WEB EXTRA: Before & After KDRV’s New Set

MEDFORD, Ore., –Notice something different on NewsWatch 12? Wednesday night we debuted a brand new set. It’s the 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 … Continue reading »

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 »

Clouds Hang Around On Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION On Wednesday, a few showers moved through the area and brought small amounts of rainfall.  It’s all along an old frontal boundary that is drifting back towards the north.  As it does so, showers will taper off Wednesday night, but a few showers are still possible for coastal locations through Wednesday night into … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Cloud Color

 ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why are clouds white?” Mrs. Schultz’s Class, St. Mary’s School Why are clouds white? Well, it has to do with the kind of light that is reflected through the water droplets that make up the cloud. These droplets are large enough to scatter the light of all seven wavelengths, those being red, … 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 »

Josephine Co. Battles Budget Cuts

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — On Wednesday, Josephine County Sheriff, Gil Gilbertson, met with county commissioners to discuss the public safety budget moving forward and how much money could be left over at the end of the fiscal year. Back in June, county commissioners and the sheriff decided to take out $655,000, primarily from a contingency … Continue reading »

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