KAYU (Fox 28)
is the Fox television
affiliate for Spokane, Washington
, owned and operated by Mountain Broadcasting, LLC.
, a division of Northwest Broadcasting Company
. The station, which signed on the air on October 31
, offers a staple of diverse syndicated programming fare
, including The Simpsons
, Two and a Half Men
, Perry Mason
, TMZ on TV
and According to Jim
At midnight on 14 December 2006
, KAYU pulled its own signal from the local (North Idaho) Time Warner Cable
service. KAYU is looking for compensation and full carriage of its digital spectrum-issues with which Time Warner is at odds
. Time Warner Cable operates three of the 90 cable headends serving the Spokane television market. The station has satisfactory arrangements with the remaining cable operators as well as satellite services Dish Network and DirecTV.
KAYU-TV finally restored its channel to Time Warner Cable on February 1
after reaching a new five year deal that will last until February 1
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|| Programming |
| 28.1 / 30.1
|| Main KAYU programming |
| 28.2 / 30.2
|| Vacant, was The Tube |
After the analog television shutdown and digital conversion
, which is tentatively scheduled to take place on February 17, 2009 , KAYU-TV will move its digital broadcasts back to its present analog channel number, 28.
KAYU is rebroadcast on the following translator stations.
In 1991, KAYU began broadcasting a 10pm newscast produced by KREM
. Dismal ratings caused KREM to cancel the newscast in 1993, upon which KHQ
stepped in. Their news offering was canceled in 1994.
In 1999, KAYU produced an in-house 10pm newscast that ran until 2004. KXLY assisted in content and talent for a short time.
In 2004, KAYU went back to KHQ for news, resulting in FOX FIRST AT TEN.
In 2008, KAYU came back to Pullman. This is the first time there has been a Fox broadcast since 2007.
Given the affiliation with KHQ, FOX FIRST AT TEN began broadcasting in HD on August 8, 2008. It is broadcast in standard widescreen.
FOX First at Ten
Current On-Air Personalities:
- Bill McGinty - (Mon-Fri)
- Dana Haynes - (Mon-Fri)
- Ana Cabrera - (Sat-Sun)
- Anthony Gomes
- Jennifer Kim
- Paola Cherzad
- Brian Albrecht - (Mon-Fri)
- Jeff Womack - (Sat-Sun)
- Dave Law - Substitute
Offering: HD Video, 3D Animation and Modeling, Avid and Premier Non-Linear Editing and Adobe CS3 Software.
- Production Manager: Adam Clear
- 'Commercial Producer & Director: Ben Schaefer
- Producer/Director: Mardoqueo M.R. Harrington
- Production Tech: Ryan Stocks