WEB EXTRA: Take a Tour of KDRV’s New Set

MEDFORD, Ore., — Take a quick virtual tour of NewsWatch 12′s new set and see time lapse video of the move in and set up our 7 separate sets. Same number one news team, just a better view! Take a look inside the making of NewsWatch 12′s first new set in 17 years and the … Continue reading »

WEB EXTRA: The Show Must Go On

MEDFORD, Ore., — While NewsWatch 12′s new set was being constructed, outfitted, and tested, our staff continued to produce 4 1/2 hours of newscasts everyday. This took a lot of coordination and patience. In this web extra see exactly what each of our departments contributed to our new look. Same number one news team, just … Continue reading »

WEB EXTRA: Tools of the Trade

MEDFORD, Ore., — To use all the components of NewsWatch 12′s new set it takes some special tools of the trade. One of those is a top of the line wireless microphone system. Tiny but effective – the new mics are coated in kevlar – the same material used in combat gear. Same number one … Continue reading »

The Making of NewsWatch 12′s New Set

MEDFORD, Ore., — Same number one news team, just a better view! Take a look inside the making of NewsWatch 12′s first new set in 17 years and the third in the history of KDRV.  NewsWatch 12 moved from a 600 square foot facility to more than 2500 square feet. Tripling our size allowed for … Continue reading »

Coats For Kids Handed Out At Schools

MEDFORD, Ore. –  This year, thousands of coats were collected at nearly 80 locations across Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties for NewsWatch 12′s Coats For Kids Campaign. Those coats were then washed, sorted, and bundled. Now they are headed out to local schools. Jackson Elementary administrators work with hundreds of kids and families who rely on … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Daniel Corbett

MEDFORD, Ore.– Dances are being polished and costumes finalized in preparation of Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars. Several local community members are dedicating many hours to practice for the show that debuts next Saturday. The annul competition benefits local Sparrow clubs every year, helping sick kids who need help. Daniel Corbett said he was … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Kimberly Jostad

MEDFORD, Ore.– Several community members have been practicing for weeks, preparing for the annual “Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars” competition. Now in just about a week and a half , they will lace up their shoes and compete for the “Shining Star Award”; all while raising money for sparrow clubs. Each night until the … Continue reading »


(CONSUMER REPORTS) — Air cleaners make claims like “capture 99 percent of allergens and irritants,” “remove allergens like dust, pet dander and pollen,” healthier, fresher air.” Consumer Reports tested 26 portable air cleaners to see how well they work. Testers pump contaminants into a controlled chamber, dust, as well as smoke. Some of the models … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Crack-in-the-Ground

CHRISTMAS VALLEY, Ore.–There are several  geologic features in the world where the ground seems to have just split open. But there are not many like this where you can explore the bottom of the crevass for the entire two mile length. This is called simply, “Crack-in-the-Ground.”          It was formed thousands of years ago when an … Continue reading »

Chocolate May Reverse Memory Loss

CNN – An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but if that doesn’t work you might want to try a chocolate bar. A study published in “Nature Neuroscience” found a link between a natural compound in cocoa and reversing age-related memory loss. The compound, called Flavanol, increased blood flow and neural connections in … Continue reading »

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