KAAL is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Austin, Minnesota, United States, serving Southeastern Minnesota and Northeastern Iowa. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 33 (or virtual channel 6 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Grand Meadow Township, Minnesota. Owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, KAAL has studios on Salem Road in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Austin/Albert Lea/Rochester, Minnesota/

Mason City, Iowa
United States

City Austin, Minnesota
Branding ABC 6 (general)

ABC 6 News

Channels Digital: 36 (UHF)

Virtual: 6 (PSIP)

Subchannels 6.1 ABC

6.2 This TV

Translators 33 Mason City
Affiliations ABC
Owner Hubbard Broadcasting


First air date August 17, 1953 (65 years ago)
Call letters' meaning Austin/Albert Lea
Sister station(s) KSTP-TV, KSTC-TV, WDIO-DT
Former callsigns KMMT (1953–1968)

KAUS-TV (1968–1975)
KAAL-TV (1975–1998)

Former channel number(s) 6 (VHF analog, 1953–2009)

33 (UHF digital, 2001–2009)

Former affiliations CBS (1953–1954)

DuMont (secondary, 1953–1955)
NTA (secondary, 1956–1961)

Transmitter power 620 kW
Height 326 m (1,070 ft)
Class DT
Facility ID 18285
Transmitter coordinates 43°38′34″N92°31′36.0″W
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information Profile



In addition to its main signal, KAAL operates a low-powered translatorlicensed to Mason City, Iowa. This airs a digital signal on UHF channel 33 from a transmitter in Garner, Iowa along U.S. 18.

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