Arizona TV Station Update - June 2012
As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.
- KUVE-DT 46.x Green Valley (Univision Tucson LLC) has been granted a license to cover its increase in power. It had applied for the license in January 2011. Technical specifications: Ch 46; TL 32-24-54 N, 110-42-56 W (Mt. Bigelow); ERP 172 kW directional; HAAT 1113 m.
- KSWT 13.x Yuma (Pappas Arizona License, LLC) has been granted a license to cover a correction in site coordinates. Technical specifications: Ch 13; TL 33-3-18 N, 114-49-39 W (Black Mtn.); ERP 50 kW directional; HAAT 480 m.
- KTVP-LD 22.x Phoenix (Mako Communications, LLC) is once again broadcasting AlmaVision programming on channel 22.5 and has added Cubana Television on channel 22.6. They have also made an improvement to the PSIP, replacing KTVP-LP in the Program Map Table with the actual channels.
- KPHE-LD 44.x Phoenix (Lotus TV of Phoenix, LLC) has replaced the video portion of the Good News TV broadcast on channel 44.3 with a rebroadcast of channel 44.1.
- K31EA Littlefield (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has transitioned from analog to digital broadcasting and appears as channel 10.1 in the St. George UT area.
- K28CW Flagstaff (Fox Television Stations, Inc.) has transitioned from analog to digital broadcasting and appears as channel 45.1 in the Flagstaff area. It gets its signal from analog K16BP Cottonwood, putting it at variance with its construction permit, and doesn't carry the Fox 10 SD broadcast on the second subchannel.
- KPSN-LD 12.x (22) Payson (Multimedia Holdings Corp.) continues to broadcast in analog, due to equipment failure at flash cut, according to an engineer at KPNX, parent station of KPSN. The equipment has been sent back to the manufacturer for repairs. Gannett anticipates having the equipment back and digital signal up and running sometime around mid-July.
- KFPB-LD 50.x (Globe LPTV, LLC) continues to shuffle its lineup. Channel 50.3, once one of two subchannels airing Video Zona TV, briefly went to airing infomercials, then switched to a local Spanish-language Christian channel called Living Tapestry Network. Meanwhile, channel 50.1, while still airing infomercials, no longer appears to be airing CornerStoreTV. Video Vision TV is gone from channel 50.6, with promo slides announcing upcoming programming from Balance TV, another local channel which aims to present family-friendly programming.
- K42IQ-D Flagstaff (EICB-TV East, LLC) is silent.
- The sale of K51HV Cottonwood (Trinity Broadcasting of Arizona, Inc.) to Regal Media, Inc. has been approved by the FCC.
- The sale of KUDF-LP 14 Tucson (Una Vez Más Tucson License LLC) to LM Media Group, Inc. has been consummated.
Construction permits and Special Temporary Authorizations granted
- K18DD Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club) applied for and was granted a construction permit to flash cut to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 18; TL 34-41-14 N, 112-7-0 W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 2.5 kW non-directional; HAAT 778 m.
- K19FD Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club) applied for and was granted a construction permit to flash cut to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 19; TL 34-27-51 N, 111-52-17 W (Squaw Peak); ERP 0.5 kW directional; HAAT 659 m.
- K46IL Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club) applied for and was granted a construction permit to flash cut to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 46; TL 34-41-14 N, 112-7-0 W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 1.5 kW directional; HAAT 767 m.
Applications and Special Temporary Authorizations requested
- KRPO-LD 21.x Quartzsite (Hispanic Christian Community Network, Inc.), a noted phantom station, has requested to change transmitter location, moving it closer to Phoenix. No communications towers exist at the requested location, at the intersection of I-10 and Salome Hwy., and none is likely to be built, as the station is only trying to move into the Phoenix metro area. Technical specifications: Ch 21; TL 33-32-31 N, 113-9-29 W; ERP 1 kW non-directional; HAAT -38 m. (28 m. AGL).
- K51IO Bullhead City (MMTC Broadcasting, Inc.) has submitted a new displacement application, to channel 47, and is requesting that the old displacement application, to channel 38, be dismissed. Technical specifications: Ch 47; TL 35-28-14 N, 114-55-10 W (Searchlight NV); ERP 1 kW directional; HAAT 187 m.
- K28CW Flagstaff (Fox Television Stations, Inc.) has requested an increase in power from 0.2 kW to 1 kW for its digital operations, and has an agreement with KTVW-CD on RF channel 27 that each station would accept the other's interference. Technical specifications: Ch 28; TL 35-14-26 N, 111-35-48 W (Mt. Elden); ERP 1 kW directional; HAAT 584 m.
- KYUM-LP 2 Yuma (Centro Cristiano Vida Abundante, Inc.) has requested Special Temporary Authorization to modify the old construction permit to operate in digital with reduced ERP so as not to interfere with Department of Homelans Security. Technical specifications: Ch 15; TL 32-40-22 N, 114-20-11 W (Telegraph Pass); ERP 1.8 kW directional; HAAT 384 m.
Dismissed, canceled, expiring or expired
- The FCC has dismissed, at the request of the licensee's broadcast engineer, an STA request that would allow KYUM-LP 2 Yuma (Centro Cristiano Vida Abundante, Inc.) to operate channel 15 digital facilities at variance its construction permit, due to site restrictions imposed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Telegraph Pass Users Group. The STA was filed in May 2012. The site restrictions are due to ten Homeland Security installations at the site and require KYUM to operate at no more than 1.8 kW, instead of the requested 15 kW in the CP. The engineer will refile the STA request, specifying a stringent mask filter.
MundoFox in Phoenix
- It was figured out some time ago that KMOH-TV Kingman would be the MundoFox affiliate for the Phoenix market, and speculation placed the programming on KEJR-LD Phoenix for broadcast in the immediate metro area. Hero Broadcasting has published a copy of the agreement, confirming both KMOH-TV as the main affiliate in the market, and a rebroadcast on KEJR-LD to serve the immediate Phoenix area. The agreement also states that KMOH/KEJR will broadcast MundoFox programming in 720p, and that Hero would air newscasts each weeknight, at 5pm and at 10pm.