Re: Portland Area Original Call Letter Meanings


Old cable company/public access call letters:

KCOV = COx Cable Vancouver

KCOL = COLumbia Cable (had QVC programming most of the time, it seemed)

KTCI = Tele-Communications Inc. (bought out Columbia Cable in the mid-’90s)

KCOM = COMcast

As I recall, KTCI kept its call letters through the whole AT&T era, switching only when Comcrap moved into town.

BGTV = Battleground TeleVision (BG community access)

CVTV = Clark-Vancouver TeleVision (mostly city/county government stuff)

FVTV = Fort Vancouver TeleVision (Vancouver community access)

TV ETC = Educational Service District #112 Educational Television Consortium (school access/instructional programming)