KIMA-TV, practical channel 29 (UHF digital channel 33), is a double CBS/CW+-joined television station certified to Yakima, Washington, United States. Owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, it is a sister station to low-powered, Class A Univision affiliate KUNW-CD (channel 2). The two stations split studios on Terrace Heights Boulevard (east of I-82) in Yakima; KIMA-TV’s source is situated on Ahtanum pointKIMA operates two semi-satellites–KEPR-TV (channel 19) in Pasco (serving the Tri-Cities) and KLEW-TV (channel 3) in Lewiston, Idaho. They televise all set of connections and syndicated programming as provided through KIMA, but air break up commercial inserts, lawful identifications and early evening newscasts, and have their own websites. Master control and some internal operations for the four stations are based at KOMO Plaza (formerly Fisher Plaza) in Seattle.On dependency, Dish system and DirecTV take both KIMA-TV and KEPR-TV.historyKIMA signed on July 19, 1953 as the 200th small screen posting in the United States and the opening in innermost Washington.
The location was initially owned by Cascade Broadcasting Company beside with KIMA radio (AM 1460, now KUTI). It accepted programming from all four networks–CBS, NBC, ABC and DuMont–but has always been a primary CBS linkIt lost DuMont when that network shut down in 1955, then lost ABC when KNDO signed on in 1959 as a most important ABC link. When KNDO switched affiliations to NBC in 1965, the two stations shared ABC until 1970, when KAPP signed on and took over ABCgoodbye KIMA to happen to a full-time CBS join.now before KIMA signed on, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) misshapen all of mid Washington–including the Tri-Cities–into one huge television marketplace. It soon became obvious that channel 29 was not almost well-built sufficient to cover this huge and hilly region by itself. With this in mind, in 1954 Cascade sign on KEPR-TV as the first satellite station in the United States.