video. The station uses a famous catchphrase, Live. Local. In-Depth for the transmission.

KIRO 7 News hosts coverage of different sports teams, including Sounders FC, Seattle Storms, and Mariners. The sports director Chris Francis produces and anchors all the special programming and sportscasts. Explore the different houses in the area with the Housing section. If you are looking to buy some house in Seattle and Tacoma Area or want to get a rental home at a low price, this service will help you a lot. Moreover, the station tracks climate conditions in the county with a highly interactive Stormtracker Doppler Radar. Its live satellite image shows the real-time weather in Seattle’s different areas. With the KIRO 7 Pinpoint Weather, track the exact location of hurricanes and see where they are coming from and when they will hit you.

KIRO 7 News Live Streaming

Explore the station’s amazing TV shows and news programs via KIRO 7 live streaming video. Stream through entertainment stuff, political journalism, lifestyle events, and much more.

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KIRO 7 News App

With the slogan Love. Live. In-Depth, KIRO 7 News App – Seattle Area keeps its users informed on the latest and developing news all around the Seattle and Tacoma region. Users can also get alerts of breaking news directly on the phone based on their targeted location. They can also watch their favorite news programs and other entertainment content on this app via KIRO 7 live streaming. Moreover, the app also features a KIRO 7 Pinpoint Weather service that lets the user plan his day by getting an accurate and authentic KIRO Weather forecast. Users can also look through the traffic conditions in the area and plan their commute.

KIRO 7 News Team
KIRO 7 News Team | Source: facebook page

The app also has a self-customization service that enables the user to customize the app accordingly. It lets them navigate through the menus and sections easily. The KIRO-TV app delivers the major news events in different regions of Western Washington. Those areas include Tacoma, Snohomish, Everett, Mercer Island, Renton, and Redmond. Plus, it also provides coverage to Shoreline, Kirkland, Silverdale, Woodinville, Kent, Bremerton, Bothell, Lake Stevens, Puyallup, and a few other parts.

KIRO 7 News TV Shows

The schedule contains a detailed list of shows including Entertainment Tonight, We Need to Talk, Kiro 7 News Saturday Morning, and others telecasting by KIRO 7 news. The audience can tune into CH 7 and watch KIRO 7 live streaming on their TV sets.

CBS Evening News KIRO 7 News Entertainment Tonight Magnum P.I.
The Greatest Athome Videos The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Blue Bloods Right this Minute
National News Tonight The Late Show with James Corden CBS This Morning Saturday Pet Vet Dream Team
The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation KIRO 7 News Saturday Morning Mission Unstoppable We Need to Talk
GPGA Golf 60 Minutes Training Camp Special Big Brother
Hot Topics Joel Osteen CBS Overnight News Entertainment Tonight Weekend
Let’s make a Deal The Young and the Restless The Price is Right The Bold and the Beautiful
The Talk Judge Judy Entertainment Young Sheldon
Bull The Late Show with James Corden The Unicorn National News Tonight

What’s more in KIRO 7 News Channel?

Queen City, the KIRO radio owner, acquired the license for channel seven on 8 Fb 1958. Furthermore, the original studio of the KIRO 7 News was on Queen Anne Avenue, close to broadcaster tower. The first show presented by the station was the explosion of Ripple Rock.

KIRO Radio was linked to CBS for more than 20 years. Therefore, following that, KIRO-TV also became a CBS affiliate TV channel upon hitting the wave. In May 1960, KIRO 7 News had to reach an agreement with KTNT-TV that it will share CBS affiliation with it. Though, the settlement didn’t last long and ended in the next two years, which made KIRO 7 News the only CBS affiliate station in the market.

In April 1963, LDS Church started buying shares in Queen Broadcasting, beginning with 10 % stakes from different minority partners. After six months, the LDS Church bought 50% extra shares into the company, thus getting a majority control in KIRO Channels.

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Belo Corporation Jumped in and bought KIRO-TV

Two days before moving to the new affiliate partner, Bonneville (the original owner of the station that time) decided to sell KIRO-TV to the Belo Corporation. However, it didn’t give away KIRO Radio. Moreover, later Belo announced that it would operate CH 7 as a news-focused independent channel. Though on 6 December, the channel made once again in affiliation switch and this time became a part of UPN.

On 31 Jan 1995, more modifications were applied to KIRO 7 News after Belo took charge. The network started sharing UPN content upon its launch on 16 January 1995.

After moving through several affiliate partners, Channel 7 and CBS met again

KIRO 7 News satellite van
KIRO 7 News satellite van | Source: official website

There were rumors that Belo Corporation would exchange KIRO 7 News to Fox TV in the place of KSAZ-TV and KTBC-TV. However, on 20 February 1997, Belo declared that it would trade Channel 7 to the Viacom’s Paramount Stations Group (It is the owner of UPN owner that now inherits CBS as well) against the KMOV-TV.

Later, Viacom/Paramount swapped KIRO-TV to Cox Enterprise in the place of KSTW. The decision came after the one month when Cox declared that it would get that channel from Gaylord Broadcasting. The deal was concluded on 2 June 1997. Both channels decided to keep their respective syndicated shows.

In Feb 2019, Apollo Global Management decided to purchase Northwest Broadcasting and Cox Media Group’s channels.

KIRO-TV and Seattle Pride Work to defend the Rights of LGBTQIA

KIRO 7 supports and defends the rights of LGBTQIA+ persons. LGBTQIA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Transgenders, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual. It works as a collaboration with Seattle Pride. Several individuals, not-for-profit organizations, and corporations offer advocacy to the LGBT community of the county. This service understands the challenges or problems faced by the LGBTQIA community and promises to help them in whatever possible means they have. They believe all humans are equal, and everyone has a right to live his life according to his interest.

Awards Claimed by KIRO 7 News

The channel has won several Emmy Awards in the categories of:

  • Best Morning/Daytime News
  • Best Evening News
  • Station Excellence
  • Best Breaking News Continuing Coverage
  • Best Audio

It has also claimed Edward Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence and Best Newscast. Those who receive the Edward R. Murrow Awards show the excellence of making a standard for electronic news.

KIRO 7 location
KIRO 7 News2807 Third AvenueSeattle, WA 98121 | Courtesy: kiro7.com

Who is Chris Francis and what is his role in KIRO-TV

Chris Francis is the KIRO’s sports director that has been working in the station for so many years. He produces and hosts all the exclusive shows and sportscasts of the channel. It includes the Steve Raible Scouting Report, the transmission of March Madness, and Game Day Live, airing every Sat evening during the NFL Season. Before becoming a part of KIRO, Francis was serving Bay Area as a host for the PAC 12 Network for three years. There, he used to offer highlights and journalism on everything, including soccer, volleyball, basketball, and football shows. From 2009 to 2016, Chris Francis got two main designations: a general assignment news reporter and weekend sports anchor.

Popular Services by KIRO 7

KIRO 7 features various initiatives for the betterment of the community. It works with a single aim of providing the best services to the town and, for that, the station has come up with several popular features.

KIRO 7 Cares

KIRO 7 devotes to be an authoritative community partner that encourages its audience and employees to live and work together. Furthermore, KIRO 7 Cares aims to promote or educate the local communities and help them contribute to different opportunities that could make a significant change in Western Washington.

KIRO 7 Cares highlights different local-level and national-level non-profits that raise funds for several organizations. Prties, such as, Northwest Center, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Cancer Society, and others.

Washington Strong Service by KIRO 7

Washington Strong is another remarkable service by KIRO 7 News. It spotlights non-profit organizations and local businesses that support and help the community in times of crisis. They even share video messages to the people and give them hope to live a better life. Together, we can overcome any kind of challenge.

KIRO 7 newscasters at live coverage studio
KIRO 7 newscasters at live coverage studio| Source: facebook page

Project Paws Initiative

Humans are passionate and sensitive about pets, and so does the KIRO 7. Therefore, they have started an initiative, Project Paws for the viewers. It is around the year campaign by the channel that provides information and resources to the viewers, supports animal welfare organizations, and helps stray pets find a permanent home.

Celebrate our Graduates Service

Celebrate our Graduates is the latest service by the channel seeing these hard times of pandemic. As of this outbreak, the 2020 class may not attend the proper graduate ceremony. Therefore, the station is offering them a chance to celebrate this beautiful achievement together with them. It lets the students upload their graduate photos to the station. Though the service is temporary, and it will end as soon as the epidemic ends.

What to know about KIRO Radio?

KIRO Radio is a commercial radio network that also provides services to the Seattle-Tacoma Washington. The channel focuses on producing news/talk format programs. The radio’s studios are situated in the Eastlake District of Seattle at Eastlake Avenue East. Moreover, the transmitter of the KIRO 7 10 Radio is installed on Tiger Mountain in Issaquah. KIRO Radio 97.3 uses an ERP of 52000 watts for the coverage.

Broadcast tower KIRO Radio telecasts in the High-Definition radio format. The station’s HD 2 signal rebroadcasts the sports coverage of KIRO AM 710. Its HD-3 transmission also telecasts the conservative talk format by the KTTH AM 770.

Some History related to the KIRO Radio

KIRO Radio first hit the waves on 26 October 1948, as KTNT-FM. The Tacoma News Tribune was the original owner of the radio channel. The network used to operate with the 10,000-watt power. In 1952, The Tacoma News Tribune decided to add AM channel i.e., KTNT AM. In 1953, they decided to launch a KTNT-TV on CH 11, which is now called KSTW. The callsigns of all three services represent the Tacoma News Tribune.

KIRO Radio
KIRO Radio | Courtesy: official website

In 1976, the company flipped the station’s calls from KTNT-FM to KNBQ. Meanwhile, its AM service started broadcasting personality adult top 40 music, and FM channel picked automated music-focused Top 40 format simply known as the 97.3 KNBQ.

Increasing the length of Antenna

In 1980, the Tacoma News Tribune increased the signal strength of the channel up to 100,000 watts. The FCC approved the construction permit to lengthen the transmitter height up to 1480 ft. They also shifted the antenna location to Tiger Mountain. Consequently, this move entirely changed the station’s value among the community of Seattle Tacoma. In 1987, the company decided to sell the FM radio to Viacom.

On 1 Feb 1988, the channel changed the station’s format to an Oldies and took the call signs KBSG-FM (K-Best 97.3). Likewise, the station focused on the biggest hit songs of the 1960s, along with some of the 1950 and 1970 hit music.

On 12 August 2008, the station started simulcasting news/talk format of KIRO 710 AM. Whereas, on 1 April 2009, the version of the radio became the primary radio as the simulcasting on AM version came to an end. Thus, it marked the transition of the KIRO Radio Live from AM band to FM band. KIRO news radio is currently the flagship radio channel for the team’s match-to-match and post and pre-games.

Tel: 206-728-8308
Website: https://www.kiro7.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KIRO7Seattle
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KIRO7Seattle/
Tower Location: Queen Anne neighborhood
Brand Name: KIRO 7

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Trevelyan Cosmo
A professional writer since 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Trevelyan Cosmo ran the creative writing department for the major News Channels until 2019. He then worked as a Senior content writer with LiveNewsGlobe.com, including national newspapers, magazines, and online work. He specializes in economics and broadcasting communications.

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