KUSA, virtual and VHF digital channel 9, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to serve the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. The station is owned by Tegna Inc. and operates as part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate KTVD. KUSA's studios and transmitter are located on East Speer Boulevard in Denver's Congress Park neighborhood. The station first signed on the air on December 15, 1952 as KFEL-TV, and was the first television station to sign on in the state of Colorado. It was originally owned by Colorado Telecasting, Inc., a company formed by Denver Post publisher Harry Heye Tammen and his business partner, Max Fleischmann, co-founder of the Fleischmann Yeast Company. The station changed its call letters to KUSA-TV in 1954, and was acquired by General Electric (GE) in 1983, making it one of GE's first television station acquisitions. In 2009, GE sold KUSA and its sister stations to the Gannett Company, which subsequently merged with Tegna in 2015.