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Arizona TV Station Update - April 2022

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

New Licenses

  • KBFY-LD 41.x (2) Fortuna (KBFY LLC) requested a license to cover its displacement from its analog channel and conversion to digital, using its temporary antenna due to delays in delivery of its permanent antenna, but withdrew the application two days later. Technical specifications: Ch 2; TL 33° 3' 2" N, 114° 49' 41" W (Black Mtns.); ERP 3 kW DA HP; HAAT 380 m (1246 ft).
  • KBFY-LD 41.x (2) Fortuna (KBFY LLC) has requested a license to cover its displacement from its analog channel and conversion to digital, using its permanent antenna. Technical specifications: Ch 2; TL 33° 3' 2" N, 114° 49' 41" W (Black Mtns.); ERP 3 kW DA HP; HAAT 380 m (1246 ft).
  • KMSQ-LD 15.x Mesquite NV (Tiny Tortoise Investments LLC) requested and has been granted a license to cover its original construction permit, as amended. Technical specifications: Ch 15; TL 36° 49' 55" N, 114° 3' 34" W (Mesquite Municipal Airport); ERP 0.5 kW DA HP; HAAT -53 m (-174 ft) (17 m [56 ft] AGL).

Programming Changes

  • KTAZ 39.x Phoenix (NBC Telemundo) has added channel 39.5, airing Oxygen, a network formerly exclusive to cable television.
  • KGRX-LD 19.x Gila River Indian Community (Gila River Telecommunications Inc.) has resumed ATSC 1.0 broadcasting. The station airs three subchannels: channel 19.2 is Real America's Voice, channel 19.3 is Newsmax2 and channel 19.5 is The Country Network.

Transactions

  • KYMA-DT 13.x Yuma (Blackhawk Broadcasting LLC) has been proposed to be sold from CMG Media Corporation to Imagicomm Communications LLC, a subsidiary of INSP LLC. The sale is pending FCC approval. If approved, KYMA would be licensed under Imagicomm Yuma LLC.
  • KPHE-LD 44.x (16) Phoenix (Lotus TV of Phoenix LLC) has been approved by the FCC to assign its license to Gray Television. Purchase price is $1.75 million. The sale is pending consummation.
  • K18DD-D Camp Verde (George V. Young) has been granted an involuntary assignment to Estate of George V. Young, Decedant's Estate. George Young's widow, Sherry L. Young, is executrix of the estate. The transaction has been consummated.
  • K18DD-D Camp Verde (Estate of George V. Young, Decedant's Estate) has been proposed to be donated to Good News Broadcasting Network Inc. The transaction is pending approval from the FCC.
  • KDNU-LD 7.x (30) Las Vegas NV (Craig A. Ruark) has been granted its proposed assignment to LVNV Broadcasting Company LLC. The transaction has been consummated.
  • KMSQ-LD 15.x Mesquite NV (Tiny Tortoise Investments LLC) has been proposed to be sold to Center Point Broadcasting Company LLC for $25,000. The transaction is pending approval from the FCC. Of interest: Center Point Broadcasting's sole principal is Scott Centers, who is also sole principal of LVNV Broadcasting Company, who just purchased KDNU-LD Las Vegas NV. The media broker in the sale of KMSQ is Craig Ruark, the seller of KDNU. By this proposed sale, it can be safely assumed that the sale of KMSQ's construction permit, approved by the FCC in January 2021 to First Kings Broadcasting Inc., did not consummate. The president of First Kings Broadcasting is Mark Nolte, who is also president of Mountain Ridge Holdings Inc., licensee of KVTE-LD Las Vegas NV.

Construction Permits, Special Temporary Authorizations (STAs) and Tolling Requests Granted

  • KBFY-LD 41.x (2) Yuma (KBFY LLC) requested and was granted a modification to its displacement construction permit to specify its permanent antenna. The station had been requested to license the temporary antenna but has withdrawn that request in favor of licensing the permanent antenna. Technical specifications: Ch 2; TL 33° 3' 2" N, 114° 49' 41" W (Black Mtns.); ERP 3 kW DA HP; HAAT 380 m (1246 ft).
  • KJPO-LD 49.x (25) Tonopah (Iglesia Manmin Toda la Creacion USA Inc.) has been granted a Silence STA until July 7.
  • KVGA-LD 12.x Las Vegas (Digital Networks-Southwest LLC) has been gratned a Silence STA until July 23.

Construction Permits, Special Temporary Authorizations (STAs) and Tolling Requested

  • K42IQ-D Flagstaff (Edge Spectrum Inc.) has requested a further waiver of the FCC's tolling rules to allow its displacement construction permit to be tolled to July 9. Edge Spectrum cites delays in equipment delivery, technical problems with the equipment that has been delivered and having to relocate many of its stations due to expiration of tower lease contracts for the delay.
  • KMSQ-LD 15.x Mesquite (Tiny Tortoise Investments LLC) has withdrawn its request for tolling of its original construction permit due to putting the station on the air.

Canceled, Dismissed, Expired, Expiring

  • The FCC has canceled the license of KWKM-LP 10 Show Low (KM Communications Inc.) for failure to convert to digital operations. In addition, its construction permit to convert to digital on channel 13 has been dismissed and its tolling request denied, due to failure to provide specific justification to toll the construction permit.
  • The FCC has canceled the license of KWSJ-LP 12 Snowflake (KM Communications Inc.) for failure to convert to digital operations. In addition, its construction permit to convert to digital on channel 9 has been dismissed and its tolling request denied, due to failure to provide specific justification to toll the construction permit.

NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0)

  • KTVW-DT 33.x Phoenix (KTVW License Partnership GP) has been granted a modification to its license to allow it to broadcast in NextGen format. KFPH-CD RF channel 35 is the host station.

Television Lineups

It has been a long time since TV lineups were last published, so here are lineups for Phoenix and Tucson.

Phoenix

KTVK 3.x (24) Phoenix

  • 3.1 Independent
  • 3.2 Comet TV
  • 3.3 Circle TV
  • 3.4 This TV
  • 3.5 Weather Now
  • 61.3 Ion Mystery (KASW)

KPHO 5.x (17) Phoenix

  • 5.1 CBS
  • 5.2 Cozi
  • 5.3 DABL
  • 5.4 Shop LC
  • 35.4 Ion Mystery (KFPH)

KAZT-CD 7.x (36) Phoenix

  • 7.1 Independent
  • 7.2 MeTV
  • 7.3 HSN
  • 7.4 Charge!
  • 7.5 AZTV Local Plus

KAET 8.x Phoenix

  • 8.1 PBS
  • 8.2 Eight Life
  • 8.3 World
  • 8.4 PBS Kids
  • 8.5 KBAQ-FM (Audio)

KSAZ-TV 10.x Phoenix

  • 10.1 Fox
  • 10.3 Heroes & Icons
  • 10.4 The Grio
  • 10.5 Fox Weather
  • 61.4 HSN (KASW)

KPNX 12.x (18) Mesa

  • 12.1 NBC
  • 12.2 Shop LC
  • 12.3 True Crime
  • 12.4 Quest
  • 12.5 Twist
  • 61.2 Grit (KASW)

KNXV-TV 15.x Phoenix

  • 15.1 ABC
  • 15.2 Antenna TV
  • 15.3 Laff
  • 15.4 QVC
  • 61.1 CW (KASW)

KGRX-LD 19.x Gila River Indian Community

  • 19.2 Real America's Voice
  • 19.3 NewsMax2
  • 19.5 The Country Network

KPAZ-TV 21.x (20) Phoenix

  • 21.1 TBN
  • 21.2 Inspire
  • 21.3 Smile of a Child
  • 21.4 Enlace
  • 21.5 Positiv

KTVD-LD 23.x Phoenix

  • 23.1 BeIN Sports Xtra ñ
  • 23.2 SBN
  • 23.3 Shop LC
  • 23.4 Novelisima
  • 23.5 BeIN Sports Xtra
  • 23.6 CRTV

KGRY-LD 28.x Gila River Indian Community (NextGen)

  • 28.1 BYU TV
  • 28.2 Insight (Subscription)
  • 28.4 Curiosity (Subscription)
  • 28.5 MAVTV Motorsports Network (Subscription)
  • 28.10 NFL Network (Subscription)

KGRF-LD 29.x (21) Gila River Indian Community

  • 29.1 FNX

KGRQ-LD 29.x (21) Gila River Indian Community

  • 29.1 FNX

K30MM-D 31.x Gila River Indian Community

  • 31.1 Infomercials

KTVW-DT 33.x Phoenix

  • 33.1 Univision
  • 33.2 Unimas
  • 33.3 Grit
  • 33.4 Bounce
  • 33.5 digi.TV
  • 35.1 Unimas (KFPH)

KFPH-CD 35.x Phoenix (NextGen)

  • 3.1 Independent
  • 8.1 PBS
  • 33.1 Univision
  • 35.1 Unimas

K14RK-D 38.x Phoenix

  • 38.1 RitmoVision
  • 38.2 ACE
  • 38.3 EEE
  • 38.4 Store TV
  • 38.5 Store TV
  • 38.6 RTV
  • 38.7 Rev'n

KTAZ 39.x (29) Phoenix

  • 35.3 get TV (KFPH)
  • 39.1 Telemundo
  • 39.2 TeleXitos
  • 39.3 Cozi
  • 39.4 NBC Lx
  • 39.5 Oxygen True Crime

KEJR-LD 40.x (32) Phoenix

  • 40.1 Azteca America
  • 40.2 MeTV+
  • 40.3 Story TV

KPDF-CD 41.x (22) Phoenix

  • 41.1 Universal Church
  • 41.2 Mision TV
  • 41.3 ESNE
  • 41.4 QVC
  • 41.5 GNTV
  • 41.6 GNTV Latino

KVPA-LD 42.x (34) Phoenix

  • 42.1 Estrella TV
  • 42.2 Estrella News
  • 42.4 Shop LC

KPHE-LD 44.x (16) Phoenix

  • 44.1 LATV
  • 44.2 Telemax
  • 44.3 NewsNet
  • 44.4 JTV
  • 44.5 DRTV-2
  • 44.6 DRTV-1

KUTP 45.x (26) Phoenix

  • 10.2 Fox
  • 45.1 Fox 10 Extra
  • 45.2 Movies!
  • 45.3 Buzzr
  • 45.4 Decades
  • 45.5 Start TV

KDPH-LD 48.x (13) Phoenix

  • 48.1 Daystar
  • 48.2 Daystar ES
  • 58.1 JTV

KDVD-LD 50.x (25) Globe

  • 50.1 Nuestra Vision
  • 50.2 Infomercials
  • 50.4 SBN
  • 50.5 GEB TV
  • 50.6 Stadium
  • 50.7 TBD
  • 50.8 Biz TV

KPPX-TV 51.x (31) Tolleson

  • 51.1 Ion
  • 51.2 Bounce
  • 51.3 Court TV
  • 51.4 Newsy
  • 51.5 Defy TV
  • 51.6 TruReal
  • 51.7 Grit

KASW 61.x (27) Phoenix (NextGen)

  • 5.1 CBS
  • 10.1 Fox
  • 12.1 NBC
  • 15.1 ABC
  • 45.1 Fox 10 Xtra
  • 61.1 CW

Tucson

KVOA 4.x (23) Tucson / K04QP-D Casas Adobes

  • 4.1 NBC
  • 4.2 Cozi
  • 4.3 Ion Mystery
  • 4.4 DABL
  • 4.5 Grit

KUAT 6.x (30) Tucson

  • 6.1 PBS
  • 6.2 PBS Kids
  • 6.3 PBS 6+

KGUN 9.x Tucson / K27OP-D 9.x Oro Valley

  • 9.1 ABC
  • 9.2 Laff
  • 9.3 Antenna
  • 9.4 Bounce
  • 9.5 ION
  • 9.6 Newsy

KMSB 11.x (25) Tucson

  • 11.1 Fox
  • 11.2 Movies!
  • 11.3 TrueCrime
  • 11.4 Quest
  • 11.5 Shop LC

KOLD 13.x (32) Tucson / KOLD 13.x Tucson

  • 13.1 CBS
  • 13.2 MeTV
  • 13.3 Circle
  • 13.4 CBS (SD)

KUDF-LD 14.x Tucson

  • 14.1 Azteca America
  • 14.2 Estrella
  • 14.3 GNTV Latino
  • 14.4 GNTV
  • 14.5 Telemax

KTTU 18.x (19) Tucson

  • 18.1 My Network TV
  • 18.2 This TV
  • 18.3 Heroes & Icons
  • 18.4 Start TV
  • 18.5 The Grio

K35OU-D 21.x Tucson

  • 21.1 HSN
  • 21.2 QVC
  • 21.3 HSN2
  • 21.4 QVC2
  • 21.5 QVC3
  • 21.6 DABL

KUAS 27.x (28) Tucson

  • 27.1 PBS
  • 27.2 PBS Kids
  • 27.3 PBS 6+

KPCE-LD 29.x Tucson

  • 29.1 Daystar
  • 29.2 Daystar ES

KFTU-CD 34.x (18) Tucson

  • 34.1 Unimas
  • 34.2 Univision

KHRR 40.x (16) Tucson

  • 40.1 Telemundo
  • 40.2 TeleXitos
  • 40.3 Cozi
  • 40.4 Oxygen True Crime

KUVE-CD 42.x (36) Tucson

  • 42.1 Univision
  • 42.2 Unimas
  • 42.3 get TV
  • 42.4 Ion Mystery

KUVE-DT 46.x (34) Tucson

  • 46.1 Univision
  • 46.2 Unimas
  • 46.3 get TV
  • 46.4 Ion Mystery
  • 46.5 digi.TV

KWBA-TV 58.x (21) Sierra Vista

  • 9.1 ABC
  • 58.1 CW
  • 58.2 Court TV
  • 58.3 Grit
  • 58.4 Defy TV
  • 58.5 TruReal

Comments

1. On Wednesday, May 4 2022, 02:19 by dhett

The sale of K14RK-D from Spanish Independent Broadcast Network to Good News Broadcasting Network Inc. has been consummated.

The station now identifies to tuners as actual channel 14 instead of virtual channel 38 and previous programming has been replaced by Good News Broadcasting's own lineup:
- 14.1 GNTV (3ABN/Hope Channel mix)
- 14.2 GNTV Latino (3ABN Latino/Esperanza mix)
- 14.3 GNTV Kids
- 14.4 GN Music
- 38.7 Nightlight channel airing GN Music and a notice directing viewers to tune in to channel 14.

GNTV and GNTV Latino programming continue to air on KPDF-CD channels 41.5 and 41.6, respectively.

2. On Thursday, May 5 2022, 15:32 by dhett

Update: Lotus TV of Phoenix has consummated its sale of KPHE-LD 44.x to Gray. We will see if there is any change to programming.

3. On Friday, May 6 2022, 04:35 by dhett

As of end of day, May 5, KPHE-LD has dropped Telemax, JTV and both infomercial channels, leaving LATV on channel 44.1 and NewsNet on channel 44.2.

4. On Friday, May 6 2022, 05:14 by dhett

KPHE-LD still has six subchannels; the other four are black screen. I predict we're not done seeing changes yet.

5. On Saturday, May 7 2022, 22:58 by Lee Sully

Tucson also gets KFTU-DT (3.1) Don't know the actual RF channel.
Unimas on 3.1
Univision on 3.2

6. On Saturday, May 7 2022, 23:08 by Lee Sully

Other Tucson Corrections:

KFTU-CD 34.x (18) Tucson

34.1 Unimas
34.2 Univision
34.3 GetTV
34.4 Ion Mystery

KWBA-TV 58.x (21) Sierra Vista

9.1 ABC
58.1 CW
58.2 Grit
58.4 CourtTV
58.5 Defy TV
58.6 TruRea

7. On Sunday, May 8 2022, 04:31 by dhett

I stand corrected on KWBA - I didn't actually look at the subchannels on that one.

KFTU-CD had only 2 subchannels on 4/17, the last time I did a reading; it wouldn't surprise me if they added the other two.

KFTU-DT broadcasts on RF channel 36, which is the same RF channel that KUVE-CD uses. Douglas is in the Tucson market, but you're not going to pick up KFTU-DT in Tucson proper. If you are, I'd love to know which area of the city.

8. On Sunday, May 15 2022, 19:41 by Bleen Gloob

KOLD 13.4 in Tucson is now running a coming soon sign and is no longer showing KOLD 13.1 in SD.

9. On Thursday, May 19 2022, 03:35 by Mike in phoenix

Since you did the lineup for Phoenix & Tucson, can you also do one for Las Vegas & maybe Yuma / El Centro as well?

Also, I just found out a couple weeks ago about the upcoming encryption switch-on for ATSC-3. What are your opinions on it and can you point where it's being discussed here or elsewhere? As for me, I'm very unhappy at that (& all the other stuff screwing over the viewer to benefit the broadcaster) and am so glad I never bought an ATSC-3 box.

10. On Thursday, May 19 2022, 04:08 by Mike in phx

Forgot to mention, it's almost shocking that KBFY transitioned to low band (Ch2)! I'm guessing it's because they're on the border so there wasn't a choice as Mexico isn't about to re-pack for our sake, but still a big surprise to me, anyway.

As a ham (amateur) radio op, guess that also means 6m (old Ch1) won't be useful anymore down there although the strict filters required now may make that less of a problem.

11. On Friday, May 20 2022, 04:28 by dhett

Unfortunately, I haven't been to Vegas or Yuma in several months, so I have no current listings, and the ones I do have from my last visits are incomplete. This site does have Market Listings, although they are not always current for all markets. The next time I am in either city and get a chance to get readings of the local television lineups, I will publish them in this blog.

As for KBFY, they didn't have a lot of choice. Between Yuma-El Centro, Mexicali and San Luis Rio Colorado, the local TV spectrum is quite crowded. RF channel 2 was actually chosen several years and two owners ago. Under that owner - Powell Meredith Communications - KBFY had an extremely difficult time finding a home since being displaced from RF channel 41 by KYMA over 15 years ago. They even tried to relocate to Vegas and were initially granted a construction permit, but it was rescinded. The station has mainly been silent since being displaced.

I'm not well-versed in plans for ATSC 3.0 encryption, but I'm not convinced yet that there is malicious intent toward viewers, nor am I so naive to think there couldn't be. There is an ATSC 3.0 thread on AVS Forum and another on Radio Discussions where you can get more informed discussion than I could ever offer.

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