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'''KOLO-TV''', [[virtual channel]] 8, is the [[American Broadcasting Company|ABC]]–affiliate serving [[Reno, Nevada|Reno]] and the surrounding areas. It is owned by [[Gray Television]] and operates on digital channel 8.
'''KOLO-TV''', [[virtual channel]] 8, is the [[American Broadcasting Company|ABC]]–affiliate serving [[Reno, Nevada|Reno]] and the surrounding areas. It is owned by [[Gray Television]] and operates on digital channel 8. Syndicated programing on KOLO-TV includes ''[[Live! with Kelly and Michael]]'' (9:00–10:00 a.m.), ''[[The Chew]]'' (12:00–1:00 p.m.), ''[[General Hospital]]'' (1:00–2:00 p.m.), ''[[The Queen Latifah Show]]'' (2:00–3:00 p.m.), ''[[Rachael Ray (TV series)|Rachael Ray]]'' (3:00–4:00 p.m.), ''[[The Dr. Oz Show|Dr. Oz]]'' (4:00–5:00 p.m.), ''[[Jeopardy!]]'' (7:00–7:30 p.m.), ''[[Wheel of Fortune (U.S. game show)|Wheel of Fortune]]'' (7:30–8:00 p.m.) and ''[[Jimmy Kimmel Live!]]'' (11:35 p.m.–12:35 a.m.), among others. A notable local KOLO-TV production, ''Zomboo's House of Horror Movies'' (Saturdays 11:35 p.m.-1:30 a.m.), has been continuously aired since September 1999 and is the longest running hosted horror picture show in the US.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://spookyfests.com/pdf/articles/2001/zomboo01.pdf|title=DO YOU LIKE SCARY MOVIES?IF YOU DO, YOU'LL LOVE ZOMBOO!|publisher=Monster News|date=October 2001|accessdate=March 11, 2014}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|author=Frank Leto_KOLO-TV|url=https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zomboos-House-Of-Horror-Movies/117849084897780?id=117849084897780&sk=info|title=Zomboo's House of Horror Movies - About|publisher=Facebook|date=March 11, 2014|accessdate=March 11, 2014}}</ref> Zomboo, a full dress clown-like figure with fangs, has a local fan base and regularly participates in local community events as well as in social media such as Facebook<ref>{{cite web|author=Frank Leto_KOLO-TV|url=https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zomboos-House-Of-Horror-Movies/117849084897780|title=Zomboo's House Of Horror Movies|publisher=Facebook|date=March 11, 2014|accessdate=March 11, 2014}}</ref> and YouTube.<ref>{{cite web|author=KOLO-TV|url=https://www.youtube.com/user/YourOldPalZomboo|title=YourOldPalZomboo|publisher=YouTube|date=March 11, 2014|accessdate=March 11, 2014}}</ref>
 
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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The analog signal of KOLO-TV went off the air at 12:30 PM on January 12, 2009, so that the station could complete work on the transmitter on [[Slide Mountain (Nevada)|Slide Mountain]] in order to move the digital signal back to Channel 8.
 
The analog signal of KOLO-TV went off the air at 12:30 PM on January 12, 2009, so that the station could complete work on the transmitter on [[Slide Mountain (Nevada)|Slide Mountain]] in order to move the digital signal back to Channel 8.
 
==Controversies==
 
KOLO-TV aired a controversial promotional spot that was read out by Sarah Johns depicting [[Gay marriage]] as a sin.<ref>{{cite web|author=KOLO-TV|url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4ykHjQXIzw|title=KOLO 8 News in Reno - Gay Marriage = Sin?|publisher=YouTube|date=May 16, 2012|accessdate=June 2, 2013}}</ref> KOLO-TV later apologized for the incident on their [[Facebook]] page.<ref>{{cite web|author=KOLO-TV|url=https://www.facebook.com/kolotv/posts/10150783758121503|title=KOLO 8 News Now - A promotional spot aired on our station...|publisher=Facebook|date=May 17, 2012|accessdate=June 2, 2013}}{{dead link|date=August 2013}}</ref>
 
 
KOLO-TV aired a controversial report about Ryan Rhea related to the death of [[KTVN]] Sports Director J. K. Metzker.<ref>{{cite web|author=KOLO-TV|url=http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Man-Accused-of-Hitting-And-KIlling-JK-Metzker-Arrested-For-Probation-Violation-174773771.html |title=Man Who Hit And Killed Metzker Surrenders for Plea Deal, Is Released|publisher=KOLO-TV|date=October 18, 2012|accessdate=December 14, 2013}}</ref> KOLO-TV later refused to apologize for the incident on their [[Facebook]] page after KTVN apologized for the incident with an updated report.<ref>{{cite web|author=KOLO-TV|url=https://www.facebook.com/kolotv/posts/460796180625449?comment_id=5168655|title=KOLO 8 News Now - The man who hit and killed Channel 2...|publisher=Facebook|date=October 18, 2012|accessdate=December 14, 2013}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ktvn.com/story/19855526/correction-no-probation-violation-or-dui-arrest-for-ryan-rhea|title=CORRECTION – No Probation Violation or DUI Arrest for Ryan Rhea|publisher=KTVN|date=October 18, 2012|accessdate=December 14, 2013}}</ref>
 
   
 
==Digital television==
 
==Digital television==
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===Analog-to-digital conversion===
 
===Analog-to-digital conversion===
 
KOLO-TV shut down its analog signal, over [[Very high frequency|VHF]] channel 8, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States [[Digital television transition in the United States|transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts]] under federal mandate. The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition VHF channel 9 to its former analog-era VHF channel 8.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-06-1082A2.pdf |title=DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds |format=PDF |date= |accessdate=2012-03-24}}</ref>
 
KOLO-TV shut down its analog signal, over [[Very high frequency|VHF]] channel 8, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States [[Digital television transition in the United States|transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts]] under federal mandate. The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition VHF channel 9 to its former analog-era VHF channel 8.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-06-1082A2.pdf |title=DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds |format=PDF |date= |accessdate=2012-03-24}}</ref>
 
==News team==
 
'''Anchors'''
 
* Pat Hambright – weeknights at 5:00, 5:30, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
 
* Sarah Johns – weeknights at 5:00, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
 
* Kendra Kostelecky – weekends at 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
 
* Dave Lawrence – weekday mornings on ''Good Morning Reno'' (5:00–7:00 a.m.) and ''Midday'' (11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
 
* Amanda Sanchez – weekday mornings on ''Good Morning Reno'' (5:00–7:00 a.m.)
 
 
'''Weather'''
 
* Lindsey Matherly – forecaster; weekday mornings on ''Good Morning Reno'' (5:00–7:00 a.m.) and ''Midday'' (11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
 
* Dick Stoddard ([[National Weather Association|NWA]] Seal of Approval) – meteorologist; weekends at 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
 
* Jeff Thompson ([[American Meteorological Society|AMS]] and NWA [[Certified Broadcast Meteorologist]] Seals of Approval) – chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5:00, 5:30, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
 
 
'''Reporters'''
 
* Chris Buckley – general assignment reporter
 
* Angela Chen – video journalist
 
* Joe Harrington – video journalist
 
* Rebecca Kitchen – video journalist
 
* Colin Lygren – video journalist
 
* Ed Pearce – senior reporter
 
* Terri Russell – chief reporter
 
* Catherine Van – video journalist
 
 
'''Sports'''
 
* Josh Little – sports director; weeknights at 5:30, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
 
* Ben Ross – sports anchor; weekends at 6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
 
 
===Notable former on-air staff===
 
* [[Marc Brown (journalist)|Marc Brown]] – Former anchor
 
* [[Sean Cronin (Wisconsin politician)|Sean Cronin]] – Former chief meteorologist
 
* [[Vicky Nguyen]] – Former investigative reporter
 
 
==News/Station presentation==
 
===Newscast titles===
 
* ''AP News TelePix'' (1950s)
 
* ''Channel 8 News'' (1968–1974)
 
* ''[[Eyewitness News]]'' (1974–1995)
 
* ''NewsChannel 8'' (1995–2007)
 
* ''KOLO 8 News Now'' (2007–present)
 
 
===Station slogans===
 
* ''TV8 ALive'' (1977–1983)
 
* ''Dynamic 8'' (1983–1988)
 
* ''The Team You Know and Trust'' (1995–2007)
 
* ''On Air, On Line And On The Go'' (2010–present)
 
* ''Expect More'' (2013–present)
 
   
 
==References==
 
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* [http://zomboo.com/ Zomboo's House of Horror Movies] – Official Website
 
   
 
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Date: Thursday, the 12th of May 2016 at 06:43:46 AM
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