KOAT-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 7, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States and also helping the state capital of Santa Fe. The station is owned by the Hearst Television additional of Hearst Communications. KOAT-TV’s studios are to be found on Carlisle Boulevard in Northeast Albuquerque, and its source is located on Sandia Crest, northeast of Albuquerque. KOAT serves nearly the entire state of New Mexico with the immunity of the Clovis–Portales area, which receive ABC programming from KVIH-TV in Clovis (a satellite of KVII-TV in Amarillo, Texas), and Las Cruces–Deming, which is in the El Paso television advertise and is served by KVIA-TV, the El Paso ABC connect. KOAT sign on the atmosphere on September 28, 1953, fewer than a week before KGGM-TV (channel 13, now KRQE). It was nearby owned by Albert M. Cadwell & Walter Stiles. It first operate from studios located on Tulane force, just off Central Asite in Southeast Albuquerque. The local owners sold the station to Alvarado Television (the owner of KVOA in Tucson, Arizona) in 1957 Upon sign on, the station acquired the ABC affiliation from KOB, channel 4 (which approved it as a secondary association).
It also approved indoctrination from the DuMont Television Network, which went off the air in 1955. In 1962, Alvarado sold both stations to Steinman Stations, who owned WGAL-TV in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and afterward acquired WTEV (now WLNE-TV) in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The station enthused its studios in the early 1960s to a new ability situated on University Boulevard in Northeast Albuquerque. In 1982, KOAT open a new condition of the art aptitude on the intersection of Carlisle and Comanche in Northeast Albuquerque.Steinman sold both KOAT and KVOA to Pulitzer, the then-proprietor of KSD-TV (now KSDK) in St. Louis, in 1969. This made KOAT Pulitzer’s second television station gaining exterior of its home city of St. Louis; the KOAT gaining was consummated a year following Pulitzer stopped up on its buy of KVOA. A decade afterward, the additional two Steinman stations were sold to Pulitzer as healthy, reuniting them with KOAT (KVOA was spun off in 1972).