Programming changes

  • KNXV-TV 15.x Phoenix (Scripps Media, Inc.) has replaced its goAZ.TV traffic and weather programming with ABC's Live Well network on channel 15.2. Although Live Well is available in 720p HD, KNXV is using an 480i SD format, consistent with the other Scripps stations airing Live Well.
  • KASW 61.x (49) Phoenix (KTVK, Inc. [Belo]) temporarily added a subchannel on ch 61.2 to cover Hurricane Irene. It has since been dropped.
  • KCFG 9.x (32) Flagstaff (KM Television of Flagstaff, LLC) has begun broadcasting - the first time I have ever seen a digital signal from the station. It looks like independent programming, but KM claims to be going back to America One. KCFG hadn't operated since last Sept. 1st, and the FCC basically read KM the riot act, requiring the station to continue operations and not go dark after 24 hours like it did in 2010. The station does not appear to be operating its PSIP, and so, identifies by its RF channel, 32.x.

Transactions

  • Univision Communications, Inc., has restructured, creating sub-entity Univision Local Media, Inc., and placing the entire corporate structure containing licensees of local television and radio stations under it. Arizona television station licensees affected by the restructuring include KTVW License Partnership, G.P. (KTVW-DT Phoenix, KTVW-CD Flagstaff/Doney Park, KDOS-LP Globe, KZOL-LP Safford), Univision Tucson LLC (KUVE-DT Green Valley, KUVE-CA Tucson), Telefutura Partnership of Flagstaff (KFPH-DT Flagstaff), Telefutura Partnership of Phoenix (KFPH-CD Phoenix, K16FB Globe, K21GC Safford), Telefutura Partnership of Tucson (KFTU-CD Tucson, K48GX Tucson), and Telefutura Partnership of Douglas (KFTU-DT). Univision and Telefutura stations in the Yuma/El Centro and Las Vegas markets are not affected, as they are owned by Entravision.

Construction permits and Special Temporary Authority (STA) granted

  • KCFG 9.x (32) Flagstaff (KM Television of Flagstaff, LLC) has requested and was granted an STA to commence broadcasting from its former facilities on Mt. Elden, thus avoiding by one day going twelve consecutive months without broadcasting and losing its license. The FCC has authorized operations only until October 15, 2011. KM has 30 days to either file for full-power operations at another permanent site, or to file for permanent operations at the Mt. Elden site, where the station is limited to 1 kW ERP. The station has a third possible option: to surrender its license.
  • K61FB 12.x Globe (Multimedia Holdings Corporation [Gannett]) was granted a displacement digital flash cut construction permit. It has been operating for several months on channel 48 via STA, using the same specifications found in its construction permit. Now K48NH-D. Technical specifications: Ch 48; TL 33-20-31 N, 110-52-14 W (Madera Peak); ERP 3 kW directional; HAAT 685 m.
  • KFTU-CA 34.x (18) Tucson (Telefutura Partership of Tucson [Univision]) has been granted a construction permit to increase its antenna height by eleven meters and change to a composite directional antenna. Technical specifications: Ch 18; TL 32-24-54 N, 110-42-56 W (Mt. Bigelow); ERP 15 kW; HAAT 1090 m.
  • KFPB-LD 50.x Phoenix (Globe LPTV LLC) has been granted a construction permit to increase power from 4.5 kW to 15 kW and to change from a stringent to a full service emission mask to better protect adjacent full power station KPPX Tolleson, with an agreement from Ion Media, owners of KPPX, to allow the power increase with use of the full service mask. Technical specifications: Ch 50; TL 33-19-57 N, 112-3-57 W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 469 m.

Applications submitted and Special Temporary Authority requested

  • KWTA-LP 31 Tucson (Venture Technologies Group, LLC) is requesting displacement digital flash cut, claiming interference from co-channel KSAZ in Phoenix. KSAZ hasn't broadcast on channel 31 in over two years, since the end of full-power digital transition. Technical specifications: Ch 27; TL 32-24-54 N, 110-42-56 W (Mt. Bigelow); ERP 15 kW; HAAT 1079 m.
  • K04QP-D 4.x Casas Adobes (KVOA Communications, Inc.), taking advantage of new rules for LPTV digital stations on VHF, has requested to increase power from 300 W to 2 kW. Technical specifications: Ch 4; TL 32-12-53 N, 111-0-20 W (Tumamoc Hill); ERP 2 kW; HAAT 153 m.
  • K52EG Yuma (Three Angels Broadcasting Network, Inc.) has once again requested a displacement digital flash cut. It first proposed new VHF facilities similar to the last displacement request, then refiled on a UHF channel, asking that the VHF request be dismissed. Technical specifications: Ch 17; TL 32-40-23 N, 114-20-16 W (Gila Mtns.); ERP 6.15 kW; HAAT 377 m.
  • K51IO Bullhead City (MMTC Broadcasting, Inc.), taking advantage of the recent FCC order concerning channel 51, has filed a displacement application to move from channel 51 to channel 38 and flash cut to digital, while actually moving to Searchlight NV. Sounds to me like an attempt to increase the value of the station by moving it into Las Vegas. If so, they need to hurry; Obidia Porras is doing the same thing on the same channel, but moving the station from St. George UT. Technical specifications: Ch 38; TL 35-28-14 N, 114-55-10 W (Doherty Mtn.); ERP 15 kW; HAAT m.
  • K57BD Tucson (Trinity Broadcasting of Arizona, Inc.) has requested a displacement flash cut to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 50; TL 32-26-31 N, 110-46-51 W (Mt. Bigelow); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 1204 m.
  • KVTE-LP 35 Las Vegas NV (Mountain Ridge Holdings, Inc.) has requested to flash cut to digital. It is proposing to broadcast a maximized low power signal from its current downtown Las Vegas location. Technical specifications: Ch 35; TL 36-10-19 N, 115-8-45 W (Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino); ERP 15 kW; HAAT 64 m.
  • KHDF-CD 19.x Las Vegas NV (Una Vez Mas Las Vegas License, LLC) has requested to increase power from 8 kW to 9.6 kW. Technical specifications: Ch 19; TL 36-0-37 N, 115-0-20 W (Black Mtn.); ERP 9.6 kW; HAAT 297 m.
  • KGHD-LP 6 Overton NV (Obidia Porras) has requested Remain Silent Authority, claiming that the generator that powers their broadcast transmitter does not function adequately, providing erratic service. I'm sure that's true.

Dismissed, canceled, expiring or expired

  • The license for K52KG-D Washington UT (Newport Television License LLC) has been canceled at the request of the licensee. The station has been replaced by a flash cut of K28EA and last month's silent authorization filing was inadvertent; it was supposed to be a cancellation.
  • The following applications were dismissed by the FCC, having failed to specify digital operations:
    • BNPTTL 20000828AQL 49 BISBEE AZ CHARLES C. TOWNSEND, III
    • BNPTTL 20000831AXO 38 BUCKEYE AZ FIBERLESSNET, INC.
    • BNPTTL 20000831BBB 23 CAMP VERDE AZ GEORGE YOUNG DBA CENTRAL STATES COMMUNICATIONS
    • BNPTTL 20000830BJA 14 FLAGSTAFF AZ THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.
    • BNPTT 20000823ACA 14 FLAGSTAFF AZ KTVK, INC.
    • BNPTTL 20000829AMX 46 FLAGSTAFF AZ INSPIRATION TELEVISION, INC.
    • BNPTTL 20000828AQN 46 FLAGSTAFF AZ CHARLES C. TOWNSEND, III
    • BNPTTL 20000828AIZ 46 FLAGSTAFF AZ DEAN M. MOSELY
    • BNPTTL 20000822ABD 46 FLAGSTAFF AZ ADVANCE MINISTRIES, INC.
    • BNPTTL 20000831ANT 38 GLOBE AZ EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION
    • BNPTT 20000823ABB 38 GLOBE-MIAMI AZ KTVK, INC.
    • BNPTTL 20000828AJC 33 HOLBROOK AZ DEAN M. MOSELY
    • BNPTTL 20000831BZS 28 KINGMAN AZ FIBERLESSNET, INC.
    • BNPTTL 20000828BIO 28 KINGMAN AZ GAME OVER PRODUCTIONS, INC.
    • BNPTTL 20000831CBZ 42 LITTLEFIELD AZ STEAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    • BNPTTL 20000831BZB 51 PEACH SPRINGS AZ FIBERLESSNET, INC.
    • BNPTTL 20000831ARG 18 QUARTZSITE AZ YUMA BROADCASTING COMPANY
    • BNPTVL 20000816AAL 8 SEDONA AZ JACKALOPE BROADCASTERS
    • BNPTTL 20000831BME 14 WELLTON AZ YUMA BROADCASTING COMPANY
    • BNPTTL 20000831BMG 25 WELLTON AZ YUMA BROADCASTING COMPANY
    • BNPTTL 20000831BMM 44 WELLTON AZ YUMA BROADCASTING COMPANY
    • BNPTTL 20000828AQZ 46 WINSLOW AZ CHARLES C. TOWNSEND, III
    • BNPTTL 20000828AJF 46 WINSLOW AZ DEAN M. MOSELY
    • BNPTTL 20000828ARB 14 YUMA AZ CHARLES C. TOWNSEND, III
    • BNPTTL 20000828AIF 14 YUMA AZ DEAN M. MOSELY
    • BNPTTL 20000831AJN 17 YUMA AZ PAPPAS TELECASTING COMPANIES
    • BNPTTL 20000831BKK 18 YUMA AZ YUMA BROADCASTING COMPANY
    • BNPTTL 20000828AHY 18 YUMA AZ DEAN M. MOSELY
    • BNPTTL 20000802ADN 18 YUMA AZ CLARK ORTIZ
    • BNPTT 20000831AXU 19 YUMA AZ MARSHALL M. CARPENTER, JR.
    • BNPTTL 20000831BKL 25 YUMA AZ YUMA BROADCASTING COMPANY
    • BNPTTL 20000831BMB 27 YUMA AZ YUMA BROADCASTING COMPANY
    • BNPTTL 20000831BNR 30 YUMA AZ EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION
    • BNPTTL 20000828ARD 30 YUMA AZ CHARLES C. TOWNSEND, III
    • BNPTTL 20000828ARE 33 YUMA AZ CHARLES C. TOWNSEND, III
    • BNPTTL 20000831BKF 43 YUMA AZ YUMA BROADCASTING COMPANY
    • BNPTTL 20000828AIC 45 YUMA AZ DEAN M. MOSELY
    • BNPTTL 20000822ABC 45 YUMA AZ ADVANCE MINISTRIES, INC.
    • BNPTTL 20000831BYX 46 YUMA AZ KM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    • BNPTTL 20000831AOW 46 YUMA AZ EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION
    • BNPTTL 20000831BLQ 18 YUMA CA PURI FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    • BNPTTL 20000831CLB 30 YUMA CA MARTIN WEISS
    • BNPTTL 20000828BDG 69 LAUGHLIN NV MOJAVE BROADCASTING COMPANY
    • BNPTTL 20000831EAV 35 MESQUITE NV R&D MEDIA GROUP, INC.
    • BNPTTL 20000831EHY 38 MESQUITE NV R&D MEDIA GROUP, INC.
    • BNPTTL 20000830BGR 42 MESQUITE NV POWELL MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY
    • BNPTT 20000809ACA 42 SANTA CLARA UT LARRY H. MILLER COMMUNICATIONS
    • BNPTT 20000809ABA 42 SANTA CLARA UT LARRY H. MILLER COMMUNICATIONS - Not certain what has become of their STA analog operations.
    • BNPTTL 20000831EDX 27 ST. GEORGE UT R&D MEDIA GROUP, INC.
    • BNPTTL 20000830AEY 42 ST. GEORGE UT ESI BROADCASTING CORPORATION
    • BNPTTL 20000828AZW 42 ST. GEORGE UT CHARLES C. TOWNSEND, III
    • BNPTTL 20000828AGE 42 ST. GEORGE UT DEAN M. MOSELY

LPTV displacement from 700 MHz band

  • Corrections:
  • K52EG Yuma (Three Angels Broadcasting Network, Inc.) was incorrectly reported last month to have a displacement application in process. Its previous application to move to channel 10 was dismissed in March 2010 due to requesting 550 Watts, when the limit at the time for an LPTV VHF digital station was 300 Watts. The station has once again submitted a displacement application.
  • KUTG-LP 58 St. George UT (Lamar Veasey) was incorrectly reported last month to not have a plan filed to move into the core channels. The station was granted a displacement digital flash cut construction permit for channel 14 last January, which was covered in the January 2011 TV Station Update.
    • The following licenses will be canceled on or before 12/31/2011, due to failure to file displacement relief from the 700 MHz band:
    • K53DL DUNCAN SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY TV ASSOCIATION INC
    • K55DM DUNCAN SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY TV ASSOCIATION INC
    • K57CU DUNCAN SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY TV ASSOCIATION INC
    • K57HX MESA KAZT LLC
    • K61AX WELLTON MOHAWK WELLTON-MOHAWK IRRIGATION & DRAINAGE DISTRICT
    • K65CM DUNCAN SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY TV ASSOCIATION INC
    • K67CP DUNCAN SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY TV ASSOCIATION INC
    • K69DG DUNCAN SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY TV ASSOCIATION INC