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Arizona TV Station Update - July 2016

As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.

Programming changes

  • KAET 8.x Phoenix (Arizona Board of Regents for ASU) has dropped channel 8.5. No programming had ever appeared on the subchannel.
  • KVOA 4.x (23) Tucson and translator K04QP-D 4.x Casas Adobes (KVOA Communications LLC) have launched Escape on channel 4.3, giving the diginet two outlets in the Old Pueblo, airing on four stations.
  • K38IZ-D Phoenix (Spanish Independent Broadcasting Network) has switched from Tuff TV to Action TV on channel 38.2, due to Tuff TV terminating its distribution agreement with Luken Communications. Action TV is Luken's male-focused channel and still features programming from Gun TV overnights.
  • KPHE-LD 44.x (16) Phoenix (Lotus TV of Phoenix LLC) is now airing Ideal Living infomercials dubbed into Spanish on channel 44.6. Locally-based TV Real has disappeared after another short-lived run on a pay-for-play LPTV station. The electronic programming guide reads "New Programming Soon".
  • KFPB-LD 50.x Phoenix (Globe LPTV LLC) has updated its Electronic Programming Guide to accurately reflect its subchannel content.
  • KHMP-LD 18.x Las Vegas NV (DNV Spectrum Holdings LLC) dropped Tuff TV in favor of Action TV on channel 18.2, then reinstated Tuff TV once the latter's distribution network was up and running. A new shopping channel has debuted on channel 18.4.
  • KGNG-LD 47.x (48) Las Vegas NV (King Kong Broadcasting LLC) has supplemented programming on channel 47.5 with Ebru TV in the evenings, and temporarily replaced Buzzr TV on channel 47.2 with MBC-D, perhaps in anticipation of adding MBC-D for good on channel 47.9, made possible by a new and improved encoder. Buzzr TV later returned to channel 47.2.
  • KPVT-LD 2.x (27) Las Vegas NV (DNV Spectrum Holdings LLC) has added an unidentified shopping network on 2.4.

Construction permits and STAs granted

  • KPPX-TV 51.x Tolleson (America 51, LP) applied for was granted a construction permit to change its physical RF channel assignment, opening up a guard band between TV and wireless frequencies in the Phoenix metro area on channel 51. Technical specifications: Ch 31; TL 33° 20' 03" N, 112° 03' 40" W (South Mtn.); ERP 645 kW non-directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 548 m.
  • KPPX-TV 51.x Tolleson (America 51, LP) requested and was granted an STA to install and operate a side mount standby antenna for use while the channel 31 antenna is being installed and tested. Technical specifications: Ch 51; TL 33° 20' 03" N, 112° 03' 40" W (South Mtn.); ERP 45.7 kW non-directional; HAAT 524 m.


  • KPPX-TV 51.x Tolleson (America 51, LP) has requested a 90-day extension to consummate its pro forma transfers of control, claiming that setting up the transfer of 60 stations in 34 states has been complex and time-consuming, plus some personnel has been diverted to evaluate and pursue opportunities presented by the FCC incentive auction.
  • K45CU Shiprock NM (Lin of New Mexico, LLC) is among the translators of KASA-TV 2.x (27) Santa Fe NM that are being spun off to Ramar Communications, Inc., as part of the Nexstar/Media General merger. The station broadcasts from the Chuska Mountains in Arizona and can be seen in Red Valley, Many Farms and other nearby parts of the Navajo Nation. Once consummated, programming will switch from Fox to Telemundo.


1. On Sunday, August 21 2016, 10:05 by rdvegas

In Las Vegas, the dial always seems to be exciting. This past Friday evening, KINC-15 began airing a simulcast of KMCC-34.1 on their 15.2. They continue to air LATV on the existing 15.2. So the KMCC copy is acting strangely on various brands of tv's and dvr's. It shows up as a second 15.2, or even as 16.2 (the rf). Saturday evening KMCC 34, which has been not viewable in Vegas for several months suddenly reappeared. Hiowever, it is displaying using the rf 32.1 channel, not as 34.1 (virtual).

2. On Friday, September 2 2016, 09:04 by rdvegas

KPVT-2 Las Vegas launched two new sub-channels Thursday evening. MOXIE is now on their 2.5, while OLDIE GOLDIES is on 2.6. That leaves two un-launched subs promised for KPVT and three for KHMP-18.

The KMCC issue continues. The station is now back on their virtual 34.1 channel minus the usual two sub-channels. It appears that the KMCC signal is being boosted into the skies above Las Vegas via KINC rf 16, vitual 15. Some devices display the KMCC Mundo Max service as a second 15.2 sub-channel, while other display it as 34.1 The signal is 480i 4x3, and with borders on all four sides. Has Cranston given up on their Henderson translator station that was supposed to pump KMCC into the Vegas Valley?

Religious broadcaster Grace has been missing from KEGS 30.1 for several days. Colorbars has taken its' place.

3. On Friday, September 9 2016, 11:48 by TVinAZ

Hmmm...the comettv.com website now lists KTVK 3.2 as the Phoenix affiliate instead of KFPB 50.3. News is still on 3.2 and weather on 3.3.

That brings up the question: will KTVK sneak the news repeats onto 3.3, replacing the weather, or will the news disappear?