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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.

Cases: 135142

Reported Deaths: 1832
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah28678460
Washington18867175
Marion16394242
Clackamas11789138
Lane8467110
Jackson700485
Umatilla685671
Deschutes507339
Yamhill322846
Malheur316453
Linn314949
Polk249240
Klamath246944
Josephine178535
Benton174314
Jefferson171225
Douglas170943
Union112516
Wasco109123
Columbia105418
Lincoln100417
Hood River96121
Coos95215
Morrow94510
Clatsop6925
Crook62911
Baker5765
Tillamook3692
Curry3235
Lake2365
Grant2131
Harney1784
Wallowa973
Gilliam511
Sherman470
Wheeler201
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3074812

Reported Deaths: 35060
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103873814416
San Bernardino2569141560
Riverside2510002676
San Diego2185552174
Orange2165092508
Santa Clara949051129
Kern87240572
Fresno83200968
Sacramento811831128
Alameda68649788
Ventura62774462
San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
Stanislaus43121766
Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo32887309
San Francisco29502266
Solano25983107
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25333474
Merced24570316
Sonoma24184242
Kings19588148
Placer17490184
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13528151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10789138
Shasta9750123
Butte9528128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa767244
Lassen519916
San Benito500346
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323474
Mendocino319232
Amador302431
Lake262531
Humboldt242725
Glenn194820
Colusa17969
Calaveras162123
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
Sierra820
Alpine730
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