KAAL-TV (Austin, MN)

KAAL is the ABC-affiliated television station for the Driftless Area of Southeastern Minnesota and Northeastern Iowa. Licensed to Austin, Minnesota, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 33 (or virtual channel 6.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Grand Meadow Township, Minnesota. Owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, KAAL has studios on 10th Place Northeast (along I-90/U.S. 218) in Austin. Syndicated programming on the station includes Entertainment Tonight, Hot Bench, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Meredith Vieira Show and Rachael Ray among others. In addition to its main signal, KAAL operates a low-powered translator licensed to Mason City, Iowa. This airs a digital signal on UHF channel 33 from a transmitter in Garner, Iowa along U.S. 18. [1]