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KBSO
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Location

Bozeman, 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)

6.1 (UHF)

Subchannels

ABN - 6.1
ABN Kids - 6.2
ABN Family - 6.3
ABN Maxx - 6.4
ABN Women - 6.5
ABN Sports - 6.6
G-ABN - 6.7
UBC - 6.8
Big Sky Channel - 6.9
Mundovision - 6.10
ABN Ultra HD Cinemas - 6.11

Affilliation

American Broadcast Network (ABN)

First air date

April 27, 1970

Former call letters

None

Former channel number

None

Former affilliation

None

Parent

Skyline Television Network

Owner

ABN Domestic Television Corporation/SABH

KBSO is the ABN affiliate that serves the Bozeman, MT broadcast area broadcasting on digital UHF channel 6. It is the sister channel of KBTE channel 4 in Butte.

Slogans

  • Montana's Very Best (1970-1971)
  • Montana Turns to ABN (1971-1972)
  • With You Always (1972-1973)
  • You Will Love What We Do On Channel Six  (1973-1974)
  • Montana is #1 to Us! (1974-1975)
  • Spirit of the Big Sky (1977-1979)
  • You've Arrived to Channel 6 (1979-1981)
  • Montana's Information Leader (1981-1982)
  • The NEWS Leader (1982-1996)
  • Montana's NEWS Leader (1996-present)
  • Fair. Balanced. Getting the Facts Right. (2007-present)

Newscasts

Anchors

  • Chris Lawrence
  • Jenette Reevis

"SkyWatch Weather" Meteorologists

  • Mike Emmett (Weekday Meteorologist)
  • Quinton DeLacey (Weekend Meteorologst)

Sports

  • Shane Folsom
  • Selma Richards
  • Katie Matthews
  • Pete Hanson

Newscast Titles

  • Newspoint (1970-1973)
  • Action 6 Montana News (1973-1981)
  • Action 6 News (1981-1988)
  • 24 Hour NewsCHANNEL 6 (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

  • KGGL theme (1970-1983)
  • 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)


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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Television stations in the Bozeman area including Manhattan,
Livingston, Amsterdam, and Belgrade
KNAL 2 (Paramount)

KBSO 6 (ABN)
KCCY 7 (The CW)
KOFE 9 (ABC)
KMZE 11 (IND)
KQTB 12 (QTV)
KBEI 14 (CBS)
KBOM 22 (IMP)

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