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Beaumont/Port Arthur/Orange, Texas
United States
CityBeaumont, Texas
  • .1: KFDM Channel 6
  • newscasts: KFDM 6 News
  • .2: Southeast Texas CW
SloganYou Can Count on Us!
ChannelsDigital: 25 (UHF)
(to move to 15 (UHF))
Virtual: 6 (PSIP)
  • .1: KFDM6.1
  • .2: KFDM-CW
  • .1: CBS
  • .2: CW+
  • .3: Charge!
OwnerSinclair Broadcast Group
(KFDM Licensee, LLC)
First air dateApril 24, 1955 (63 years ago) (1955-04-24)
Call letters’ meaningKall For Dependable Magnolene
K FreeDoM (reference to former owner Freedom Communications)
Sister station(s)KBTV-TV
Former callsignsCable only: KWBB
Former channel number(s)Analog:
6 (VHF, 1955–2009)
21 (UHF, until 2011)
Former affiliations
  • Secondary:’
  • UPN
  • .3:
  • Grit (2014–?)
  • TW Cable 35: SLCTN
  • Cable only:
  • The WB+
Transmitter power350 kW
277 kW (CP)
Height275 m (902 ft)
Facility ID22589
Transmitter coordinates30°8?24?N 93°58?44?W / 30.14000°N 93.97889°W / 30.14000; -93.97889
30°8?24.2?N 93°58?44.3?W / 30.140056°N 93.978972°W / 30.140056; -93.978972 (CP)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For KFDM Beaumont CBS


Virtual Channel6
RF Channel25
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)350 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)274m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)279m
Network AffiliationCBS
Contact Street 12955 Interstate 10 East
Contact CityBeaumont
Contact StateTX
Contact Zip77702
Contact Phone409-892-6622
Additional DataFCC Station Information

KFDM News is the Southeast Texas CBS affiliate, and its located Beaumont. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts breaking news along with Beaumont sports, weather, and traffic. Also, the station provides general entertainment programming from CBS. In addition to being known by its FCC call sign of KFDM, locals know it as Beaumont CBS, or Channel 6 News Beaumont. You can watch KFDM online via the KFDM News live stream, and its collection of videos which are updated regularly.

Name: KFDM News Beaumont CBS
Call Sign: KFDM
Location: Beaumont, Texas, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: KFDM Beaumont Homepage

KFDM News is one of the most respected news outlets in all of Southeast Texas. Indeed, the KFDM TV station is the oldest TV station in the Beaumont and Port Arthur area, beginning operations in 1955.

If you want in immediate report on Beaumont weather then click on ‘Extras’ button above, and it will take you directly to the KFDM weather section. Lastly, if you just want a different station or stream, use the search box at the top of the page.

KFDM Beaumont is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. It is an affiliate of the CBS network. As an affiliate, Beaumont CBS tends to focus its original news coverage on local issues during the traditional morning, mid-day, evening and late-night news slots. To fill in the rest of its broadcasting schedule, the station airs national programs provided by CBS.

Contact the Station

If you’re a public relations rep, you may want to mail some promotional materials to the station or get in touch with a specific member of its team. If you’re a curious viewer, you might be interested in arranging a tour of the station’s facilities. In either case, in addition to the contact info above, here are some more ways to get in touch:
By mail: PO Box 7128 Beaumont, TX 77726-7128. Phone: 409-892-6622. Fax: 409-892-7305. Email: news@kfdm.com