About KOTA TVUntil 2016, the KOTA-TV call sign, along with the virtual channel 3 assignment and the ABC affiliation, were associated with the station now known as KHME (channel 23). KOTA-TV first went on the air in 1955 as a CBS affiliate owned by Helen Duhamel along with KOTA radio (1380 AM). In addition to its primary affiliation with CBS, the station also had secondary affiliations with NBC (until 1958) and ABC. In 1965, KOTA took on joint primary affiliations with both CBS and ABC, dropped CBS for NBC in 1970, lost its ABC affiliation in 1976, and carried a secondary CBS affiliation from 1976 until 1981.
KOTA became an ABC affiliate in 1984, and also carried some Fox programming from 1994 to 1996. The KHSD-TV call letters and virtual channel 11 were previously associated with the station now known as KQME (channel 5), which had been a KOTA-TV satellite since 1966.