KFSM CBS 5 News Fort Smith AR Live Stream Weather and Sports Channel Online Stream. CBS KFSM TV 5 local breaking News update Channel Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States Live Online Streaming. KFSM is a virtual channel 5. It is associated with CBS. The channel is certified to Fort Smith, United States. It is working for the Arkansas River Valley and Northwest Arkansas.
KFSM CBS 5 News is under the authority of the Tribune Telecasting subsidiary of the Tribune Media Company. It is working as part of a duopoly with WVIT NBC 30 News Connecticut. It is certified to Eureka Springs and is associated with My-Network-TV. Both the channels have joint offices on North 13th Street in downtown Fort Smith. KFSM telecasting tower is situated northwest of Winslow. CBS KFSM also runs a second office situated on North Shiloh Drive in Fayetteville along US 71B.
KFSM CBS 5 News Fort Smith Live stream
In addition to its own digital signal, CBS KFSM is simulcast in high resolution on KXNW’s News third digital subchannel (virtual and UHF channel 34.3) from its broadcasting tower on Humphrey Mountain near Garfield. KFSM News is one of the oldest television channels in Arkansas. It signed on for the first time on July 9, 1953, as KFSA-TV on channel 22. It was under the authority of American Television Company, Inc., The channel was run by Donald W. Reynolds. He also owned Fort Smith’s two major newspapers and KFSA 950. KFSA radio personality Pat Porta anchored the first telecast. KFSM News offices and transmitting tower were situated in the Times Record/Southwest American building at 920 Rogers Avenue in downtown Fort Smith.
It ran production from all four major networks of the time. Those networks were NBC, CBS, ABC, and DuMont. In the beginning, KFSA-TV depended on kinescopes of network products and many different live performers in the local city area. Regional talent included Clint Fisher, Freddie Rose, and shows from Camp Chaffee. It was later named as Fort Chaffee. Most commercials were broadcasted live. It was because videotapes were not developed at that time.