|Slogan||Coverage You Can Count On|
|Channels||Analog: 8 (VHF)|
|Owner||Allbritton Communications Company|
|First air date||September 18, 1954|
|Call letters’ meaning||TULsa|
|Former callsigns||KTVX (1954-1960)|
|Transmitter Power||316 kW (analog)|
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|Height||578 m (analog)|
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KTUL, referred to on air as NewsChannel 8, is the ABC affiliate in Tulsa, Oklahoma, owned by Allbritton Communications Company. The facility ID number or FIN is a unique positive integer assigned by the United States Federal Communications Commission to each domestic and international A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. The Allbritton Communications Company is a Washington DC-area owner of television stations-all affiliated with ABC after signing an affiliation KTUL broadcasts from its studios on Lookout Mountain in west Tulsa. KTUL transmits from a 582-meter high guy-wired aerial mast (antenna tower) in Coweta, which was completed in 1988. A guy-wire or guy-rope is a tensioned cable designed to add stability to structures (frequently ship masts, radio masts, Wind turbines, Coweta is a city in Wagoner County, Oklahoma, United States and is a Suburb of Tulsa.
The station broadcasts its analog signal on VHF channel 8, and its digital signal on VHF channel 10. On cable, KTUL-TV can be seen on channel 8 on Cox Cable in Tulsa. Cox Communications, also known as Cox Cable and formerly Cox Broadcasting Corporation is a privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital
KTUL-TV also serves as one of four default ABC affiliates for the Sherman-Ada market (along with KSWO-TV in Lawton, Oklahoma, KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City and WFAA-TV in Dallas) since that market currently lacks an ABC affiliate of its own, as the market's former ABC affiliate KTEN became an NBC affiliate in 1998. Sherman is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. The population was 35082 at the 2000 census Ada is a city in and the County seat of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, United States. KSWO-TV (branded as "7 News" is the ABC affiliate located in Lawton, Oklahoma but also serves Wichita Falls, Texas. Lawton is a city in and the County seat of Comanche County, Oklahoma, United States. KOCO-TV, channel 5 is the ABC affiliate in the Oklahoma City television market Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the US state of Oklahoma. WFAA-TV, channel 8 is the ABC television affiliate serving the Dallas / Fort Worth Texas DMA ( 5th largest nationwide) KTEN (also referred to as K-TEN or KTEN News) is the NBC affiliate for the Sherman Texas / Ada Oklahoma television market In addition, when atmospheric conditions are right, KTUL's signal can be picked up as far as Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the US state of Oklahoma.
Channel 8 signed on September 18, 1954 as KTVX, licensed to Muskogee. Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) Muskogee is a City in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States. It was owned by Oklahoma grocery magnate and broadcast pioneer John Griffin, who also owned KTUL radio (1430 AM,later KELI, now KTBZ). The station had been licensed in Muskogee because the third VHF frequency originally allocated to Tulsa itself, channel 11, had been reserved for educational use. The Griffins thus decided to seek the channel 8 allocation in Muskogee, the nearest city in the Tulsa market with a VHF license. UHF was not considered viable at the time.
It broadcast from a converted grocery store in Muskogee. It took the ABC affiliation from Tulsa's second television station, KCEB-TV (channel 23). The station's first broadcast was a football game between Oklahoma and California, which Oklahoma won. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with The University of Oklahoma features 17 varsity sports teams Both men's and women's teams are called the Sooners, a nickname given to individuals who participated in the The California Golden Bears is the nickname used for 27 varsity athletic programs of the University of California Berkeley. The first two personalities at the station were news anchor Jack Morris and meteorologist Don Woods. Sports director Hal O'Halloran would come later.
In 1955, KCEB sold its studios on Lookout Mountain to Griffin, and KTVX moved there in November; KTUL-AM had been there since April. The Lookout Mountain facility was used as an auxiliary studio until 1957, when the station won FCC permission to move all operations, as well as the station's license, to Tulsa. Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) On September 12, 1957--the day the move took effect--the station changed its calls to KTUL-TV to match its radio sister. Events 1213 - Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar)
In 1965, KTUL built a new 1,909-foot (582-meter) tower--the second-tallest transmitting tower in the country at the time. Combined with a heavy emphasis on local programming, KTUL soon became one of the strongest ABC affiliates in the country, and the top-rated station in Tulsa for many years.
Griffin sold KTUL-AM-TV and sister station KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas to his brother-in-law, James C. KATV (referred to as "KATV 7" or "Channel 7 News") is a critically acclaimed affiliate station of ABC serving the Little Rock Little Rock is the Capital and the most populous city of the U "Jimmy" Leake, in the early 1970s; Griffin retained control of KWTV in Oklahoma City. KWTV, commonly referred to as "News 9" is the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City Oklahoma. The two had shared ownership of the stations for many years. Leake sold off the radio station a few years later, but kept channel 8 until selling it to current owner Allbritton in 1982. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar)
In 1987, KTUL's broadcast tower was knocked over by an ice storm, and a new one was constructed in 1988. And in 1999, KTUL built new broadcast facilities on Lookout Mountain to accommodate station growth.
In 2004, Channel 8 premiered "Good Day Tulsa", a local program mainly focusing on local issues and entertainment. The hour-long show is hosted by D. C. Roberts and Keith Taylor, and is the only local program at 9AM in the Tulsa market.
In 2005, KTUL introduced First Alert Weather 24/7, a digital/cable channel devoted to 24-hour-a-day weather information.
When KTUL signed on as KTVX in Muskogee, the station was looking for a weatherman who could draw a cartoon character. Don Woods was chosen, and his cartoon character became Gusty. Don Woods was an American Meteorologist, and became Oklahoma 's first television weatherman with a degree in Meteorology. From 1954 until his retirement in 1989, Woods drew Gusty live on TV, and every day, people sent in requests for a Gusty. Gusty always told what the weather was going to be like. He could be drawn waving flags and smiling for fair weather, or he could be drawn holding an umbrella for rainy days, or jumping in his fraidy hole for thunderstorms. After Woods' retirement from KTUL in 1989, Woods continued to draw Gusty from time to time, and he even authored a book entitled The Gospel According to Gusty. In 2005, Gusty was made Oklahoma's State Cartoon Character by the Oklahoma Legislature, and there's even a drawing of Gusty at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. The Legislature of the State of Oklahoma is the biennial meeting of the Legislative branch of the Government of Oklahoma. The Smithsonian Institution (smɪθsoʊnɪən is an educational and research institute and associated Museum complex administered and funded by the Government of C.
Since 1980, KTUL has featured its Waiting Child segment, which highlights children who are in state custody and looking for an adoptive family. Then-anchor Bob Hower began Waiting Child in October of 1980, and did the segment until his retirement in 1986. Former anchor Rea Blakey and then sports director John Walls followed in Hower's footsteps. Anchor Carole Lambert has hosted the segment since 1990, and it has resulted in more than 4000 children being adopted. The segment airs Wednesdays at 4:00 and Saturdays at 10:00.
The song "(I'm a) Waiting Child," which plays during the Waiting Child news segment, was composed by former anchor Bob Hower and is sung by Oleta Adams. Oleta Adams (born 4 May 1962, Seattle, Washington) is an American soul, Jazz, and gospel
KTUL, for many years the perennial leader in the Tulsa television market, currently ranks second overall in news viewership, with its late newscast (10:00pm) placing third behind KOTV and KOKI, and ahead of KJRH. KOTV, commonly referred to as "KOTV 6" or "The News On 6" is the CBS affiliate in Tulsa Oklahoma, in the United States KOKI-TV, commonly referred to as "Fox 23" is the Fox affiliate in Tulsa Oklahoma, owned by Newport Television. KJRH is the NBC affiliate in Tulsa Oklahoma, owned by The EW Scripps Company.  The station also ranks second in primetime viewership as of November 2007. 
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KTUL logo, used from 1999 until January 2006.
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