Description: KTBY, virtual channel 4, is a Fox-affiliated television station serving Anchorage, Alaska. The station is owned by Coastal Television Broadcasting Company, LLC. KTBY is co-owned with KYUR, of which all both utilize studios located on East Tudor Road in Anchorage, while KTBY utilizes a transmitter tower in historic downtown Anchorage located atop the Hilton Anchorage East Tower hotel.
History: KTBY signed on the air on December 2, 1983 as a locally-owned independent with Mike Parker President, Mike Buck General Manager and Dave Peters II Program Director before joining the then-fledgling Fox Network on its launch of October 9, 1986, and today is still one of the charter affiliates. It was the only Fox station in Alaska until 1992, when KFXF in Fairbanks went on the air; in the late 1980s, it also became the first station in Alaska to broadcast 24 hours a day.