KLJB

KLJB is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Davenport, Iowa, United States, serving the Quad Cities area of southeastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 49 (or virtual channel 18 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Orion, Illinois. Owned by Marshall Broadcasting, KLJB is operated under a shared services agreement (SSA) by Nexstar Media Group, making it a sister station to Nexstar's duopoly of Rock Island, Illinois-licensed CBS affiliate WHBF-TV (channel 4) and Burlington, Iowa-licensed CW affiliate KGCW (channel 26). The three stations share studio facilities in the Telco Building on 18th Street in downtown Rock Island. On cable, KLJB is available on Mediacom channel 7 in standard definition and on digital channel 707 in high definition.[1]

KLJB
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Me-TV KGCW
DavenportBettendorf, Iowa/
MolineRock Island, Illinois
United States
CityDavenport, Iowa
BrandingFox 18
MeTV Quad Cities (on DT2)
ChannelsDigital: 49 (UHF)
(to move to 30 (UHF))
Virtual: 18 (PSIP)
Subchannels(see article)
AffiliationsFox
OwnerMarshall Broadcasting Group, Inc.
OperatorNexstar Media Group
(via SSA)
First air dateJuly 28, 1985
Sister station(s)KGCW, WHBF-TV
Former callsignsKLJB-TV (1985–2009)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
18 (UHF, 1985–2009)
Former affiliationsAnalog/DT1:
Independent (1985–1987, 1988–1990)
DT3:
This TV
Transmitter power1,000 kW
770 kW (CP)
Height343.7 m (1,128 ft)
328.1 m (1,076 ft) (CP)
ClassDT
Facility ID54011
Transmitter coordinates41°18′44″N 90°22′45″W / 41.31222°N 90.37917°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS
Websitewww.ourquadcities.com

History

Early history

The station signed-on July 28, 1985, with the calls KLJB-TV. It was the Quad Cities' first independent outlet and aired an analog signal on UHF channel 18.[2] It became a Fox affiliate in 1987 but reverted to an independent after a year following a dispute between General Manager Gary Brandt and the network. This occurred because Brandt was frustrated by the low ratings for Fox's Saturday night lineup and bumped it to overnight in favor of more profitable syndicated programming. However, following the success of The Simpsons, KLJB rejoined Fox in 1990.

On July 4, 1987, the station premiered Live on Tape (a late night sketch comedy show) which aired Saturday nights at 10 p.m. until 1990. It was produced at the station's studios in Davenport and was the area's only local entertainment show at that time, as well as the only original sketch comedy show produced in the Midwest.

Grant Broadcasting ownership

Former owner Grant Broadcasting (overseen by Milton Grant) purchased KLJB on September 15, 1992.[3] In 1996, the company obtained KJMH-TV (now KGCW) in Burlington, Iowa which then began to simulcast KLJB. That station had been a separate Fox affiliate serving the southern portion of the Quad Cities market but suffered interference and duplication from KLJB. In 2001, it broke off, becoming the area's first WB affiliate and adopted the call sign KGWB-TV.

From September 14, 2004, until September 12, 2005, it aired the Acri Creature Feature, which consisted of a personality from Acri Company hosting the show during a movie. It aired after MADtv from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m. From September 18, 2005, to May 9, 2007, KLJB broadcast Zomboo's House of Horror Movies where another personality hosted and commentated during a movie. It initially aired after MADtv, but starting in fall 2006, the show was shown after Talkshow with Spike Feresten.

Prior to KGCW's digital conversion, its Burlington-based analog signal only operated at an effective radiated power of 200 kilowatts at a height of only 96 meters. This resulted in a limited coverage area compared with most full-powered UHF channels in the United States. Later, it experienced interference from low-powered WBQD-LP in the Quad Cities which transmitted on the same UHF channel 26 frequency. From 2001 until early 2015, the inadequacy had been made up by KGCW being available on cable systems in the area through a fiber optic link and a standard definition simulcast on KLJB-DT2.

Nexstar ownership

On November 6, 2013, Irving, Texas-based Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced that it would purchase the Grant stations, including KLJB and KGCW, for $87.5 million. Due to Federal Communications Commission ownership regulations (Nexstar was also in the process of acquiring WHBF-TV), KLJB was to then be spun off to Mission Broadcasting, but operated by Nexstar through a shared services agreement.[4] However, on June 6, 2014, Nexstar announced that it would instead sell KLJB and two other Fox stations to a minority-controlled company called Marshall Broadcasting—a new company headed by Pluria Marshall Jr., for $58.5 million. While this company acquired much of the station's assets, Nexstar entered into a shared services agreement to provide non-programming resources (such as master control) and advertising sales for Marshall's three stations.[5] The sale was completed on December 1, 2014.[6]

In November 2014, while Nexstar was still waiting for the completion of its sale of KLJB to Marshall Broadcasting, there was speculation by other local media that KGCW might move to a WHBF subchannel.[7] On May 14, 2015, Nexstar relaunched WHBF's digital subchannel 4.2 with a standard definition simulcast of KGCW. Because KLJB is now owned by a separate company than KGCW, the simulcast of KGCW, which was previously aired on KLJB's 18.2 subchannel, moved to WHBF's 4.2 subchannel as Nexstar owns WHBF and KGCW, where Marshall Broadcasting owns KLJB.[8]

On December 3, 2018, Nexstar announced it would acquire the assets of Chicago-based Tribune Media—which has owned ABC affiliate WQAD-TV (channel 8) operated since December 2013—for $6.4 billion in cash and debt. Nexstar is precluded from acquiring WQAD directly or indirectly, as FCC regulations prohibit common ownership of more than two stations in the same media market, or two or more of the four highest-rated stations in the market. (Furthermore, any attempt by Nexstar to assume the operations of WQAD through local marketing or shared services agreements may be subject to regulatory hurdles that could delay completion of the FCC and Justice Department's review and approval process for the acquisition.) As such, Nexstar will be required to sell either WQAD or both WHBF and KLJB (separately as it would break the grandfathered LMA) to separate, unrelated companies to address the ownership conflict. KGCW could either be retained by Nexstar (tied with either WQAD or WHBF) or sold to the new buyer if WHBF is sold, as KGCW does not rank among the four highest-rated stations in the Quad Cities market.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

On March 20, 2019, it was announced that Nexstar would keep WHBF-TV, KGCW and the SSA for KLJB and sell WQAD to McLean, Virginia-based Tegna Inc., as part of the company's sale of nineteen Nexstar- and Tribune-operated stations to Tegna and the E. W. Scripps Company in separate deals worth $1.32 billion; this would make WQAD the first television property in Iowa for Tegna and its first television property in Illinois since the group (under its pre-2016-split structure as the broadcasting arm of the Gannett Company) sold WREX in Rockford, Illinois to the Gilmore Broadcasting Corporation in 1969.[19][20]

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[21]
18.1 720p 16:9 KLJB-HD Main KLJB programming / Fox
18.2 480i KGCW MeTV

On April 17, 2012, KLJB replaced the This TV simulcast on digital subchannel 18.3 with MeTV. KGCW digital subchannel 26.3 will serve as MeTV's primary affiliate for the Quad Cities market, while KLJB digital subchannel 18.3 will simulcast the network; This TV programming will continue to air on KGCW digital subchannel 26.2.[22] However, as of Spring 2015, MeTV has been taken off of KGCW-DT3 and KLJB-DT3 and moved to KLJB-DT2.

Analog-to-digital conversion

KLJB began broadcasting its digital signal in high definition (network programming only) in January 2003. KGCW's digital signal on UHF channel 41 covers most of the market except for the far northern parts. As a result, that station continued to benefit from having its signal simulcasted on KLJB-DT2 until spring 2015, when the KGCW simulcast moved to WHBF-DT2.[8]

KLJB-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 18, at noon on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 49.[23][24] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 18. Also after the digital transition, KLJB officially removed the "-TV" suffix from the now-defunct analog signal and the "-DT" suffix from its digital signal. It then began using KLJB as its legal call sign without any suffixes at the end.

Programming

Syndicated programming on the station include The Big Bang Theory, The Doctors, Family Feud and Steve, among others.

News operation

On December 31, 1999, KLJB launched a thirty-minute prime time newscast known as Fox 18 Nine O'Clock News. Airing every night except Saturday, it was the flagship production of the Independent News Network (INN). The station served as the first customer for the Davenport-based centralized newscast operation which still has its own production facility on Tremont Avenue near KLJB's now former 53rd Street studios. News anchors, meteorologists, and sports anchors were provided by INN and other personnel from the outsourced production company would fill-in as needed. The station maintained two news reporters of its own who would contribute Quad Cities-specific content to the show which were taped in advance.

Monday through Saturday mornings at 5, sister station KGCW replayed Fox 18 Nine O'Clock News. On September 4, 2007, ABC affiliate WQAD-TV began repeating its weeknight newscast at 6 later in the evening at 9 on WBQD. However, since this was ultimately not live, there was not much competition to KLJB's broadcast. In a report in the Macon, Georgia Telegraph, it was announced the Independent News Network filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and would end all news productions (including those for KLJB) by January 9, 2009.[25] According to the newspaper, all INN broadcasts would then be reinstated under ownership of Fusion Communications (also based in Davenport).

On August 6, 2010, it was made public KLJB would be terminating its long standing partnership with INN and enter into a news share agreement with ABC affiliate WQAD (owned by Local TV). On September 6, that station began producing a nightly half-hour prime time show on KLJB still known as Fox 18 Nine O'Clock News. The newscasts began originating live from a secondary set at WQAD's studios on 16th Street in the Prospect Park section of Moline, Illinois.[26] As a result of this arrangement being established, the repeat of news on WBQD was eventually dropped. KGCW continued to rebroadcast the previous night's KLJB show at 5 in the morning. On September 12, 2011, WQAD became the last major news operation in the Quad Cities market to upgrade its newscasts to high definition. The KLJB broadcasts were included in the upgrade.

Production of Fox 18 Nine O'Clock News changed again on December 31, 2012, when it was taken over through a new outsourcing arrangement by NBC affiliate KWQC-TV (owned by Media General). There was a separate weeknight news anchor featured on KLJB that can report for KWQC; otherwise, most other personnel from KWQC were seen on KLJB. The nightly half-hour broadcast at 9 originated from the NBC outlet's primary set at its studios on Brady Street/U.S. 61 (within the Palmer College of Chiropractic campus) in downtown Davenport but with separate duratrans indicating the Fox-branded show.[27][28] The partnership between KLJB and KWQC ended on December 30, 2015.[29]

On December 31, 2015, it was announced that KLJB's newscasts would be produced by KLJB's Nexstar sister station and SSA partner, CBS affiliate WHBF-TV, beginning with that evening's 9 p.m. newscast. Also, the KLJB newscasts were expanded from a half hour to a full hour. The newscasts are now branded as Fox 18 News at Nine as opposed to the previous Fox 18 Nine O'Clock News branding.[30] Also, on September 5, 2017, it was made public that beginning on September 18, 2017, WHBF would begin producing a new two-hour weekday morning newscast for KLJB from 7 to 9 a.m.[31]

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Burlington, Iowa

Burlington is a city and the county seat of Des Moines County, Iowa, United States. The population was 25,663 in the 2010 census, a decline from the 26,839 population in the 2000 census. Burlington is the center of a micropolitan area including West Burlington, Iowa, and Middletown, Iowa, and Gulfport, Illinois. Burlington is the home of Snake Alley, once labelled the crookedest alley in the world.

Channel 18 virtual TV stations in the United States

The following television stations operate on virtual channel 18 in the United States:

K06GW-D in New Castle, Colorado

K06HU-D in Aspen, Colorado

K08OX-D in Thomasville, Colorado

K09PJ-D in Ouray, Colorado

K11PS-D in Collbran, Colorado

K11RX-D in Big Arm, Montana

K13SN-D in Nucla, Colorado

K18BN-D in Glasgow, Montana

K18DD-D in Camp Verde, Arizona

K18DG-D in Alexandria, Minnesota

K18GF-D in Little Falls, Minnesota

K18HD-D in Bakersfield, California

K18HQ-D in Sandpoint, Idaho

K18IW-D in Rapid City, South Dakota

K19HG-D in Redstone, Colorado

K20JB-D in Hollis, Oklahoma

K24JO-D in Crawford, Colorado

K26LH-D in Snowmass Village, Colorado

K28HA-D in Grand Valley, Colorado

K31CW-D in Carbondale, Colorado

K31IW-D in Ridgway, Colorado

K32CW-D in Montrose, Colorado

K32HL-D in Rulison, Colorado

K32IC-D in Altus, Oklahoma

K33HG-D in Quanah, Texas

K36GX-D in Basalt, Colorado

K36JZ-D in Roseburg, Oregon

K39GF-D in Fort Peck, Montana

K39MK-D in Montrose, Colorado

K41AE-D in Grand Junction, Colorado

K41IZ-D in St. James, Minnesota

K42JR-D in Paonia, Colorado

K43HD-D in Quanah, Texas

K45KC-D in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

K48LO-D in Woody Creek, Colorado

K48MM-D in Deer Lodge, etc., Montana

K49AH-D in Silt, Colorado

K49IO-D in Gateway, Colorado

KAAS-TV in Salina, Kansas

KAJJ-CD in Kalispell, Montana

KCEI-LD in Taos, New Mexico

KCWH-LD in Lincoln, Nebraska

KDKZ-LD in Farmington, Missouri

KDOV-LD in Medford, Oregon

KEGG-LD in Tulsa, Oklahoma

KGSW-LD in Keene, Texas

KHMP-LD in Las Vegas, Nevada

KJTL in Wichita Falls, Texas

KLJB in Davenport, Iowa

KLRU in Austin, Texas

KLTL-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana

KPFW-LD in Dallas, Texas

KPTF-DT in Farwell, Texas

KRMJ in Grand Junction, Colorado

KSCI in Long Beach, California

KSKJ-CD in Van Nuys, California

KTEW-LD in Ponca City, Oklahoma

KTTU in Tucson, Arizona

KTVV-LD in Hot Springs, Arkansas

KTWN-LD in Little Rock, Arkansas

KUEW in St. George, Utah

KUPB in Midland, Texas

KVPT in Fresno, California

KWYB in Butte, Montana

W12DK-D in Young Harris, California

W18BB-D in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

W18BL-D in Adamsville, Tennessee

W18CJ in Quincy, Illinois

W18DQ-D in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico

W20DD-D in Marion, etc., North Carolina

WADA-LD in Wilmington, North Carolina

WBXN-CD in New Orleans, Louisiana

WCCB in Charlotte, North Carolina

WDFL-LD in Miami, Florida

WDHN in Dothan, Alabama

WDPM-DT in Mobile, Alabama

WDWO-CD in Detroit, Michigan

WECN in Naranjito, Puerto Rico

WECP-LD in Panama City, FLorida

WEID-LP in South Bend, Indiana

WETM-TV in Elmira, New York

WGOX-LD in Crestview, Florida

WHIZ-TV in Zanesville, Ohio

WJTS-CD in Jasper, Indiana

WKCF in Clermont, Florida

WLCN-CD in Charleston, South Carolina

WLEX-TV in Lexington, Kentucky

WLFI-TV in Lafayette, Indiana

WMAV-TV in Oxford, Mississippi

WNGH-TV in Chatsworth, Georgia

WNPI-DT in Norwood, New York

WQOW in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

WSJP-LD in Aquadilla, Puerto Rico

WSVT-LD in Tampa, Florida

WUJX-LD in Jacksonville, Florida

WURO-LD in Roscommon, Michigan

WUVN in Hartford, Connecticut

WVTV in Milwaukee, WisconsinThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly operated on virtual channel 18 in the United States:

KJVG-LD in Joplin, Missouri

WHNW-LD in Gary, Indiana

WHTV in Jackson, Michigan

Channel 49 digital TV stations in the United States

The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 49 in the United States:

K49AA-D in Inyokern, etc., California

K49AG-D in Garfield, etc., Utah

K49AH-D in Silt, Colorado

K49AJ-D in Olivia, Minnesota

K49AM-D in Lund & Preston, Nevada

K49AQ-D in Clarendon, Texas

K49AS-D in Santa Clara, Utah

K49BB-D in Follett, Texas

K49BK-D in Winnemucca, Nevada

K49BW-D in Crested Butte, Colorado

K49CF-D in Fort Peck, Montana

K49CK-D in Stead, Nevada

K49EA-D in Crowley Lake, California

K49EB-D in Garden Valley, Idaho

K49ET-D in Many Farms, Arizona

K49EU-D in Chloride, Arizona

K49FA-D in Fergus Falls, Minnesota

K49FS-D in Logan, Utah

K49FX-D in Alamogordo, New Mexico

K49FY-D in Summit County, Utah

K49GA-D in Kanarraville/New Ha, Utah

K49GE-D in Kingman, Arizona

K49GV-D in Deming, New Mexico

K49HC-D in Parowan/Enoch/Parawan, Utah

K49HE-D in St. James, Minnesota

K49IF-D in Beryl/Modena, etc., Utah

K49IL-D in Tecolote, New Mexico

K49IN-D in Julesburg, Colorado

K49IO-D in Gateway, Colorado

K49IT-D in Hagerman, Idaho

K49IX-D in Puyallup, Washington

K49JJ-D in Orangeville, Utah

K49JM-D in Caineville, Utah

K49JN-D in Marysvale, Utah

K49JP-D in Koosharem, Utah

K49JQ-D in Garrison, etc., Utah

K49JS-D in Beaver, etc., Utah

K49KB-D in Malad City, Idaho

K49KF-D in Los Alamos/Espanola, New Mexico

K49KT-D in Bend, Oregon

K49KV-D in Stemilt, etc., Washington

K49KW-D in Long Valley Junction, Utah

K49KY-D in Scofield, Utah

K49KZ-D in Rural Sevier County, Utah

K49LB-D in Holbrook, Idaho

K49LC-D in College Station, Texas

K49LG-D in Eureka, Nevada

K49LJ-D in Casper, Wyoming

K49LK-D in North Platte, Nebraska

K49LQ-D in Spring Glen, Utah

K49LR-D in Delta, Utah

K49MB-D in Snowmass Village, Colorado

K49MD-D in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

K49ME-D in Helper, Utah

K49MF-D in Sterling, Colorado

K49MH-D in Forsyth, Montana

K49ML-D in Fillmore, etc., Utah

K49ND-D in Fish Creek, etc., Idaho

KASW in Phoenix, Arizona

KEHO-LD in Houston, Texas

KJLA in Ventura, California

KJPO-LD in Parker, Arizona

KKTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado

KLJB in Davenport, Iowa

KMQV-LD in Rochester, Minnesota

KMYA-DT in Camden, Arkansas

KNVA in Austin, Texas

KNVO in McAllen, Texas

KPDS-LP in Wolcott, Indiana

KPJO-LP in Pittsburg, Kansas

KRLB-LD in Richland, etc., Washington

KSAO-LD in Sacramento, California

KSTS in San Jose, California

KTKA-TV in Topeka, Kansas

KWVT-LD in Salem, Oregon

KZHD-LD in Santa Rosa, California

W49BE-D in Hackettstown, New Jersey

W49CZ-D in Aguada, Puerto Rico

W49DB-D in Andrews, etc., North Carolina

WAWD in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

WBLZ-LD in Syracuse, New York

WCYA-LD in Midland, Michigan

WDKA in Paducah, Kentucky

WDLI-TV in Canton, Ohio

WDNN-CD in Dalton, Georgia

WDRB in Louisville, Kentucky

WEAZ-LD in McComb, Mississippi

WEDW in Bridgeport, Connecticut

WEEJ-LD in Jacksonville, Illinois

WEKW-TV in Keene, New Hampshire

WEUX in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

WFGC in Palm Beach, Florida

WGAL in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

WJJN-LD in Dothan, Alabama

WLFG in Grundy, Virginia

WLNE-TV in New Bedford, Massachusetts

WMKG-CD in Muskegon, Michigan

WMSN-TV in Madison, Wisconsin

WNDT-CD in Manhattan, New York

WNTZ-TV in Natchez, Mississippi

WNWO-TV in Toledo, Ohio

WNYO-TV in Buffalo, New York

WOTF-TV in Daytona Beach, Florida

WPTG-CD in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

WQDH-LD in Wilmington, North Carolina

WQEO-LD in Jackson, Tennessee

WQPX-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania

WRAZ in Raleigh, North Carolina

WRMD-CD in Tampa, Florida

WTAP-TV in Parkersburg, West Virginia

WUEO-LD in Macon, Georgia

WVSN in Humacao, Puerto Rico

WWDD-LD in Havre De Grace, Maryland

WWSI in Atlantic City, New JerseyThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on digital channel 49:

WOCH-CD in Chicago, Illinois

WTBL-CD in Lenoir, North Carolina

Grant Broadcasting

Grant Broadcasting System II (also referred to as Grant Communications and Grant Company) was an owner of various television stations in the United States, Based in Roanoke, Virginia.

Grant Broadcasting was founded in 1990 by Milton Grant (May 13, 1923 — April 28, 2007), who, in addition to being President of Grant Broadcasting, also served as President and General Manager for many of his stations.

Independent News Network

The Independent News Network (also known as INN) is a production company based in Little Rock, Arkansas, which syndicates "localized" news programs for broadcast television stations in the United States, that have budgets limiting their ability to produce their own local newscasts.

In addition to producing local newscasts, INN also produces a Spanish language Hispanic News Network, or HNN, and INN News for national syndication.

KGCW

KGCW is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Burlington, Iowa, United States, serving the Quad Cities area of southeastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 41 (or virtual channel 26 via PSIP) from a transmitter in the Seaton village of Abington Township, Illinois. KGCW is owned by Nexstar Media Group as part of a duopoly with Rock Island, Illinois-licensed CBS affiliate WHBF-TV (channel 4); Nexstar also operates Davenport, Iowa-licensed Fox affiliate KLJB (channel 18) under a shared services agreement (SSA) with owner Marshall Broadcasting. The three stations share studio facilities in the Telco Building on 18th Street in downtown Rock Island.

Even though KGCW has a digital signal of its own, the station's broadcasting radius does not reach the northern portions of the Quad Cities market. Therefore, the station is simulcast in standard definition on WHBF's second digital subchannel in order to reach the entire market. This signal can be seen on virtual and VHF channel 4.2 from a transmitter in Bettendorf, Iowa. On cable, KGCW is available on Mediacom channel 13 in standard definition and on digital channel 713 in high definition.

KWQC-TV

KWQC-TV is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Davenport, Iowa, United States, serving the Quad Cities area of Southeastern Iowa and Northwestern Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 36 (or virtual channel 6 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Orion, Illinois. Owned by Gray Television, KWQC-TV maintains studio facilities on Brady Street in downtown Davenport. On cable, the station is available on Mediacom channel 6 in standard definition and on digital channel 706 in high definition.

Katholische Landjugendbewegung

The Catholic rural youth Movement of Germany (CARYM) (German: Katholische Landjugendbewegung Deutschlands, KLJB) is a Catholic youth organization which is mainly active in rural areas in Germany.

List of television stations in Iowa

This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the U.S. state of Iowa.

Live on Tape

Live on Tape is a late night comedy sketch show that aired on Saturday nights at 10pm on KLJB-TV in Davenport, Iowa from 1987 to 1989, and repeated through 1990. "Live on Tape" was the only locally produced entertainment show at that time in the Quad Cities area.

"Live on Tape" was a locally produced, low budget show, featuring characters such as: E.J. Crackerhorn, Arnie Upshoe, Guy Newswarthy, Uncle Joey, Nosey, Clive Knobfinder, Zippy Spamhammer, Bongo the Exploding Clown, and plenty more.

Much of the humor poked fun at local and national personalities, spoofed commercials and TV shows, but also included silly adventures of the show's cast of regular characters—be that sending them through a black hole after a stockpile of powerful hairspray goes nuclear and blasts them into space, or bombing Kewanee, Illinois with Mallo Cups in a failed attempt to keep Cosmonauts Ivan Drombollo and Voster Slepenski from taking over the air-waves.

MIJARC Europe

MIJARC Europe is the European continental branch of MIJARC. It is the platform or umbrella organization, representing the catholic, agricultural and rural youth movements in Europe. It has member movements and contact movements in Portugal (JARC), Spain (MJRC and JARC Catalonia), France (MRJC), Belgium (KLJ), Germany (KLJB), Hungary (KIM), Austria (KJÖ), Poland (EiR), Bulgaria (YMDRAB) and Romania (APSD-Agenda 21), representing around 130 000 rural young people aged from 12 to 30 years old.

Officially registered in 1996 as non-profit organization, based in Belgium, MIJARC Europe strives to implement and raise awareness about sustainable agricultural, rural and international development, European citizenship, youth policies, gender equality, environmental protection, interculturality and human rights, by facilitating inter-cultural exchanges, camps, seminars, campaigns and non-formal learning opportunities in a sustainable and culturally sensitive manner, considering the Christian values.

MIJARC Europe is member of the European Youth Forum (YFJ) and the European Coordination La Via Campesina (ECVC) and has a participatory status in the Council of Europe, with a representative in the Advisory Council on Youth.

Marshall Broadcasting

Marshall Broadcasting Group, Inc. is a television broadcasting company that owns three full power television stations in the United States. The company was founded in 2014 by Pluria Marshall, Jr. All three of its television stations are affiliated with Fox and are operated through shared services agreements by the Nexstar Media Group.

In 2014, Nexstar Broadcasting Group acquired the stock of television operators Grant Broadcasting, Communications Corporation of America, and White Knight Broadcasting. Due to FCC ownership limits, Nexstar sold former Grant station KLJB in Davenport, Iowa, and former ComCorp stations KPEJ-TV in Odessa, Texas and KMSS-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana, all three of which are Fox affiliates, to Marshall Broadcasting. Nexstar operates all three of the television stations owned by Marshall Broadcasting through a shared services agreement, providing non-programming resources to the stations such as master control, advertising sales, and engineering support.

Media in the Quad Cities

Newspapers, radio, and television in the Quad Cities area of the United States.

Orion, Illinois

Orion (The "Or" is pronounced "oar" and the "i" like a long "e") is a village in Henry County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,861 at the 2010 census. It is the site for transmitters for many of the Quad Cities' radio and television stations, including KLJB, KWQC-TV, WMWC-TV, WQAD-TV, WQPT-TV and KQIN. FM radio station transmitters include WLKU and WXLP.

Saulheim

Saulheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Alzey-Worms district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Spartan Communications

Spartan Communications, Inc. was a company that was based in Spartanburg, South Carolina that owned WSPA-TV as Spartan's flagship station from 1956 to 2000 when Spartan merged with Media General of Richmond, VA.

In 1984, Spartan bought WBTW and KIMT-TV from the Shotts family.

Tahera Rahman

Tahera Rahman is a newscaster in the United States, known for being the first full-time hijabi Muslim newscaster on February 8, 2018. Currently, she works for WHBF-TV and KLJB. Previously, she worked at the station as a producer behind the cameras for approximately two years after joining them in May 2016.

WHBF-TV

WHBF-TV is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Rock Island, Illinois, United States, serving the Quad Cities area of northwestern Illinois and southeastern Iowa. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on virtual and VHF channel 4 from a transmitter in Bettendorf, Iowa. WHBF-TV is owned by Nexstar Media Group as part of a duopoly with Burlington, Iowa-licensed CW affiliate KGCW (channel 26); Nexstar also operates Davenport, Iowa-licensed Fox affiliate KLJB (channel 18) under a shared services agreement with owner Marshall Broadcasting. The three stations share studio facilities in the Telco Building on 18th Street in downtown Rock Island. On cable, WHBF-TV is available on Mediacom channel 4 in standard definition and on digital channel 704 in high definition.

WQAD-TV

WQAD-TV is a dual ABC/MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Moline, Illinois, United States, serving the Quad Cities area of northwestern Illinois and southeastern Iowa. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 38 (or virtual channel 8 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Orion, Illinois. Owned by the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of the Tribune Media Company, WQAD maintains studio facilities on Park 16th Street in Moline. On cable, the station is available on Mediacom channel 8 in standard definition and on digital channel 708 in high definition.

Television stations in the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area
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