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Arizona TV Station Update - April 2019

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

New Licenses

  • KVPA-LD 42.x (34) Phoenix (KRCA License LLC, Debtor-in-Possession) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 34; TL 33° 19' 57" N, 112° 4' 0" W (South Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (2° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 465 m.
  • K38GR-D 15.x Meadview (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 21; TL 35° 51' 48" N, 114° 5' 48" W (Patterson Slope); ERP 1.05 kW directional; HAAT 218 m.
  • K38IR-D 10.x Lake Havasu City (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 22; TL 34° 36' 9" N, 114° 22' 16" W (Goat Hill); ERP 2.34 kW directional; HAAT 54 m.
  • K39FV-D 15.x Lake Havasu City (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 24; TL 34° 36' 9" N, 114° 22' 16" W (Goat Hill); ERP 2.34 kW directional; HAAT 54 m.
  • K41BZ-D 15.x Dolan Springs (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 31; TL 35° 35' 42" N, 114° 14' 49" W (Mt. Tipton); ERP 0.348 kW directional; HAAT 178 m.
  • K41FT-D 5.x Kingman (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 18; TL 35° 4' 53" N, 113° 54' 17" W (Hayden Peak); ERP 1.26 kW directional (1.75° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 1080 m.
  • K42CP-D 10.x Peach Springs (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 36; TL 35° 32' 10" N, 113° 25' 55" W (Honaga Hill); ERP 0.072 kW directional; HAAT 30 m.
  • K42CQ-D 12.x Chloride (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 25; TL 35° 23' 49" N, 114° 10' 19" W (Cherum Peak); ERP 0.072 kW directional; HAAT 193 m.
  • K42EU-D 8.x Topock (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 27; TL 35° 2' 9" N, 114° 22' 17" W (Oatman Mtn.); ERP 0.918 kW directional; HAAT 448 m.
  • K43GJ-D 5.x Lake Havasu City (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 26; TL 34° 36' 9" N, 114° 22' 16" W (Goat Hill); ERP 2.21 kW directional; HAAT 53 m.
  • K43GU-D 5.x Dolan Springs (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 34; TL 35° 35' 42" N, 114° 14' 49" W (Mt. Tipton); ERP 1.92 kW directional; HAAT 185 m.
  • K44DK-D 15.x Kingman (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 10; TL 35° 4' 53" N, 113° 54' 17" W (Hayden Peak); ERP 2 kW; HAAT 1080 m.
  • K46CG-D 15.x Golden Valley (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 27; TL 35° 13' 40" N, 114° 12' 57" W (Black Mtn. School); ERP 0.626 kW directional; HAAT -84 m. (12 m. AGL)
  • K46GI-D 12.x Lake Havasu City (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 28; TL 34° 36' 9" N, 114° 22' 16" W (Goat Hill); ERP 2.34 kW directional; HAAT 54 m.
  • K47HE-D 5.x Meadview (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 15; TL 35° 51' 48" N, 114° 5' 48" W (Patterson Slope); ERP 1.96 kW directional; HAAT 216 m.
  • K48AY-D 10.x Kingman (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 29; TL 35° 4' 53" N, 113° 54' 17" W (Hayden Peak); ERP 0.94 kW directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 1085 m.
  • K49EU-D 10.x Chloride (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 17; TL 35° 23' 49" N, 114° 10' 19" W (Cherum Peak); ERP 0.05 kW directional; HAAT 761 m.
  • K49GE-D 8.x Kingman (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 33; TL 35° 4' 53" N, 113° 54' 17" W (Hayden Peak); ERP 1 kW directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 1085 m.
  • K50CY-D 12.x Kingman (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) requested and has been granted a license to cover its construction permit to vacate the 600 MHz band. Technical specifications: Ch 35; TL 35° 4' 53" N, 113° 54' 17" W (Hayden Peak); ERP 0.98 kW directional (1° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 1085 m.
  • K16DL 13.x Zuni Pueblo NM (KOB-TV LLC) requested and has been granted a license to cover its flash cut to digital. Technical specifications: Ch 16; TL 35° 6' 50" N, 108° 44' 8" W (E of Zuni Pueblo NM); ERP 1.03 kW directional; HAAT 94 m.
  • K39FY 12.x Zuni NM (Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.) has been granted a license to cover its transition to digital on RF channel 26. Technical specifications: Ch 26; TL 35° 6' 50" N, 108° 44' 8" W (E of Zuni Pueblo NM); ERP 0.83 kW directional; HAAT 94 m.

Programming Changes

  • KNXV-TV 15.x Phoenix (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) is expected to begin airing Court TV on channel 15.4 when then network launches May 8. KNXV was not going to get Court TV, according to earlier announcements.
  • KPDF-CD 41.x (22) Phoenix (HC2 Station Group Inc.) has dropped Azteca America programming from channel 41.1, in favor of Canal de la Fe, a rebroadcast of KBEH 63.1, but with a minimum of three hours of local programming as part of its Class A license.
  • KWBA-TV 58.x (21) Sierra Vista (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) is expected to begin airing Court TV on channel 58.3 when the network launches May 8. This TV will either move to channel 58.4 or will be dropped.
  • K14RK-D 38.x Phoenix (Spanish Independent Broadcast Network LLC) has dropped The Action Network from channel 38.5, replacing it with a slide reading "Canal 38.5".
  • KVYE 7.x (22) El Centro CA (Entravision Holdings LLC) is expected to begin airing Court TV on channel 7.5 when then network launches May 8. KVYE was not going to get Court TV, according to earlier announcements.
  • KTNV 13.x Las Vegas NV (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) is expected to begin airing Court TV on channel 13.4 when the network launches May 8.
  • KGNG-LD 26.x Las Vegas NV (King Kong Broadcasting Inc.) has added an audio-only feed of InfoWars to its signal on channel 26.10.

Call Sign Changes

  • K38GR-D 15.x Meadview (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K21NQ-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K38IR-D 10.x Lake Havasu City (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K22NK-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K39FV-D 15.x Lake Havasu City (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K24NG-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K41BZ-D 15.x Dolan Springs (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K31PA-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K41FT-D 5.x Kingman (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K18LZ-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K42CP-D 10.x Peach Springs (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K36PE-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K42CQ-D 12.x Chloride (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K25PJ-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K42EU-D 8.x Topock (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K27NR-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K43GJ-D 5.x Lake Havasu City (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K26OK-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K43GU-D 5.x Dolan Springs (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K34PE-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K44DK-D 15.x Kingman (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K10RM-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K46CG-D 15.x Golden Valley (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K27NT-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K46GI-D 12.x Lake Havasu City (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K28PO-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K47HE-D 5.x Meadview (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K15LR-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K48AY-D 10.x Kingman (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K29LO-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K49EU-D 10.x Chloride (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K17NS-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K49GE-D 8.x Kingman (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K33OD-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K50CY-D 12.x Kingman (Mohave County Board of Supervisors) has changed its call sign to K35MX-D following licensing of its post-repack facilities.
  • K39FY Zuni NM (Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.) has changed its call sign to K26OV-D following licensing of its digital facilities.

Transactions

  • Quincy Media Inc. has consummated its purchase of KVOA 4.x (23) Tucson from Cordillera Communications LLC, changing the name of the licensee from KVOA Communications LLC to KVOA License LLC. The transaction also includes KVOA's two owned and operated translators:
    • K04QP-D Casas Adobes
    • K20FO Sierra Vista (including digital flash cut construction permit K28OY-D)

Construction Permits and Special Temporary Authorizations (STAs) Granted

  • KGRQ-LD 29.x (21) Gila River Indian Community (Gila River Telecommunications Inc.) requested and has been granted an extension of its STA to operate at lower power. Although the station is authorized for 15 kW, it has been operating at 4.5 kW, due to tower limitations. With federal repack funding being made available to low power stations, Gila River Telecommunications plans to reinforce the tower so that it can handle a station running at 15 kW. Technical specifications: Ch 21; TL 33° 0' 7" N, 111° 40' 28" W (Sacaton Peak); ERP 4.5 kW directional; HAAT 416 m.
  • K23HB Flagstaff (Prism Broadcasting Network Inc.) has been granted a construction permit to flash cut to digital on its current channel. Technical specifications: Ch 23; TL 35° 14' 28" N, 111° 36' 38" W (TV Hill); ERP 1.5 kW directional; HAAT 542 m.
  • K34QG-D Buckeye (Fiberlessnet Inc.) has been granted a major modification to a construction permit granted in 2010. Although the station's community of license is Buckeye, the proposed transmit location is actually about 55 miles west of Buckeye, in LaPaz County. One complication is that the company Fiberlessnet doesn't seem to exist any longer. Technical specifications: Ch 34; TL 33° 30' 3" N, 113° 27' 50" W (Harquahala Valley); ERP 15 kW; HAAT 365 m.
  • K34QH-D Wellton (Landover 2 LLC) has been granted an original construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 34; TL 32° 41' 38" N, 114° 0' 50" W (East Mohawk Canal Rd. @ County 9th Street alignment); ERP 2 kW; HAAT 28 m.
  • K35OW-D Parker (Landover 2 LLC) has been granted an original construction permit. Technical specifications: Ch 35; TL 33° 40' 4" N, 114° 3' 34" W (Guadalupe Mtn.); ERP 1 kW directional; HAAT 317 m.

Construction Permits and STAs Requested

  • KDOS-LD 29.x Globe (KTVW License Partnership GP) has requested a minor modification of its license, seeking to change channels. It was listed by the FCC as a displaced channel due to the post-repack assignment of Telemundo-owned KTAZ Phoenix, but Univision thought that the interference could be resolved by a change of antenna. KTAZ has objected to the use of RF channel 29, even with the new antenna, claiming it causes impermissible interference, so KDOS-LD is displaced. Technical specifications: Ch 19; TL 33° 17' 21" N, 110° 49' 47" W (Pinal Mountain); ERP 12 kW directional (2° electrical/1° mechanical beam tilt); HAAT 1000 m.
  • KTVP-LD 22.x (23) Phoenix (HC2 LPTV Holdings Inc.) has requested a six-month extension of its Silence STA. The station was displaced by KPDF-CD in the repack and has requested to change to RF channel 23, which is co-channel with KVOA 4.x Tucson. HC2 claims that all necessary equipment has either been installed, or is on-site, and that the station will be back on air well in advance of October 25, which is one year after the station went dark.
  • K16FB-D Globe (Unimas Partnership of Phoenix LLC) has requested a minor modification of its license, seeking to change channels. It was listed by the FCC as a displaced channel due to the post-repack assignment of Telemundo-owned KHRR Tucson, but Univision thought that the interference could be resolved by a change of antenna. KHRR has objected to the use of RF channel 16, even with the new antenna, claiming it causes impermissible interference, so K16FB-D is displaced. Technical specifications: Ch 18; TL 33° 17' 21" N, 110° 49' 47" W (Pinal Mountain); ERP 10 kW directional (2° electrical/1° mechanical beam tilt); HAAT 1001 m.
  • K19JT-D Gila River Indian Community (Gila River Telecommunications Inc.) has requested a minor modification to its original construction permit, to specify the South Mountain antenna farm as its transmit location instead of the Lone Butte site at the Gila River Telecommunications headquarters. The new location would cause interference to co-channel KGRY-LD, but since the stations are co-owned, Gila River Telecommunications would accept the interference. Technical specifications: Ch 19; TL 33° 19' 57' N, 112° 4' 0" W (South Mountain); ERP 15 kW directional (0.5° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 480 m.
  • K28MO-D Gila River Indian Community (Gila River Telecommunications Inc.) has requested a minor modification to its original construction permit, to specify the South Mountain antenna farm as its transmit location instead of the Maricopa Village site. The new location would cause interference to co-channel KCOS-LP, and the applicant has noted that the station's license expired in 2014 and has not been renewed. That is incorrect, as the FCC database shows that the license for an analog station has been renewed, however, the application to flash cut to digital was dismissed (for interference to K28MO-D) and not refiled. The applicant also states that KCOS-LP is not currently broadcasting and that its license be canceled. Were the KCOS-LP license expired, there would be no need to cancel it, but Gila River correctly states that KCOS-LP is not broadcasting. KCOS-LP has not broadcast in nearly ten years, in violation of the terms of license, and so, the license should be canceled, whether or not K28MO-D's modification is granted. Technical specifications: Ch 28; TL 33° 19' 57' N, 112° 4' 0" W (South Mountain); ERP 15 kW directional (0.5° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 480 m.
  • K30MM-D Gila River Indian Community (Globe LPTV LLC) has requested a minor modification to its original construction permit, to specify a new antenna pattern. Technical specifications: Ch 30; TL 33° 19' 57' N, 112° 4' 0" W (South Mountain); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 480 m.
  • K47OC-D Las Vegas NV (Digital Networks-Southwest LLC) has requested a minor modification to its construction permit, to specify a new channel and transmit location. The station is displaced on channel 47, and is located in Searchlight NV, but is attempting to relocate to Las Vegas. The modification would put the station on a high-VHF channel at maximum power, located at an established communications site east of Primm NV, which is within 30 miles of the Arden Peak antenna farm. Technical specifications: Ch 12; TL 35° 37' 41" N, 115° 16' 27" W (approx. 10 mi. E of Primm NV); ERP 3 kW directional; HAAT 330 m.

Expired, Expiring, Canceled and Dismissed

  • The FCC has dismissed the application to transfer control of Tribune Media Company stations to Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. Included in the proposed transfer were the following stations:
    • KKRP-LD 13.x (46->21) St. George UT (KSTU Licensee LLC)
    • K43CC-D 13.x (43->25) Santa Clara UT (KSTU Licensee LLC)
  • KDOS-LD 29.x Globe (KTVW License Partnership GP) twice submitted, then withdrew minor change applications to change channels. In both, the underlying paperwork requested RF channel 19, while the applications themselves requested RF channel 29, the station's current channel being contested by KTAZ. It is not known if the channel request error was the cause of the withdrawals.
  • K16FB-D Globe (Unimas Partnership of Phoenix LLC) twice submitted, then withdrew minor change applications to change channels. In both, the underlying paperwork requested RF channel 18, while the applications themselves requested RF channel 16, the station's current channel being contested by KHRR. It is not known if the channel request error was the cause of the withdrawals.
  • The STA for KSNV 3.x (33) Las Vegas NV to operate its experimental small-cell signal in ATSC 3.0 format expired April 27.
  • K16DL Zuni Pueblo NM (KOB-TV LLC) submitted an application for license to cover its flash cut to digital. It was dismissed for reason unknown and has been replaced.

Comments

1. On Thursday, May 2 2019, 22:27 by TVinAZ

K14RK 38.5 is now airing locally-produced used car listings in Spanish under the name "Car Credit TV" (with associated website carcredit.tv).

2. On Friday, May 3 2019, 09:58 by dhett

I wonder if it's a local knock-off of Long Island-based carcredit.com?

3. On Saturday, May 4 2019, 20:24 by Bleen Gloob

Currently KWBA in Tucson has turned on 58.4 and is airing previews of Court TV on that channel for when it premiers on May 8.

4. On Sunday, May 5 2019, 14:47 by TVinAZ

If Globe LPTV gets the approval for their application for K30MM, I wonder if they will shut down the current KFPB-LD? There should still be some kind of paper value for that license.

5. On Monday, May 6 2019, 04:27 by dhett

I'm not sure. I know I have trouble at times receiving KFPB-LD from my west Chandler location, likely due to co-channel interference from KMSB Tucson. I'm not sure if K30MM-D would be any better, as co-channel KUAT is even a stronger station.

6. On Thursday, May 16 2019, 11:14 by Mike

Has something happened to H&I in Phoenix? It looks like my Tivo picks up a signal of some kind of signal but the screen is blank. ATSC 3 maybe?

7. On Monday, May 20 2019, 02:28 by dhett

I'm getting H&I fine in Chandler. Straight from the antenna to the TV tuner; no Tivo or other device.

8. On Tuesday, May 21 2019, 15:52 by Mike

OK, I'll look again tonight. It was coming in perfectly until about a week ago.

9. On Saturday, May 25 2019, 08:46 by rdvegas

Comet has been pulled from KHSV 21.3 Las Vegas. The network states that they will move to another Vegas station very soon. Meantime, the KHSV 21.3 sub-channel has lost their PSIP leaving that sub-channel empty.

10. On Sunday, May 26 2019, 16:19 by Mike

I did a channel rescan, and that fixed my H&I reception issue.

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