is the locally owned and operated ABC affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
KCRG-TV9 signed on the air 60 years ago on October 15, 1953 and serves 21 counties in Eastern Iowa with more than 342,000 television households. (coverage map)
While the main studio is located in downtown Cedar Rapids, KCRG-TV9 also staffs news bureaus in Iowa City and Dubuque.
KCRG-TV9 produces 31 hours of local news from its NEW automated HD studio each week.
You can also request a studio tour here: http://www.kcrg.com/contactus/request-tour
WEEKDAY LOCAL NEWSCASTS:
- KCRG-TV9 First News (4:30a.m.)
- KCRG-TV9 Early Morning News (5a.m.)
- KCRG-TV9 Morning News (6a.m.)
- KCRG-TV9 News at Midday (11a.m.)
- KCRG-TV9 News at 5
- KCRG-TV9 News at 6
- KCRG-TV9 News at 10
WEEKEND LOCAL NEWSCASTS:
- KCRG-TV9 Saturday Morning News (6a.m. & 8a.m.)
- KCRG-TV9 Sunday Morning News (6a.m. & 8a.m.)
KCRG-TV9 News at 6 (Sat)
- KCRG –TV9 News at 5:30 (Sun)
- KCRG-TV9 News at 10 (Sat & Sun)
Nielsen ratings show KCRG-TV9 is the most watched local news station sign on to sign off with a 38% market share of viewing.
KCRG produces well-known programs like the Our Town summer series showcasing communities all throughout eastern Iowa each summer. KCRG’s
First Alert Storm Team includes four sealed meteorologist uses the area’s only LIVE Pinpoint Doppler Radar and manages programs like
WeatherCall for Schools and Pinpoint StormNET in an effort to keep viewers safe. And in sports there are the popular features: Athlete of the Week, Friday Night Lights, Golden Klutz Awards and John’s Big Ol’ Fish.
Besides local news, weather and sports, KCRG-TV9 features top rated syndication like Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men. Also, popular ABC programming like Good Morning America and Dancing with the Stars, among others.
KCRG-TV9 prides itself on community involvement… producing live newscasts and sponsoring many community events. (Show You Care logo) The KCRG-TV9 Show You Care Program includes notable programs like A+ for Education, Coats for Kids, 9 Who Care and the Summer Writing Contest. It also supports more than 100 local events each year through prominent on-air promotion.
KCRG also manages two multi-cast channels, KCRG 9.2 and KCRG 9.3.
KCRG 9.2 provides unprecedented live coverage of more than 100 local events each year. KCRG invested in a 40’ live production truck to better serve the local community.
Coverage includes live coverage of high schools sports and fine arts programming. KCRG 9.2 has also become the home for state football, state wrestling, state basketball and state soccer live broadcasts.
KCRG 9.2 also produces a 6-hour local golf tournament each summer, the Zach Johnson Foundation Classic. And has partnerships with the Iowa Conference, Dubuque Fighting Saints hockey, Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball and more.
KCRG 9.2 also features Eastern Iowa’s only live 1-hour sports talk show, OnIowa Live. The program is broadcast live from a local sports bar and has featured many notable guests, including Iowa Football Coach Kirk Ferentz and former Iowa coach and wrestling legend, Dan Gable.
KCRG 9.2 is located free over-the-air on channel 9.2, on Mediacom cable channel 109, ImOn cable channel 709 and on dozens of other cable systems across Eastern Iowa.
KCRG 9.3 – Live Well Eastern Iowa
KCRG 9.3 – Live Well Eastern Iowa features lifestyle programming on topics such as food, fitness, travel, fashion and more.
KCRG 9.3 is located free over-the-air on channel 9.3, on Mediacom cable channel 110, ImOn cable channel 710 and on dozens of other cable systems across Eastern Iowa.