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Arizona TV Station Update - October 2018

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

New Licenses

  • KPDF-CA 41.x (22) Phoenix (HC2 Station Group Inc.) requested and has been granted a license to cover its post-transition facilities. Technical specifications: Ch 22; TL 33° 20' 0" N, 112° 3' 47" W (South Mtn.); ERP 12.6 kW directional (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 460 m.
  • K31NF-D Verde Valley (The Camp Verde TV Club Inc.) requested and has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 31; TL 34° 41' 14" N, 112° 7' 3" W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 2.26 kW directional (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 765 m.
  • K17MO-D 5.x Flagstaff (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) requested and has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 17; TL 35° 14' 26" N, 111° 35' 51" W (Mt. Elden); ERP 1 kW directional (1.8° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 628 m.
  • K28OA-D 3.x Cottonwood (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) requested and has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 28; TL 34° 41' 12" N, 112° 7' 2" W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (1.8° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 772 m.
  • K29LM-D 5.x Cottonwood (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) requested and has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 29; TL 34° 41' 12" N, 112° 7' 2" W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (1.2° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 772 m.
  • K44CN-D 15.x Cottonwood (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) has requested a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Its call sign is K33NZ-D. Technical specifications: Ch 33; TL 34° 41' 12" N, 112° 7' 3" W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 756 m.
  • K47DJ-D 15.x Prescott (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) has requested a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Its call sign is K19KV-D. Technical specifications: Ch 19; TL 34° 29' 25" N, 112° 32' 3" W (Mt. Francis); ERP 1.2 kW directional; HAAT 487 m.
  • K47IK Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club) has requested a license to cover its displacement construction permit to flash cut to digital. Its call sign is K30OI-D. Technical specifications: Ch 30; TL 34° 28' 13" N, 111° 52' 24" W (Squaw Peak); ERP 0.122 kW directional (3° mechanical beam tilt); HAAT 670 m.
  • K49HP Camp Verde (The Camp Verde TV Club) has requested a license to cover its displacement construction permit to flash cut to digital. Its call sign is K32ME-D. Technical specifications: Ch 32; TL 34° 28' 13" N, 111° 52' 24" W (Squaw Peak); ERP 0.122 kW directional; HAAT 670 m.
  • K22DR-D 8.x Laughlin NV (Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.) requested and has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 22; TL 35° 14' 57" N, 114° 44' 36" W (Little Peak); ERP 1.63 kW directional; HAAT 714 m.
  • K26NY-D 2.x Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 26; TL 37° 3' 35" N, 112° 31' 12" W; ERP 0.063 kW directional; HAAT 104 m.
  • K29MH-D 7.x Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 29; TL 37° 3' 35" N, 112° 31' 12" W; ERP 0.063 kW directional; HAAT 104 m.
  • K30PD-D 9.x Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 30; TL 37° 3' 35" N, 112° 31' 12" W; ERP 0.063 kW directional; HAAT 104 m.
  • K31OF-D 11.x Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 31; TL 37° 3' 35" N, 112° 31' 12" W; ERP 0.063 kW directional; HAAT 103 m.
  • K33NT-D 13.x Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 33; TL 37° 3' 35" N, 112° 31' 12" W (Kanab Peak); ERP 0.063 kW directional; HAAT 94 m.
  • K34OP-D Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 34; TL 37° 3' 35" N, 112° 31' 12" W; ERP 0.063 kW directional; HAAT 104 m.
  • K32FQ-D 9.x St. George UT (Utah State Board of Regents) has requested a license to cover its displacement construction permit. Its new call sign is K19LV-D. Technical specifications: Ch 19; TL 37° 3' 50" N, 113° 34' 23" W (Webb Hill); ERP 0.6 kW (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 82 m.
  • K47OA-D 14.x Washington UT (University of Utah) has requested a license to cover its displacement construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Its new call sign will be K34OV-D. Technical specifications: Ch 34; TL 37° 9' 19" N, 113° 52' 52" W (West Mountain Peak); ERP 0.12 kW directional (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 1086 m.
  • K50KC-D 9.x Washington UT (Utah State Board of Regents) has requested a license to cover its displacement construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Its new call sign will be K32MH-D. Technical specifications: Ch 32; TL 37° 9' 19" N, 113° 52' 59" W (West Mountain Peak); ERP 0.2 kW directional (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 1086 m.

Programming Changes

  • KTVP-LD 22.x Phoenix (HC2 LPTV Holdings Inc.) is silent.
  • K18JL-D Phoenix (HC2 LPTV Holdings Inc.) has replaced its channels on 25.x with those formerly on KTVP-LD and assigned them virtual channels 22.x.
  • K38LW-D Payson (Good News Broadcasting Network Inc.) has transitioned from channel 38 to channel 34.
  • KLSV-LD 50.x Las Vegas NV (Biltmore Broadcasting Las Vegas LLC) is notifying viewers that it will transition to RF channel 21 on November 15.

Call Sign Changes

  • KPDF-CA 41.x (22) Phoenix (HC2 Station Group Inc.) has changed its call sign to KPDF-CD following licensing of its post-transition facilities.
  • K46IL-D 31.x Verde Valley (The Camp Verde TV Club Inc.) has changed its call sign to K31NF-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
  • K38AI-D 3.x Cottonwood (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) has changed its call sign to K28OA-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
  • K40AD-D 5.x Cottonwood (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) has changed its call sign to K29LM-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
  • K44CN-D 15.x Cottonwood (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) has changed its call sign to K33NZ-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
  • K50HU-D 5.x Flagstaff (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) has changed its call sign to K17MO-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
  • K22DR 8.x Laughlin NV (Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.) has changed its call sign to K22DR-D following licensing of its digital facilities.
  • K16IL-D Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) has changed its call sign to K34OP-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
  • K18DN-D 11.x Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) has changed its call sign to K31OF-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
  • K20EC-D 2.x Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) has changed its call sign to K26NY-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
  • K23DP-D 9.x Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) has changed its call sign to K30PD-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
  • K24II-D 7.x Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) has changed its call sign to K29MH-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.
  • K40JM-D 13.x Kanab UT (Western Kane County Special Service District #1) has changed its call sign to K33NT-D following licensing of its displacement facilities.

Transactions

  • The FCC has approved the sale of K30MM-D from Gila River Telecommunications Inc. to Globe LPTV. The sale has not yet been consummated pending grant of a construction permit for KGRQ-LD to operate on RF channel 21 from Sacaton Peak.

Construction Permits and Special Temporary Authorizations (STAs) Granted

  • KTVP-LD 22.x Phoenix (HC2 LPTV Holdings Inc.) has been granted a displacement construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band, as amended. Technical specifications: Ch 23; TL 33° 20' 0" N, 112° 3' 51" W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 460 m.
  • KTVP-LD 22.x Phoenix (HC2 LPTV Holdings Inc.) requested and has been granted an STA to remain silent for six months. The station is not yet ready to transition to RF channel 23 but needed to give up RF channel 22 to KPDF-CA, which has transitioned to its post-repack channel.
  • KGRQ-LD 29.x Gila River Indian Co (Gila River Telecommunications Inc.) has been granted Special Temporary Authorization to relocate and to change channels in advance of KTAZ's move to channel 29. Technical specifications: Ch 21; TL 33° 0' 7" N, 111° 40' 28" W (Sacaton Peak); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 416 m.
  • KEJR-LD 40.x Phoenix (Hero Licenseco LLC) has been granted a displacement construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 32; TL 33° 20' 0" N, 112° 3' 51" W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (1.5° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 471 m.
  • KDFQ-LD 47 Prescott (HC2 LPTV Holdings Inc.) has been granted a displacement construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band and to operate in digital. Technical specifications: Ch 27; TL 34° 41' 12" N, 112° 7' 2" W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 9.2 kW; HAAT 771 m.
  • KDPH-LD 48.x Phoenix (Community Television Educators Inc.) has been granted an amendment to its displacement construction permit to allow it to move to a different tower in the same antenna farm. Technical specifications: Ch 13; TL 33° 20' 4" N, 112° 3' 44" W (South Mtn.); ERP 3 kW directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 498 m.
  • KDOS-LD 50.x (29) Globe (KTVW License Partnership G.P.) has been granted a construction permit to change antennas and increase power. The current facilities are predicted to cause unacceptable interference to co-channel KTAZ Phoenix and adjacent-channel KUAT Tucson. The proposed antenna highly suppresses rearward radiation, eliminating the interference. Technical specifications: Ch 29; TL 33° 17' 21" N, 110° 49' 47" W (Pinal Pk.); ERP 15 kW directional (1° mechanical beam tilt, 2° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 1001 m.
  • K16FB-D 16.x Globe (KTVW License Partnership G.P.) has been granted a construction permit to change antennas and increase power. The current facilities are predicted to cause unacceptable interference to co-channel KHRR Tucson. The proposed antenna highly suppresses rearward radiation, eliminating the interference. Technical specifications: Ch 16; TL 33° 17' 21" N, 110° 49' 47" W (Pinal Pk.); ERP 10 kW directional (1° mechanical beam tilt, 2° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 1001 m.
  • K38IR-D 10.x Lake Havasu City (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has been granted a displacement construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Its new call sign will be K22NK-D. Technical specifications: Ch 22; TL 34° 36' 9" N, 114° 22' 16" W (Goat Hill); ERP 2.34 kW; HAAT 54 m.
  • K39FV-D 15.x Lake Havasu City (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has been granted a displacement construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Its new call sign will be K24NG-D. Technical specifications: Ch 24; TL 34° 36' 9" N, 114° 22' 16" W (Goat Hill); ERP 2.34 kW; HAAT 54 m.
  • K42EU-D 8.x Topock (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has been granted a displacement construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Its new call sign will be K27NR-D. Technical specifications: Ch 27; TL 35° 2' 9" N, 114° 22' 17" W (Goldroad Crest); ERP 0.918 kW directional; HAAT 448 m.
  • K43GJ-D 5.x Lake Havasu City (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has been granted a displacement construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Its new call sign will be K26OK-D. Technical specifications: Ch 26; TL 34° 36' 9" N, 114° 22' 16" W (Goat Hill); ERP 2.21 kW; HAAT 53 m.
  • K44DK-D 15.x Kingman (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has been granted a displacement construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Its new call sign will be K10RM-D. Technical specifications: Ch 10; TL 35° 4' 53" N, 113° 54' 17" W (Hayden Peak); ERP 2 kW; HAAT 1080 m.
  • K46GI-D 12.x Lake Havasu City (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has been granted a displacement construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Its new call sign will be K28PO-D. Technical specifications: Ch 28; TL 34° 36' 9" N, 114° 22' 16" W (Goat Hill); ERP 2.34 kW; HAAT 54 m.
  • K20GJ-D 5.x Bloomington UT (Bonneville International Corporation) has been granted a construction permit to move to a different tower at the site and to increase power, adding beam tilt. Technical specifications: Ch 20; TL 37° 3' 49" N, 113° 34' 20" W (Webb Hill); ERP 0.4 kW directional (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 70 m.

Construction Permits and Special Temporary Authorizations (STAs) Requested

  • KTVP-LD 22.x Phoenix (HC2 LPTV Holdings Inc.) has requested a construction permit to change towers within the South Mountain antenna farm when it moves to RF channel 23. The station proposes to share a tower with co-owned K18JL-D 25.x Phoenix and KEJR-LD 40.x (32) Phoenix. Technical specifications: Ch 23; TL 33° 19' 57" N, 112° 3' 59" W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 442 m.
  • KEJR-LD 40.x Phoenix (HC2 LPTV Holdings Inc.) has requested a construction permit to change towers within the South Mountain antenna farm when it moves to RF channel 32. The station proposes to share a tower with co-owned K18JL-D 25.x Phoenix and KTVP-LD 22.x (23) Phoenix. Technical specifications: Ch 23; TL 33° 19' 57" N, 112° 3' 59" W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 442 m.
  • K18JL-D 25.x Phoenix (HC2 LPTV Holdings Inc.) has requested a construction permit to change towers within the South Mountain antenna farm. The station proposes to share a tower with co-owned KTVP-LD 22.x (23) Phoenix and KEJR-LD 40.x (32) Phoenix. Technical specifications: Ch 23; TL 33° 19' 57" N, 112° 3' 59" W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 442 m.
  • KVTE-LD 35.x Las Vegas NV (Mountain Ridge Holdings, Inc.) has requested to move its transmitter location. Technical specifcations: Ch 35; TL 35° 56' 44" N, 115° 2' 36" W (Arden Peak); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 533 m.

Spectrum Repack

  • KTAZ 39.x Phoenix (NBC Telemundo License LLC) will be permanently transitioning to RF channel 29 between now and November 30.
  • KHRR 40.x Tucson (NBC Telemundo License LLC) will be permanently transitioning to RF channel 16 between now and November 30.
  • KPDF-CA 41.x Phoenix (HC2 Station Group Inc.) has completed transition to its post-repack assignment on RF channel 22.
  • KUVE-CD 42.x Tucson (Univision Tucson LLC) will be permanently transitioning to RF channel 36 between now and November 30.
  • KUVE-DT 46.x Green Valley (Univision Tucson LLC) will be permanently transitioning to RF channel 34 between now and November 30.
  • KWBA-TV 58.x (44) Sierra Vista (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) will be permanently transitioning to RF channel 21 between now and November 30.
  • KASW 61.x (49) Phoenix (Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.) will be permanently transitioning to RF channel 27 between now and November 30.
  • Stations stil awaiting displacement construction permits:
    • KBFY-LP 41 Fortuna, to channel 2.
    • KFPB-LD 50.x Globe, to channel 21 ‡, temporary channel 25 †. The station has been granted FCC approval to acquire K30MM-D from the Gila River Indian Community, and intends to use that channel for post-transition operations.
    • KGRQ-LD 29.x Gila River Indian Community, to channel 21 ‡.
    • KVPA-LD 42.x Phoenix, to channel 34 †.
    • K16EO-D 9.x Oro Valley/Tucson, to channel 27. It is likely that the station will need to go dark for a period of time, cutting off service to areas terrain shielded from Mt. Bigelow.
    • K21CX-D Tucson, to channel 35. It is likely that the station will need to go dark for a period of time.
    • K42IQ-D Flagstaff, to channel 21 †.
    • K43GQ-D 12.x Klagetoh, to channel 25.
    • KWWB-LP 45 Mesquite NV, to channel 29 ‡.
    • K49AS-D 2.x Santa Clara UT, to channel 29 † ‡.

† - Has STA to operate on requested channel

‡ - Mutually exclusive application

License Renewals

The following stations filed for renewal over four years ago but the licenses have not yet been renewed:

  • KHRR 40.x Tucson (NBC Telemundo License LLC)
  • KJPO-LD 49.x Tonopah (Iglesia Manmin Toda La Creacion USA Inc.)
  • KTAZ 39.x Phoenix (NBC Telemundo License LLC)
  • KBLR 39.x Paradise NV (Telemundo Las Vegas License LLC)

Comments

1. On Tuesday, November 6 2018, 07:22 by dhett

Already an update: KVPA-LD was granted its construction permit yesterday to move to channel 34.

2. On Tuesday, November 6 2018, 09:37 by rdvegas

KVTE-35 Las Vegas: The FCC has deleted the station's applications, call letters, and almost everything associated with the station, bringing to a close the long struggled history of the station. It would seem that one bad apple on the paperwork spoiled the good intentions of several others involved in the operation of the station. Now several people are being dismissed from employment. A good transmitter will sit silent awaiting other needs on Black Mountain.

3. On Thursday, November 8 2018, 09:35 by rdvegas

KGNG-26 Las Vegas has lost their tower lease, I'm told by the station owner.

4. On Friday, November 9 2018, 00:19 by dhett

I see all of KVTE's documentation in the FCC databases as usual. What are you seeing, rdvegas?

5. On Friday, November 9 2018, 07:40 by rdvegas

It's not what I'm seeing, but what I've heard from a principal in the KVTE operations. He's never steered me wrong in the past.

6. On Friday, November 9 2018, 07:57 by dhett

Gotcha. As you said, it's a road map on how not to deal with the FCC. They were lucky to have a license this long.

7. On Saturday, November 24 2018, 23:12 by Macman_85602

Rf channel 21.1 is live with color bars in Tucson

8. On Monday, November 26 2018, 11:03 by dhett

Did that channel 21.1 have virtual channel 58? There had been an LPTV station on channel 21 up to now with only one subchannel - HSN. They have been forced off the air by KWBA, which now is licensed for operation on RF channel 21, but will still show as virtual channels 58.1-3.

9. On Wednesday, November 28 2018, 20:39 by TVinAZ

KASW is live on RF 27, and KTAZ is also now on RF 29. They're still simulcasting on their original RF frequencies until Friday.

10. On Wednesday, November 28 2018, 23:21 by Paul

KVTE Lic is still good as of 7/12/18 http://licensing.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/... checking do not put in call sign. Just Las Vegas, NV and ch 35. You get nothing if you put the call sign in for some reason. Maybe there will be a call sign change?

11. On Thursday, November 29 2018, 10:50 by RDvegas

It would be a miracle if KVTE-35, under any call letters, ever made it on the air again with the same ownership. This is info provided to me from a principal in the short operation as a digital station this Fall. Two employees were targeted to be let go once the FCC said no to their license. The morale is to know the principals holding the CP before joining forces with them. If not, then they could drag you down.

12. On Saturday, December 1 2018, 16:55 by Bleen Gloob

Everything went well for 40, 42, 46 and 58 on their new channel relocations here in Tucson.

13. On Sunday, December 2 2018, 16:30 by TVinAZ

12/3 findings:

-KPHE-LD has once again shuffled their lineup. 44.5 is now "urban gospel" videos, moving The Family Channel to 44.6, which had been a second channel of "OnTV4U" infomercials.

-K38IZ-D has been off the air all day. Are they making the move to 14? "RK videos" doesn't have the same ring as "IZ Videos" though.

14. On Sunday, December 2 2018, 16:33 by TVinAZ

And...KPHE 44.6 went to color bars. Is this the new home of Family or just a placeholder for something else?

15. On Sunday, December 2 2018, 20:15 by TVinAZ

Now KPHE 44.6 is back to OnTV4U infomercials, and 44.5's sound is overmodulated. What is going on with the Lotus stations?

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