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(semi-satellite of KAPP,
Yakima, Washington)


Tri-Cities, Washington
United States
City Kennewick, Washington
Branding KVEW ABC 42 (general)
KAPP-KVEW Local News (newscasts)
MeTV Tri-Cities Yakima (KXMN repeater on .2)
Slogan See the Difference Every Day
Channels Digital: 44 (UHF)
(to move to 27 (UHF))
Virtual: 42 (PSIP)
Subchannels 42.1 ABC
42.2 MeTV (KXMN-LD)
Translators K14HT Walla Walla
Owner Morgan Murphy Media
(Apple Valley Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date October 1970 (48 years ago) (1970-10)[1]
Call letters' meaning K-ViEW
Sister station(s) KAPP
Former channel number(s) 42 (UHF analog, 1970–2009)
Transmitter power 160 kW
Height 404 m (1,325 ft)
408 m (1,339 ft) (CP)
Facility ID 2495
Transmitter coordinates 46°6′11.4″N 119°8′0.6″W / 46.103167°N 119.133500°W / 46.103167; -119.133500
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information:
semi-satellite of KAPP,
Yakima, Washington)

semi-satellite of KAPP,
Yakima, Washington)
Website www.kvewtv.com

KVEW, virtual channel 42 (UHF digital channel 44), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Kennewick, Washington, United States and serving the Tri-Cities (Richland/Pasco/Kennewick) area. The station is owned by Morgan Murphy Media. KVEW's studios are located on North Edison Street in Kennewick, and its transmitter is located on Jump Off Joe Butte.

Though identifying as a station in its own right, KVEW operates as a semi-satellite of KAPP (channel 35) in Yakima. It repeats KAPP most of the day, though it airs separate legal identifications and commercial inserts and has its own website. Local newscasts are simulcast on both stations. Master control and most internal operations for KVEW and KAPP are based at the studios of sister station and fellow ABC affiliate KXLY-TV on West Boone Avenue in Spokane.

On satellite, KVEW is only available on Dish Network, while DirecTV carries KAPP instead. Both providers do not carry either station's MeTV subchannel.


The station began serving the Tri-Cities region in October 1970, a month after sister station KAPP signed on. Before KVEW's existence, KEPR-TV (channel 19) had carried ABC as a secondary affiliation until 1959; KNBS-TV operated briefly in nearby Walla Walla, Washington as an ABC affiliate in 1960; KNDU (channel 25) signed on in 1961 and became the area's primary ABC affiliate until 1965, when it switched its primary affiliation to NBC. Both KEPR-TV and KNDU shared ABC programming from that point until KVEW signed on and all ABC programming moved to KVEW.

The station began airing Spokane's MeTV affiliate KXMN-LD on a digital subchannel in September 2006.[2] KVEW was one of the remaining stations to sign-off every night, but that practice ended in 2012 when World News Now was added to the programming lineup.

On December 22, 2008, KVEW discontinued its 6 p.m. and weekend newscasts. The 11 p.m. newscast was reduced to a five-minute broadcast before Nightline, and post-January 2013, Jimmy Kimmel Live! In addition to this move, 17 employees from KVEW and KAPP were laid off.[3]

With the cancellation of The Insider and Extra moving from 6 p.m. to 7:30 on September 11, 2017, KVEW began airing local news at 6:00, for the first time in almost a decade.

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [4]
42.1 720p 16:9 KVEW-HD Main KVEW programming / ABC
42.2 480i 4:3 KVEW-DT Simulcast of KXMN-LD / MeTV [5]


KVEW is rebroadcast on one station-owned translator in Walla Walla, Washington, K14HT channel 14. KVEW has a construction permit on K34JV-D of which will be a digital translator for KVEW once the construction permit for K34JV-D is completed.[6]


  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says October 30, while the Television and Cable Factbook says October 29.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-12. Retrieved 2006-05-16.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2008-11-08.
  4. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=KVEW#station
  5. ^ Where to Watch Me-TV
  6. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=K34JV-D#station

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