Considered the longest-tenured NBC affiliate in the world, KHQ’s roots in the Inland Northwest run deep. We have been locally owned and operated since inception, making KHQ a rare entity in today’s world of media consolidation. Q6 beamed Spokane’s first TV signal into living rooms on December 20th, 1952. Since then, KHQ has pioneered broadcast innovations in the Inland Northwest and throughout the world. From the region’s first color TV signal to the Inland Northwest’s first all-digital broadcast facility, to the nation's first 100 thousand watt transmission, Q6 has stayed on the leading edge of innovation for more than 65 years. But we always remember that our hardworking employees, past and present, power our role as the northwest’s dominant media brand.
We moved into our current downtown facility in 2001. In 2009, we launched the nation’s premiere 24 hour local sports and weather channel: SWX. Together, KHQ and SWX produce live coverage of Bloomsday, the Lilac Parade, Hoopfest, and many more of the defining events of our region. We are also invested in the success of our hometown, with many of our employees volunteering time and effort to make the Inland Northwest a better place to live.
Whether it’s the finest local news anchored by Spokane’s most beloved news teams, or fan-favorite syndicated programming, or must see TV from NBC, KHQ is proud to serve our region.