50th anniversary of KMEG

Iowa’s youngest “big three” network affiliate turns 50 years old today.

KMEG Channel 14 in Sioux City, a CBS station, is the only such affiliate in Iowa on the UHF spectrum. The switch to digital has largely rendered the VHF/UHF distinction obsolete — as has the random channel assignments cable companies do nowadays — but keeping the “classic” identification is a tie to history.

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