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In the early 1980’s, a group of local investors, led by Medford orchardist Dunbar Carpenter, formed Sunshine Television, Inc. The group secured a license from the Federal Communications Commission to broadcast locally on VHF Channel 12.

Sunshine Television built its new station, KDRV-TV, on property just off Biddle Road near the Rogue Valley International Medford Airport.

On February 26, 1984, KDRV-TV signed on as an affiliate of the ABC Television Network.

KDRV-TV soon launched local news. NewsWatch 12 premiered September 16, 1985. In a few short years, the station’s newscasts became the most-watched in the region. That tradition continues. Today, NewsWatch 12 produces 36 hours of local news programming a week, more than any other station in the region.

NewsWatch 12 has earned honors for excellence in journalism from numerous professional organizations, including the Oregon Associated Press Award for Best Newscast during four out of five years. The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has twice nominated NewsWatch 12 for Outstanding Daily Newscast.

KDRV-TV’s commitment to the communities it serves has made it an innovator in local television news. NewsWatch 12 produced the market’s first late local weekend newscasts. We introduced the region’s first 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. weeknight newscasts. We were the first to bring Southern Oregon a live early-morning newscast. The addition of KDKF-TV in 1989 brought a powerful signal carrying KDRV-TV programs to viewers throughout the Klamath Basin.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 29850

Reported Deaths: 521
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah6649130
Marion430988
Washington418058
Umatilla287441
Clackamas218661
Malheur146023
Jackson9943
Lane89014
Deschutes73212
Yamhill71814
Jefferson4968
Polk48715
Morrow4765
Lincoln47013
Linn43813
Union4352
Klamath2602
Benton2456
Hood River2390
Wasco2303
Douglas1943
Josephine1802
Columbia1451
Coos1340
Clatsop1050
Baker892
Crook601
Tillamook460
Lake290
Wallowa291
Curry260
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant80
Gilliam70
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 771321

Reported Deaths: 14691
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2561486303
Riverside562011136
Orange512591111
San Bernardino51252838
San Diego43445748
Kern30916333
Fresno27312348
Sacramento20660364
Alameda20097356
Santa Clara19760293
San Joaquin19623399
Stanislaus16052317
Contra Costa15489194
Tulare15361253
Ventura11932138
Imperial11435309
San Francisco1049091
San Mateo9264142
Monterey908965
Santa Barbara8741107
Merced8645131
Kings714477
Sonoma6777110
Marin6477106
Solano600752
Madera426758
Placer337340
San Luis Obispo329326
Yolo271053
Butte269531
Santa Cruz20967
Sutter160810
Napa158013
San Benito125410
Yuba10927
El Dorado10514
Mendocino80818
Lassen7290
Shasta65212
Glenn5393
Colusa4996
Nevada4965
Tehama4843
Humboldt4816
Lake4187
Calaveras30513
Amador28616
Tuolumne2163
Inyo18714
Mono1632
Siskiyou1580
Del Norte1351
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc230
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Medford
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Brookings
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Crater Lake
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Grants Pass
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Klamath Falls
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