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Back in the day, from 1982, the North Bay had its own TV station based in Santa Rosa called KFTY TV-50. Like any typical local TV station, they aired TV shows, news, weather, etc and were very much liked, but in 2011 turmoil began happening at the station when they were bought-out by a large conglomerate and then changed formats to Spanish only programming. It wasn't long before they closed, and that was the end of TV-50, the only commercial broadcast TV station in the North Bay other than a few small, local PBS stations.

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Since TV-50 closed down there has been a serious void, and "we", the residents of the North Bay, really needed our own TV station that airs local news, happenings, events, programs, and important updates during critical times such as when horrific fires take place in the hills, or when floods happen along our rivers and towns during harsh winters, so KORK-TV was born to provide the people throughout the North Bay communities with exactly that. 

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KORK-TV focuses on the Northern San Francisco Bay Area, including Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Mendocino and Lake Counties, but we air nationwide on a number of much more modern and accessible platforms than TV-50 did. 

KORK-TV can be accessed by anyone, anywhere, at any time, on any device, including smart TVs, computers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, etc, absolutely free with no subscription or sign-up necessary. The only thing required is a wifi or cell signal. You can watch KORK-TV on our website at KORKtv.com, as well as on a number of streaming platforms such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV and others.

These internet based platforms have huge advantages over traditional numerical "TV channels" because in order to have access to a given TV "channel", you need to have either a cable or a satellite account, which a lot of people are getting away from these days because they are ridiculously expensive.

Another major advantage of the way KORK-TV broadcasts as compared to a typical TV channel on cable or satellite is when the power goes out. When that happens, often times cable & satellite go out as well because they need electricity to work. It's hard to watch TV using cable or satellite when there is no power for your TV or your cable or satellite decoder boxes, BUT cell signals most often continue working, which means you can still watch KORK-TV on any battery powered personal device, including during vital & critical times such as when fires or floods are taking place as they do sometimes in our neck of the woods. You can watch us on the go - anywhere you go. It's hard to do that with a living room TV hooked up to a cable or satellite box. 

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KORK-TV is not a PBS station and receives no PBS funding or operating assistance. We function solely on advertisers, sponsors and donations.

Have a business that could help provide our much needed service and resource to the 1.5 million people of the North Bay? Great! Please check out our Advertise page. We would love to have your support!

Love what we do and just want to make a donation to help us out? Also great! On the same Advertise page there is also a link for donations. We would sure appreciate it!

Thank you very much for your support! We depend on you so local residents can depend on us!

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KORK Media Group, LLC

News and entertainment for
the greater San Francisco
north bay area

(707) 266-3241

"KORK News" and "KORK North Bay" are registered trademarks of KORK Media Group, LLC. - Sonoma, Ca. 2024