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This article is about the NBC affiliate in Bakersfield, California. For the station that formerly held the KJTV call letters from 1982-1985, see KCIT. For the station that currently holds the KJTV call letters, see KJTV-TV.

KLYD-TV

1959–1964

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The station stareted broadcasting on November 8, 1959 as KLYD-TV, an ABC affiliate and was owned by businessman Ed Urner In 1962, Urner would sell the station to Dellar Broadcasting.

1964–1969

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KJTV

1969–1975

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In 1969, the station was renamed as KJTV. That same year, Dellar would sell the station to Atlantic States Industries. In 1974, KJTV swapped affiliations with KBAK-TV (channel 29) and channel 17 became a CBS affiliate.

1975–1978

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In 1978, Gillett Broadcasting purchased channel 17 from ASI.

KPWR-TV

1978–1984

After a major transmitter upgrade that same year, channel 17 was renamed to KPWR-TV on September 27. In 1983, The Ackerley Group purchased KPWR.

KGET (-TV)

Now under Ackerley's ownership after they have purchased Channel 17 from Gillett, the station changed its calls to the present day KGET on February 1, 1984, which added the -TV suffix in 2002, coinciding with an affiliation swap with KERO-TV (channel 23) to become Bakersfield's NBC affiliate a month later,

1984–1988

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1988-present

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1988–1992

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1992–1996

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1996–2000

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2000–2002

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In 2001, Ackerley was acquired by Clear Channel Communications (currently known as IHeart Media).

2002–2012

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In 2007, Clear Channel sold their television group to Newport Television (which was controlled by Providence Equity Partners) but due to Providence Equity Partners' share in Univision Communications, owner of KABE-LP (channel 39) and KBTF-LP (channel 31). Providence Equity Patners sold their stake in Univision in 2008 as soon as the deal was finalized in 2008. That same year, Newport sold KGET and five other stations to High Plains Broadcasting.

2012–2014

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In 2012, KGET alongside sister station KSEE (channel 24) in Fresno were sold to Nexstar Broadcasting Group. The sale was completed on February 19, 2013.

2014–present

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