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KCLR
KCLR

Location

Los Angeles, California

Branding

KCLR - Colorband 42

Slogan

What's on. (Programming)
Los Angeles's best. (News)

Channel(s)

42

subchannel(s)

42.1 Colorband
42.2 Colorband Catch-Up

Affiliation

Colorband

First air date

June 5th, 1960

Former call letters

(none)

Former channel number

(none)

Former Affiliation

Independent (1960-1983)

Owner

Colorband Television Stations

KCLR is Los Angeles's Colorband Television affiliate. It is the main Colorband affiliate, replacing KDSN in 1990. It is one of the best performing Colorband stations in California.

History

KCLR launched in 1960 as an independent station branded as "Clear TV", to fit with the KCLR abbreviation. The selling point was that it'd be a nice and clean TV channel that people who didn't want their kids to be exposed to the things other stations were showing. Of course, this meant it dealt exclusively in edited-for-content versions of the major network shows. It did well at the beginning, but in the middle of 1975, viewership started decreasing slowly. By 1983, KCLR looked close to closure.

Then an associate from Colorband came and said they could give them the rights to show their programs. The founder of KCLR said no, but later rescinded that same day. And so KCLR agreed to show Colorband programming at the same time as the other stations syndicating Colorband programming. Oddly rapidly, Colorband ended up taking over the channel that same year. They kicked the founder out, took out the Clear TV idea, and let them just keep doing their thing.

That is, until 1985. In February of that year, Operation Colorbrand was executed as a look on what a Colorband brand would look like. In June, they came back with a logo and KCLR was made to use it.

The news is something of high regard, too; they make sure to hire levelheaded people with different points of view and let them speak civilly about stories in the news in the show "Differing Views", which airs immediately after the KCLR News At Ten.

Television stations in Southern California,
including Los Angeles, Orange County,
and portions of the Inland Empire
KCPS 1 (MNTV)

KIMP 2 (IMP)
KITV 3 (ITV)
KWTK 4 (KTV)
KLAC 5 (IND, ABN secondary)
KRKO 6 (RKO)
KFOD 7 (Food Network)
KCBS 8 (CBS)
KQLA 9 (IND)
KMLP 10 (RDN)
KSCL 11 (The WB)
KSHO 12 (SHO)
KSC 13 (Ind)
KLCB 14 (Acme)
KLAN 15 (ABC)
KUBC 16 (UBN)
KUVO 17 (FOX)
KCLA 19 (ABN)
KVST 20 (PBS)
KLOA-TV 21 (Azara)
KTLA 22 (KTTV)
KNLNL 23 (New Line)
KWIN 24 (WIN)
KVJZ 25 (CW)
KUMX 26 (UNI)
KSCF 27 (UDC)
KNBC 29 (NBC)
KBWT 31 (United Artists)
KSBN 32 (SBN)
KRBC-TV 33 (RBC)
KGLB 35 (Global)
KMYY-TV 36 (MyTV)
KLAX 39 (ABS America)
KTBA 41 (TBS)
KCLR 42 (CRBD)
KGIH 43 (TMD)
KEDF 44 (YesNet)
KLAD 45 (DBC)
KPLA 56 (UPN)
KRLT 59 (RLT)
KPAR 61 (Paramount)
KTNC 66 (TNT)
KMGB 67 (MGM)

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