• K30LL-D Kingman (Scripps Media, Inc.) has been granted a license to cover its displacement flash cut to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 30; TL 35-4-57 N, 113-54-13 W (Hayden Peak); ERP 2 kW directional; HAAT 1085 m.
  • K38AI-D Cottonwood (KTVK, Inc.) has applied for a license to cover its flash cut to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 38; TL 34-41-12 N, 112-6-59 W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 770 m.
  • K44CN-D Cottonwood (Scripps Media, Inc.) has been granted a license to cover its flash cut to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 44; TL 34-41-12 N, 112-7-0 W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 767 m.
  • K49ET-D Many Farms (KOB-TV, LLC) has been granted a license to cover its flash cut to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 49; TL 36-27-30 N, 109-5-37 W (Roof Butte); ERP 1 kW directional; HAAT 691 m.
  • KFTU-CD 34.x Tucson (Telefutura Partnership of Tucson) has applied for a license to cover its displacement flash cut to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 18; TL 32-24-54 N, 110-42-56 W (Mt. Bigelow); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 1090 m.

Programming changes

  • KSAZ-TV 10.x Phoenix (NW Communications of Phoenix, Inc.) has added an unencrypted mobile/handheld feed to its signal.
  • KPNX 12.x Mesa (Multimedia Holdings Corporation) has encrypted its mobile/handheld signal.
  • KOLD-TV 13.x (32) Tucson (KOLD License Subsidiary, LLC) has dropped channel 13.3, which aired a news feed.
  • KTAZ 39.x Phoenix (NBC Telemundo License LLC) has added ExitosTV to channel 39.2 and has dropped channel 39.4, an anomaly which never had programming and didn't appear on a transport stream reading.
  • KHRR 40.x Tucson (NBC Telemundo License LLC) has added ExitosTV to channel 40.2.
  • KPPX 51.x Tolleson has again added its Air Box subchannels. There are only eight this time, instead of ten as before, and all are now scrambled instead of the three that were in the open before.
  • KASW 61.x (49) Phoenix (KASW-TV, Inc.) has dropped its mobile/handheld feed. Not sure if it's temporary or permanent.
  • KDOS-LD 33.x (29) Globe (KTVW License Partnership, G.P.) has begun broadcasting. Eventually to simulcast KTVW-TV 33.x Phoenix, currently, the station is just sending out a null packet.
  • K55DB 8.x (43) Prescott (Arizona Board of Regents for ASU) has begun broadcasting in digital, replacing analog station K55DB, which went silent per FCC order.
  • K25HD Bullhead City (Richard D. Tatham) is operating a digital signal with four subchannels. Channels 25.1-3 show color bars, while channel 25.4 airs Cornerstore TV Network, which had aired on the analog channel.
  • K38IZ-D Phoenix (Spanish Independent Broadcasting Network LLC) has replaced public domain English-language movies on 38.2 with Tuff TV and Christian videos on 38.4 with The Country Network (TCN). They are labeled on PSIP as IZ Tuff and IZ TCN, respectively.
  • K52EG Yuma (Three Angels Broadcast Network) has been forced to go silent, being an out-of-core station. It is unknown when the station will be back with a digital signal on channel 17.
  • K51IO Bullhead City (MMTC Broadcasting LLC) has begun airing Tuff TV.
  • KFPB-LD 50.x Phoenix (Globe LPTV, LLC) has added three new subchannels, 50.5, 50.6 and 50.12, although all are currently broadcasting a blue screen. A channel 50.1000 has also been observed, but that is likely digital artifacts.
  • K28FM Yuma (Broadcast Group, Ltd.) is back on air, again rebroadcasting Cadena Tres affiliate XHILA 66 Mexicali BCN.
  • K57DC Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club) has been forced to go silent, being an out-of-core station. It is unknown when the station will be back with a digital signal on channel 25.
  • KMCC 34.x (32) Laughlin NV (Cranston Acquisition LLC) has once again gone silent at its main Dolan Springs transmission site. STA and experimental channels in Laughlin and Henderson, respectively, continue to operate.
  • KBLR 39.x (40) Paradise NV (NBC Telemundo License LLC) has added ExitosTV to channel 39.2.
  • KSNV-DT 3.x (2) Las Vegas NV (Southern Nevada Communications Company) has replaced Universal Sports with Antenna TV on channel 3.3.
  • KVVU-TV 5.x (9) Henderson NV (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation) has added a mobile/handheld feed to its signal.
  • KLVX 10.x (11) Las Vegas NV (Clark County School District) has added a mobile/handheld feed to its signal.
  • K43FO-D Las Vegas NV (Three Angels Broadcasting Network) has shuffled its lineup, adding the Dare to Dream network on 43.3, moving 3ABN Latino from 43.3 to 43.4, 3ABN Radio from 43.4 to 43.5 and Radio 74 from 43.5 to 43.7, and adding a radio service called 3ABN Latino Radio on 43.6.
  • KUTG-LP 58 St. George UT (Lamar Veasey) has been forced to go silent, being an out-of-core station. It is unknown when the station will be back with a digital signal on channel 14.

Call Sign Changes

  • K52CM Flagstaff (Scripps Media, Inc.) has been assigned a call sign of K24KS-D, following licensing of its digital facility.
  • K57FY Kingman (Scripps Media, Inc.) has been assigned a call sign of K30LL-D, following licensing of its digital facility.

Transactions

  • The transfer of KSWT 13.x Yuma from Pappas Arizona License LLC to the Liquidating Trust has been consummated.
  • The transfer of KUTV and co-owned stations from SLC TV Licensee Corp. (Four Points Media Group) to KUTV Licensee, LLC (Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.) has been consummated. Included in the sale are KMYU 12.x (9) St. George UT, K49AS-D Santa Clara, and K07SC Hildale UT.

Construction permits and STAs granted

  • K49KI Prescott (Sara Diaz Warren, Executrix, Estate of Pete E. M. Warren) has been granted a construction permit to flash cut to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 49; TL 34-42-52 N, 112-31-33 W (Table Mtn.); ERP 1 kW; HAAT 191 m.
  • KDOS-LP 50 Globe (KTVW License Partnership, G.P.) has been granted an STA to remain on air for 45 days after the station begins broadcasting in digital. The digital signal was activated January 11, so the analog signal can be on the air until February 25.
  • K57BD Tucson (Trinity Broadcasting of Arizona, Inc.) has been granted a displacement construction permit to flash cut to digital. When licensed, its new call sign will be K35LI-D. Technical specifications: Ch 35; TL 32-26-31 N, 110-46-51 W (Radio Ridge); ERP 5 kW directional; HAAT 1219 m.
  • K51IO Bullhead City (MMTC Broadcasting LLC) has been granted a displacement construction permit to flash cut to digital. When licensed, its new call sign will be K38OA-D. Despite the community of license, the station will not serve Bullhead City or Laughlin, but would instead be located in Searchlight NV. Possible move-in to the Las Vegas area? If so, they might soon find themselves in competition for that frequency with KGHD-LD, which is trying to move into Las Vegas from St. George UT. Technical specifications: Ch 38; TL 35-28-14 N, 114-55-10 W (Doherty Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 187 m.
  • K28MO-D Gila River Indian Co. (Gila River Telecommunications) has been granted a construction permit for a new LP DTV station to broadcast from the Maricopa Village site at S. 78th Avenue and W. Baseline Road. Technical specifications: Ch 28; TL 33-22-37 N, 112-13-31 W (Maricopa Village); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT -3 m (55 m AGL).
  • K33MD-D Yuma (BGM License, LLC) has been granted a construction permit for a new LP DTV station. BGM, or Broadcast Group Ltd., already owns analog station K28FM, which retransmits XHILA 66 Mexicali BCN from the same location. Technical specifications: Ch 33; TL 32-40-25 N, 114-20-13 W (Telegraph Pass); ERP 15 kW non-directional; HAAT 349 m.
  • K14PE-D Bowie (Landover 2, LLC) has been granted a construction permit for a new LP DTV station. Technical specifications: Ch 14; TL 32-21-5 N, 109-29-27 W (Central Ave. & Airport Rd.); ERP 1 kW non-directional; HAAT -17 m (30 m AGL).
  • K18KP-D Bowie (Landover 2, LLC) has been granted a construction permit for a new LP DTV station. Technical specifications: Ch 18; TL 32-21-5 N, 109-29-27 W (Central Ave. & Airport Rd.); ERP 1 kW non-directional; HAAT -17 m (30 m AGL).
  • K30MT-D Bowie (Landover 2, LLC) has been granted a construction permit for a new LP DTV station. Technical specifications: Ch 30; TL 32-21-5 N, 109-29-27 W (Central Ave. & Airport Rd.); ERP 1 kW non-directional; HAAT -17 m (30 m AGL).
  • K16KC-D San Simon (Landover 2, LLC) has been granted a construction permit for a new LP DTV station. Technical specifications: Ch 16; TL 32-16-4 N, 109-14-8 W (Hwy B-10 W); ERP 1 kW non-directional; HAAT -31 m (30 m AGL).
  • K22KZ-D San Simon (Landover 2, LLC) has been granted a construction permit for a new LP DTV station. Technical specifications: Ch 22; TL 32-16-4 N, 109-14-8 W (Hwy B-10 W); ERP 1 kW non-directional; HAAT -31 m (30 m AGL).
  • K28MN-D San Simon (Landover 2, LLC) has been granted a construction permit for a new LP DTV station. Technical specifications: Ch 28; TL 32-16-4 N, 109-14-8 W (Hwy B-10 W); ERP 1 kW non-directional; HAAT -31 m (30 m AGL).
  • K35LH-D San Simon (Landover 2, LLC) has been granted a construction permit for a new LP DTV station. Technical specifications: Ch 35; TL 32-16-4 N, 109-14-8 W (Hwy B-10 W); ERP 1 kW non-directional; HAAT -31 m (30 m AGL).
  • K15IT-D Golden Valley (Landover 2, LLC) ) has been granted a construction permit for a new LP DTV station. Technical specifications: Ch 15; TL 35-9-0 N, 114-5-49 W (McConnico); ERP 2 kW non-directional; HAAT -55 m (40 m AGL).
  • K22LA-D Golden Valley (Landover 2, LLC) ) has been granted a construction permit for a new LP DTV station. Technical specifications: Ch 22; TL 35-9-0 N, 114-5-49 W (McConnico); ERP 2 kW non-directional; HAAT -55 m (40 m AGL).
  • K40MZ-D Golden Valley (Landover 2, LLC) ) has been granted a construction permit for a new LP DTV station. Technical specifications: Ch 40; TL 35-9-0 N, 114-5-49 W (McConnico); ERP 2 kW non-directional; HAAT -55 m (40 m AGL).
  • KELV-LP 27 Las Vegas NV (Entravision Holdings, LLC) has been granted a request to extend its STA, allowing its analog station ot operate at variance with the parameters listed on the license, even though the analog station is silent.

Applications filed / STAs requested

  • The FCC has twice superseded the application of K23FV Kingman (Mohave County Board of Supervisors), the first time with an amendment to replace the non-directional antenna with a directional antenna aimed at azimuth 310° with 1.75° electrical beam tilt and to lower the ERP from 1.2 kW to 0.98 kW, and the second amendment to lower the ERP again, to 0.75 kW.
  • KWTA-LP 31 Tucson (Venture Technology Group) has requested a digital companion on channel 27. KWTA already had applied to flash cut on channel 27, claiming displacement on channel 31 from KSAZ-TV Phoenix. I guess a claim of displacement doesn't hold up well when the station that is allegedly displacing you hasn't broadcast on that frequency in over 2-1/2 years. Technical specifications: Ch 27; TL 32-24-54 N, 110-42-56 W (Mt. Bigelow); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 1079 m.
  • KLVX 10.x (11) Las Vegas NV (Clark County School District) has requested to change from horizontal to elliptical polarization.
  • KEGS-LD 30.x (24) Las Vegas NV (Mako Communications LLC) has filed a displacement application to move to channel 36, citing interference from adjacent-channel KLVD-LD. Technical specifications: Ch 36; TL 35-56-46 N, 115-2-34 W (Black Mtn. Arden); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 547 m.
  • KVPX-LD 28.x Las Vegas NV (Mako Communications LLC) has filed a displacement application to move to channel 21, citing interference from adjacent-channel KVCW. Apparently, interference from adjacent-channel KVMY doesn't concern Mako, as it did when they changed the desired channel for KNBX-CD from 21 to 14, citing >40% interference from KVMY. Technical specifications: Ch 21; TL 35-56-46 N, 115-2-34 W (Black Mtn. Arden); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 547 m.

Canceled, Dismissed, Expired or Expiring

  • The FCC has canceled the license for K57HX Mesa (KAZT, LLC). No plans had been filed to convert the station to digital operation.
  • The FCC has canceled the licenses for stations K53DL, K55DM, K57CU, K65CM, K67CP and K69DG Duncan (Southern Greenlee County TV Association, Inc.) No plans had been filed to convert any of the stations to digital operation. Southern Greenlee County is believed to have shut down its entire translator system altogether, although K17CM and K20GG-D continue to operate, being owned by Gospel Light Broadcasting, Inc. and the AZ Board of Regents for U of A, respectively.
  • The FCC has canceled the license for K61AX Wellton (Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation & Drainage District). No plans had been filed to convert the station to digital operation.
  • The FCC has dismissed an application by KPPX 51.x Phoenix (America 51, LP), as part of a greater group of applications by Ion Media, seeking to sell a share of the license to Urban Television, LLC. The plan was that both owners would share the license and spectrum, with each station getting primary coverage rights, including "must carry". Funny, that sounds exactly what Genachowski and the FCC are proposing as part of repacking for the National Broadband Plan, but this application was rejected because at this time, shared licensees are only allowed to share broadcast time, not spectrum.
  • The FCC has dismissed the power increase application for K02HR Bullhead City (Mohave County Board of Supervisors). The station, operating on channel 3, failed to show protection of KSNV 3.x Las Vegas NV, which operates on channel 2.
  • The FCC has dismissed the power increase application for K36FZ Meadview (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) for failure to protect co-channel KKAX-LP Kingman.
  • The FCC has dismissed the power increase application for K41FT Kingman (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) for failure to protect co-channel applications in Parker AZ and Needles CA, and an adjacent channel application in Golden Valley AZ.

FanVision at NASCAR

  • FanVision Entertainment LLC will be operating a low-power broadcast at the NASCAR events at PIR March 1-5 on RF channel 44. The signal is meant to be received by handheld devices sold by FanVision or rented to fans by the venue operators, and normally broadcasts from an antenna lower than the surrounding pressbox and stadium seating, however, with the way that PIR is designed, a signal may be attainable from the parking areas to the south of the track. Hopefully, transmissions will occur at times other than when an event is actually in progress. FanVision will also be broadcasting from Las Vegas Motor Speedway the following weekend on channel 49. One might be able to pick up a signal along Las Vegas Blvd.