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KBKR

Location

Bakersfield, CA

Branding

Channel 7 (general)
Channel 7 Eyewitness News (newscasts)

Slogan

Kern County's #1 News Station

Channel(s)

Digital: 43 (UHF)
Virtual: 7 (PSIP)

subchannel(s)

7.1 KBKR-HD
7.2 RTV

Affiliation

ABC (Since 1967)

First air date

1952

Former call letters

none

Former channel number

none

Former Affiliation

Primary:
NBC (1952-1967)

Secondary:
ABC (1952-1967)
CBS (1952-1963)
Dumont (1952-1956)

Owner

Sinclair Broadcast Group

KBKR is the ABC affiliate that serves the Bakersfield, CA area. It broadcasts on channel 7 via PSIP and channel 43 via digital. It is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Newscast Titles

  • Your Esso Reporter (1952-1958)
  • Newsreel 7 (1958-1965)
  • KBKR-TV News (1965-1974)
  • Action 7 News (1974-1981)
  • KBKR Action 7 News (1981-1983)
  • Channel 7 Eyewitness News (1983-present)

Slogans

  • Let Us Be The One on Channel 7 (1976-1977)
  • We're Still the One on Channel 7 (1977-1980)
  • Channel 7 is the One You Can Turn To, We're the One (1978-1979)
  • You and Me and Channel 7 (1980-1981)
  • Now is the Time, Channel 7 is the Place (1981-1982)
  • Come on Along with Channel 7 (1982-1983)
  • That Special Feeling on Channel 7 (1983-1984)
  • We're With You on Channel 7 (1984-1985)
  • You'll Love It on Channel 7 (1985-1986)
  • Together on Channel 7 (1986-1987)
  • Something's Happening on Channel 7 (1987-1990)
  • Bakersfield is Watching Channel 7 (1990-1992)
  • If It's Bakersfield, It Must Be Channel 7 (1992-1993)
  • Watched By More Kern County, Channel 7, ABC (1993-1996)
  • Nobody does it like Channel 7 (1996-1997)
  • TV is Good, on Channel 7 (1997-1998)
  • We Love TV, on Channel 7 (1998-1999)
  • Kern County's #1 News Station (2000-present)
  • Channel 7 Start Here (2007-2014)
  • The Only Place to Be, Channel 7 (2014-present)


Television stations in Bakersfield/Kern County area
KTVB-TV 1 (QTV)

KBTU 2 (ABN)
KBKD 3 (DBC)
KSMB 5 (KTTN)
KBKR 7 (ABC)
KOBB 8 (NBC)
KCVA 9 (RDN)
KBKU 11 (UDC)
KALC 12 (IND)
KPBB 13 (PBS)
KFBK 18 (FOX)
KASC 20 (JWTV)
KRKB 27 (RKO)
KNCM 33 (Globo)
KMYB 35 (MNTV)
KTSE 38 (CW)
KBKF 42 (TEL)
KBPX-LP 47 (ION)
WCTC 50 (CBS)
KRMG 56 (MGM)
K62VC 62 (UNI)

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