About KPVI 6KPVI became an ABC affiliate on April 26, 1974. Eastern Idaho Television Corporation, which also owned sister station KIVI-TV in Boise, Idaho, was the station's initial owner. Previously, ABC was transmitted jointly by CBS station KID-TV (channel 3, now KIDK) and NBC affiliate KIFI-TV. In 1977, Idaho Television Company sold KPVI and sister station KIVI to Futura Titanium Corporation. In 1983, Futura sold the station to Ambassador Media.
Sunbelt Communications Company (owner of NBC stations KVBC (now KSNV-DT) in Las Vegas, KRNV in Reno, and KYMA in Yuma, Arizona) bought KPVI and satellite stations KJVI in Jackson, Wyoming (now WDPN-TV in Wilmington, Delaware), and KKVI (now KXTF) in Twin Falls in November 1995.