KTLA

television channel 5 in Los Angeles

KTLA (channel 5) is The CW owned television station in Los Angeles. It is owned by network owner Nexstar Media Group, and their studios are in Hollywood.

KTLA
Los Angeles, California
United States
ChannelsDigital: 35 (UHF)
Virtual: 5
Branding
  • KTLA 5; KTLA 5 News
  • KTLA 5 The CW (during promos for CW programming)
Programming
Affiliations
  • 5.1: The CW
  • 5.2: Antenna TV
  • 5.3: Grit
  • 5.4: TBD
  • 5.5: Rewind TV
Ownership
OwnerNexstar Media Group
(Tribune Media Company[1])
History
FoundedSeptember 1942 (1942-09) (as experimental station W6XYZ)
First air date
January 22, 1947; 77 years ago (1947-01-22)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog: 4 (VHF, 1942–1947), 5 (VHF, 1947–2009)
  • Digital: 31 (UHF, 1998–2019)
Call sign meaning
Television Los Angeles
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID35670
ERP1,000 kW
HAAT981 m (3,219 ft)
Transmitter coordinates34°13′36″N 118°3′59″W / 34.22667°N 118.06639°W / 34.22667; -118.06639
Translator(s)see § Translators
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitektla.com

KTLA was the first commercial station in the western United States, starting in 1947.[2]


  1. Commercial Broadcast Stations Biennial Ownership Report (FCC Form 323), Federal Communications Commission, January 31, 2020, p. 11, retrieved February 2, 2020
  2. "From atomic blast to the Rodney King beating, KTLA helped shape L.A. and television history". Los Angeles Times. 2022-02-18. Retrieved 2024-07-12.