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The Sunbelt Communications Company is the owner and operator of television stations in 11 media markets located in the western United Statesmarker.

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevadamarker, Sunbelt was founded in 1979 following the purchase of KORK-TV, Las Vegas' NBC affiliate, by local attorney James E. (Jim) Rogers and 16 Las Vegas residents. KORK-TV was renamed KVBCmarker in 1980, and Rogers expanded Sunbelt's reach to include other stations in Arizonamarker, Idahomarker, Montanamarker, Nevadamarker, and Wyomingmarker. Most of Sunbelt's stations are NBC affiliates.

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Though not related to Sunbelt Communications directly, company owner Jim Rogers is also the founder and curator of the Sunbelt Classic and Antique Automobile Museum ([357496]), located near KVBC's studios in Las Vegas. Most of the cars displayed come from Rogers's personal collection.

Rogers also served as the Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, and has provided financial support for colleges and universities, either through personal contributions or through the Sunbelt Communications Education Foundation, which awards college scholarships and offers financial assistance to graduating high school students in Sunbelt's broadcast regions.

In addition, The University of Arizonamarker's James E. Rogers College of Law is named after him in recognition of his philanthropy to the school.

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