Tuesday, October 3, 2023


KPAX Missoula Live

KPAX News LogoKPAX News is a US TV station licensed to Missoula, Montana. The company works under the ownership of E.W. Scripps Company. It is a CBS/CW+ affiliate TV channel that operates at Virtual CH 8. KPAX Missoula features the latest Missoula MT News, including We’re Open, The Rebound: Montana, Crime and Courts, Missoula County, Flathead County, On Special Assignment, Election 2020, US and the World, MTN Investigate, and Western Montana News. KPAX Weather services include Interactive Radar, KPAX 7-day Forecast, Hourly Forecast, Radar Maps, and Weather Cams. Meanwhile, KPAX Sports covers Prep Game and KPAX Sports Awards. Moreover, its community section consists of Statute to Services, MTN Golf & GO, Open House, Unsung Heroes, Arts & Education, Contests. Plus, it also features One Class at a Time, Under the Big Sky, Middle Schooler of the Month, MTNDeals.com, and others.

Watch KPAX Live Stream

Get KPAX live stream on Missoula’s cable networks, satellite networks, and over-the-air through a transmitter. Moreover, KPAX can also be viewed live in HD on kpax.com or KPAX App on mobile devices. However, viewers can also play KPAX  live steam here on livenewsglobe by clicking the play button provided below in the streaming window. Always keep track of the Missoula News, KPAX Breaking News, and KPAX local news anywhere you are with the station’s HD live streaming service.

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KPAX Live Stream Schedule

Here have a look at the live stream schedule of KPAX News:

Sr. TimeShows
112:00AMMTN News Streaming Headlines
25:00AM - 6: 29AM Montana this Morning
3 7:00AMREPLAY: Montana this Morning
48:30AM - 11:30AMMTN News Streaming Headlines
512:00PMMTN Noon News
612:30PM - 5:00PMMTN News Streaming Headlines
75:29PMMTN 5:30 News with Jill Valley
86:00PMREPLAY: MTN 5:30 News with Jill Valley
96:30PM - 7:00PMMTN News Streaming Headlines
118:00PMMTN News Streaming Headlines
139:00PMMTN News Streaming Headlines
1510:00PMMTN 10:00 News
1610:35PMREPLAY: MTN 10:00 News
1711:00PM - 11:30PMMTN News Streaming Headlines

General FAQs

What channel is CBS in Missoula and what Channel is KPAX?

Missoula residents can watch the CBS programming and the KPAX live stream by tuning on channel 8, while its digital channel number remains at 7.

For DirecTV, Spectrum, and other Cable TV customers, the channel number can be changed. Kindly refer to your provider for a complete list of available News TV channels.

How do I submit a photo to KPAX?

If you are a fan of KPAX 8 and wish to submit your photos for airtime, they can be sent directly either to [email protected]. Also, the content can be shared through station’s social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Is Jill Valley still working at KPAX?

Yes, Jill Valley is still a part of KPAX News and reporting the main events to the public till today. She anchors the KPAX 10:00 News, 5:30 News Jilly Valley, and MTN 9:00 News on CW Montana. Besides earning a nomination in Emmy, Jill has claimed several awards in Program of the year, CB Craney Montana Broadcaster, and reporter of the year.

Jill completed his Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Broadcast from Washington State University in 1988. Right after completing the education, Valley started working for WOWL News as a TV Reporter. In April 1989, Jill became a part of KECI News as an Anchor, Reporter, and Producer. In 1992, she joined KPAX Montana as a News anchor and reporter. It has been almost 29 years, and Jill is still working at the channel passionately.

KPAX News Team

KPAX News team offers Missoula current news, KPAX Breaking News, Missoula News Today, KPAX local news, community news, and national &international news round the clock and provides the most accurate newscast to the public. They simply follow the plan of delivering the best to the community.

Channel 8 Missoula covers all the important news and stories in the area, ranging from the Bank Robbery to the Mayor’s speech. Not to mention the local events that take place in society. Viewers can get up-to-minute updates about the events directly to their TV screens. Dennis Bragg, Jill Valley, Katie Miller, Megan Mannering, Jardyn Johnson, Sean Wells, and Geneva Zoltek.

Katie Miller: News Reporter at KPAX Missoula MT

Katie MillerKatie Miller is a news journalist and reporter working at CBS Missoula since 2018. During her tenure, she has covered several major stories, including downtown Missoula’s potential Active Shooter Situation. She is maybe the anchor, but her technical duties include Multimedia Journalism. She doesn’t have any camera guy, instead, Miller manages her own camera. Miller believes the purpose of the news is to serve the community by delivering the information. As she serves as the contributor of the news, it is her duty to provide truthful and accurate information about all the issues, good or bad, occurring in this community.

It was the very first job for Katie in the TV News. Before this, she did multiple random jobs in her hometown. Miller graduated from The University of Montana after completing her bachelor’s in Journalism.

StormTracker Weather

KPAX Weather team, officially known as StormTrakcer Weather, is Montana’s weather leader. It covers all the weather details related to Missoula and its nearby areas ranging from KPAX 7-Day Forecast to the Severe Weather Alerts. They know the importance of weekends for the public and craft the most accurate forecast based on the high-tech weather technology used including the weather radar. KPAX Weather team consists of four people Lewis Dortch, Elizabeth Copeland, Erin Yost, and Russ Thomas. Each one of them is a qualified member with a high level of expertise in their respective field.

Russ Thomas: Meteorologist at KPAX Weather

Russ ThomasRuss Thomas is a top meteorologist at KPAX News who has been running weather reports for Montana and other parts of central Idaho for almost 18 years. Before being a part of Channel 8 Missoula, Russ used to serve the KSLA News in Shreveport, LA. He never left for any other channel over the years. Thomas is responsible for extracting data from severe weather models, evaluating the information, and crafting the most accurate and authentic weather forecast for the viewing community.

After constructing the forecast, Thomas shares it with the public on social media, radio, and Television. Russ has reported several biggest weather events, such as multiple Shreveport area’s tornado outbreaks and Tropical storm Allison that put Texas and Lusiana through alot of disaster. Thomas believes accuracy is more important than speed. Knowing the story’s accurate situation is always the best thing to do, instead of getting results fast.

Russ completed his education in 2000 after getting the BS Meteorology degree from Florida State University. Right after getting out of the University, Thomas joined KSLA News. Three years later, in May 2003, he got an opportunity to work as a meteorologist at KPAX Weather, which turned out to be a huge success. Thomas is a friendly guy, and he loves Montana for its friendly-natured people. That’s what he said on his bio page.

KPAX Weather Services

KPAX Weather covers all the weather conditions in Missoula, Montana, in real-time with its powerful interactive weather radar. Moreover, the team of weather personalities always pursue severe weather conditions with the help of state-of-an-art technology. Among the weather services, you will find the daily forecast, interactive Doppler radar with each layer representing the separate weather conditions, hourly forecast, radar maps, and weather cams. KPAX Weather has quite a reputation among the viewers in Montana. People always rely on the channel’s forecast before planning any trip.

KPAX Weather Interactive Doppler Radar

KPAX Weather Radar is the modern machinery possessed by KPAX News. It is the team’s biggest asset and plays an important part in weather coverage. Meteorologists construct the hourly forecast and KPAX 7-day forecast based on the high-tech weather radar. The radar can be zoomed in as close as the street level and out as far as the state level. Different colors on the radar represent the different conditions of the KPAX weather.

KPAX Weather Cams

The following table covers the list of all the areas where KPAX Weather Cams are installed.

Bozeman Stadium KXLF Clock Tower KTVQ Camera 1
KTVQ Camera 2 Opportunity Bank, 1400 Prospect Avenue, Helena MT KTVQ Camera 4
Great Divide Ski Area, Marysville, MT St Patricks Hospital Missoula KTVH, 100 West Lyndale Ave, Helena MT
First Security Bank Hamilton St Joseph Medical Center Polson First Security Bank at Hamilton High School

KPAX News Mobile Apps

Besides providing on-air coverage, the channel also offers the station’s digital coverage over the website and mobile apps. KPAX News app covers breaking news Missoula, KPAX local news, and other Montana latest happenings. Meanwhile, its weather app KPAX STORMTracker Weather covers the Montana weather thoroughly.

KPAX News App

KPAX_8_Mobile_AppWith the slogan, Montana’s News Leader, KPAX News app has everything for the common citizen of Montana. From Missoula News Today to KPAX Breaking News, KPAX local news, and others. The channel’s app is fast and user-friendly. Users can save the articles and stories which they can read after. Explore weather radar and forecast for minute-to-minute weather conditions. The powerful search engine allows the user to search for their specific exciting stories. Meanwhile, users can also watch KPAX live stream on their smartphones and tablets.

KPAX STORMTracker Weather

KPAX Weather app understands the weather in town comprehensively and presents the KPAX Weather forecast accordingly. Its 25m radar provides the HD image available. Meanwhile, users can get access to the current weather conditions updated frequently on an hourly basis. Its GPS allows the user to get real-time weather updates based on their exact location. The severe weather alerts will notify the user of storms, hurricanes, or other severe weathers of disaster level. KPAX Weather is all that you need to find exclusive weather reporting.

Kent Luetzen Anchoring for KPAX News
Kent Luetzen Anchoring for KPAX News | Courtesy: facebook page

KPAX Popular Programming

CBS Missoula offers the latest programs ranging from Bob Hearts Abishola (a travel show) to Bull (a TV series) and The Price is Right (a game show) to CBS Evening News (a news program). The audience can watch all these shows on Amazon Prime via KPAX live stream.

Bob Hearts Abishola Sights and Bites The Neighborhood Welcome to the Test Run Bull Under the Influence All Rise Caught Up in Circles
The Late Late Show With James Corden The Price Is Right Montana This Morning Early Edition CBS Overnight News
The Bold and the Beautiful Let’s Make a Deal The Young and the Restless KPAX 10:00 p.m. News
The Talk The Kelly Clarkson Show The Drew Barrymore Show KPAX Noon News
Wheel of Fortune Mother’s Day Jeopardy! FBI: Most Wanted CBS Overnight News
NCIS Misconduct Kids Say the Darndest Things Wigging Out/ The Kids Price Is Always Right S.W.A.T. Local Heroes SEAL Team Do No Harm
United States of Al Fundraiser/ Baspana Towlawal Young Sheldon A Black Hole Mom A Community Hero and a Wide Turn Clarice Add-a-Bead
B Positive Transplanticipation MacGyver Blue Bloods The New You Magnum P.I. Bloodline

About KPAX News

Channel 8 Missoula first hit the air as a semi-satellite of KXLF News in 1970. KAPX News’ initial owner was Garryowen Corporation as part of the Montana TV Network; the corporation was managed by Joe Sample. In 1977, KPAX launched new studios in Missoula’s Regent Street.

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For most of the time, KPAX News remained a part of the CBS Network. The channel, however, had a shared ABC affiliation with KGVO News until 1976. Later, they decided to discontinue the agreement when both KPAX News and KXLF put ABC in their primary slot, making CBS the secondary affiliate partner being attached with KGVO. In 1984, KPAX News came back to CBS and started airing ABC programming during off-hours along with KECI News until KTMF decided to hit the waves in 1990.

KPAX News Live Coverage Studio
KPAX News Live Coverage Studio | Source: official website

Sample, later, decided to sell the CBS Missoula along with other MTN channels to SJL, Inc in 1984 for 20m dollars. Eventually, in 1986, SJL sold KPAX 8, KRTV, and KXLF News in Great Falls to Cordillera Communications, the subsidiary of Evening Post Publishing company, for 24m dollars.

KPAX News studios are situated in Missoula’s West Central Avenue. Meanwhile, the channel’s transmitter is situated on the northside of a TV Moutain.

Channel 8 Missoula’s Semi-satellite Network

KAJJ-CD is the semi-satellite station of KPAX News that operates as an LP class A network’s on-air name is KAJ. The semi-satellite broadcasts the same programming as KPAX but with local news sections and commercials. In order to fulfill the requirements of being a Class-A network, KAJJ-CD also airs its own weeknight show at 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The exclusive news program was launched in 2010.

KAJJ first hit the waves with the calls K18AJ in 1984. The station originally used to work under the Telecrafter Broadcasting Corporation. The company’s principals Daniel W. Coon and Thomas A. Curtis, were shareholders in KYUS News Miles City and KOUS News Billings. They later decided to sell the station to Cordillera in 1988. In 2011, the station’s calls were changed to KAJJ-CA, and then in 2012, they became KAJJ-CD.

Tel: 406-542-4400
Website: https://www.kpax.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kpaxnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kpaxtv
Tower Location: TV Mountain north of the city
Brand Name: KPAX 8

Coverage Map:

KPAX News Coverage Map
KPAX News Coverage Map| Source: www.publicfiles.fcc.gov
SourceKPAX 8
Trevelyan Cosmo
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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