We're moving! KCAU-TV announces plans for all-new state of the art TV facility

Plans call for a move sometime early in 2017

Sioux City, Iowa - We here at KCAU 9 are pleased to officially announce that our station will be moving to a new location early next year.

KCAU-TV will be moving from our location at 625 Douglas Street in downtown Sioux City, to a brand new state of the art facility at 5993 Gordon Drive.

For the last 63 we here at KCAU-TV have made downtown Sioux City our home.  We are excited to be moving to a new facility that will allow us to cater to our viewers even better!

Below is the official announcement made by KCAU-TV General Manager John Curry.

 

PRESS RELEASE

November 28, 2016

FIRST TELEVISION STATION IN SIOUXLAND MAKES HISTORIC MOVE

KCAU-TV, Sioux City, Iowa, announced today that the television station will be moving from 625 Douglas Street in Downtown Sioux City to a new state of the art broadcasting facility at 5993 Gordon Drive.  The anticipated move to the new facility will take place in the first quarter of 2017.

In 2014, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. purchased KCAU-TV from longtime owners, Citadel Communications.  Soon after the acquisition, it was determined that the current location no longer met the needs of KCAU.  In April 2016, a new location was identified and on October 1st, construction began on the $2.5 million project.

For the past 63 years, KCAU-TV has made Downtown Sioux City its home. In 1953, then KVTV transformed the historic Tomba Ballroom into the very first television station in Sioux City Iowa.  In 1967, the station joined the ABC television network and changed its call letters to KCAU-TV.  KCAU quickly became one of the highest rated ABC affiliates in the country and the dominant news station in Siouxland for over two decades.   KCAU was the first television station in Sioux City to broadcast in color and the first station to offer full high definition programming.

“Our current facility has served us well for over 6 decades, but it is time for a change.” stated John Curry, Vice President and General Manager of KCAU.  “Broadcast industry pioneers have walked the halls of this building over the years.  People like Tom Peterson, Dave Nixon, Jim Henry, Gene Sherman, Greg Lund and Julie White to name a few.  Now it’s time to start a new chapter of excellence in broadcasting.  The entire KCAU team is excited and eager to continue the storied legacy of KCAU.” 

 Nexstar was founded in 1996 by broadcast industry veteran Perry A. Sook to own, operate and provide services to television stations in mid-size markets across the United States. Nexstar’s organization-wide commitment to broadcasting excellence for local viewers and unparalleled marketing results for advertisers has been a key component of the company’s success and long-term growth. Nexstar continues to selectively build its station base toward a diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, eMedia, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 115 television stations and 36 related digital multicast signals reaching 62 markets.


 


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