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KSON
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Location

Gravity Falls, Oregon

Branding

FOX 9
FOX 9 News

Slogan

The most powerful name in local news!

Channel(s)

Analog: 9 (VHF)
Digital: 9 (VHF)

subchannel(s)

9.1 KSON HD - FOX
9.2 Antenna TV
9.3 Movies!

Affiliation

Fox

First air date

April 7, 1962

Former call letters

none

Former channel number

none

Former Affiliation

Independent (1962-1986)

Owner:

Bird Broadcasting

KSON is the FOX affiliate that serves the Gravity Falls, OR area. It broadcasts on channel 9 and was owned by Krueger Broadcasting until they sold the station to BeloOne, and then sold to Bird Broadcasting. Syndicated programs airing on KSON include: The Real, Celebrity Name Game, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, Lauren Lake's Paternity Court, and America's Court with Judge Ross among others. On December 8, 2015 the BeloOne purchase was finalized. It was later sold to Bird Broadcasting on January 25, 2016.

History

KSON first began in 1962 as an Independent station one of the top rated independent stations in the Gravity Falls market. It became a charter Fox affiliate on October 6, 1986. KSON produces 36 hours of produced newscasts each week (including newscasts on Saturdays and Sundays). From August 1995 until June 1996, the station had no newscast at all due to a labor dispute. It was branded on the air as "Channel 9" from 1962 until 1986, and from 1986 until 1996 and since 2002, it has been branded as "FOX 9". From 1996 until 2002, it was branded as simply "FOX" with no channel number indicator.

Station Slogans

  • KSON Channel 9, Your New Entertainment Station (1962-1970)
  • Prime Time, All the Time! (1970-1979)
  • Where Independence Is Fun (1979-1986)
  • Fox 9, Gravity Falls' Clear Choice! (1986-1992)
  • Where We Watch the Best (1992-1997)
  • Just You Watch the Best (1997-present)

Logos


Television stations in Gravity Falls, OR
KNFA 2 (NBC)

KRDG 3 (RDN)
KGIL 4 (ABC)
KGFA 5 (ABN)
KRGF-TV 6 (RBC)
KGFR 7 (RKO)
KLIV 8 (CBS)
KSON 9 (FOX)
WAGF 10 (ABC-TV)
KIOD 11 (CW)
WPAG 12 (Paramount)
KAZF 13 (MNTV)
KTMS 14 (PBS)
KWIG 15 (WIN)
KGQE 23 (PTEN)
KQRJ 46 (MGM)

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ABC affiliates:

CBS affiliates: KNCF | KJVF | WSPF | KAMP
NBC affiliates: KNCF | KXDF | DNCCY-DT
Fox affiliates: WKY
QTV affiliates: WZEI
Independent stations: KCHV-TV
NTC affiliates: WBGJ-TV | WVAC-TV

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