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List of Hanford Cable channels (September 1985)

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Residents of Hanford, California had access to 11 channels via cable in October of 1985. While the identity of the actual provider is unknown at this time, the city today, is handled by Charter Communications through Spectrum. (Source: TVTV.us)


  • CALL — The call letters of an over-the-air television station in bold text.
  • CABLE — Cable channels in regular text.
  •  ##  — Over-the-air channel number for stations within the Fresno-Visalia television market, according to current laws by the FCC and mapping of markets by Nielsen Media Research. Also, some stations may service areas outside of the television market as well.
  •  ##  — Over-the-air channel number for distant out-of-market stations, including regional and national "superstations", according to current laws by the FCC and mapping of markets by Nielsen Media Research.
  • Network affiliated stations will have the network's logo (of the corresponding era) next to them and independent stations are unmarked.


The Fresno-Visalia television market includes 6 counties in California, with market hubs in bold text:

  • Counties: Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Tulare
  • Cities: Allensworth, Atwater, Avenal, Bear Creek, Bootjack, Borden, Calwa, Chowchilla, Cimarron, Clovis, Coalinga, Corcoran, Coulterville, Dos Palos, Fairmead, Fergus, Foresta, Fresno, Goshen, Guernsey, Hamblin, Hanford, Herndon, Kettleman City, Kingsburg, Lake Don Pedro, Las Palmas, Livingston, Malaga, Mariposa, Matheny, Mendota, Merced Falls, Minturn, Miramonte, Oakhurst, Planada, Sanger, Sierra Vista, Squaw Valley, Tipton, Tulare, Visalia and Yosemite Forks


Source: Newspapers.com (Paid subscription to "Publisher Extra" may be required for some sections)
CH# Names Notes/Today
3 Cable News Network CNN in Atlanta, an American multinational news channel, owned by CNN Global,
itself a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery
4 1979 NBC logo.svg  24  KSEE Fresno Then and now, still an NBC affiliate
(Co-owned in a duopoly with CBS affiliate  47  KGPE (the former KJEO) by Nexstar Media Group)
5 ESPN A 24-hour channel devoted to local, regional, national and international sports
(Owned as a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company at 80% and Hearst Communications at 20%)
6  26  KMPH Visalia Became a Fox affiliate in 1988 and continues as such to this day
(The Hanford Sentinel still erroneously listed Tulare as city of license, when it was transferred to Visalia in
1979, now owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group and sister to CW affiliate  59  KFRE-TV out of Sanger, which
had just signed onto the air as independent KMSG-TV earlier that year in July, KMPH would have the "-TV"
suffix attached to its call letters in 2006, now as KMPH-TV)
7 American Broadcasting Company Logo.svg CBS Eyemark.svg  47  KJEO Fresno Became a CBS affiliate on September 8th when Capital Cities (then-parent company of
 30  KFSN-TV) merged with ABC, sending its affiliation to KFSN, calls changed to the
current KGPE in September of 2000, KGPE is co-owned in a duopoly with NBC affiliate
 24  KSEE by Nexstar Media Group
8 PBS 1984.svg  18  KMTF Fresno Still a PBS member station today with the call letters KVPT
(Owned by Valley Public Television, Inc. and also operates a translator, K18HD-D, also on  18 , in Bakersfield)
9  53  KAIL Fresno Later a UPN and then MyNetworkTV affiliate, KAIL is now a Tri-State Christian
Television (TCT)
network O&O on  7 
10 CBS Eyemark.svg American Broadcasting Company Logo.svg  30  KFSN-TV Fresno The merger of Capital Cities (then-owners of KFSN-TV) and ABC sent its CBS affiliation
to  47  KJEO (now KGPE), thus making KFSN an ABC network owned-and-operated station
11  17  WTBS Atlanta, GA The direct OTA feed at the time, now as WPCH-TV, owned by Gray Television
(Both the station and the TBS network (short for Turner Broadcasting System), were separated from each
other in 2007, TBS today, is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery)
12 SIN Logo.svg  21  KFTV Hanford Was only an affiliate at the time, the network would be relaunched as Univision
in 1987 and would acquire the station in 1992, making KFTV a network O&O
(The Hanford Sentinel newspaper erroneously identified the station as being from Los Angeles, SIN short for
Spanish International Network with most (if NOT all) of its programs at the time delivered via satellite
from Mexico via Televisa, which today, owns a 45 percent stake in what is now TelevisaUnivision)
13 CBN Cable Network CBN Cable Network was spun off by the Christian Broadcasting Network and operates
today as Freeform, owned by The Walt Disney Company