About Northwest Television

Northwest Television, LLC (NWTV) presently operates stations in the Portland, Oregon DMA (Designated Market Area). In the coming months, we will also be adding stations in the Eugene DMA, and the Bend DMA.

Northwest Television offers a wide variety of programming to our viewers. We also provide advertising and video production services at reasonable prices for local businesses and organizations.

Northwest Television is locally-owned and committed to enhancing the quality of life in our community.

Northwest Television is not responsible to any large corporation or shareholders.

Decisions are made locally with our community in mind.

Northwest Television is building a regional network of community television stations, resulting in significant opportunities for local community involvement.

 Our vision is to provide local news, sports, entertainment, information and specialty programming targeted toward filling the void of community involvement common to most stations and networks.

We know communities outside the major cities are ignored by other television stations.

To us, it’s more than just providing entertainment programming. It’s about community.

Northwest Television is proud to support our communities through coverage of local events.

We are committed to serving the communities we reach with local and diverse programming.


Salem and the Willamette Valley now have a choice in Local Television.




Willamette Valley Television brings you local programs, world sports every evening, and a variety of entertainment programming all day.





Retro TV brings you shows like The A Team, Magnum PI, Emergency, The Incredible Hulk, Adam 12, Airwolf, Buck Rogers, Battlestar Galactica and many more.





Our newest TV station serves the hispanic community with programming from Azteca America.





Ken Lewetag and Michael Mattson had been experienced in various aspects of broadcasting, and had long realized the need for a local station to serve the Mid Willamette Valley.

In 2000, they filed several applications for new stations in various strategic locations.

KWVT TV first signed on as channel 52 in April of 2005. KWVT quickly demonstrated the ability to cover live sporting events with a live broadcast of Cascade Surge Soccer.

As part of our commitment to the community, KWVT agreed to become the new Capital Area local primary station for the Emergency Alert System.

2007 bought several changes as Channel 17 went on the air much closer to Salem, and became KWVT when channel 52 was sold.

May 2008 a more powerful signal from channel 17 extended coverage to most of Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties.

November 2008 KSLM, a digital TV signal was added. This Digital multicast included the programming of both KWVT and KSLM.  

April 2009 we secured an affiliation agreement with Retro Television for KSLM TV, enabling us to provide many well known programs for our viewers.

March 2010 we completed a change of our transmitter frequency and again increased our power and coverage, now available to over 790,000 households from Lane County, OR to Clark County, WA.

September 2010 we added a transmitter at Peterson Butte near Lebanon, providing a stronger signal in much of Linn and Benton Counties. This digital signal includes all the programming available on the KSLM digital multicast.

October 2010 we added KPWC, serving the hispanic population as an affiliate of the Azteca America network.

Many changes are planned for Northwest Television to expand our coverage, as well as to increase our viewers programming options.





For more information, contact us:

Northwest Television, LLC
17980 Brown Rd.
Dallas, Oregon 97338





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