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Arizona TV Station Update - May 2020

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

New Licenses

  • KKRP-LD 13.x (21) St. George UT (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) requested and has been granted a license to cover its displacement construction permit to move to an in-core channel with an antenna change. Technical specifications: Ch 21; TL 37° 3' 49" N, 113° 34' 24" W (Webb Hill); ERP 0.3 kW non-directional; HAAT 52 m.
  • K43CC-D 13.x (25) Santa Clara UT (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) has requested a license to cover its displacement construction permit to move to an in-core channel. When licensed, its new call sign will be K25PA-D. Technical specifications: Ch 25; TL 37° 9' 19" N, 113° 53' 0" W (West Mountain Peak); ERP 0.3 kW directional; HAAT 1109 m.

Programming Changes

  • KTVK 3.x (24) Phoenix (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) has placed This TV on channel 3.4, moving Weather Now to channel 3.5.
  • KTAZ 39.x (29) Phoenix (NBC Telemundo License LLC) has begun airing Lx programming on channel 39.4.
  • KHRR 40.x (16) Tucson (NBC Telemundo License LLC) has begun airing Lx programming on channel 40.3.
  • KTVP-LD 23.x Phoenix (HC2 Station Group LLC) has added classic TV shows on channel 23.3. Although great to see classic shows from the 1950s and 1960s, content is lacking and I've seen the same two episodes of Bonanza on consecutive nights.
  • KPHE-LD 44.x Pheonix (Lotus TV of Phoenix) has changed channel 44.3 to NewsNet. The ONTV4U infomercials formerly on channel 44.3 have moved to channel 44.6.
  • K18JL-D 22.x Phoenix (HC2 Station Group LLC) has replaced Shop LC (the Liquidation Channel) on channel 22.4 with color bars.
  • K14RK-D 38.x Phoenix (Spanish Independent Broadcast Network Inc.) has replaced ShopHQ (f.k.a. Evine) with a blank screen.
  • KSNV 3.x (22) Las Vegas NV (KUPN Licensee LLC) has begun hosting one subchannel from co-owned KVCW, allowing KVCW to convert to NextGen operations. In addition to its own four subchannels, KSNV is now hosting KVCW's MyNetwork TV programming using virtual channel 33.2.
  • KLAS-TV 8.x (7) Las Vegas NV (Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.) has begun hosting three subchannels from KVCW, allowing KVCW to convert to NextGen operations. In addition to its own four subchannels, KLAS is now hosting KVCW's TBD, This TV and Comet TV programming using virtual channels 33.3, 33.4 and 33.5, respectively.
  • KTNV-TV 13.x Las Vegas NV (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) has begun hosting one subchannel from KVCW, allowing KVCW to convert to NextGen operations. In addition to its own four subchannels, KSNV is now hosting KVCW's CW programming using virtual channel 33.1.
  • KBLR 39.x (20) Paradise NV (Telemundo Las Vegas License LLC) has begun airing Lx programming on channel 39.3.
  • KHDF-CD 19.x Las Vegas NV (HC2 Station Group LLC) has changed channel 19.3 to a mix of infomercials and classic TV shows and has changed channel 19.4 from 3ABN to infomercials.
  • KGNG-LD 26.x Las Vegas NV (King Kong Broadcasting LLC) has stopped broadcasting TalkRW on channel 26.11.
  • K36NE-D 43.x Las Veas NV (HC2 Station Group LLC) has changed channel 43.5 to the infomercial/Classic TV mix found on other HC2 stations.

Transactions

  • KYMA-DT 13.x Yuma (Blackhawk Broadcasting LLC) has filed for an extension of consummation of its sale to Terrier Media Buyer Inc.

Construction Permits and Special Temporary Authorizations (STAs) Granted

  • KDTP 11.x Holbrook (Community Television Educators, Inc.) has been granted a construction permit to maximize power from a location on the Mogollon Rim. Technical specifications: Ch 11; TL 34° 23' 19" N, 110° 59' 39" W (Bennett Butler Tank); ERP 160 kW non-directional; HAAT 54 m.
  • K16BP-D Cottonwood (Fox Television Stations LLC) requested and been granted a modification to its January 2020 construction permit, allowing it to change antennas. The station had completed work on the January construction permit and went live, then discovered that the new facility was not performing as expected, prompting several viewers to complain about a loss of service. Technical specifications: Ch 16; TL 34° 41' 13" N, 112° 7' 2" W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (2° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 777 m.
  • K16BP-D Cottonwood (Fox Television Stations LLC) requested and been granted an STA on its January 2020 construction permit, allowing it to change antennas. The station later requested and was approved for a modification to the construction permit with the same changes as in this STA. Technical specifications: Ch 16; TL 34° 41' 13" N, 112° 7' 2" W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (2° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 777 m.
  • K19CX Yuma (Arizona Board of Regents FBO ASU) was granted a construction permit to move to the next adjacent tower, about 100' north of its current tower, and to flash cut to digital operations. Technical specifications: Ch 19; TL 32° 40' 12" N, 114° 20' 8" W (Telegraph Pass); ERP 1.8 kW directional; HAAT 352 m.
  • K19CX Yuma (Arizona Board of Regents for ASU) was granted an STA to allow it to flash cut to digital operations using its current analog facilities. Technical specifications: Ch 19; TL 32° 40' 11" N, 114° 20' 8" W (Telegraph Pass); ERP 1.86 kW directional; HAAT 348 m.
  • K36AE-D Cottonwood (Fox Television Stations LLC) requested and been granted a modification to its January 2020 construction permit, allowing it to change antennas. The station had completed work on the January construction permit and went live, then discovered that the new facility was not performing as expected, prompting several viewers to complain about a loss of service. Technical specifications: Ch 36; TL 34° 41' 13" N, 112° 7' 2" W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (2° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 777 m.

Construction Permits and STAs Requested

  • K36AE-D Cottonwood (Fox Television Stations LLC) has requested an STA on its January 2020 construction permit, allowing it to change antennas. The station later requested and was approved for a modification to the construction permit with the same changes as in this STA, rendering this STA moot. Technical specifications: Ch 16; TL 34° 41' 13" N, 112° 7' 2" W (Mingus Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional (2° electrical beam tilt); HAAT 777 m.
  • KMCC 34.x (32) Laughlin NV (Ion Television License LLC) has requested an STA to operate at variance to its license at its Dolan Springs site (site 1) due to systemic problems. The inductive output tube (IOT) has experienced mechanical failure and the site had gone off the air. Ion Television engineers have been able to get the station back to 50% power and have obtained recycled replacement parts for the obsolete tube from a decommissioned transmitter at another location and is looking at several replacement options that will allow the station to operate at 100% from the site.

Expired, Expiring, Canceled and Dismissed

  • The FCC has dismissed a minor modification request filed by KJPO-LP 49 Parker (Hispanic Christian Community Network Inc.). The station no longer claims to broadcast in analog, no longer claims to broadcast from Parker, and can no longer broadcast on channel 49. The application has been superseded by more recent requests.

NextGen TV

  • KVCW 33.x (29) Las Vegas NV (KUPN Licensee LLC) has converted to NextGen (ATSC 3.0) operation. In addition to airing its own signal, it serves as host for the following stations:
    • KSNV 3.x Las Vegas NV (KUPN Licensee LLC)
    • KLAS-TV 8.x Las Vegas NV (Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.)
    • KTNV-TV 13.x Las Vegas NV (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)

Notices

  • KTTU 18.x (19) Tucson (KTTU-TV Inc.) has notified the FCC that it has been forced to reduce its power to 1 kW due to a malfunctioning IOT. There is no timetable for restoration of the full power signal.

Channel Lineups

Phoenix Metro Area

  • KTVK 3.x (24) (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation)
    • 3.1 Independent
    • 3.2 Comet
    • 3.3 Circle TV
    • 3.4 This TV
    • 3.5 Weather Now
  • KPHO 5.x (17) (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation)
    • 5.1 CBS
    • 5.2 Cozi TV
    • 5.3 DABL
  • KAZT-CD 7.x (36) (KAZT LLC)
    • 7.1 Independent
    • 7.2 MeTV
    • 7.3 HSN
    • 7.4 Charge!
  • KAET 8.x (Arizona Board of Regents for ASU)
    • 8.1 PBS
    • 8.2 Eight Live
    • 8.3 World
    • 8.4 PBS Kids
    • 8.5 PBS Classical //KBAQ-FM
  • KSAZ-TV 10.x (NW Communications of Phoenix LLC)
    • 10.1 Fox
    • 10.3 Heroes & Icons
    • 10.4 Light TV
  • KPNX 12.x Mesa (Multimedia Holdings Corporation)
    • 12.1 NBC
    • 12.2 Weather Plus
    • 12.3 Justice Channel
    • 12.4 Quest
    • 35.3 Get TV
  • KNXV-TV 15.x (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)
    • 15.1 ABC
    • 15.2 Antenna TV
    • 15.3 Laff
    • 15.4 Court TV
    • 35.4 Court TV Mystery
  • KGRF-LD 19.x Gila River Indian Community (Gila River Telecommunications LLC)
    • 19.1 FNX
  • KPAZ-TV 21.x (20) (Trinity Broadcasting of Arizona Inc.)
    • 21.1 TBN
    • 21.2 Hillsong Channel
    • 21.3 Smile
    • 21.4 Enlace
    • 21.5 Positiv TV
  • K18JL-D 22.x (HC2 LPTV Holdings Inc.)
    • 22.1 Good News TV
    • 22.2 Good News TV Latino
    • 22.3 SBN
    • 22.4 Color bars
    • 22.5 Blank
    • 22.6 Color bars
    • 22.7 Revenue Frontier
  • KTVP-LD 23.x (HC2 LPTV Holdings Inc.)
    • 23.1 OnTV4U
    • 23.2 Infomercials
    • 23.3 Classic TV
  • KGRQ-LD 29.x (21) Gila River Indian Community (Gila River Telecommunications LLC)
    • 29.1 FNX
  • KTVW-DT 33.x (KTVW License Partnership GP)
    • 33.1 Univision
    • 33.2 Unimas
    • 33.3 Grit
    • 33.4 Bounce
    • 35.1 Unimas
  • KFPH-CD 35.x (Unimas Partnership of Phoenix) ATSC 3.0
    • 3.1 Independent
    • 5.1 CBS
    • 33.1 Univision
    • 35.1 Unimas
  • K14RK-D 38.x (Spanish Independent Broadcast Network LLC)
    • 38.1 RitmoVision
    • 38.2 Blank
    • 38.3 Alpha Musica de Fe
    • 38.4 ShopHQ
    • 38.5 Infomercials
    • 38.6 Retro TV
    • 38.7 Rev'n
  • KTAZ 39.x (29) (NBC Telemundo License LLC)
    • 39.1 Telemundo
    • 39.2 TeleXitos
    • 39.3 Cozi TV
    • 39.4 Lx
  • KEJR-LD 40.x (32) (HC2 Station Group Inc.)
    • 40.1 Azteca America
  • KPDF-CD 41.x (22) (HC2 Station Group Inc.)
    • 41.1 Canal de la Fe
    • 41.2 Mision TV
    • 41.3 ESNE
    • 41.4 QVC
    • 41.5 OnTV4U
    • 41.6 Infomercials/Classic TV
  • KVPA-LD 42.x (34) (KRCA License LLC)
    • 42.1 Estrella TV
    • 42.4 ShopLC
  • KPHE-LD 44.x (16) (Lotus TV oF Phoenix LLC)
    • 44.1 LATV
    • 44.2 Telemax
    • 44.3 NewsNet
    • 44.4 JTV
    • 44.5 ONTV4U
    • 44.6 ONTV4U
  • KUTP 45.x (26) (Fox Television Stations LLC)
    • 10.2 Fox
    • 45.1 My Network TV
    • 45.2 Movies!
    • 45.3 Buzzr
    • 45.4 Decades
    • 45.5 Start TV
  • KFPB-LD 50.x (25) (Globe LPTV LLC)
    • 50.1 Nuestra Vision
    • 50.2 Infomercials
    • 50.3 This TV
    • 50.4 SBN
    • 50.5 Blank screen
    • 50.6 Stadium
    • 50.7 TBD
    • 50.8 Blue screen
  • KPPX-TV 51.x (31) Tolleson (Ion Media Phoenix License LP)
    • 51.1 Ion
    • 51.2 qubo
    • 51.3 Ion Plus
    • 51.4 Shop TV
    • 51.5 QVC
  • KASW 61.x (27) (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)
    • 61.1 CW
    • 61.2 HSN
    • 61.3 Grit
    • 61.4 Court TV Mystery

Comments

1. On Tuesday, June 9 2020, 10:09 by RDvegas

RE: KHDF 19.3 Las Vegas. I do not see the changes as you report to KHDF 19.3. It remains BeInSports. Your note about KHDF 19.4 is correct.

2. On Tuesday, June 9 2020, 10:36 by dhett

I must have misread, because I can't find it either. I stand corrected.

3. On Wednesday, June 10 2020, 00:26 by dhett

The license for K25PA-D was granted.

4. On Wednesday, June 10 2020, 02:24 by dhett

KASW 61.x (27) is running a crawl notifying viewers to rescan June 29. The station be moving its programming to other channels so that it can transition to NextGen TV.

5. On Sunday, June 14 2020, 16:35 by Armando Enriquez

Two days to Salt Lake City, Utah.

6. On Monday, June 15 2020, 12:13 by Armando Enriquez

1 day to Salt Lake City, Utah (ATSC 3.0 permanent station).

7. On Tuesday, June 16 2020, 12:09 by Armando Enriquez

Today is Salt Lake City, Utah (KJZZ-TV – ATSC 3.0 permanent station).

8. On Wednesday, June 17 2020, 00:06 by Armando Enriquez

Today is the ATSC 3.0 stations are Salt Lake City, Utah and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

9. On Wednesday, June 17 2020, 13:45 by Armando Enriquez

Yesterday afternoon, WPNT is now an ATSC 3.0 permanent station.

10. On Wednesday, June 17 2020, 23:20 by Armando Enriquez

Hey, everyone. Next, KASW-TV on ATSC.

11. On Saturday, June 20 2020, 22:38 by RDvegas

The Circle is now airing on KVCW 33.2 Las Vegas in place of MyLVTV. I didn't expect Sinclair to grab this diginet as Meredith seemed to be the likely candidate. Not sure yet where MyLVTV has repositioned to.

12. On Saturday, June 20 2020, 23:07 by RDvegas

Let me backtrack. The Circle that aired on KVCW 33.2 was only The Grand Ol' Opry. Such as a syndicated program. MyLVTV is still holding their place on 33.2 in Vegas. The network logo for the Circle made me jump to conclusions.

13. On Monday, June 22 2020, 12:19 by Armando Enriquez

KASW Phoenix, Arizona on Monday, June 29.

14. On Monday, June 22 2020, 17:50 by RDvegas

In Vegas, KGNG 26.7 dropped their carriage of QVC2 and replace that with Mi Tele (Me Tele), a Hispanic diginet. Looks promising. A couple of AZ homes should be able to snatch that sub-channel from the airwaves above them.

15. On Wednesday, June 24 2020, 23:52 by Armando Enriquez

Six days to Salt Lake City, Utah on NextGen TV or ATSC 3.0!

16. On Saturday, July 4 2020, 14:42 by Armando Enriquez

Happy fourth of july.

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