KTBS 3 celebrated 50 years of broadcasting service to the ArkLaTex on September 5, 2005. Broadcasting from our modern digital facility on Kings Highway in Shreveport, we serve 28 counties and parishes in East Texas, Northwest Louisiana, western Oklahoma, and southern Arkansas.
Shreveport is located within five hours of seven major cities and has recently become a center of activity for film and television production.
With a metropolitan population of more than 350,000, Shreveport is the economic leader of the region that stretches north to Texarkana, Arkansas; west to Marshall, Texas; south to Natchitoches, Louisiana and east to Ruston, Louisiana. Made up of an array of mid-sized communities, the television marketing population is over half a million people.
KTBS 3 is owned and operated by the Wray family of Shreveport, and is one of the few stations in the country that can still claim local ownership and community identity. On October 14, 2010, KTBS became the first station in the ArkLaTex to broadcast local news in high definition.
- Where is KTBS 3 located?
- What is the station's telephone number?
- Where should I send news releases?
- What times do KTBS 3 Newscasts air?
- If I have a comment or question about a newscast, who do I contact?
- What is the difference between KTBS and ABC?
- How do I contact a member of the KTBS 3 News team?
- What channel is KTBS-HDTV broadcast on?
- How can I arrange a tour of the KTBS 3 studios?
- How do I request an anchor or reporter to speak at an event?
- How do I order a tape of a newscast or story?
- How can I tell you what I liked about your First News stories?
- How can I suggest a stop in my city for your 50 Cities segment?
- What do the ratings I see at the beginning of programs mean?
Our studios and offices are located at 312 E. Kings Hwy in Shreveport, LA. Office hours at Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The main phone number is (318) 861-5800.
For breaking news, call the news desk at (318) 861-5880.
To fax an item to the newsroom, call (318) 219-4680.
Whenever possible, we prefer that you e-mail news releases to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to include the time, date and location of your event and a contact phone number. You can also drop off or mail the information to:
312 E. Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA 71104
Attn: Assignment Editor
KTBS 3 First News: 4:30 to 7:00 AM
KTBS 3 Midday : 11:30 AM - noon
KTBS 3 News at Five: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
KTBS 3 News at Six: 6:00 to 7:00 PM
KTBS 3 News at Ten: 10:00 PM to 10 :35 PM
KTBS 3 First News Saturday: 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM
Saturday KTBS 3 News Weekend: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday KTBS 3 News at Ten: 10:00 PM to 10:35 PM (11 - 11:30 PM during football season)
KTBS 3 First News Sunday: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Sunday KTBS 3 News Weekend: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday KTBS 3 News at Ten – 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM
For news comments, e-mail the news director, Randy Bain, at email@example.com .
KTBS 3, is owned by a local family and it is the local ABC affiliate in the Northern Louisiana area. As a local station, KTBS 3 produces local programs such as KTBS News and Sports programs.
You can read about your favorite news team member and send e-mail to them in the Meet Our Team section of this website or you can send mail to:
312 E. Kings Hwy.
Shreveport, LA 71104
Attn: (Reporter/Anchor's name)
What channel is KTBS-HDTV broadcast on?
Our on-air signal can be found on UHF Channel 28.
How can I arrange a tour of the KTBS 3 studios?
Station tours can be arranged by calling our receptionist at (318) 861-5800.
How do I request an anchor or reporter to speak at an event?
To request a speaker, you should send a letter on your organization's stationery or letterhead to the news director.
How do I order a tape of a newscast or story?
To request a video click here. Print the form out, fill it out and send it to:
Attn: Accounting Dept.
312 East Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71104
How can I tell you what I liked about your First News stories?
You can click here to go to a form to give us some feedback about our First News.
You can click here to fill our a form with your suggestion.
Rating labels were created to help viewers decide what to watch, and to help parents determine which programs are suitable for their children.
TV Y: Deemed appropriate for all children, including ages 2-6.
TV Y7: Designed for children age 7 and above. May include mild fantasy or comedic violence.
TV G: Suitable for all ages, although not designed specifically for young children. Contains little or no violence, no strong language and little or no sexual dialogue or situations.
TV PG: Parental guidance suggested. Contains material parents may find unsuitable for younger children, including moderate violence, sexual situations, infrequent coarse language, and/or suggestive dialogue.
TV 14: Parents strongly cautioned. Contains material many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14, including intense violence, intense sexual situations, strong coarse language, and/or intensely suggestive dialogue.
TV MA: Mature audience. Designed for adult viewing and may be unsuitable for children under 17; includes graphic violence, explicit sexual activity, and/or crude language.
Four letters may be added to each label to indicate the content the program contains:
L: Coarse language
D: Sexual dialogue
The rating labels appear in the corner of your television screen during the first 15 seconds of each program. Ratings are assigned to all television programming except news and sports. Parents can use a V-chip, cable lockbox, or a set-top box to block inappropriate television programming.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Every newscast at KTBS 3 is put together by a team of people working both on camera and behind the scenes. They begin their work many hours before the newscasts airs. Stories you see on KTBS 3 News come through our reporters, wire and network news services, other affiliated stations, press releases and viewer calls.
Randy Bain ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) is the manager who oversees the entire news operation. He hires and manages the staff and keeps consistency among the various KTBS 3 newscasts. He is assisted by the Operations Manager Trey Lankford ( email@example.com ).
Assignment Desk Editor Badreka Harper (firstname.lastname@example.org ) decides which reporter will cover stories each day. She makes her decisions based on the information that flows into the newsroom during the day, as well as telephone calls, faxes, and e-mails received, and the communication she hears on police scanners. She makes arrangements for camera crews to cover events, and along with the producers, she helps determine which events will be covered.
Each newscast has a producer who decides which stories to run and in what order. When things don't go as planned, producers must make split-second decisions on what to do next. The producers keep the newscast on time, so that the next program begins when it's supposed to.
These are the people you see reading the news, but their job goes much further than that. In addition to reporting, they help write stories not covered by reporters. They need to have a commanding knowledge of the day's news events. In many cases they may be asked to ad lib live about a particular event or story that's breaking news.
The reporters cover stories of local interest to the Ark-La-Tex viewers. During morning and afternoon story meetings, the reporters help decide what is worth covering, and what the story really is about. Reporters write their own scripts and, along with the photographer, decide what images to put with the text of their story.
These are the people who operate the cameras at news events. They may go out alone to shoot pictures of a local story, or be accompanied by a reporter to cover an event in more detail. Along with the reporter, the shooter decides what every shot will look like and what items will be videotaped.
While the "News Director," is responsible for the overall news operation, the newscast director coordinates all the technical people working on our live newscasts. There are many people on headsets operating the technical equipment being coordinated by the director. When things don't go as planned, directors also must make split-second decisions on what to do next.
312 E. Kings Highway
Shreveport, Louisiana USA 71104
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These are the guidelines for public service announcements sent to KTBS-3.
Spots will be screened for quality and subject matter. They should address issues of concern to the ArkLaTex or causes that will make life in our area better.
Organizations sending public service announcement must be able to provide proof of tax exempt status.
Keep the commercial aspects of an event out of your spot. Viewers can call a phone number mentioned in your spot to find out about ticket sale locations, prices etc.
Spots should be in beta sp format.
Check to make sure the who, what, when, where and why are mentioned.
Be sure and include how many spots are on your tape, their length and a deadline for them to stop airing.
Spots should arrive at the station at least 6 weeks before your event.
If you have any questions or need more information please email email@example.com
For written announcements email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 318-862-9431 with attention to "What's Happening". Thanks again for your interest!
Director, KTBS 3 Community Projects/Public Service