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KGHL TV / KULR TV Channel 8 Billings Photos from the John in Arizona Collection


All photos are the property of John C Johnson / John In Arizona / johninarizona.com and may not be used in any form elsewhere.


KGHL-TV


KGHL TV: KGHL-TV Channel 8 Billings came on the air March 15, 1958. Their studios, along with KGHL radio 790 were located at 214 North 30th Street for a number of years. The KGHL-TV test pattern and ID on air photos are from 1961.

KGHL TV Channel 8 Billings, Montana March 15, 1958 Print Ad

KGHL TV Channel 8 Billings, Montana January 1960 Print Ad

KGHL TV Channel 8 Billings print ad from January 1960 promoting their news with anchor Aide Carlson. Carter Oil was the sponsor on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Carter Oil eventually changed to Exxon.

KGHL TV Channel 8 Billings, Montana January 1960 Print Ad

KGHL TV Channel 8 Billings print ad from January 1960 promoting their weather with anchor Tom Forbes. Montana-Dakota Utilities, now MDU, still serves the area with natural gas.

KGHL TV Channel 8 Billings test pattern - 1961.
KGHL TV Channel 8 Billings station ID - 1961.

KGHL TV Channel 8 Billings, Montana Maury White ad


KULR-TV


KULR TV Channel 8 Billings, Montana

KULR TV: The call letters were changed to KULR in 1963. Pronounced "color" their slogan quickly became "Color 8." The IDs are from 1963 and 1969. In the late 1960's KULR-TV built a new building around their Coburn Road transmitter building to house the offices and studios. There was a welcome sign pointing the way to this location as seen in the photos from 1971. Note the colorful lettering on the building. Billboards and print ads were used to promote their then ratings winning newscasts in the 1970s. In September of 1983 KULR announced they were building a new $3 million dollar studio complex in Homestead Business Park just off King Avenue West. By this time the station was using the slogan "Straight 8." The photos of the inside of the studios were taken by David Gordon while on a radio club tour in 2000. In 2008 the station was revisited. Gone are the days of "Straight 8" and "The Spirit of Montana" and even gone is a local master control room. KULR TV is controlled out of KHQ TV Spokane, Washington.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings station ID - 1963.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings station ID - 1969.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings new studios on Coburn Road - 1971.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings new studios on Coburn Road - 1971.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings billboard - 1975.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings billboard - 1975.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings print ad - 1979.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings new west end studios - 1987.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings new west end studios - 1987.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings 2045 Overland studios - 2000.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings 2045 Overland studios - 2000.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings office area - call leters - 2000.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings office area - old camera on display - 2000.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings maswter control room - 2000.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings news production room - 2000.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings news room room - 2000.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings weather center - 2000.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings Spirit of Montana logo - 2000.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings live truck - 2000.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings entrance sign - 2008.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings 2045 Overland studios - 2008.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings 2045 Overland studios - 2008.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings 2045 Overland studios - 2008.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings news vehicles - 2008.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings news vehicles - 2008.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings remote - 2012.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings transmitter site - 2008.
KULR TV Channel 8 Billings transmitter site - 2008.

KULR TV Channel 8 Billings, Montana KULR 8.1 Billings

KULR TV Channel 8 Billings, Montana KULR 8.1 Billings

KULR TV Channel 8 Billings, Montana KULR 8.1 Billings

KULR TV Channel 8 Billings, Montana KULR 8.1 Billings

KULR TV Channel 8 Billings, Montana KULR 8.1 Billings


All photos are the property of John C Johnson / John In Arizona / johninarizona.com and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

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