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This article is about the TV station in Portland, Oregon. For the AM radio station formerly known as KOIN, see KUFO. For the FM radio station formerly known as KOIN-FM, see KXL-FM.

Contents

1953–1961 1961–1967 1967–1973 1973–1976 1976–1985 1985–1994
1953–1961 1961–1967 1967–1973 1973–1976 1976–1985 1985–1994
1994–2008 2008–2011 2011–2014 2014–2017 2017–2019 2019–present
1994–2008 2008–2011 2011–2014 2014–2017 2017–2019 2019–present

1953–1961

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KOIN-TV began broadcasting on October 15, 1953, as Portland's first VHF television station and a CBS affiliate on channel 6. At the time, it was jointly owned by Mount Hood Radio and Television Broadcasting Corporation; Newhouse Broadcasting Corporation (now Advance Publications), owner and publisher of The (Portland) Oregonian; local investors and Marshall Field's department stores. The station took its calls from KOIN radio (AM 970 and 101.1 FM), which was a joint venture of Mount Hood Broadcasting and Newhouse.

1961–1967

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1967–1973

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1973–1976

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1976–1994

1976–1985

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Lee Enterprises purchased channel 6 in April 1977 from the Mount Hood-Newhouse group.

1985–1994

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The "-TV" suffix was dropped on August 31, 1992, fifteen years after KOIN radio was sold off.

1994–2008

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In October 2000, the Lee Enterprises television group, including KOIN was purchased by Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications. On January 27, 2006, Emmis sold KOIN (along with KHON-TV in Honolulu, KSNT in Topeka, Kansas and KSNW in Wichita, Kansas) to the Montecito Broadcast Group for $259 million, only to later announce its sale of all of its stations to New Vision Television on July 24, 2007, which was completed on November 1.

2008–2014

2008–2011

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On May 7, 2012, LIN Media announced that it would acquire KOIN and the other New Vision stations for $330.4 million and the assumption of $12 million in debt.

2011–2014

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On March 21, 2014, Richmond, Virginia-based Media General announced that it would purchase LIN Media and its stations, including KOIN, in a $1.6 billion merger, which was completed on December 19.

2014–2019

2014–2017

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On January 27, 2016, it was announced that the Irving, Texas-based Nexstar Broadcasting Group would buy Media General for $4.6 billion. KOIN became part of "Nexstar Media Group" and is the company's first station in Oregon.

2017–2019

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The CBS eye was added for the first time in its logos aside from the slogan now enlargened and set in Montserrat.

2019–present

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