K-TIP’s Award winning NewsFirst Team

NewsFirst is more than just a name, it’s what we do.  K-TIP has put together a team of local  broadcasters who are experienced in the broadcast arena, and strive to, not only get the news FIRST, but also accurate.  Our news department is based on the theory of letting those in the news, tell it!  We feature an amazing amount of news audio, which is more than the usual quick bite that you may hear elsewhere.

Our team is experienced with a collective 30-plus in the business and most important, its LOCAL Tulare and Kings County news!


  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Creative Award, Tulare County EDC
  • Outstanding Contribution in Media, Tulare County  Workforce Investment Board, Kent Hopper
  • Visalia Emergency Aid, Hometown Hero Award
  • Tulare County Schools, News Person of the Year, PK Whitmire
  • Tulare County Farm Bureau, News Person of the Year, PK Whitmire
  • Small Business of the Year, Visalia Chamber of Commerce
  • Small Business of the Year, Porterville Chamber of Commerce
  • Outstanding Business, City of Porterville
  • Porterville Adult Daycare Services, Outstanding Board Member, Jan Kravke