NBC 8 Portland KGW


Watch NBC 8 Portland KGW Live Online


Load More

More Facts About NBC 8 Portland KGW Live

Portland–Salem, Oregon–
Vancouver, Washington
United States
CityPortland, Oregon
BrandingKGW (general; visually displayed as KGW 8)
KGW News (newscasts)
SloganWe’re on it
ChannelsDigital: 8 (VHF)
Virtual: 8 (PSIP)
Subchannels8.1 NBC
8.2 Justice Network
8.3 Estrella TV
8.4 Quest
Translatorssee list below
AffiliationsNBC (1959–present)
OwnerTegna, Inc.
(Sander Operating Co. III LLC D/B/A KGW Television)
First air dateDecember 15, 1956 (61 years ago) (1956-12-15)
Call letters’ meaningKeep Growing Wiser
Former callsignsKGW-TV (1956–1994)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
8 (VHF, 1956–2009)
46 (UHF, 2000–2009)
Former affiliationsAnalog/DT1:
ABC (1956–1959)
NBC Weather Plus (2004–2008)
KGW Weather Channel (2008–2009)
Local news and weather (2010–2012)
Live Well Network (2012–2015)
Transmitter power45 kW
Height524 m (1,719 ft)
Facility ID34874
Transmitter coordinates45°31?20.5?N 122°44?49.5?W / 45.522361°N 122.747083°W / 45.522361; -122.747083
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For NBC 8 Portland KGW


Virtual Channel8
RF Channel8
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)21.909000396728516 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)509m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)600m
Network AffiliationNBC
Contact Street 11501 SW Jefferson St.
Contact CityPortland
Contact StateOR
Contact Zip97201
Contact Phone503-226-5000
Additional DataFCC Station Information

KGW News, (also known as NBC 8) is a TV station in Portland, OR. It’s a station that focuses on Portland local news and entertainment, with breaking news, Portland weather, traffic, and sports. In addition to being known by its FCC call sign of KGW and NBC 8 Portland, locals also know it simply as Channel 8 News. You can watch the station online via the KGW live stream, and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: KGW News – NBC 8 Portland
Call Sign: KGW
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: NBC 8 Homepage

KGW News was created as an offshoot of KGW AM radio station by the Oregonian Newspaper. The radio station actually began broadcasting Portland news all the back in 1922. Needless to say, KGW has a long history in this part of the Pacific Northwest, and it has deep roots in the area.

KGW TV also has some notable alumni that includes Ann Curry (formerly of the Today Show before Matt Lauer had her axed), John Stossel (from ABC’s 20/20, and now with FOX), and Colin Cowheard (the controversial sports host, formerly with ESPN, and now with FOX Sports). Also, the KGW radio station had Mel Blanc, the man with a thousand voices.  [If you watched any cartoon from the 1930s to the 1980s, then you’ve heard Mel Blanc).

Also, if you want a direct link to the highly respected KGW weather team, click the website link above above.  Finally, if you just want a different station or stream, use the search box at the top of the page.

NBC 8 is bow owned by Tenga after a recent acquisition from Sander Media. It is an affiliate of the network NBC network. As an affiliate, Portland KGW tends to focus its original news coverage on local issues during the traditional morning, mid-day, evening and late-night news slots. KGW News currently airs an impressive 38 hours of locally produced newscasts each week. To fill in the rest of its broadcasting schedule, the station airs national programs provided by NBC.

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: 1501 SW Jefferson St Portland, OR 97201-2566. Phone: 503-226-5000. Fax: 503-226-5059. Email: [email protected]