SNL Comes to Salt Lake City NBC Affiliate for the First Time Ever
For the first time, Salt Lake City NBC affiliate KSL-TV will begin broadcasting Saturday Night Live which has been on the air since 1975, 38 seasons.
The station, owned by the Church of Latter Day Saints, became part of the NBC network in 1995 and has been quite restrictive on what it will stream over its airwaves. Having also banned such shows as ‘The New Normal’, which is a gay-themed program, and the bloody thriller, Hannibal, the NBC affiliate took to their Facebook account to make the announcement.
The status update reads:
“Programming Note: Starting this fall, KSL is pleased to welcome Saturday Night Live to its weekly line-up, on Saturday nights at 10:30. More changes and updates to the fall line-up are coming soon – stay with us and we’ll keep you posted!”
A local SLC program called ‘SportsBeat’ has been holding down the Saturday late-night spot while another station, in the same market, has aired the legendary sketch show. That all changes this Fall.