|Slogan: "The Ones to Watch"|
|Analog: 11 (VHF)|
Digital: 36 (HDTV UHF)
|Owner||Paramount Stations Group|
|Callsign Meaning||K Seattle Tacoma Washington|
|Former Affiliations||CBS (1953–1958) and (1995–1997)|
|Former Callsigns||KTNT (1953–1974)|
KSTW is a television station based in Renton, Washington, affiliated with the UPN television network, that broadcasts on VHF channel 11. Though based in Renton, its city of license is Tacoma and it identifies itself as a Tacoma/Seattle station.
In 1958, CBS moved to Seattle's KIRO channel 7, and KTNT became independent. KTNT was sold to Gaylord Entertainment Company in 1974 and changed its call letters to KSTW, for Seattle-Tacoma, Washington. In 1995 CBS returned to KSTW.
Through the 1960s and 1970s, KTNT's local children's programs featured a personable host named "Brakeman Bill". The station carried a wide range of syndicated programming and films.
For many years KSTW had produced its own 10pm newscast. However, its news operation was shut down in 1998, as a result of cost-cutting measures mandated by Viacom, its parent company. News returned to the station in March 2003, as it began to carry a 10pm newscast produced by KIRO 7.