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List of Hanford Cable channels (September 1985)
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Parent Page: List of Retro Cable lineups in the United States
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
|3||Cable News Network||CNN in Atlanta, an American multinational news channel, owned by CNN Global,|
itself a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery
|4||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||→ 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||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||→ 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||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