KPND is Scottsbluff's ABC affiliate owned by Graham Media Group.
KPND signed on October 19, 1976, as Scottbluff's 2nd independent station. It ran religious intended programming for about 4 years, until it was bought by Metromedia in 1982. Metromedia put a lot of money into the station, but it didn't help. With KSB (now KENY) dominating the independent ratings, and newly signed on KSCO rising, KPND fail. Metromedia sold the station to Sinclair Broadcast Group in 1985. Sinclair didn't put a lot into the programming, but the ratings were rising, slowly. When Sinclair bought Act III Broadcasting in 1994, they were over cap, so they deiced to sell KPND to Virgina-based Five TV Inc.
Switch to ABC
During a major alignment across America in 1995, KLJV's owner at the time, Quincy Newspapers, announced they will end there affiliation with ABC and switch to Fox. ABC was trying to budge KBII into switching, even going as far as to strip all of Kenny Broadcasting's (who owned KBII) ABC affiliates (which they owned around 7 at the time, all but 1 were some of ABC strongest affiliates), but Kenny Broadcasting took it to court and won. ABC deiced to settle with 24. Five TV Inc. added a newscast named The News On 24. In 2001 it got a sister station in Omaha, KORE (which Five TV owned from 1986-1990, but sold due to financial issues). It also got a sister station in Lincoln, KNOT with Five TV Inc.'s purchase of Nebraska Broadcasting in 2005.
New Owner, New Look, Same Problems
Around the Winter of 2013, Kenny Broadcasting announced they will purchase all of Five TV Inc. But since KBII and KPND were amoung the top 4 rated stations (KBII was #1 and KPND was #4), one of the stations had to be sold. Unsurprising Kenny Broadcasting kept KBII, and was trying to sell KPND. No one was interested as it was one of ABC's weakest affiliates, but Texas-based BeloOne stepped in and bought it. KPND lost its Nebraska sister stations, but got KWOW/KOLO in Denver, CO and KFOC/KFOW-LD in Casper/Cheyenne, WY. ABC was getting tired of staying in 4th, so ABC wanted BeloOne to step up it's game. Belo made a new set, new logo, and a new anchors. Its branding went from KPND to ABC4 to match the other stations VHF numbers. The ABC4 branding wasn't used since 2007, when from 1999-2007 it was branded as ABC4/24.
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