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KSPL
KSPL logo new
Current logo since 2012

Location

Kalispell, Montana

Branding

ABN Montana
Montana's NEWS Leader
KSPL Channel 14.1 Kalispell

Channel(s)

14.1 (UHF)

Subchannels

ABN - 14.1
ABN Kids - 14.2
UBC - 14.3
Big Sky Channel - 14.4

Affilliation

American Broadcast Network (ABN)

First air date

April 5, 1970

Former call letters

none

Former channel number

25

Former affilliation

none

Parent

Skyline Television Network

Owner

ABN Domestic Television Corporation/SABH

KSPL is the ABN affiliate that serves the Kalispell, MT broadcast area broadcasting on digital UHF channel 14. It is the sister station of KMSL channel 5 in Missoula. 

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 Fourteen  (1973-1974)
  • Montana is #1 to Us! (1974-1975)
  • Spirit of the Big Sky (1977-1979)
  • You've Arrived to Channel 14 (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

  • Terrance Fowler
  • Melissa Royer
  • Emmet Palmer (Weekend anchor)
  • Peter Hanson (Weekend anchor)
  • Penni Anniston (Weekend co-anchor)

"SkyWatch Weather" Meteorologists

  • Rick Lindsay (Chief Meteorologist)
  • Jessica Lawrence (Metorologist)
  • Quinton DeLacey (Weekend Meteorologst)

Sports

  • Mark Reynolds
  • Ashton Leroy
  • Hannah Sandy-Meeks
  • Terri Karlston
  • Wes Dennison

Newscast Titles

  • KGGL News (1970-1973)
  • Action 5 Montana News (1973-1981)
  • Action 5 News (1981-1993)
  • 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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