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KBGO
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Location

Billings, Montana

Branding

ABN Montana
ABN Montana NEWS (news)
ABN Montana SkyWatch Weather (weathercasts)
ABN Sports Montana (sports programs)
Montana's NEWS Leader (news branding)

Channel(s)

8.1 (UHF)

Subchannels

ABN - 8.1
ABN Kids - 8.2
ABN Family - 8.3
ABN Maxx - 8.4
ABN Women - 8.5
ABN Sports - 8.6
G-ABN - 8.7
UBC - 8.8
Big Sky Channel - 8.9
Mundovision - 8.10
ABN Ultra HD Cinemas - 8.11

Affilliation

American Broadcast Network (ABN)

First air date

March 16, 1953

Former call letters

KTEN

Former channel number

None

Former affilliation

EBC (1953-1988)

Parent

Skyline Television Network

Owner

ABN Domestic Television Corporation/SABH

KBGO is the ABN affiliate that serves the Billings, MT broadcast area broadcasting on digital UHF channel 8.

Slogans

  • The NEWS Leader (1989-1996)
  • Montana's NEWS Leader (1996-present)
  • Fair. Balanced. Getting the Facts Right. (2007-present)

Newscasts

Anchors

  • Gary Krueger
  • Austin Hayes
  • Liz Hanson (weekend)
  • Alyssa Princeton (weekend)

"SkyWatch Weather" Meteorologists

  • Travis Stone
  • Aaron Mace (weekend)
  • Sarah Mercer (weekend)

Sports

  • Ronnie Goodson
  • Aaron Shultz
  • Austin Matthews
  • Brandon Hughes
  • Bryce Putnam
  • Shelly Corban

Newscast Titles

  • Action 8 News (1988-1993)
  • The 5:30/10:00 News (1993-1999) (at 5:30 and 10 PM each day)
  • Live at 5:30/10:00 (1999-2005)
  • ABN Montana NEWS (2005-present)
  • ABN Montana NEWS @5:30/@10:00 (alternate title) (2005-present)
  • Morning titles
    • ABN Montana NEWS This Morning (1997-2005)
    • Sunrise Montana (2005-present)

Newscast theme music

  • Action Packed (1983-1988)
  • Newsflash (1988-1995)
  • 615 Music Impact Series 1 (1995-1998)
  • 615 Music Impact Series 2 (1998-2000)
  • 615 Music Impact Series 3 (2000-2003)
  • 615 Music Impact Series 4 (2004-2007)
  • 615 Music Impact Series 5 (2007-present)
Television Stations in the Billings area
KMTA 2 (CBS)

KBLI 4 (DBC)
KXKD 7 (Acme)
KBGO 8 (ABN)
KBTA 9 (UDC)
KBLG 11 (ABC)
KXNB 13 (TMD)
KBGS 20 (RDN)
KRVC 24 (Fox/HSN, The CW on DT2)
KXBM 25 (NBC)
KXXX 30 (Paramount)
KMNH 32 (JFN)
KWIA 34 (WIN)
KVWE 47 (DuMont)
KBLM 48 (MyTV/MNTV)
KBIM 50 (IMP)
KCNH 53 (ITV)
KIQJ 58 (ABC-TV)

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ABN Affilliates in the state of Montana
KMLC - ch. 3 Miles City

KBTE - ch. 4 Butte
KMSL - ch. 5 Missoula
KBSO - ch. 6 Bozeman
KXRH - ch. 7 Helena
KBGO - ch. 8 Billings
KTVG - ch. 9 Glendive
KBRX - ch. 10 Broadus
KSPL - ch. 14 Kalispell
KTGF - ch. 16 Great Falls
KDLM - ch. 28 Dillon
KZMP - ch. 44 Livingston

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