KPLC-TV

Address

320 Division Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

(337) 439-9071

www.kplctv.com

Date of Official Change:

May 23, 2014

AKA:

KPLC-TV Lake Charles, LA

Description:

KPLC-TV is owned by Raycom Media, Inc. headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama. KPLC-TV is an NBC station located in Lake Charles, LA.
KPLC-TV began broadcasting in the summer of 1954 as KPLC AM radio and was expand to television.
The station was later purchased by a St. Louis group. In 1970, G. Russel Chambers purchased KPLC-TV and dramatically increased the station' s coverage by adding a 1,500 foot tower, providing a quality signal for the NBC affiliate as far north as Leesville, LA as far east as Lafayette, LA and to the Gulf of Mexico. FCC regulations required that the radio stations be sold. Perry Sanders purchased the AM/FM combo and changed its call letters to KLCL. In 1986, Cosmos Broadcasting, a subsidiary of Liberty Life Insurance Company, took over bringing high-tech improvements, including stereo broadcast and other state of the art innovations. Today KPLC prides itself as one of the top news stations in the country, consistently in the top five nationwide in news ratings and shares. In 2000, Cosmos Broadcasting assumed the name The Liberty Corporation. KPLC was sold to Raycom Media in 2006.

Raycom Media, Inc. was created in 1996 with the purchase of 15 television stations, two radio stations, and a sports marketing, production, events management, and distribution company. Shortly after this first acquisition, Raycom Media quickly acquired two other companies and began an unheard of growth in the media business.
Raycom, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation's largest broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 53 television stations in 37 markets and 18 states. Raycom stations cover 13.1% of U.S. television households. Raycom is also responsible for the design and hosting of Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail website. Raycom owns over-the-air syndication, regional cable, and digital media rights to Atlantic Coast Conference Athletics. With a strong belief in community, Raycom Media television stations take editorial positions on key community issues. It is the vision of the company that it be involved in the communities its broadcast properties serve. By editorializing on local issues and seeking out divergent points of view, Raycom Media television stations create an atmosphere of community dialog.
Raycom Media is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama.

Hours:

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Intake Process:

None

Program Fees:

None

Languages:

English

Eligibility:

None

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

May 23, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities:

Agency does not utilize volunteers

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

320 Division Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Mailing

P.O. Box 1490
Lake Charles, LA 70602

Contacts

Available Staff

Primary Contact

Jim Serra

Vice President & General Manager

(337) 437-7507

jserra@kplctv.com

Raycom Media Headquarters

Phone Numbers

KPLC-TV

(337) 439-9071

Fax KPLC-TC

(337) 437-7600

Fax - Raycom Media Headquarters

(334) 206-1555

Raycom Media Headquarters

(334) 206-1400

Legal Status:

Other

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  • Louisiana
    • Allen County
      • Beauregard County
        • Calcasieu County
          • Cameron County
            • Jefferson Davis County
              • Rapides County
                • Vernon County
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                • Louisiana
                  • Allen County
                    • Beauregard County
                      • Calcasieu County
                        • Cameron County
                          • Jefferson Davis County
                            • Rapides County
                              • Vernon County
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                              Geography Served

                                If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                              • Louisiana
                                • Allen County
                                  • Beauregard County
                                    • Calcasieu County
                                      • Cameron County
                                        • Jefferson Davis County
                                          • Rapides County
                                            • Vernon County
                                            Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (TJ-5500.8500) and related services within the Service Tree.

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