K14LM

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K14LM
(A Class A station)
San Antonio, Texas
Channels Analog: 14 (UHF)
Affiliations 3ABN
Owner Three Angels Broadcast Network Inc.
Founded July 19, 1994
Former callsigns K57GO
Transmitter power 53.1 kW
Height 124 m
Class Class A
Facility ID 24570

K14LM is a low-power Class A television station in San Antonio, Texas, broadcasting locally in analog on UHF channel 14 as an affiliate of 3ABN. Founded July 19, 1994, the station is owned by Three Angels Broadcast Network Inc. It is not yet available on Time Warner Cable.

History[edit]

On July 19, 1994, the FCC granted to Gonzalo A Santos a construction permit to build a low-power television station to serve the San Antonio, Texas area. The station was given the callsign K57GO, to operate on UHF channel 57. After two extensions of the construction permit, the latter resulting in the station's callsign being deleted, but later restored on approval, Santos sold the station to Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) in September 1996. Once the sale was approved by the FCC in April 1997, 3ABN immediately applied for a license for the station, which was granted June 20, 1997.

In April 1997, the FCC released its list of full-service digital television allotments, and K57GO found itself between allotments for KTBC in Austin on UHF channel 56 and WOAI-TV in San Antonio on UHF channel 58, which increased the potential for interference on channel 57. In addition, the FCC wanted to move stations out of the 700 MHz band, which included stations on UHF channel 52 and above. K57GO applied to move to UHF channel 14 and also to upgrade its license to Class A in June 1998 and a permit was granted in March 2000. The station was licensed as Class A K14LM channel 14 on April 25, 2001.

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